Restaurants

Check out what St Lucia has to offer From food trucks to fine dining, you're sure to find something you will like. The one thing you won't find is many fast food chains

Try a little of everything on your stay!

Here some of the restaurants that are fairly near the villa, and a few of our personal favorites in other areas of the island.

Soufriere Restaurants

Consult their website, call them, or ask Doxie for detailed directions if you are driving yourself. We recommend you call ahead for dinner reservations at most of these restaurants, especially during “the season” (mid-December through the end of March). Dining hours can be somewhat limited – many restaurants close for a few hours between lunch and dinner (many close at 2:30 pm and reopen at 6 pm), and late dining options (after 9 or 9:30) are also limited. St Lucians typically have their big meal at lunch, and many of the local restaurants are not open for dinner. We recommend you call restaurants to verify this information or make reservations. The St Lucian area code is 758.

"Eat like a local" in Soufriere

In St Lucia, the main meal is lunch and most of these restaurants are lunch-only. Curry and creole are the main influences on local cooking.

The Beacon    286-9659

Just north of Soufriere on the main highway
Local Cooking - Buffet     $$

Lunch only. Decent food, great views. After lunch, wander through the nearby Marantha Prayer Garden.

Big Yard    429-9772

Bridge Street, Soufriere
Caribbean Grill     $

Open for lunch and dinner. We've not eaten there, but it smells great when we walk past it!

Club Whispers    720-8486

Bridge Street, Soufriere
Caribbean Grill     $

Open for dinner. A bar with a club feel. We have never been there.

De Ja Vu    459-5548

Downtown Soufriere - Excelsior Plaza
Diner-like  $

Restaurant closed for renovations as of August 2019

Fedo's    459-5220

New Development, Soufriere
Caribbean "Home" Cooking    $

Lunch only. Our experience: good local food, great value and experience. Schooldays the children come here for lunch

Hippo's Pizza    723-6006

Henry Belmar St (by the square)
Carryout Pizza     $ to $$

Large pizzas around $15 US. We've been there and it satisfied our pizza craving

Jah Lamb    520-3215

High Street near Bridge Street, Soufriere
Vegetarian and Vegan Caribbean    $

The figurative "hole-in-the-wall" lunch place. Go early to get in line with the locals for his pizza.

Marie's Local Cuisine 723-5466

Near Diamond Botanical Gardens
Caribbean, Lunch Buffet     $

Open for breakfast and lunch. Dinner by reservation except Wednesday nights are "Bang" night .

Martha's Tables    459-7270

Jalousie Road, near the entrance to Sugar Beach resort
St Lucian home cooking    $$ to $$$

Lunch only, and not always open. Call first. Excellent local food. Priced a bit higher than other local restaurants, but the meals are large and delicious.

Mystique Breeze    520-6676

Soufriere beach next to Hummingbird
Caribbean     $

Very good food at very reasonable prices. We're very happy we found it!

Petit Peak   459-7838

Maurice Mason Street
Caribbean     $$ to $$$

Lunch through late night. Prices high for what you get compared to other local restaurants.

Pounty's Pizza    489-9189

About 2 blocks past Hummingbird
Pizza     $ to $$

Large pizzas around $15 US. Call for hours - pizza maker may not start until evening.

Sa Nou Iration

Maurice Mason Street
Vegan Food Truck     $

Opens 9 AM and closes when food is sold out. We've never been there

Soufriere Beach Park

Next to the Hummingbird
Several attractively-priced places for food and drink

The pizza place was decent but the sausage was a hot dog!

Still Beach House    459-7620

Next to Hummingbird
Caribbean    $$

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is usually a buffet at lunch

Ti Tak Cafe    459-5245

32 Bridge Street (near the square), Soufriere
Bar, snacks, coffee    $

Adjacent to the Ti Tak souvenir shop. We haven't been there, but it looks inviting and I plan to try it soon

Zaka Art Cafe    457-1504

Bay Street, Soufriere
Coffee, smoothies, some food   $ to $$

Food for breakfast and lunch only, coffee and other beverages all day. Prices on the high side.

"Eat like a tourist" in Soufriere

These restaurants won't fill your belly better than the local restaurants will, but they have better ambiance, more gourmet or international flair, and better presentation. Unless noted otherwise, the are affiliated with a resort and have a wine list and an well-stocked bar. Dress codes are usually "Caribbean casual" - long pants, collared shirts and no flip flops for men; the same or dresses for women. (My husband wears washable linen button-down shirts and drawstring pants from Cubavera.com with leather sandals.)

Apsara   459-7000

Anse Chastanet resort
Fusion Indian     $$$$

Dinner only. Closed Tuesdays. We may be spoiled by Doxie's Indian cooking, but we weren't impressed, especially at the price.

Bamboo    459-7545

South of Soufriere on the main highway [Fond Doux]
Caribbean     $$ to $$$

Vegetarian and Vegan options. Open for all three meals. Try lunch here after visiting the nearby Tet Paul Nature trail.

Bayside Restaurant   456-8000

Jalousie Road [Sugar Beach]
"Tourist" food     $$ to $$$

Open for lunch and dinner. IMO, they try to appeal to tourists with imported ingredients and don't succeed.

Boucan    572-9600

South of Soufriere on the main highway [Hotel Chocolate]
Upscale Caribbean     $$$$

Chocolate rules here, with some part of the cacao plant used in everything. Elegant outdoor setting.

Cane Bar    456-8000

Jalousie Road [Sugar Beach]
Sushi, Bar     $$ to $$$

Opens at 6 pm. Asian-influence food and creative cocktails

Dasheene    459-6623

South of Soufriere on the main highway [Ladera]
Upscale Caribbean     $$$$

We enjoy going here at sunset for drinks, then cross the road to Boucan for dinner

Delice    459-7008

Just north of Soufriere on the main road [La Haut]
Caribbean     $$ to $$$

Open for lunch and dinner. We've not eaten there, but it smells great!

Emerald's   459-7000

Anse Chastanet resort
Gourmet Caribbean Vegan     $$$$

Closed Tuesdays.

Great Room    456-8000

Jalousie Road [Sugar Beach]
Contemporary Fine Dining     $$$$

Fine dining targeting to meet international standards. Budget $125US or more per person for dinner.

Hummingbird   459-7985

The near edge of Soufriere
Rustic Caribbean     $$ to $$$

All-day dining. Service can be slow but the view is great. Enjoy sunset by the pool with drinks.

Jade Club    459-7000

Jade Mountain resort
Fine Dining     $$$$

Easiest to get in for lunch. Excellent service. Incredible architecture. Count on well over $100US per person for dinner.

Jungle Grill

Anse Mamin Beach
Burgers and Appetizers     $$$

Lunch noon to 3 pm. Supposedly great burgers. Expensive - over $27US for a burger and fries.

Mango Tree    459-7037

South of Soufriere on the main highway [Stonefield]
Upscale Caribbean     $$ to $$$

Open for all three meals. Our one experience was mixed - fish was good but chicken was tough. Drinks were great.

Orlando's    459-5955

Bridge Street near Hummingbird
Upscale Caribbean     $$$$

Call before you go. Their hours - and food - are inconsistent. Not affiliated with a resort.

Piton Bar    459-7000

Anse Chastanet resort
Bar, Afternoon Tea     $

Afternoon tea is served from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm daily.

Treehouse    459-7000

Anse Chastanet resort
Fine Dining     $$$$

Closed Tuesdays. Fusion of Caribbean and world cuisine.

Trou Au Diable    459-7000

Anse Chastanet resort
Caribbean, Grill     $$ to $$$

Lunch only. Becomes Apsara for dinner. Tuesday night is a Caribbean buffet reserved for resort guests. Call ahead for availability.

Other notable restaurants

Recommended restaurants in other parts of St Lucia.

Amici    285-9290

Baywalk Mall, Rodney Bay
Italian; Pizzeria     $$ to $$$

If you are in Rodney Bay and don't want Indian, then this is our next choice. Brothers from Italy make excellent wood-fired pizza.

Cafe Ole    452-8726

Rodney Bay Marina, Gros Islet
Caribbean Grill     $ to $$

Cozy cafe with paninis and soup overlooking the Rodney Bay Marina. We stop here for lunch when we are running errands in the area and just want a quick and tasty lunch

Pink Plantation    452-5422

Chef Harry Drive, Castries
Upscale Caribbean; Art Gallery     $$-$$$

Open for lunch. Great views over the Castries Harbor matched by great food. Worth the drive up the hill if you are in Castries

Spice of India    458-4243

Baywalk Mall, Rodney Bay
Indian     $$-$$$

Literally our favorite restaurant anywhere! Don't miss this if you like Indian food and are in the area.

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