BUZZ SEAFOOD & GRILL
Rodney Bay (opposite the Royal St. Lucian Hotel) • (758) 458-0450
After nearly ten years of operation, the Buzz is still buzzing!! Owner
Pat Bowden and Chef Marie have been successfully collaborating for more
than 30 years. They enjoy what they do and it shows. Menus offer a
tremendous a la carte selection and there is always a nightly special.
The food is beautifully presented on dishes of varying shapes, sizes
and colours. Starters include Lobster & Crab Cakes, Shrimp Tempura,
Homemade Raviolis (with Spinach or Lobster) or Thai Mussels. Although
Buzz is well known for Seafood you should return to have Moroccan
Spiced Lamb Shanks, Rack of Lamb, Chicken Wellington or something local
like West Indian Pepperpot and Seafood Creole. There are Char-grilled
Steaks and BBQ Baby Back Ribs for the meat lovers and a great selection
of pastas, salads and vegetarian dishes. Fresh Fish is delivered
daily: Seared Tuna, Potato Crusted Red Snapper, Baked Dorado filled
with Avocado, Jumbo Prawns and Cream Cheese are only a few examples.
Fresh Lobster is served during season from 1 Sept to 30 April. Buzz has
a good wine list. Desserts are a must and all are made on the premises.
How about Caribbean Crème Brûlée or Warm Apple Crepes and Ice-Cream?
The Dining Room is cool and inviting and the Bar intimate. Mervin the
bartender produces his outstanding cocktails and keeps clients amused.
Guests can also dine in the Garden under a fairy lit marquee.
Buzz is open from 5.30 p.m. seven days a week from Dec. 1 to March
31. Closed on Mondays from March 31 to Dec. 1.
Reservations are a must.
Credit Cards accepted.
Rodney Bay • (758) 452-8115
The Charthouse is one of the longest established restaurants on the
island. It has always maintained its reputation for excellent food,
combined with impeccable, friendly service with staff virtually
unchanged since its inception 22 years ago.
Situated on the waterside in Rodney Bay, The Charthouse is naturally air-conditioned by the trade winds blowing through the open-plan
building. The food is simple, honest-to-goodness cooking and everything
is prepared to order. Specialties are charcoal broiled US prime steaks,
fall-off-the-bone hickory smoked baby back spare ribs, roast prime rib
of beef and the freshest seafood on the island, including local lobster
(delivered daily by the fisherman who caught it). There is a large
selection of wines and a wide choice of Cuban cigars. All major credit
BIG CHEF STEAKHOUSE
Rodney Bay • (758) 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 reasonably priced.
After the main course, Mrs. Chef will tempt you with heavenly home
made cheesecakes. A small cosy place with lots of atmosphere and
soothing dinner music. Acclaimed by guests for best dinner value and
quality in the world. Open from 6 pm except Sunday. Visa/Master- Card &
American Express accepted. Reservations call (758)450-0210. Air conditioned.
THE COAL POT
Vigie Marina • (758)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
The Coal Pot’s ambiance is as special as the cuisine. The walls of the
wood and stone open-air structure are decorated with colourful
Caribbean art. Just a few feet away from the dining tables, the waters
of the Vigie marina lap against the coral stone beach. The Coal Pot is
not only a food lover’s delight but an intimate place to lunch and dine.
THE GREEN PARROT RESTAURANT
Morne Fortune • (758)452-3399
The Green Parrot Hotel is a prestigious resort with an excellent
restaurant. The property is tucked away on the hillside of the historic
Morne Fortune, commanding a 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 St. Lucian,
Caribbean and European cuisine. Impeccable service awaits guests. Chef
Harry is renowned for his culinary expertise, backed by his 10 year
cooking experience and professional training at Claridges Hotel in
London. Many have enjoyed Chef Harry’s glorious food. His Green Parrot
Hotel has been home to the Pope’s entourage in the 1980’s, to the late
Princess Margaret, Alexander Haig and Pierre Trudeau.
To experience Chef’s cooking creations, for lunch or dinner, call 452-3399 to make reservations. Parking is available.
JACQUES WATERFRONT DINING
Vigie Marina • (758)458-1900
Before settling in St. Lucia, Jacky Rioux, the restaurant’s owner and
chef, travelled all over the world. His voyages gave him an
appreciation for indigenous ingredients and he has developed his own
style of fusion cuisine that combines fresh ingredients with French
Jacky Rioux specializes in fish and seafood (fishermen are always
bringing him unusual delicacies) and he shops personally for fresh
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 Jacques Waterfront
Dining. The restaurant is set in a tropical garden overlooking the
Vigie Marina. Every evening the water is lit up to enhance the
Jacques 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. Jacques Waterfront Dining is open Monday
to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Reservations are advised. Visa,
MasterCard and American Express accepted.
THE GREAT HOUSE RESTAURANT
Cap Estate • (758)450-0450
The Great House Restaurant combines the eloquent air of the plantation
days with International and Caribbean Cuisine, spiced with a dash of
Creole flair to bring you an exquisite dining experience. This award
winning restaurant caters for groups, special occasions, private
parties or your special catering needs. A memorable, fine dining
experience awaits in a glorious colonial setting with a magnificent
view and romantic ambience. Join Chef Mouyon and his friendly staff for
afternoon tea from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Happy Hour from 5:30 pm to 6:30
pm then stay for dinner from 6:30 pm to 9:45 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Rodney Bay • (758)452-9999
Located at the Royal by rex resorts, Chic is an intimate AAA Four
Diamond rated restaurant, with an air conditioned main dining room and
a private dining room reserved for special functions. Open for dinner
only, guests are welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne.
Starters include Cappuccino of Summer Artichokes, Wild Mushrooms
Mousseline or “Boudin Noir” with caramelized ripe plantain, apple and
For main course dishes, the chef’s selection includes Smoked Garlic
Rib of Lamb with Stuffed Provencal vegetables or Roasted Medallion of
Red Snapper filled with seared scallop, fennel, black cardamom puree
and rosemary lemon butter. For reservations call (758)452-9999.
SANDALS REGENCY St. Lucia GOLF RESORT & SPA
La Toc • (758) 452-3081
The Pitons. Specializing 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
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. Reservations required.
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’s and
the dress code is casually elegant. Reservations are required.
Arizona. This outdoor restaurant at Sandals St. Lucia
specializes 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 specialty restaurant at Sandals Regency St.
Lucia. This restaurant will leave your palate begging for more Italian
cuisine. Perched on the Sunset Bluff, the dining experience is
perfected by the ambiance.
TAO Body Holiday at Le Sport
When a Caribbean restaurant is named by Conde Nast Traveller as one of
the 60 “Hot Tables” in the world, you know you’re on to something
special. That something is TAO, the jewel in the crown of the
BodyHoliday’s gastronomy. The magazine calls TAO one of “The world’s
most exciting new restaurants” and what prompts this accolade is the
fusion of east and west cuisines prepared for results that are nothing
short of stunning!
TAO takes its name from an ancient Chinese philosophy in which seeming
opposites balance each other and reveal the truth. Applying this to
food, TAO engages your senses with the balance of an unexpected
combination of flavours. This is food as art in both the taste
sensations and presentation. It is also nutritionally excellent.
TAO is the place where you might want to dress in your holiday finest
to be in keeping with the elegance of its intimate Oriental ambiance
and the grace of its first-class service. You feel special in this
special place where you look out onto the moonlit sea while bamboo
ceiling fans and Mother Nature circulate the refreshing breeze to keep
A popular local magazine says that “To miss dessert at TAO would be a
travesty,” so go on and indulge. And after dinner choose from an
exceptional array of fine rums, eau de vie and liqueurs with coffee on
the outdoor terrace under the stars before you wander over to the show
in the Clubhouse or a late night date with friends at the Piano Bar.
You can talk about the food.
THE MANDOLIN RESTAURANT
Cara Suites, La Pansee • (758)452-4767
The Mandolin is an elegant open-air restaurant and bar on the front
veranda of Cara Suites, five minutes from Castries, the airport, and 15
minutes from Rodney Bay. With refreshing views of the surrounding
hillsides, tropical flowers in the hotel garden, the city of Castries
below and the Caribbean Sea beyond, the restaurant offers the perfect
escape from the hustle of the city at lunchtime. It is the perfect
venue for a business dinner, a family celebration or a romantic tryst in the evening. The Mandolin buffet lunches have been described as the tastiest on the island. In addition, our chef has developed an extensive a la carte menu of
European cuisine with a Caribbean flavour, available for both lunch and
dinner. It is all delivered with the Cara trademark of excellent
service. Bring along your copy of Visions Magazine for a 10% discount
on your meal at the Mandolin.
THE LIME RESTUARANT
Rodney Bay • (758)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.
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 lunch and dinner 6
days a week. Live music every week. Visa and MasterCard accepted.
CHAMPAGNE BAR & RESTAURANT
Marigot Bay • (758)451-4485/286-0511
The Rainforest Hideaway is tucked away amid the mangroves on the edge
of the Marigot Bay, described by many writers as the most beautiful bay
in the Caribbean. Lush tropical landscaping surrounds the private dock
where tables are set for lunch and dinner next to the rustic yet
sophisticated champagne bar. Gentle jazz plays in the background as
yachts come and go in the inner bay.
Using the freshest local ingredients Chef Jim Verity has painstakingly
created a menu which offers a fusion of Asian, Oriental and Caribbean
flavours executed with a flair derived from his classical French
training and stints as head chef and sous chef at a number of fine
dining restaurants in England.
The dinner menu changes daily to reflect seasonal availability of
ingredients. Starter selections might include vanilla ravioli stuffed
with ginger and coconut crab and served with a lime and coriander
dressing, or scallops and king prawns sautéed in garlic and served with
a yellow capsicum sauce. Main courses may feature seared fillet of
mahi-mahi served with a puree of sweet potato and ginger and a red
pepper sauce, or grilled fillet of beef with a chili chive crepe,
stir-fry julienne vegetables and rich soy jus.
The lunch menu features lighter fare with a selection of salads, fish
dishes and pasta. The ambiance is elegantly casual and cocktail hour is
a special time at the Hideaway. The bar is stocked with a range of
champagnes, fine wines, runs and whiskies, tropical cocktails and
plenty of ice cold Pitons.
With its sophisticated menu, relaxed atmosphere and personal service,
the Rainforest Hideaway has become a favourite haunt of visitors and
locals alike. The Rainforest Hideaway is open for lunch and dinner
every day except Tuesday. Reservations are recommended. To book a
table, call 451-4485/286-0511.
SCUTTLEBUTTS BAR & GRILL
On the Waterfront in Rodney Bay Marina • (758)452-0351
Relax and watch the world sail by as you cool off with an ice-cold
beer and take a dip in our private swimming pool. Breakfast, lunch, or
dinner, the Scuttlebutts crew will provide good service while you enjoy
our friendly atmosphere and waterside ambience.
Gather your shipmates and join us for dinner in the main restaurant,
or on deck beneath the stars. Our menu has a favourite for everyone
including Deck and a Half for hungry sailors, and Half-Deck portions
Sample our excellent wines, speciality drinks and cocktails, including
a wide choice of Caribbean rums and shooters. So come-alongside and
share a story in Scuttlebutts, we are open everyday until late.
We have easy access for car parking and ample mooring facilities for
dinghies. We also provide Internet access, daily weather-watch,
crew-news, plus delivery service from restaurant to boat. For more
information call (758)452-0351 or VHF Channel 68.
SANDALS HALCYON ST. LUCIA
Choc Bay • (758)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.
SANDALS GRANDE ST. LUCIAN SPA & BEACH RESORT
Pigeon Island Causeway • (758)455-2000
Bayside. The International Bayside Restaurant, differentiated by an
extensive menu, is open for buffet breakfast and lunch and a la Carte
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 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.
Coco Palm, Rodney Bay • (758)452-0712
This spacious restaurant is named after St. Lucia’s unique brand of“small banana” which has difficulty gaining access on the German market
because of its petite size, although it is appreciated for its sweet
taste. “We have taken the mickey out of that situation and named the
restaurant Ti Bananne”, says proprietor Allen Chastanet.
Trinidadian chef, Richardson Skinner, runs the kitchen. As a result of a four year stint in Martinique, he has acquired the talent of creating
some of the tastiest Franco/Caribbean sauces. He is assisted by leading
St. Lucian Sous Chef, Germain Michel, who worked with the Reefs Resort
The restaurant is situated next to the Coco Palm swimming pool and
band stand. Diners enjoy an alfresco setting with an open kitchen and
Two exceptional murals, one painted by St. Lucian Dunstan St. Omer,
the other by Jamaican artist Dawn Scott adorn the restaurant and lounge
area, creating a Caribbean backdrop.
Ti Bananne is open from 7 am until 10 pm, seven days a week and serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers the best of French
Caribbean cuisine and daytime poolside dining.
WINDJAMMER LANDING VILLA BEACH RESORT & SPA
Labrelotte Bay • (758)456-9000
Dragonfly. ‘Euro Caribbean Cuisine with an influence of Asia’. The
very best of the ‘East’ merges with the finest of the ‘West’, in a
great fusion of Caribbean and Asian Cuisine. The Restaurant is
carefully appointed with the finest in Asian teak furniture and
tastefully decorated with some of St. Lucia’s most beautiful flora.
Papa Don’s. This intimate Mediterranean style Taverna is located above the Island Pool. Its mountain sideterrace offers spectacular views of
Martinique. This restaurant offers great pizza from our wood burning
ovens, fresh pasta and a selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes.
Jammer’s Bar. The place for exotic cocktails and mid-day lunch. Everyday, our Bartenders create new tropical drinks and the beer is always ice cold. Happy Hour is from 5-6 pm.
The Upper Deck. Fine ‘Sunshine Cuisine’ within a nautical feel in this
alfresco style restaurant. Diners can choose from the evening A La
Carte menu offering sumptuous seafood delicacies, grilled steaks,
kebabs, salads sandwiches and much more. Our daily ‘Captains Table
Menu’ for the adventurous guest is also available.
Rex St. Lucian, Rodney Bay • (758)452-8351
Decorated in ‘Asian fusion’ style, the air-conditioned Oriental
specializes in Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. The menu is divided
into three sections: Desire (soup course) Temptation (entrees) and
Satisfaction (main course selections). The Tom Yam soup is a light,
spicy prawn soup flavoured with lemon grass and lime juice. The more
pungent Soto Ayam is a curried chicken soup from Indonesia. Temptation
selections are all beautifully presented. The Sashimi platter consists
of delicate, translucent slices of raw fish, lying on small heap of
finely sliced, uncooked cabbage. The pickled ginger, soy sauce and
wasabi, give the dish a spicy distinction. The smoked salmon temaki is
a surprising combination of vegetables and seaweed wrapped in smoked
The plats de resistance are in the Satisfaction section of the menu.
The Thai Beef Curry is a clever combination of creamy coconut milk and
spicy heat. The Hong Kong style Duck marries the strong flavour of duck
with a fine, slightly sweet hoisen sauce. The Lamb Rogan Josh is a
mixture of blended spices without too much heat.
Indeed, the flavours of these dishes appear to be layered. The palette
experiences a series of distinct tastes all in one mouthful. The
dessert menu has several selections that use the lychee fruit as a main
ingredient. The emphasis here is on creating an interesting blend of
textures such as fresh fruit salad served with honey-sweetened, crispy
rice vermicelli. Ask to see the extensive wine list. During the high
season, the Oriental is open 7 days a week. In low season the
restaurant closes on Sundays.
Ladera, Soufrière • (758)459-7323
Dasheene, named after the large, glossy-leafed dasheene plants popular
in local cuisine, is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated restaurants.Set in tropical gardens, with sunset views from 1,100 feet above sea level, award-winning Dasheene is an inevitable destination for local and international visitors. The innovative menu features an array of classic and creative West Indian dishes that makes Caribbean cooking one of the finest in the world. The kitchen under the direction of Chef Orlando Satchel and head chef, Nigel Mitchell,
prepares memorable meals, using fresh seafood caught from the nearby
ocean, produce, spices and grains grown on local plantations.