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Biras Creek Reopening?!?! #314506
02/29/2024 10:01 AM
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The VG rumor mill started spinning up yesterday!!

I heard rumors from multiple people that Biras plans to open their restaurant in April?

-They are allegedly throwing an opening party which a colleague of a friend has been invited too
-They have allegedly hired an Italian chef
-They reached out to the local dive shop for a quote to reinstall all their mooring balls
-The main dock (not the new one by where Fat Virgin used to be) has been renovated
-The plan is to have the restaurant in the previous main building location

Obviously, this is all a lot of hearsay through the coconut telegram! But fun and exciting nonetheless.

Anyone else heard anything?

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Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #314534
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Amazing views for dinner!

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #314541
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I'd love that. My first visit to VG was in 2006 and my friend and stayed at Biras. The bill for a week was $10K, which was a lot of money back then, but you know what? We left there thinking that we got great value all the way around, especially the food. Would be great to see the place reopen.

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #314651
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During one of our first bareboat trips in the 90's we went to dinner at Biras Creek. It was a fabulous evening of food and wine. I was introduced to port that night which was served with cheese after dinner. To return to Biras Creek for dinner would be a dream come true.
My husband dropped his credit card that night on the ferry back to Leverick Bay where we were on a ball. The ferry driver Bigshot returned it to us the next day.
I often wonder about him. He was such an upbeat great guy!

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #314654
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VGR - any more info on potential opening date? We are back again end of April and would love to check it out.

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #314666
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In one of the dinghy poker runs I won a gift certificate to Biras and my wife and I invited Nick and Monica to join us...what an amazing evening..even with the certificate it was not cheap but very memorable.I'm not sure how much dinner with Nick and Monzie may have influenced that!!!!

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #314967
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finally a website-
http://www.biras.com/

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: skipdastraw] #315002
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oooo wow!!!!

Thanks for sharing

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: skipdastraw] #315004
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I think that has been there for a while. There is nothing behind the first page except an email solicitaion

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #315007
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I signed up and sent an email to the contact us page.

Will report back here if I hear anything

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #315038
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I am all signed up as well. I was checking relatively frequently and this is the first time have seen even a landing page. So i am allowing myself to get a little excited.

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #315061
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Originally Posted by skipdastraw
finally a website-
http://www.biras.com/

There's more info at www.birascreekresort.com

Looks like the web site is still under construction. In a few places there's are paragraphs of Latin text, used I guess as a placeholder.

We always enjoyed going from BEYC to the Fat Virgin, either by dinghy, or walking the path along the water's edge and through the Biras property.

Dan cheers

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #315124
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"I just called the number on the web site and spoke to the owner Patrick Hauwer. He confirmed this is the plan. The restaurant should open in April and real estate will be launching 2025. "

Whoa.

Here is the link to the sushi restaurant - Ikigai.

https://www.birascreekresort.com/ikigai/


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Wow! We are down very end of April so will check it out (if indeed open!).

Just looked at the website - “elegant” dress code. Hmmm. I mean we dress nicely but what does this mean in BVI terms?

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Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: VirginGordaResident] #315128
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Confusingly they appear to be running two websites.
But can't wait to hear what April brings....

Re: Biras Creek Reopening?!?! [Re: MIDiver] #315131
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MDiver, when I stayed there (back in the Pleistocene era), it meant no shorts, t-shirts, flip flops (or bare feet) in the dining room.

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Thanks Fitz - we might just be able to pull off being compliant 😉

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On their website, under real estate, they advertise a hotel....."In the Heart of the South Pacific".


Hmmmm?


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A lot of the website is placeholder text at this time.

I took the initiative to call the number on the website last night, and actually made a dinner reservation for the sushi restaurant on April 21st at 8:00pm.

They said they plan to be open then, but did say the caveat that while they are shooting for this they will let us know if they are not able to be open in time

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Originally Posted by Manpot
In one of the dinghy poker runs I won a gift certificate to Biras and my wife and I invited Nick and Monica to join us...what an amazing evening..even with the certificate it was not cheap but very memorable.I'm not sure how much dinner with Nick and Monzie may have influenced that!!!!

How special that must have been . We did something similar with them at oil nut bay with Chuck and Lynn. Will treasure those memories forever. Live every day and spend it even if it seems like too much. Tomorrow isn’t a guarantee.


Kim

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So very true.."Aint no Brinks truck following a hearse!"

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MI, give me a shout and I can lend you a pair of long pants and a shirt with a collar - FREE OF CHARGE!


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