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Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation

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P.O. Box 250 | Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Soufriere, St. Lucia
+1 758-459-7545
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Resort & Plantation in St. Lucia...
The Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Resort & Plantation in St. Lucia offer up sumptuous Caribbean and international cuisine in beautiful, tropical environs. The restaurant offers a la carte lunch and dinner dining. Set amidst the lush gardens of the resort, diners can enjoy the truly magical ambiance of the tropical setting.
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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great meal in the forest!

The open verandah style in dark wood is inviting. The restaurant offers a lunch buffet, but we chose to order a la carte. The food was very tasty and the portions generous. The baguette sandwich that my husband ordered was perfect and my local creole fish dish was wonderful. Thankfully, the lush... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It was nice but service was very slow. Food was just ok. It is a little more reasonably priced than other places in the area. Food is expensive everywhere on this side of the island. Lunch was better than dinner. We stayed here and LOVED the plantation but food was just OK

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The open verandah style in dark wood is inviting. The restaurant offers a lunch buffet, but we chose to order a la carte. The food was very tasty and the portions generous. The baguette sandwich that my husband ordered was perfect and my local creole fish dish was wonderful. Thankfully, the lush forest surroundings and friendly birds made me forget... More 

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Castries, St. Lucia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had dinner at this restaurant 3 nights during a recent stay and I did not regret. Wonderful n tasty food coupled with equally wonderful service. Prices are also much better than other nearby resorts n the atmosphere is too die for 😊😊 will definitely be returning and recommending to friends! Kudos Fond Doux Team!!

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed at Fond Doux for 5 nights in March. We had planned to visit a variety of restaurants in the area, but found ourselves back at Fond Doux for lunch and dinner quite often. The ambience is romantic (as is Fond Doux as a whole) and the food is fresh and delicious. Service is attentive, professional and warm. I... More 

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Fonddoux, Owner at Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, responded to this review

AMAZING GUESTS IN PARADISE!! Dear Kaitlyn L, We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and thank you for sharing it with the rest of the world. We are always thrilled when we receive positive feedback such as yours as it tells us that our efforts are not unnoticed. A good cuisine is indeed an important part of a great vacation experience... More 

Bronx, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed at Fond Doux and many nights after returning to the resort we didn't want to leave! We had a total of 6 meals at Jardin Cacao of both lunch and dinner. The ingredients were so fresh and loved how much of it came from the plantation itself. The menu changed a little bit each night and you really... More 

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Fonddoux, Owner at Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL FEEDBACK!! Dear Carolyn G, Many thanks for such a short yet wonderfully written piece. Thank you for commenting on the freshness and the great quality of the food produced here at the resort. We are delighted to read that you found the wait staff to be great and that you enjoyed the live entertainment. Thank... More 

USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Arrived for dinner and we were treated to a most interesting show. Two male acrobats who then turned to fire tricks. This was fantastic and there was also lovely music, live band for dinner. The food was good, not amazing but very good. My husband loved the way they prepared the Mahi Mahi. The service was spotty it seemed that... More 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK !! Dear JuneUSA, Thank you for choosing to dine at our Jardin Cacao Restaurant. We are satisfied to hear that you enjoyed the food offerings especially the Mahi-Mahi and as well the live performances by the magnificent Thorn Birds and the Nu Vybz band – they all did an excellent job. We are continuing to... More 

ALBERTA, CANADA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My partner and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and took the sailboat to Soufriere and drove to Fond Doux which had been well recommended. My first impression was as the title suggests 'heavenly'..The ambience at the restaurant was great and there was a band playing great music in the background. Lunch was tasty- the fish was cooked exactly as... More 

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Fonddoux, Owner at Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, responded to this review

HEAVEN IS RIGHT HERE ON EARTH!! Dear Diamond66, Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for choosing our Sweet Valley to celebrate such a special milestone. It is great to hear that you had a heavenly experience and that you enjoyed the rainforest ambiance as well as the live band and the special touches we offer. What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I stopped by for lunch on Sunday and did a comprehensive tour of the plantation. I had been there before but never ventured all the way in. To my amazement Fond Doux has breathtaking rooms that portray a romantic statement. The three infininty pools are secluded amongst the trees, its like something from a documentry from the amazon jungle. A... More 

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Fonddoux, Owner at Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW! Dear Dwayne O, Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us and the travelling public. We are glad that you not only got to enjoy our culinary offerings, but you also got the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty that is Fond Doux . Thank you for all your... More 

Frederick, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here on a Thurs. in March. The restaurant ambience was quite nice and the resort grounds looked exceptional well kept -- but it was too dark at 7 pm for a good look. We had a nice meal with average service (the kitchen is located in another building so servers have to do a... More 

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Fonddoux, Owner at Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, responded to this review

GREAT MUSIC AND FOOD ARE THE MAIN ASPECTS OF A TRULY WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE!! Dear Bets1212, We were thrilled to read your 4-star review of our restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoyed the ambiance, our exceptional well kept grounds and your meal especially the cocoa flan. You are indeed quite right, the saxophonist definitely does an excellent job... More 

South San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We came there around 2PM and lunch selection was very limited. Service was very slow. Restaurant has luch buffet 12-2Pm that must be much better

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Fonddoux, Owner at Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW!! Dear Vitaliy94080, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your dining experience and we are pleased to inform you that we have instituted some changes in our menu selections. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back as we are confident... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.O. Box 250 | Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Soufriere, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Soufriere Quarter  >  Soufriere
  • Phone Number: +1 758-459-7545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Jardin Cacao Restaurant at Fond Doux Resort & Plantation in St. Lucia offer up sumptuous Caribbean and international cuisine in beautiful, tropical environs. The restaurant offers a la carte lunch and dinner dining. Set amidst the lush gardens of the resort, diners can enjoy the truly magical ambiance of the tropical setting.

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