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You'll definitely want to try out some of St. Lucia's restaurants during your stay, but it may be hard to decide which ones to eat at. There's the Big Chef Steakhouse serving - you guessed it - steaks, Buzz Seafood and Grill offering international dishes, and the Coal Pot, a French restaurant that incorporates lots of Caribbean flavors. There are lots of other eateries on the island as well, from casual cafes to upscale dining establishments serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Close to the many villas on St. Lucia, these eateries are a treat in and of themselves. Browse the list below to get an idea of some of the restaurants on St. Lucia.
If you are near the Soufrière waterfront and hunger strikes, you are in luck! Anse Chastanet is located in the hotel of the same name and offers excellent West Indian cuisine. Try the Caribbean rotis, which are wraps filled with curried meat and vegetables, or the pork, beef or lamb pepperpot. In either case, go heavy on the savory mango chutney - it is homemade. The less adventurous of your party might prefer a sandwich, such as a tuna melt. The evening Creole barbeque buffet is not to be missed. Smart casual. Reservations accepted.
The Steakhouse features the biggest juiciest succulent tender USDA pure Angus steaks. Also try Big Chef's delicious seafood salad pasta. Located at Rodney Bay next to the mall.
With only five tables, there is unique personalized service. The food is consistently good with the menu changing monthly. All the soups and starters are freshly made. The house specialty is freshwater crayfish. Perched on top of the Morne, there are spectacular views of Castries and northern St. Lucia.
Pretty setting in a Creole style house with louvers on pegs, indoor and outdoor seating, with consistently good food and a decent wine list. A wide variety of dishes from around the world - steaks, rack of lamb, vegetarian and West Indian dishes, delicious lobster and crab cakes, homemade raviolis (spinach, lobster). One of the nicest restaurants on the island. Reservations required. Rodney Bay (opposite the Royal St. Lucian Hotel)
Try this St. Lucia favorite for traditional Caribbean and Creole fare. Lunch begins late – at 12:30 – but your patience will be rewarded! The soothing island atmosphere, and savory dishes cooked in local spices, will have you lingering over your lunch or dinner. Smart casual attire. Reservations required.
The Charthouse has been open for over 22 years, and is deemed a local favorite.
It overlooks the marina, situated by water's edge on beautiful Rodney Bay, and has an appealing open floor plan.
The specialties might include pumpkin soup, St. Lucian crab backs, baby back ribs, and fresh local lobster.
Reservations are required.
Located at the Royal St. Lucian Resort and Spa, Chic is a small restaurant with only 75 tables, and a small dining room reserved for private functions.
Guests are welcomed with a complimentary glass of Champagne. Appetizers include Cappuccino of Summer Artichokes wild mushrooms Mousseline or “Boudin Noir” caramelized ripe plantain apple and Calvados puree.
Choose from Smoked Garlic Rib of Lamb Stuffed Provençal vegetables jus niçoise or Roasted Medallion of Red Snapper filled with seared scallop, fennel, black cardamom puree, rosemary lemon butter and other items for dinner.
It is only open for dinner.
Air conditioned, comfortable, great service and great food.
Fine French cuisine in a lovely waterfront setting looking onto the limpid water of Castries harbor. Owner-run by Michelle and Xavier Ribot (the chef). Fresh Caribbean ingredients to create simple yet excellent French menu. Great ambiance, the open air structure with walls of wood and stone are decorated with Michelle’s colorful original Caribbean artwork. Well worth the visit.
The Cocoa Pod and Jardin Cacao Restaurants at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation offer up sumptuous Caribbean and international cuisine in beautiful tropical environs.
Set amid the tropical gardens of Fond Doux estate, these two restaurants enjoy tropical breezes and bright tropical light where diners can appreciate the truly magical ambience of the estate.
Lunch is usually a buffet featuring both local and international fare.
Ladera Resort's terrace restaurant has unbelievable close-up views of the Pitons and the sea between them.
Open for lunch and dinner, but a meal with a sunset view is highly recommended. Lunch fare includes salads and light sandwiches.
For dinner, choose from things like appetizers of pumpkin soup with ginger or island crab salad. Grilled barracuda or kingfish with jerk- or herb-flavored butter, shrimp Dasheene (panfried with local herbs), and seared duck breast with passion-fruit jus, are main dish options.
This is the only seafood restaurant located on the waterfront in Rodney Bay. It has indoor and outdoor seating which overlooks the sea. They specialize in exotic local seafood including whelks, conch, eels and lobster, when in season, caught fresh daily by local fisherman. The cuisine is an imaginative take on local Creole and the atmosphere is casual comfort.
Casual and family friendly "more than steak house restaurant" with seafood, meat and poultry all over fire! A relaxing lounge bar, pleasant atmosphere and good food to affordable prices. Located on the busy Reduit Beach Avenu.
Great ambience and food in a reconstructed version of the original Cap Estate plantation. Great place of a romantic evening. The waitstaff wear traditional St. Lucian costumes.
The menu changes nightly, and might include pumpkin-and-potato soup, local crab back with lime vinaigrette, and sautéed Antillean shrimp in a creole sauce.
Enjoy a sunset cocktail at the open-air bar.
About 2km east of the center of town, Green Parrot overlooks Castries Harbor and remains the local hot spot for visitors, expatriates, and locals. It takes about 12 minutes to walk here from downtown, but the effort is worth it. Chef Harry, who runs this elegant place, had many years of training in prestigious restaurants and hotels in London, including Claridge's. Guests take their time and make an evening of it, many enjoying a before-dinner drink in the Victorian-style salon.
An evening in the English-colonial dining room usually includes free entertainment on Wednesday and Saturday nights, which might be a limbo contest or a fire-eating show.
This stylish restaurant is located in the Soufrière region, adjacent to beautiful Hummingbird Beach. The French Creole fare is accented with local herbs and the fresh vegetables that accompany your meal were probably grown in the Hummingbird's garden. Try the fresh conch or lobster, with a bottle of wine from one of the Caribbean's finest cellars. The Hummingbird's signature dish is marinated Dorado stuffed with herbs and bread. A selection of sandwiches, burgers and salads assure that every palate is satisfied. During daytime hours be sure to visit the adjacent batik studio that features designs by the proprietress. Smart-casual attire. Reservations accepted.
Overlooking Vigie Cove in Castries. Jaques' use of fresh produce and local spices add a different flair to the French cuisine.
Look for breast of chicken stuffed with smoked salmon, cream tomato and pumpkin soup, or oven-baked kingfish with white wine and sweet pepper sauce.
Jacques also has an extensive wine list.
The restaurant is closed Sundays, and reservations are a must.
JJ's Paradise, Marigot Bay Rd, Marigot Bay. If you are in St. Lucia on a Wednesday night, you must eat at J.J.'s. "Seafood Night" is legendary among yachtsman and locals who flock here for fresh crab, lobster, shrimp, crayfish, local fish and octopus, all cooked in J.J.'s spicy secret sauce and served at a reasonable price. On the weekends come enjoy the barbeque buffet and the nightly specials. Pizza is also available, and there is an ice cream parlor on the premises. Casual attire. Reservations required on Wednesdays. No credit cards.
Located below the Red Snapper restaurant to the right of the building. It's a quite a comfortable change of scenery that is secure.
Behind the bar is the mastermind himself, Hamilton, one of the island's highly acclaimed and Shaker's International Certified Mixologists. He has been known to make the best rum sours using local rums, martinis and mojitos on the entire island and then some.
The lounge's rustic cabin setting with low sofas creates an intimate indoor atmosphere. On the exterior of the cabin's wall, below the branches of the massive 'Evergreen' is an outdoor deck built on stepping stones. Using modern deli type furniture there is patio style seating where on occasion, a small stage is erected to host the arts including poets, local musicians and the hottest in live bands.
Jungle's concept centers around the exotic and vast cocktail menu, the eclectic music that ranges from old school reggae and calypso to rock and the latest and house music to the warm ambience that begins with the greetings of the cocktail waitresses.
The Jungle Snack Menu features some of the wildest finger foods ever imagined like Jungle Signature wings that can be as mild or as hott as you like, local fish cakes and wild cheese fries. All these finger foods will ensure that you have the energy to keep up with the pace of the Jungle.
Every week at Jungle Cafe from Tuesday to Sunday there is something to ensure people have a great time. Thursday night is always live - so be sure to check it out!
Great family-friendly menu - gourmet pizzas baked in a wood-fire oven, several pasta dishes and calzones. Try the popular Pizza Key Largo -- topped with shrimp, artichokes, and lots of mozzarella.
This casual eatery is located near Rodney Bay's many hotels.
French Creole cuisine specializing in French West Indies delicacies.
At La Haut Plantation you have a choice of three balconies to sit on, and each boasts a beautiful view of the Pitons, Soufrière, and the Caribbean Sea. The plantation grows its own vegetables and herbs so your food is guaranteed fresh. Try the local spinach crêpes, or pasta. Seafood lovers will savor the fish cakes, calamari, and the fresh catch of the day that might be Kingfish, Dorado, or Snapper. The curried goat and jerk pork are other authentic choices. After your meal stroll the grounds and visit Sam and Charlie, two resident turtles that live in the plantation's pond. Smart-casual to business-dressy attire. Reservations suggested.
This open-air restaurant in the heart of Rodney Bay offers dishes that cover many regions of Chinese cuisine.
They have some great set meals for 2, 3 and 4 people all cooked to perfection.
Stuffed Duck in Crab Meat Sauce, Squid in Satay Sauce, King Prawns Kung-Po Style, Crispy Chicken in Lemon Sauce, and Beef Kung-Po Style are a few meals to choose from.
This restaurant offers a real St. Lucian home-made cuisine and mouth watering desserts. It also has a cozy and friendly atmosphere.
Wireless Internet is available. As you enjoy your vacation, you will still have the option of staying connected to the world.
Tel: (758) 450-9311
This Marigot Bay restaurant is definitely worth the 20-minute-or-so drive from Castries. A little ferry whisks you to the alfresco restaurant, perched on a dock, where you're greeted with complimentary champagne.
Entrées like balsamic-glazed roast quail, five-spice roast fillet of beef, or citrus-marinated wild salmon await you. An extensive wine list, and live jazz playing often are other perks to a dinner here.
Sunday brunch is a nice treat in this beautiful setting on the bay.
The Best kept secret in St. Lucia!!!! "We stumbled upon this little restaurant/bar when we were trying to find a place that could accommodate 8 people without reservations on Valentine's Day! The owner and remaining staff went WAY-OUT-OF-THE-WAY!!! to make room for all of us. We cannot comment on the day-to-day menu because the menu was a special Valentine's selection. It was a multi-course meal with a wonder variety of items for each course. My absolute favorite item was the pumpkin ravioli - but all the courses were absolutely scrumptious! We dined with our 2 "picky" teenagers and they were absolutely blown away by the food! The service was tops - (thanks to John and our Toronto server who's name I have forgotten). Kudos to the chef and owner. We will definitely be back next time we are in St Lucia."
Opposite Scotia Bank, Rodney Bay
A favorite of the yachting set, this pub-style restaurant is a hub of waterfront activity on Rodney Bay Marina waterfront.
Relax and watch the world sail by as you cool off with an ice-cold beer and take a dip in the private swimming pool. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Scuttlebutts crew will provide good service while you enjoy the friendly atmosphere and waterside ambiance. Gather your shipmates and enjoy dinner in the main restaurant, or on deck beneath the stars. Sample some excellent wines, specialty drinks and cocktails, including a wide choice of Caribbean rums. Scuttlebutt’s also provides Internet access, plus delivery service from the restaurant to your boat.
A casual restaurant with an extensive menu including snacks, fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes, there is something for everyone.
It is situated on Reduit beach with a view of Pigeon Island and Martinique, and provides customers with beach loungers and changing facilities.
Award-winning restaurant at the Le Sport Hotel, Cap Estate, offering Pacific Rim cuisine in a delightful upstairs dining room. Elegant presentation in a theme of black and white. Reserve a few days in advance.
The Edge Restaurant Bar and Sushi is located inside Harmony Suites Hotel, Rodney Bay at a stunning, torch lit waterfront setting. A dinner at The Edge will probably be the best meal you will have during your stay on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. Bobo Bergstrom was in fact Chef de cuisine at the Operakällaren restaurant in Stockholm Sweden where he also cooked for the Royal family.
The Edge also houses the islands first and only sushi bar. Open every day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
This casual, brightly adorned bistro specializes in local dishes. Choose from spicy jerk chicken or pork and breadfruit salad, fresh caught fish, and char-grilled steak.
Big portions and reasonable prices are a plus, making it a local favorite.
For after dinner drinks and socializing, head to the Late Lime, the club next door where the crowd gathers as night turns to morning.
This is a great place for lunch near the Diamond Waterfall.
The restaurant can accommodate up to 400 people.
Local cuisine using fruits and vegetables organically grown on the estate is the specialty here. Also, grilled fish, pork, beef and chicken dishes are available.
Located on Choc Beach. Offers light menu and fast foods at affordable prices.
Open daily from 10:00 am to 1:00 am. All major credit cards accepted.