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“Worthy of the Hype!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fig Tree

The Fig Tree
Belmont Walkway, Bequia
784 457 3008
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Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Bequia
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
West Milford, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Worthy of the Hype!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

You've got more than a few options for a classy dinner on Bequia, but The Fig Tree is undoubtedly one of the best. We dined at all of the highest rated (on TripAdvisor) restaurants on Bequia, and this one - more than any of the others - lived up to its reputation. Unlike some of the other highly-rated restaurants on the island, we felt that the menu at The Fig Tree was much more authentic. We had lunch and dinner here - both were excellent. The "fish dinner" was our favorite. You're gonna get what was caught that day, along with a selection of local sides. All amazing. The service is friendly and efficient. The "chicken dinner" and "lobster dinner" were also great, but not as good as the fish.

Unlike some of the other eateries on the Belmont Walkway, The Fig Tree has it's own driveway and parking area. This is a great touch, especially at night. Also, there is something special about this place as a whole. With some of the other excellent restaurants on the island, you know you're just helping to line the pockets of a rich foreign investor. But with The Fig Tree, you're supporting a LOCAL establishment with close ties to the community (ask Cheryl about their children's reading program!).

We also LOVED the Sweety Bird Cafe in town, run by the same management (Cheryl) as The Fig Tree. It's an even more local experience with great food for an unbelievable price. Don't miss it!

  • 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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Wyndmoor
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great music with dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

WE went for the "Friday Fish Fry". A good meal, fairly priced. Not the best food on the island but certainly worth going to. The 3 piece band was excellent and owner Sheila had everyone up and dancing. Great view of the harbor.

Visited January 2014
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Fairfield CT
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“Fish Friday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went with friends. The Pumpkin soup was particularly well seasoned. The fish well prepared and the accompanying veggies tasty as well. The service was slow and was the only negative.
They were short staffed that night but remained pleasant. Hopefully the service problem has or will be addressed. Nice location as well .

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

What a pleasant surprise and delight, from the location, to the kitchen all was perfect, nice and convivial. What a change while we were being taken for a ride by a French skipper on his boat (moonlightsailing.com to be avoided)!!
Good food, nice music, a vey special owner and a perfect set-up for a nice evening, we did go twice, thank you!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London England
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“Good fish, but dreadful service - let's hope was an isolated experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Arrived for the famous fish friday at 7:25pm - restaurant encouragingly full, but no sign of anyone already either eating or drinking !! Had to go to the bar to obtain a drink. When the starter (the crab bakes) arrived, they were cold: the main course eventually arrived at 9:25pm - yes a 2 hour wait. I had the seafood platter - the conch was the best I've tasted, and both the lobster and fish on the platter were very good - and of course, it's a lovely location - but oh dear - too long to wait!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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