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“Beautiful atmosphere, nice music, disgusting food and poor service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Mango Tree

The Mango Tree
Stonefield Estate Resort, Soufriere, St. Lucia
758-459-7037
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Ranked #4 of 26 Restaurants in Soufriere
Cuisines: Caribbean, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Mango Tree Restaurant, like the resort itself is tropically elegant. The al fresco dining pavilion looks out over a small river stone pool and takes in the magnificent Petit Piton and views of the Caribbean Sea. Stonefield Estate Resort features 3 exciting menus,rotated each day.Our chef and his culinary team use all fresh local market ingredients to make the freshest, most delicious St Lucian flare. All herbs and vegetables grown on property are organic and the former plantation still yields the seasonal citrus, mango and breadfruit which are incorporated into the daily menus. The Mango Tree Restaurant features a special vegan menu, as well as a children’s menu. And to stir it up true Caribbean style, The Mango Tree presents a rotating dinner theme menu featuring the popular Barbecue Thursdays, a charming Creole evening with a live local shak shak band and the best baby back ribs and jerk bake on the west coast. The Saturday Market Affair serves up the best of what has been freshly procured at the nearby Soufriere market with live entertainment from local musicians. Whether you dine under a full moon with Petit Piton cast in shadow, under the starriest of nights, or witness passing ships alight, The Mango Tree Restaurants brings diners the perfect marriage of location and gourmet Creole. The Mango Tree is open for breakfast from 7.30 am until 11:00 am and is open for lunch and dinner until 10:00 pm. Plantation House, the large signature villa on property features a full kitchen and the option for an in house chef for your stay.
Portland, Maine
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“Beautiful atmosphere, nice music, disgusting food and poor service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went here based on reviews by others and also, as vegetarians, because they have a vegetarian menu. The setting is beautiful, on a ridge overlooking the ocean and Piton. The dining area is on a deck overlooking the water- sweet setting. Drinks were more reasonably priced than some places around. The food, though and the final price at the end of the meal left me hungry and feeling ripped off.

My husband got a salad of tomatoes and red onions and pesto pasta. The salad was literally some sliced unripe tomatoes and red onions with no lettuce. The pasta was so overcooked and mushy and the pesto was not fresh; probably from a jar. I ordered pumpkin soup and asked about creole soya stew. Our waitress was impatient with the description and made it sound good so i ordered it. The waitress was in a hurry because she was the only server for all the tables. My pumpkin soup was ok but tasted like it was from a can of condensed pumpkin soup. Maybe it was floury. The soya stew was inedible and came with breadfruit that was starchy mushy, carrots that were ok and a piece of sad looking broccoli. The stew was rubbery and brown and tasted awful. I couldn't eat it. I was told later that soya is made on the island and is supposed to be soft but can come out rubbery when not made well. Anyway, I would recommend staying away from this dish! For one drink each, an appetizer and dinner, our bill was $96! And i left hungry and nauseas from my meal. The waitress took about half an hour to bring our check. She inquired about my dish and I told her I couldn't eat it. There was no reduction on the check. We won't be back again! Maybe their meat dishes are better. A place that kills pasta though has me worried.

The music was live and the band was fun.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Not to be recommended in my opinion for BBQ night!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We have just returned from an evening here, 110 US dollars for a rubbish barbecue, everything over cooked, soup tasted like water with a stock cube, dry chicken wings, didn't even want to try the deserts...complete disappointment, don't bother to go on the barbecue evening! Might be a good location for lunch with a view, (not visible in the evening as it is completely unlit) you could be anywhere.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Rotating menus, best view of the Petit Piton & nice staff make this a must-dine spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

As practically all of the guest reviews indicate, there is no better view in Soufriere by which to dine or have drinks! The expanse of sea to the horizon is lovely with the sun reflecting off the waters at sunset and the Petit Piton looms just in front of you and it feels like you can simply reach out and touch it!

The food quality is excellent! The dinner menu is varied and changes daily.

If visiting during the day, we highly recommend the Accra (Codfish fritters) & Chicken Wings! They’re our favourite appetizers! We’ll visit again just to have them!

For dinner, there was a wonderful fish with tropical fruit salsa which was simply divine!

There is alot of thought and planning into the food offerings but walk with abit more than you would expect. It is on the pricey side, but there is no comparable dining experience on this side of the island.

The staff are very friendly. The food delivery time is good but the restaurant service is abit slow. Once the staff become more nimble and attentive, The Mango Tree will become one of the top 3 restaurants in Soufriere!

Advice: Just avoid stroking the resident cat! He is abit grumpy and will happily scratch you!

We love this place and will definitely be back again soon to indulge!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Central, NJ
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Everything was great but I especially like the Thursday night barbecue and the jerk chicken. I don't mind paying for really well cooked meals!

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Had lunch overlooking the Pitons and the sea - just a wonderful location to have a relaxed meal. Both of us had a roti (I think my fish one was better than the chicken version ... but it was a marginal decission!). The portions were very large, came with a fresh salad and were served to us by a delightfully friendly waitress. For the location and quality, we thought the cost very reasonable - it is certainly possible to pay a lot more for a worse experience on St. Lucia!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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