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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Watermelon Cottage

Watermelon Cottage
Olvesten, Montserrat
664-491-5305
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Montserrat
Cuisines: International
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Olveston, Montserrat
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

What can we say, the best restaurant in Montserrat.

Trevor is the finest host you could ever wish to have.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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kettlewell
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best holiday ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We have recently just come home from a fantastic holiday and stay at Watermelon Cottage. The room we stayed in was beautiful and there was a good selection of breakfast items provided. Trevor the owner and host was fantastic. He really looked after us and made our time in Montserrat very special.
We ate in Trevor's restaurant upstairs which was delightful and sat on the balcony overlooking Trevor's jungle garden which is stunning. The set meal we had that Trevor himself cooks was superb and very good value. We have travelled all over the world and i can honestly say this was excellent value for money and you would not be disappointed going here. We hope to be there again before the years out.

Visited February 2014
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Stouffville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“In Eden's Back Yard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

From the running water of the stream below, to the tree frogs on the wall, Watermelon Cottage offers you a quaint, romantic and friendly setting for dinner or brunch. Trevor is the owner, chef and server who makes you feel as if you are the most important person eating in his home. He is a fantastic cook that gives you a home cooked meal that is wonderful. We eat there often when on the lovely island of Montserrat. When visiting Montserrat, make sure you go to the Watermelon Cottage, as it will be an evening to remember. Reservations are required. Oh, and say hello to Trevor for me!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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charlton, ma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Nicely done!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We dined with Trevor on the night we arrived in Montserrat. That was a little bit of a detriment for us since we really couldn't just sit back and relax to enjoy our meals; we had been on the road since 3 a.m!!

We were greeted warmly by Trevor - and some of his guests!! The interior of the cottage is tastefully decorated with antiques and a mix of other furniture. A larger table is in the center of the dining room, for larger parties I assume. We selected a table for two on the verandah that encircled the house, overlooking a "rainforest" type setting. We could hear the water from a nearby brook rustling in the background. The cottage is on a side street, and is not overtly marked, so keep your eyes open. I think it would be challenging to find in the dark if you did not know where it was! it is obvious to the infrequent visitor that there are a lot of regulars on the island and they simply know where everything is!!

We started out with wine and salads that came with our meals. The greens with julienned beets and dressing were light and refreshing. (We ran into Trevor later in the week in the grocery store, so we know the ingredients were freshly selected!!) My husband had the steak special which he indicated was well prepared. I ordered the orange ginger glazed fish which was quite tasty. We were too tired to experience dessert, but based on the preparation and presentation of the rest of the meal, I am sure it would have been a great way to top off the meal.

It is unusual here in the States to have the owner so hands on in the day to day operations of a restaurant; I have to say it was a very pleasant change!! Trevor was very attentive and personable, checking in on us several times. We felt very welcome and had planned to return a second time during our stay, but unfortunately when we called for reservations, he was fully booked until after our return home. When we ran into him later that day at the grocery store, he recognized us and made some suggestions for alternate dining experiences.

Watermelon Cottage is definitely a candidate for a return visit - a little pricey, but no more so than what we would expect to pay for a good meal at home for 2 complete with wine.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Not only is the Watermelon in a fantastic setting, but the owner, Trevor is truly a star of Montserrat. Trevor catered for our wedding offsite at a villa and did an absolutely fantastic job. We visited the Watermelon twice, once for a meal which was wonderful, and again as Trevor's guests for drinks with all our family and friends.

The restaurant is small, and part of Trevor's home. it's nicely decorated and opens onto a small stretch of rain forest. Its hard not to feel immediately relaxed and you'll quickly settle in for an evening of good food, good company and a g&t or more too many.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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