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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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  • 7
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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
nice, but beach bar?????

food is good (not great, but good), staff is lovely. Beach bar used to be gorgeous fun island colors, now dull brown. General Manager is ?? bit stuffy. But, staff is great. Indian night is fun on Thu nites with fab band. Good drinks. Need to paint beach bar fun colors . Who needs drab brown in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Anne M
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

food is good (not great, but good), staff is lovely. Beach bar used to be gorgeous fun island colors, now dull brown. General Manager is ?? bit stuffy. But, staff is great. Indian night is fun on Thu nites with fab band. Good drinks. Need to paint beach bar fun colors . Who needs drab brown in Caribbean?

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

5 Stars! Maître D' Patterson manages excellence! Great food and service. Have a pre-dinner cocktail at the bar with Kaddy & Bill and ask about the 3 bed-posts. A must visit in Nevis!

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Marin County, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

After reading the many great reviews, I was eager to go there with my husband and his boss. What a disappointment! Although we had a reservation well in advance, we were seated at an awkward table, staring at a wall. The restaurant is a lovely, elegant setting, but half of us were not able to enjoy it. We had terrible... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Built in 1774, the Nisbet Great House is a must for dinner and afternoon tea service. Ask for Roslyn. She'll make you feel like family.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great house was truly great. The bar staff, wait staff and managers all go out of their way to give you a lovely dining experience. The food is excellent and always plenty of choices. Highly recommend a visit here for dinner.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Not much going on there. Free Rum Drinks! Many photo ops! Lots of unique plantation to check out! Check out the upper deck for even more picture opportunities.

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Portland, Oregon
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87 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had dinner here our last night on Nevis and it was swellegant. This is a refined setting with impeccable service and an elegance that is seldom found in the 21st Century. The staff is knowledgeable, genteel and efficient. The food is not the best I've ever had but still very good. I'm so happy we included The Great House... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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293 reviews 293 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

gorgeous setting, beautiful place, a fantastic dinner - hope to get back. Close to the airport. This is a 5 diamond place - great for individual and group dinners.

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Riberac, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's not the most fabulous beach on Nevis but it is beautiful in a slightly rugged and very natural way. The food was good; cold roast beef salad with poached pears and melon, nice combination. Not cheap but pretty much at Nevis prices. Take the car all the way down to the beach to park, and not in the hotel... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great place to enjoy a beach side BBQ with good food and a groaning desert table. Staff are friendly and attentive. Bring an appetite and the wine selection gives enough good choices. BUT, this was one of the most expensive meals i have had, and dropping over 220 US dollars (1 bottle wine) for two just does... More 

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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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