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Upper Hamilton Estate, Nevis
869/469-1891
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Outstanding

This place is beautiful! Had it to ourselves and the manager took great care of us. Drinks were spectacular and the chips out of this world. wish we would have had time to eat dinner but had to get back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Devin C
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Dallas, TX
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Dallas, TX
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful! Had it to ourselves and the manager took great care of us. Drinks were spectacular and the chips out of this world. wish we would have had time to eat dinner but had to get back.

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Annapolis, MD
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Take a nice drive up the hills to Banana's, climb the stairs up to the top and take in the sunset while drinking one of their specialty cocktails. Outstanding! The food is top-notch, none better during our time on Nevis. Don't miss this place!

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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Jillian has been feeding tourists on Nevic for 17'yeats. She is the consume the hostess. I've had somaveragebdinners and some great dinners at three Babpnans location but never a bad meal. The hostess herself is an island tradition. Go, eat, enjoy.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Be sure to arrive before sunset to take romantic pictures from the top deck while having a nice cocktail. The staff and food were excellent, and wine was nice as well. We enjoyed the roasted chick peas upon arrival.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant is within a beautiful park-like setting which is a pleasure to all in itself. Also on the property is a small boutique offering clothing, jewelry and other items crafted by local artisans and offered at very reasonable prices. Menu items were "island pricey" but very well prepared and attractively presented. Staff members were very friendly, offered helpful advice... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was great and scenerey was beautiful. I recommend arriving early and having drinks on the uper deck. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our dinner at Bananas was one of the best meals we had on the island!

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Charlestown, Nevis
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Bananas is a visual delight and a very enjoyable sunset venue...definitely worth the 'excursion' to their mountainside perch!......however, neither the drinks nor the dinner were as memorable as the locale. The dining room walls are painted in bright, beautiful teal and aquamarine, and even the rooftops, visible from the verandah are painted a beautiful sea mist green! The service was... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Lovely setting, great service with everyone being friendly and helpful. Went onto the top decking to see the view which was lovely. My wife and I decided to have the lobster linguini after we thought that the menu had stated it had a lobster. Maybe the menu changes weekly or daily. The linguini was actually very tasty and perfectly cooked... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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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