Welcome to The Paddle House
The Paddle House
Beachfront Dining & Creative Cuisine
Acting as the heart of the property, The Lodge at Jaguar Reef’s soaring lobby frames views of the Caribbean Sea and The Paddle House, our award-winning full-service restaurant. All glass-door walls open to imaginative cocktails, elegant Belizean breakfasts, comfort-laden lunches, and a du jour dinner menu that’s seasonal and singular. Woven wicker lanterns sway in the sea breeze while seafood takes center stage, promising a freshness from the ocean that beckons just feet away, for a view as sublime as the cuisine. On the menu, expect dualities like coconut husk-smoked pork belly and ground provisions that honor the Garifuna culture of Hopkins Village, and regional darlings like Yucatán-style pork Pibil and artisan hand-pressed corn tortillas, hot off the comal.
The Paddle House is directly influenced by the surrounding Garifuna community, an indigenous people whose staple meals rely on fish, plantain, and root vegetables. In Belize, homage is paid to culture through food. Freshly caught snapper is paired with creamy coconut rice as flavors of the south inspire soulful decadence. Even with the sea calling, you’ll find inland classics and northern flavors to complete the menu.