We have selected a few of our favorite places to eat to get those juices flowing.
The Cliff at Cap
An innovative French West Indian menu served against the backdrop of the Caribbean – welcome to The Cliff at Cap Maison, one of St Lucia’s most in-demand restaurants. Perched on the clifftops above the north-western shoreline, this stylish eatery offers a menu brimming with fresh, local ingredients. Devised by award-winning executive chef Craig Jones, the menu features everything from caramelized scallops served on a bed of curried pumpkin, to fresh sea bass and a heavenly plate of pork belly, razor clams and squid. Take your pick from a 170 strong wine list, or treat your family and friends to a private dining experience within the atmospheric wine cellar.
Fancy a night cap? Take in the Caribbean sunset from the Rock Maison cocktail deck, located on a rocky outlet below the restaurant. Kick back, take in the view and mind your head – the drinks are delivered via a zipwire!.
Big Chef Steakhouse
Big Chef Steakhouse is located in the vibrant Rodney Bay village, where a day spent on the beach or in the water will set you up just nicely for a sizzling cut of steak. If the warm, cosy interior and flickering candlelight doesn’t seem inviting enough, then rest assured the menu will. Kick off your meal with a platter of shrimps and scallops before taking your pick from a selection of sirloin steaks, filet mignons or prime rib eye cuts. Feeling ambitious? Enquire about the 32oz challenge, in which you’ll be tasked with devouring a 32oz rib eye or sirloin steak within a set time.
The gorgeous Margiot Bay provides the setting for the hugely popular Rainforest Hideaway – a stunning waterfront restaurant accessible only by boat. For the ultimate experience, hop aboard Captain Bravo’s vessel after sunset for the short journey across the bay. Fairy lights weave their way through the trees leading up to the restaurant, where ocean view tables await. The seasonal menu is packed with fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients, with many of the fruits plucked from the lush trees surrounding the outdoor dining areas. Although the menu is constantly evolving, you can expect everything from pan fried salmon and chilli marinated shrimps to chicken breast, house salads and beef tenderloin.
The Coal Pot Restaurant
Perched on the waterfront of Vigie Marina, guarded by giant cannon, The Coal Pot Restaurant has satisfied the hunger cravings of locals and visitors for the best part of 50 years. Chef Xavier and his team are open for both lunch and dinner, dishing up a menu best described as a seafood lover’s dream. Appetizers include Fish Chowder and Lobster Bisque, whilst tuna, salmon, barracuda and jumbo shrimps are just some of the key aspects of the main menu. Tender cuts of beef, a wide range of salads and some heavenly desserts complete a well-rounded culinary offering bursting in flavour and creativity.
La Terrasse in Rodney Bay Village offers classic French cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Run by Chef Thomas and his wife Claudia, this charming eatery has a real homely feel thanks to its low-key, rustic décor, quaint courtyard and simple, yet delicious cooking. You’ll find all the staples of well-presented French dishes here, as well as a fine selection of seafood and meats – all enhanced by fresh local ingredients.
Jade Mountain Club
Open exclusively to resort guests, the Jade Mountain Club restaurant is quite simply a joy to behold. Tables are dotted around a spectacular infinity pool and on the terrace above, with each meal and beverage accompanied by unrestricted views of the Piton Mountains and surrounding bay. Savour a seasonal menu packed with Caribbean influences courtesy of award-winning chef Allen Susser, who also hosts a cocktail evening every Friday night complete with spicy finger food and delicious rum-based beverages.