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The Great House at Nisbet Plantation

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St. James Parish | Newcastle Beach, Nevis
869-469-9325
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Description: AAA Four Diamond-rated, the Great House serves a variety of innovative...
AAA Four Diamond-rated, the Great House serves a variety of innovative island fare on a menu that changes daily. The beautifully restored Great House, which dates back to 1778, provides an elegant backdrop for an enjoyable evening meal at Nisbet Plantation. Dine indoors in one of the only air-conditioned restaurants on Nevis or al fresco under candlelight on the verandah.
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely spot!

Lovely atmosphere, attention to detail, excellent service-although a couple of waitresses not as friendly, good food, and opportunities to eat outside on a porch or inside in a bit more formal environment...but not stuffy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Flora333
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Harwinton, Connecticut
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was very good and we had an excellent bottle of wine from the wine list, not extensive but some good reasonably priced selections. The Thursday night beach barbecue is more elegant than the name suggests with a wonderful selection of local dishes and fresh fish and vegetables. The manager, Aleister, is a gracious host, the music is great... More 

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Carmarthen
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148 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great ambience with the Great House itself worth a visit. A variety of live music in the bar before and after but peaceful in the dining area itself. Good service. The food is fantastic and the service exemplary.

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Thank Michael H
Antigua and Barbuda
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful plantation, and staff to match the setting. We booked a week's stay, and elected to include food, after our first night! Alistair Is a Star when it comes to attending to details, and staff go out of their way to call you by name, and inquire about you, your experiences and sincerely care about your comfort and feeling at... More 

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Michigan
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the beach restaurant on Sunday. They have a steel band on Sundays at noon. They were talented and pleasant to listen to. The restaurant was crowded and lively. Every staff member we encountered was gracious. We had the special - ribs- which were very good. The house drink was a killer.

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Thank Doymo
Westchester, NY
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly don't understand what we just experienced. The Wednesday night BBQ...party? I mean, literally, nursing home bingo night is more lively. Ok, this is written by a mid-30 year old so it may not be entirely applicable to everyone. That said...why was everyone, like, monotone and dreary? Both the wait staff and the customers. I know that's a weird comment.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We had the honor of dining at Nisbet for Christmas Eve dinner in 2015 and it was as special as we could have asked for. The property itself is beautiful, on the water, and the food was fantastic! We were greeted by the owner with a warm welcome and had a couple cocktails during the happy hour (part of the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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525 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Just a lovely experience to eat here and enjoy very good food and service Each course was a special experience not to be missed The staff as you would expect in a place like this know how to look after you To sit after dinner having coffee where many famous people before us have gives you a sense of a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We dined at The Great House each night during our honeymoon stay at Nisbet Plantation and did not have a single bad experience. The restaurant is beautiful, with both an inside dining room and an outdoor terrace that gets a nice constant breeze coming in off the ocean. Each night we were greeted by Patterson, the maitre d', who was... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, attention to detail, excellent service-although a couple of waitresses not as friendly, good food, and opportunities to eat outside on a porch or inside in a bit more formal environment...but not stuffy!

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Thank Flora333
Leander, Texas
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366 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We stopped for breakfast only to find we were 15 minutes too late. Regardless we had coffee on the beach and wandered around. Very nice grounds and a spectacular beach but the water was very rough probably not good for swimming. They have a huge pool by the beach so you can get the best of both here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St. James Parish | Newcastle Beach, Nevis
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  Nevis
  • Phone Number: 869-469-9325

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary

Description

AAA Four Diamond-rated, the Great House serves a variety of innovative island fare on a menu that changes daily. The beautifully restored Great House, which dates back to 1778, provides an elegant backdrop for an enjoyable evening meal at Nisbet Plantation. Dine indoors in one of the only air-conditioned restaurants on Nevis or al fresco under candlelight on the verandah.

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