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“Delicious food with great atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spice Mill Restaurant

Spice Mill Restaurant
| Cockleshell Beach, Turtle Beach, St. Kitts
469-6455
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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“Delicious food with great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011 via mobile

This is our first time in St. Kitts, and heard from a few taxi drivers and staff members at the Marriott (where we are staying in a gorgeous 2br villa) that we needed to check out Spice Mill...boy, are we glad we did! What an amazing meal!

My husband and I were surprised to find that there were only 2 other people dining there tonight upon our arrival, but then again it is a 30 minute pot-hole ridden ride up the hills from the resort! In fact, our taxi driver (whose name is "Star Shield...." yes, we died laughing throughout dinner about his awesome name) stayed and waited for us because it's so far away. We were impressed right away...the atmosphere is island-chic. Very breezy yet modern, and situated under the sparkling night sky, with a killer view. We were immediately greeted by the manager, who was very friendly and attentive to our needs as first-timers to St. Kitts.

After munching on the delicious scallion bread with housemade hummus, we ordered the west indian crab cake and the conch fritters for appetizers. We have had conch in many forms on previous island travels, but this was truly expertly prepared, served with a tasty red pepper aioli. The crab cake was pretty fantastic too!

Our entrees were the star of the night...my husband ordered the local caught grouper with black bean paste, okra, and fried plantains. YUM. The fish was perfectly cooked, and the dish was overall well-balanced. As good as his dish was, I continue to drool over my entree, which was the lobster risotto. I will dream of this dish for weeks! It was creamy, garlicky, perfectly textured, and dotted with roasted pumpkin, topped with grilled lobster tail. SO good. We were happy to let the chef know how much we loved the food when he came and greeted us at our table.

After enjoying a dessert of rum cake topped with ice cream and drizzled with a delicate raspberry sauce, the friendly restaurant owner, Roger, thanked us for coming and offered us a cocktail on the house. He had the bartender whip up a concoction of fresh pineapple with vodka and lime juice. A refreshing and delicious ending to a perfect meal under the stars!

If you find yourself in St. Kitts, do not pass up the chance to have dinner at the Spice Mill. You won't regret it!

-Cilla and Jay

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent food - bring your bug spray...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

The restaurant is worth the drive! The service and food were great. The view of Nevis is amazing!

Visited December 2011
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Billerica, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wedding Bliss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

My husband and I had a destination wedding in St. Kitts. It took us a long time to decide where to have our ceremony and reception, but after much research we decided on The Spice Mill and didn't regret it for a minute. From beginning to end it was just a great experience. Right from the get go owner Roger hooked us up with their amazing wedding planner, Salisha. Planning a wedding is no easy task, never mind thousands of miles from home, but Salisha made it so manageable and enjoyable. She broke it down for us step by step and walked us through the process each step of the way. Both Roger and Salisha met every single one of our needs and gave us the wedding my husband Bill and I always dreamed of without breaking the bank.

Once the big day came we were both blown away with the beauty of the atmosphere they created. The food was absolutely delicious and to this day is still one of the best meals I've ever eaten. We opted for a buffet, which I normally don't enjoy, but it was AMAZING! The dishes they served were authentic, delicious and beautifully presented. We were also very pleased with all the outside vendors they recommended, including the DJ, photographer, and florist. Every detail was taken care of from beginning to end and we were left to just relax and enjoy every minute of our special day.

So whether your stopping in for lunch by the beach or planning one of the most important events of your life, The Spice Mill is the place to go. We are heading back down to St. Kitts in April 2012 and we will definitely be going back at least once while we are there.

Newlyweds,
Massachusetts

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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“The only and best way to see Nevis is from this hidden gem.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Whoever mentioned this to us was not lying.
Spice Mill was recommended to us by our friendly cab driver. Our first visit to this hidden gem made my wife and myself fall in love with St.Kitts. The scenery just on the way is amazingly gorgeous but even better once you get to Spice Mill.
Food is great topped with a friendly smile from most employees. Had the opportunity to chat with a member of management but to become friends with almost every staff member made us feel welcome.
Will definitely be back soon!!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Good food with good view of the peninsula and Nevis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Loved the location as it was on the beach with good fascilities.If you purchase food you have the advantage of free beach relaxers,outside shower after the beach. However, as is the case with a lot of the beaches on the island there is a desperate need for ungoing cleaning up of the debri on the beaches.

Visited November 2011
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