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Blu at Exuma Palms

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French, Caribbean, European, Bahamian
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Queen's Highway | At Palms Hotel, Great Exuma
1 (242) 358-4040
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are a new concept restaurant on Great Exuma!! Not only are we on one of...
We are a new concept restaurant on Great Exuma!! Not only are we on one of the most beautiful beaches in Exuma, but we are both from hospitality backgrounds. Ben, the chef hails from Ireland, where he trained under the Michelin Starred chef Derry Clarke during his apprenticeship, before heading to Washington DC and working in various restaurants. After that he went to Tokyo for a year working in the Michelin starred Gordon Ramsay restaurant. After his Asian affair he joined mega yachts where he served the wealthy throughout the entire Caribbean and Mediterranean for several years before falling in love with Exuma. Clare the Manager, from London has spent 8 years serving the uber rich and famous aboard some of the worlds most glamorous and largest yachts in the world. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily, with themed nights. Monday is Mexican night, Friday is Indian and Sunday sip Goombay Smashes listening to live Rake 'n Scrape music while feasting on the Islands famous Grillmasters pit, pulled Pork, Chicken and all the fixings...We play cool old tunes, with a casual, ocean front ambiance, serving fine cuisine from around the world, served well with a smile. Call for reservations.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, great service, great view, and great people

The "Blu at Exuma Palms" is an amazing place!! Chef Theresa prepared a wonderful meal for our group, and even came out to the restaurant to ask us if everything was to our satisfaction! She is a great Chef!! Our waitress, Tamara, was very accommodating, as we ordered our drinks and went outside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Lori F
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Mountain Lake, Minnesota
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UK
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We live quite close by to the Exuma Palms and were interested to see and experience the restaurant / hotel which is under new management. I will say from the outset that my husband and decided not to eat at the establishment because we were concerned that the price would be extortionate - after we popped in a for a... More 

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Washington, DC
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There was absolutely nothing to recommend this place. Bar area was loud and opened directly on the dining room. Service was surly and indifferent. My food arrived at less than room temperature and getting the attention of the server was about impossible. She was back at the wait station, coughing and sneezing. I just sat there hoping the restaurant had... More 

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Mountain Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The "Blu at Exuma Palms" is an amazing place!! Chef Theresa prepared a wonderful meal for our group, and even came out to the restaurant to ask us if everything was to our satisfaction! She is a great Chef!! Our waitress, Tamara, was very accommodating, as we ordered our drinks and went outside to enjoy the view off their patio... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The tradition lives on as Chef Theresa takes hold of the kitchen at Blu Bistro. Dinner began with a small cup of excellent conch chowder as Amuse Bouche, a rare treat in Exuma. Of course, we had to order the Caesar salad and we, without hesitation, proclaim it still the best Caesar salad on Exuma! We missed the soft- boiled... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

There was no none else there..... should have been the first sign. The server obviously did not want to be there..... should have been sign two. Wine served with ice cubes in it....should have been the third sign. My husband's rib eye steak was a strip lion but it was okay. My grouper was dry and overcooked, the rice was... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Dining at the Blu restaurant is an awesome experience. Chef Ann not only prepares delicious meals, and the presentation is beautiful! I was blown away with the lobster dinner. I also had the pasta dish. My party tried everything on the menu. Nothing but rare reviews. Breakfast and lunch were also very satisfying. Hats off to the staff. Great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

my family and I ate at the exuma palms hotel the food was great the service spectacularas we enterered the establishment we were greeted by theresa who was so professional The lobster thermidor we had was great our server said that is was caught the same day I would recommend this place.

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Currently just breakfast and lunch are offered here - no dinner service is available. Chef Ben unfortunately is no longer at the hotel and restaurant. They advertised breakfast from 7-11 (although we often noticed it wouldn't open until about 8) and lunch from 12-3. They take credit cards and have a fabulous beach. I had breakfast here twice. They offer... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

If you are staying at the hotel, very limited offerings currently. They are searching for a chef currently, however. Friday night BBQ, ribs,chicken,shrimp and steak. The coconut rice was great. Monday night they had a good Mexican night. Other than that it is chicken wings and sandwiches. Bar area is very nice and a relaxing place for a cocktail if... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The old chef left the hotel, so there is no more tapas or Indian night here. There isn't much seafood offered, and the menu is usually limited to a handful of options (usually chicken, ribs, wings, sandwiches). There weren't many non-guests eating here, since it's not close to much and there are better options on the island.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Queen's Highway | At Palms Hotel, Great Exuma
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma
  • Phone Number: 1 (242) 358-4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean, European, Bahamian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

We are a new concept restaurant on Great Exuma!! Not only are we on one of the most beautiful beaches in Exuma, but we are both from hospitality backgrounds. Ben, the chef hails from Ireland, where he trained under the Michelin Starred chef Derry Clarke during his apprenticeship, before heading to Washington DC and working in various restaurants. After that he went to Tokyo for a year working in the Michelin starred Gordon Ramsay restaurant. After his Asian affair he joined mega yachts where he served the wealthy throughout the entire Caribbean and Mediterranean for several years before falling in love with Exuma. Clare the Manager, from London has spent 8 years serving the uber rich and famous aboard some of the worlds most glamorous and largest yachts in the world. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily, with themed nights. Monday is Mexican night, Friday is Indian and Sunday sip Goombay Smashes listening to live Rake 'n Scrape music while feasting on the Islands famous Grillmasters pit, pulled Pork, Chicken and all the fixings...We play cool old tunes, with a casual, ocean front ambiance, serving fine cuisine from around the world, served well with a smile. Call for reservations.

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