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The Coal Pot


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Fish and seafood specialties restaurant on water front at Vigie Cove, Chef Xavier Ribot has lead this charming restaurant for 15 years offering french and Caribbean cuisine.
$25 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant beautifully decorated with carved wood and dragon lilies. We ate delicious fish, barracuda and kingfish served with a choice of sauces such as garlic butter, and vegetables. The staff were polite, welcoming and cheerful and made us feel very relaxed....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank RosemaryJ228
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to this wonderful island and have been to The Coal Pot before but not for 5 years - what a choice it turned out to be. Both my daughter and I were celebrating birthdays and they made much of that on...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank AW1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterfront resturant with great service, excellent menu offered on a giant blackboard, with friendly staff able to suggest dishes that meets everyones needs. This resturant is one sits on our top 10 restaurants on the island based on family voting. Food is delicious but you...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Alyeska2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TripAdvisor and concierge pointed us to Coal Pot and it was terrific. Definitely out of the way but once you arrive it is a homey little outdoor deck (all covered so no worry about rain). We were promptly seated but warned they were down a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank KRBBoston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Dinner for four and the food was excellent! For appetizers we had Crab Back, Mussels, Coquilles Saint-Jacques, and a Salad with Beets and Honey Walnuts. Everything was great except the salad was missing Walnuts and they substituted Sliced Almonds. Entrees were Dorado with...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Snorkelbear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A St Lucian institution. Been around for decades and decades. Delicious food, friendly, personal service from Andre & his team. Gently lapping ocean water just a couple of feet from your table. Super tasty crab backs St Lucian-style (shame salt fish accra not available when...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank GoodFoodGuy1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cozy place to eat and spend some hours outside. Scenic view and great food. Salt fish , crabs back and more local fresh seafood

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank iorgus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this on Trip Advisor. We wanted a different place away from the normal restaurant life. We were not disappointed. Food was fantastic and servers were great. It was right long the water. It was sad to see it was not busier!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank RCS3486
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended and it did not disappoint. We chose a table on the waterfront with an excellent view of the harbor. Our waiter Mervin was very attentive and explained the menu choices in detail. The food was very good and we truly enjoyed...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 867odessab
Reviewed July 4, 2019

This was our first trip to St. Lucia. We were a group of 6- mothers and daughters celebrating our daughters 25th birthdays. Luckily our cab driver prepared us by saying the restaurant location might seem a bit desolate. Its definitely in a hard to find...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from EconoVision | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they do. It is one of the best restaurants of Castries. Go, and you will see.
November 29, 2018|
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Response from cprestaurant | Property representative |
There is no dress code but you can choose anywhere from something chic depending on whether one is dining for a special occasion or something casual will do.
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January 31, 2018|
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Response from EconoVision | Reviewed this property |
Auberge Seraphine has a bar! This is a 4 minute walk from Coal Pot.
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