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ISLAND DINING

diningBUZZ SEAFOOD & GRILL
Rodney Bay  458-0450

BUZZ SEAFOOD & GRILL is a relatively new addition to Rodney Bay's restaurant strip and is already a firm favourite. Chef Marie and owner Pat Bowden have put together an eclectic menu with dishes tried and tested from their previous 5 ventures. The a la carte menu is modern and internationally inspired and has a dish to suit everyone's palate. House specialties include Spicy Lobster and Crab Cakes; Homemade Spinach Ravioli and to follow Moroccan Lamb Shanks; Roasted Pesto Chicken or for something more 'local' West Indian Pepperpot or Seafood Creole. There are succulent Char-grilled Steaks and BBQ Ribs for the meat lover and a great selection of pastas, salads and vegetarian dishes. Fresh fish is delivered daily for Seared Tuna; Potato Crusted Red Snapper or Grilled Mahi-Mahi as well as fresh Lobster in season.  The wine list is simple yet varied and the house wines excellent. Desserts are a must and all made on the premises - Frozen Coconut Mousse and Caribbean Crème Brulée.

Buzz truly has something to offer everyone. Diners may choose whether they wish to sit in the cozy and intimate gazebo or under the fairy lit marquee or even at the popular bar, which has traditional pub food such as shepherd's pie and fish and chips.

During the holiday season (Dec May) Buzz opens every Sunday at 11am for a great Sunday Brunch. Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Eggs with Lobster, Omelets and the infamous Buzzing English Breakfast are just a few things you can choose from.

With its spacious all weather marquee, Buzz is a great location for weddings and private parties.  

Buzz is open daily from 5pm. Closed Mondays. Sunday brunch in season from 11am onwards. Reservations are recommended. Telephone: 458 0450.  Major Credit Cards accepted.
 

BIG CHEF STEAKHOUSE: THE GREATEST STEAKHOUSE ON EARTH
Big Chef Steakhouse in Rodney Bay  450-0210

Visit well known TV chef "Big Chef" at his new Steak House in Rodney Bay by the first corner after the mall. The steakhouse features the biggest juiciest succulent tender USDA pure Angus Steaks plus a variety of pasta, seafood (the mussels are out of this world) and salad. There are strip loin and rib steaks cut at 14oz, 22oz, & 32oz plus the ladies favourite, 8oz tenderloin, which is used for fillet steak, pepper steak, surf & turf and jasmine royal, served with fresh seared fois gras.

If 32oz is not enough Big Chef will cut a bigger one, as big as you can handle. Order the steak challenge and if you consume a 32oz rib or strip steak in full, you will get a certificate and enter the rank of "Big Steak Master", plus get a free one pound rib or strip steak.

Big Chef has created outstanding sauces like Au Poivre with green pepper corns, bourgogne and cognac/foie gras.  All steaks are seasoned with Big Chef's unique secret spice, a flavour never matched. He is there every day except Sunday (closed) to make sure everything is well marinated, including the chef. Everything is very reasonably priced.

After the main course, Mrs. Chef will tempt you with the most heavenly home made cheesecakes.

A very small cozy place with lots of atmosphere and soothing dinner music, acclaimed by guests as best dinner value and quality in the world. Open from 6 pm except Sunday. Visa/Mastercard & American Express accepted. Reservations call 450-0210.


THE COAL POT
Vigie Marina  452-5566

The Coal Pot has been a fine dining experience for the last forty years. Michelle Elliot and her French husband, Xavier, own and manage the restaurant voted Restaurant of the Year in 1999. Michelle is the elegant hostess, Xavier is the chef sans pareil.

New World cuisine, the marriage of the freshest Caribbean ingredients with simple yet exquisite, French cooking methods is The Coal Pot's trademark. At lunch, a daily special is served alongside dishes like Greek and shrimp salads. Fresh, local fish prepared in a variety of excellent sauces is an ideal lunch choice. Dinner, with linen service, is a relaxed affair. Coquilles St. Jacques and smoked salmon add a continental flair to local delicacies, such as curried chicken served in a coconut shell. There is also a selection of fine wine.

The Coal Pot's ambiance is as special as the cuisine. The walls of the wood and stone open-air structure are decorated with colorful Caribbean art. These acrylic and water designs are Michelle's imaginative creations. Just a few feet away from the dining tables, the waters of the Vigie marina lap against the coral stone beach. On full moon nights, tables are set under the stars. The Coal Pot is not only a food lover's delight but an intimate place to lunch and dine.

An extension of The Coal Pot is the Café au Lait. Open for breakfast and all day for light meals, Café au Lait serves French pastries, ice creams and specialty coffees. Ferry service available from Pointe Seraphine.


FROGGIE JACK'S GOURMET RESTAURANT
Vigie Marina  458-1900

During the last 20 years, Jacky Rioux, the restaurant's owner and chef, has travelled all over the world. His voyages have given him a great appreciation for indigenous ingredients and he has developed his own style of fusion cuisine that combines fresh ingredients with French cooking methods.

Jacky Rioux specializes in fish and seafood (fishermen are always bringing him unusual delicacies) and he shops personally for fresh produce.

The result is meals cooked to perfection. Colourful appetizers and entrées have "Eat Me" written all over them. Chef Rioux mixes his own spices and seasonings and, like most French chefs, he is a talented sauce maker. He also smokes his own meats.

The restaurant's extensive wine list carries vintages from just about every wine-producing country in the world.  The cocktail list contains old favourites and some seductive new concoctions.

Cathy Rioux, the chef's wife, is the hostess at Froggie Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and the service is excellent. The restaurant is set in a tropical garden overlooking the Vigie Marina.  Every evening the water is lit up to enhance the dinnertime ambiance.

The lunch menu is a set selection written up on a blackboard.  Dinner is à la carte and each dish is prepared to order.  Popular selections include starters like octopus and conch in curried coconut sauce and main courses of boneless chicken breast stuffed with smoked salmon in a citrus butter sauce or oven baked kingfish with a white wine and sweet pepper sauce. Froggie Jack's Gourmet Restaurant is open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Reservations are advised. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted. 


DASHEENE
Ladera, Soufriere  459-7323

The cuisine at Dasheene has been created by world-renowned Caribbean chef Orlando Satchel, who makes Ladera his winter home (in his absence, St. Lucian chef Nigel Mitchell runs things in the kitchen). Menus change every six months but the golden rule for  Dasheene's cuisine is to combine St. Lucian ingredients with modern cooking styles.

The restaurant, overlooking the Pitons, has one of the best views in St. Lucia.

Lunch is an uncomplicated yet tasty menu with appetisers like Jazzy Ti-Zel (the manager's favourite) marinated chicken wings, a Cajun Caesar Salad and a selection of main courses.

The dinner menu is described as "St. Lucia's Peak Experience."  Appetisers start with lobster and seafood sausages and include the signature Dasheene Palm Tree salad.

The main course menu makes decisions difficult. Choose from Shrimps Dasheene, a gold-medal winning dish, to "What the Fishmen Catch Today," all served with fresh vegetables.  The desserts are positively delightful: Ladera Coco, a chocolate rum mousse served with coconut waffle, and Paw-paw Créme Brulée are just a couple of suggestions.

 There is also a menu du jour.  Every Sunday, Dasheene throws a Sunday lunch party with a barbecue buffet and live music.  Dinner reservations are requested. American Express accepted.


THE GREEN PARROT RESTAURANT
Mourne Fortune  452-3399

The Green Parrot Hotel is a prestigious resort with an excellent restaurant. The property is tucked away on the hillside of the famous and historic Morne Fortune, commanding a superb panoramic view of the capital city of Castries, the Vigie coastline and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The internationally acclaimed Green Parrot offers an excellent St. Lucian Caribbean and European cuisine. An impeccable service awaits guests and visitors alike, in an equally delightful and pleasant atmosphere, so much so in fact, that many have had the benefit of Chef Harry's glorious food. His Green Parrot Hotel has been home to Royalty and world famous people, from The Pope's entourage (1980's) to Princess Marguerite, to Alexander Haag and Pierre Trudeau. If you have not had the privilege of visiting the Green Parrot and St. Lucia's Chef Harry, then your taste buds have not yet been excited or tantalized by his heavenly delights.

Chef Harry is world-renowned for his culinary expertise, backed by his 10 year cooking experience and professional training at the most exquisite and renowned Claridges Hotel in London. To experience the Chef's wonderful cooking creations, for lunch or dinner, call 452 3399 to make reservations. Parking is available.


THE LIME RESTAURANT
Rodney Bay  452-0761

This excellent restaurant, owned and managed by an exquisite lady named "T," has, for years, been offering consistently good, reasonably priced food. Lunch and dinner include fresh seafood, steaks, pork, chicken and barbecue ribs served with typical St. Lucian sauces and accompaniments. Jamaican-style pork, chicken and fish are other house specialties. The Lime's fast-food kitchen is a quick way to enjoy fresh St. Lucian cuisine at an unbeatable price. Dine al fresco or in the covered dining room. Ask about daily specials. The Lime is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Live music every week, with Karaoke night on Sunday. Visa and MasterCard accepted.


OCEANA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
La Toc Road  456-0300

Capture the taste of the Ocean and tantalize your taste buds with the fresh harvest of our local fishermen. Oceana Seafood Restaurant offers the best quality dining experience in a friendly down home atmosphere with a breath-taking view of Castries and the Caribbean Sea. We offer the finest quality Seafood, Poultry Steaks, Pork and 'Vegan' Culinary delights done in a trendy Carib-American style cuisine capturing all the flavours of the Islands, simmered with quality service.

Located in the historical Ridgeway House (160 acres) on La Toc Road, Oceana Restaurant captures the rich history of the British and French colonial era. Dive into our Ocean of culinary excellence and savour the joys of fine top quality dining at very affordable prices. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Monday to Thursday, 11:30am to 10:00pm.
Friday and Saturday, 11:30am to 12:00 midnight.
Sundays, 11:30am to 8:00pm.
Fax: (758) 456 0600  E-mail: bayridge@candw.lc


SANDALS ST LUCIA GOLF RESORT &  SPA
La Toc   452-3081

The Pitons.  Specialising in Caribbean cuisine, The Pitons is open for West Indian dinner every night of the week. The restaurant also opens for breakfast and lunch everyday except Mondays.

The dress code is casually elegant.

La Toc. This is Sandals' authentic French restaurant featuring fine European dining with white-glove service. La Toc is open for dinner every night. The dress code is formal.

Kimono's. This restaurant serves exotic oriental cuisine. The setting is theatrical Teppanyaki style and due to Kimono's popularity, reservations are required. There is a no-smoking rule at Kimono and the dress code is casually elegant. Reservations are required.

Arizona. This outdoor restaurant at Sandals St. Lucia specialises in every type of grilled meat and fish. A magnificent salad bar awaits diners and the Sandals' staff are appropriately dressed in ten gallon hats and cowboy boots. The ambiance is casual.

Armando's. The newest speciality restaurant at Sandals St. Lucia. This restaurant will leave your palate begging for more Italian cuisine. Perched beautifully on the Sunset Bluff, the dining experience is perfected by the ambiance.  


SANDALS HALCYON ST. LUCIA
Choc Bay  453-0222

Mario's. This Italian restaurant offers a typically European setting. Excellent Italian specials are the order of the day and there is a good wine selection. Reservations are required and the dress code is formal.

The Pier Restaurant. As the name indicates, this restaurant is situated on a pier right over the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. The setting is quite unique. The cuisine at The Pier pays tribute to the best in West Indian cooking traditions. The dress code is elegantly casual.


WINDJAMMER LANDING VILLA BEACH RESORT & SPA
Labrelotte Bay  456-9000

Dining leaves guests spoilt for choice. From our poolside snack, lunchtime and dinner time menu; nouvelle Caribbean cuisine; breakfast, barbeques and Caribbean buffets; or Italian pasta and pizzas and Mediterranean cuisine at our mountainside "Papa Don's" Taverna. Enjoy the Ember's Beach Bar & Grill that serves burgers, sandwiches, bar snacks and cocktails.

Papa Don's, which offers Greek and Italian dishes, including famous baked pizzas. 

Jammer's Restaurant & Bar offers a day and night snack menu of fresh snacks, hamburgers, fruit plates, nachos and your fish dishes prepared in local sauces.

Dragonfly, newly opened, offers a fusion of Oriental and Caribbean flavours, served in a tranquil and colonial setting.


SANDALS GRANDE ST. LUCIAN SPA & BEACH RESORT
Pigeon Island Causeway  455-2000

Bayside. The International Bayside Restaurant, differentiated by an extensive menu, is open for buffet breakfast and lunch and A La Carte dinner.

Barefoot By The Sea Restaurant. This restaurant specializes in Latin Caribbean cuisine, offering a beach side grill atmosphere for lunch and dinner, in a casual well-designed setting.

Olde London Pub & Restaurant. The specialty is British cuisine. You can savour your choice of English cooking, enjoying steaks or chops, in a genuine old English setting, topped off with pool tables and darts.

Toscanini's. Culinary magic unfolds with signature white glove service in this elegant Northern Italian Restaurant.

Josephine's Creperie. For outstanding crepes, sweet and savoury, as well as your favourite coffee.
 


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