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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 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
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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United States
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Annapolis, MD
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Great House is old-school and beautiful. The chef was away during our stay and the food was mediocre, but the service was attentive and fabulous and the ambience is lovely. Stay after for drinks at the bar, where you will feel like you've been a customer forever!

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The chef prepared a very different menu every night (something for everyone). Staff was truly outstanding. It was relaxing and intimate. The views of the ocean between the palm trees was exceptional.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We ate there twice during out vacation and both times enjoyed excellent service and wonderfully fresh seafood.

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United States
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Address: St. James Parish | Newcastle Beach, Nevis
Phone Number: 869-469-9325
Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  Nevis
Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary

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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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