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Upper Hamilton Estate, Nevis
869/469-1891
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated on the edge of the Rainforest Bananas is casual fun dining in a...
Situated on the edge of the Rainforest Bananas is casual fun dining in a magical setting. We take our food very seriously but it is good home cooking prepared by hard working local ladies, not fancy or Gourmet.. However our menu is very creative and we use only fresh ingredients and where possible free range organic produce and meats. We have Magnificent Sunset views from our Firefly lounge and a superb selection of cocktails and old rums and a small selection of cuban Cigars.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Managed to get to Banana's on the last night of our recent visit to Nevis. The location is superb, views down to the coast and moody Mt Nevis behind. Cocktails on the sun deck, then down to the restaurant for dinner. The food, the service, the setting - all excellent. Banana's is not the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Gog
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Gloucestershire
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Gloucestershire
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Managed to get to Banana's on the last night of our recent visit to Nevis. The location is superb, views down to the coast and moody Mt Nevis behind. Cocktails on the sun deck, then down to the restaurant for dinner. The food, the service, the setting - all excellent. Banana's is not the cheapest place to eat, nor is... More 

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Richmond, London
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Having high expectations from other reviews the dinner was unremarkable verging on disappointing. The food is not freshly prepared. In fact, a local later described it as pre-prepared pub food which is quite accurate. The locals do not go there which is telling, and it prices in USD "as it makes things easier". If it wash't for the nightly stream... More 

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gstringgourmet, Owner at Bananas, responded to this review

Ok..so I have deleted my first response..this is to let our future guests know that i DO listen to feedback...genuine or not... since your comments we now offer our catch of the day (incidentally ALWAYS local never imported.and always freshly prepared) three ways thai red curry (with basmati rice, sesame seared vegetables) jamaican jerk served with grilled plantain, caribbean slaw... More 

Cudjoe Key, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

one our of first stops on our recent visit was to Bananas. We went for lunch and loved it so much we went back for dinner, yes, the same day. We were there 4 times during our 9 day stay. Hands down the best food and service on the island and we tried a few others! Go early for sunset... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We probably went on their busiest night ever and had a blast. Food was great and service was fantastic. It is located off the beaten path so get good directions. We followed another car who knew how to get there otherwise I am not sure we would have found it. A definite must when visiting.

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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have tried most of the "go to" restaurants on the island.....mangos, coconut grove, golden rock, coral grill, Montpelier....and have to say this is the best food hands down. Go early and have a cocktail watching the sunset.....it's very romantic. We met couples who have eaten at this restaurant for lunch and dinner, on the same day.....yes it's that good.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The building is a nice caribbean home. the venue is pleasant. the food was not the best, we expected better. go for the ambiance, not he food. the house wine was awful so go for the cocktails.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband and I are "foodies" so as part of our vacations we take pleasure in dining outside of the resort area. During this trip to Nevis we tried Coconut Grove, Montpelier Plantation and Bananas. I absolutely loved everything about Bananas. From the moment you arrive the place is welcoming, and you can sense the "island feel". The food is... More 

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surrey
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We only went for drinks here at sunset, but next time we're on island we'll go for dinner because the place and the food look great! The roof terrace is lovely , lit with fairy lights and angled towards the sunset. Really friendly staff. Slightly hard to find but well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Last evening on Nevis .. read very good review on Bananas .. with amazing view of Dunset & Mt Nevis .. Got there just in time to watch the sunset on rooftop terrace , fell in love with the ambience instantly at arrival . staff greeted me with smiles .. seated in the main dining area .. tastefully decorated with... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We enjoyed ourselves in a lush Nevis mountain one evening. Unexpectedly, we found ourselves at Bananas. Gorgeous Sunset, wonderful hosts, and beautiful cuisine. Based on my experience I highly recommended the Pumpkin Soup to start and the Banana Creme Brule. After dinner, we enjoyed a stroll on the beautiful moonlit property. Here is a picture of art that I fell... More 

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Address: Upper Hamilton Estate, Nevis
Phone Number: 869/469-1891
Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  Nevis
Cuisine: Caribbean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Upper Hamilton Estate, Nevis
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  Nevis
  • Phone Number: 869/469-1891

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Situated on the edge of the Rainforest Bananas is casual fun dining in a magical setting. We take our food very seriously but it is good home cooking prepared by hard working local ladies, not fancy or Gourmet.. However our menu is very creative and we use only fresh ingredients and where possible free range organic produce and meats. We have Magnificent Sunset views from our Firefly lounge and a superb selection of cocktails and old rums and a small selection of cuban Cigars.

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