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“Best meal in Soufriere bar none” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Orlando's Restaurant & Bar

Orlando's Restaurant & Bar
Fond Bernier | Cemetery Road, Soufriere WI, St. Lucia
758-459-5955
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Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Soufriere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best meal in Soufriere bar none”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

On the north side of Soufriere by hummingbird beach the restaurant is not ideally placed to capture the affluent crowd from the big 4 hotels (rabot, ladera, Stonefield, Jalousie) in the area which are all located just south of the town. It is however well worth the trip. We were in the area 10 days and this was by far and away the best meal we had. We both opted for the taster menu (actually there are 2 different taster menus-we each tried a different one and swapped plates half way through! ). As with any taster menu the actual dishes are small, but with 5 courses you won't go hungry! Each dish was beautifully presented, delivery timed to perfection. Lots of complimentary extras also appeared.
Given the food and service the price was entirely reasonable too.
If you get the chance then make sure you visit. It will be the culinary highlight of your trip!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando S, Owner at Orlando's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to " share the love " I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Orlando's
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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great service, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Orlando's was like discovering a hidden gem. They were so friendly, giving us samples of courses we didn't order, etc.

Visited April 2013
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Orlando S, Owner at Orlando's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us you enjoyed your meal with us. The tasters are one of my ways of " sharing the love " by giving you the opportunity to taste some of my other dishes.
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Caribbean food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Orlando's in Souffriere is a charming experience. From the moment you arrive to be greeted with a smile and a drink, this small restaurant serves perfectly judged dishes which are a contemporary interpretation of Caribbean ingredients including delicious fresh fish. There is a choice from the a la carte menu or a couple of set menus which offer great value. Chef Orlando greets every guest at some point during the evening and when I asked what the secret was in one of his dishes, he just said 'it's made with love'.

  • Visited May 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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Orlando S, Owner at Orlando's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
I am so ploeased you enjoyed your meal with us and for " sharing the love " by taking the time to comment. Hope to see you again sometime
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Fairhope, Alabama
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice place for a date”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This restaurant is the closest to the north end of Soufriere, which means it's near to both Jade Mountain and Anse Chastenet resorts. I had read reviews about poor service, but it's obvious that Orlando has been putting forth significant effort to remedy the problem. I found our service to be pretty good and very friendly. Orlando came out and greeted each couple personally, which is always nice. I found the meal quite good, especially considering he's doing everything with locally sourced ingredients. We both had one of his pre-set menus, which is a 5 course meal and ordered a good bottle of wine for around $150, including tip. I would eat here again.

Visited May 2013
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Orlando S, Owner at Orlando's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to give us your positive feedback, training is ongoing as we want to be the best that we can. Glad you enjoyed your visit
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St. Lucia
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Food and Local Environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Orlando used to be the chef at Ladera and recently opened this restaurant just over the bridge on the north side of Soufriere.

Visited June 2013
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Orlando S, Owner at Orlando's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment and thanks for sharing the love with us, hope to see you again sometime
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