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Orlando's is a unique restaurant in Sorfriere. Our concept is to showcase local ingredients with an international presentation. Also to support our local farmers and vendors to maintain a standard of farm to table concept which is called Share The Love (STL). Reservations Preffered. --- We are open for lunch by reservation if you have a party of 6 or more. We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but if you have a party of 6 or more we are prepared to open for you.
PRICE RANGE
$45 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't really know what to expect, but I'd say it was one of the best dining experiences I've had. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. The portions were small compared to typical American standards, but they were just the right amount....The chef visited every table, and it was a great opportunity talking to him. We wanted to go back a second night, but due to Covid, he had shut down his indoor dining. We recommend anyone visiting Sourfriere to visit this restaurant. We talked to one couple who did the takeout service after the restaurant closed for indoor dining, and they said the food was excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried dining at Orlando's in 2013 during my honeymoon but couldn't find an available reservation. Exactly 8 years later (babymoon this time!), we made it a priority to dine at Orlando's and as they say, it was worth the wait. We've dined at mostly...all of the top-rated restaurants in and around Soufriere and believe Orlando's is one of the most memorable. It was a five-course meal and we were treated to a local rum tasting (eventually purchased a few bottles on our way out at the airport duty-free). We had two completely different experiences as we dined at Orlando's twice (yes, that good) during our one week stay and both accommodating to my pregnant wife's dietary restrictions. Everything tasted fresh - local but with some international influence. Some seem strange on paper - bbq chicken with cacao/chocolate? It was amazing. We got to know Orlando a little bit and he's clearly passionate about what he does. In may ways, it's intertwined with his mission of "sharing the love" through food. As he puts it, "You took the time to dine with me, the least I can do is provide you an experience". Lastly, we felt very safe during covid - there were curfews during the weekdays (7p), sat (4p), and sun (1p). I really hope places like Orlando's can weather this storm as restaurants are getting hurt by these restrictions.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food! Six course Pre-Fixe is worth it despite what you might read on some of the review boards. We were cautiously optimistic but Orlando's exceeded expectations. If the restaurant is busy (it was hurricane season, during covid, on a very rainy day….) then it...may be different in full transparency. I had been wanting to go to Orlando's for the trip and we finally made it on our last night. It was very special, as Orlando is not only extremely talented but very genuine! Coming from NYC we are not often blown away with restaurants abroad but this goes on my top 5 in the world. Also, bonus - restaurant is within walking distance if you’re staying near town like at Green Fig Resort.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

My husband, teen daughter and I had a wonderful time at Orlando’s. We greatly enjoyed the 5-course dinner menu, prepared and presented with love by Chef Orlando. He blends authentic Caribbean flavors, local provisions, and fine-dining expertise. He thoughtfully customized one of the courses for...my daughter’s taste. Everything was delicious-from the refreshing ginger mango drink that started our meal to the chocolate creme brûlée dessert. Thanks, Orlando and staff, for a lovely and memorable evening!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

We had a great time at Orlando’s. Since we went for lunch on a Wednesday it was basically just us which made the whole experience even better. He was really nice and came over to tell us about every single dish he prepared. We didn’t...pick from a menu, he had fresh food that he just got from the market and made it for us. Couldn’t ask for fresher than that. He’s a very knowledgeable chef with international experience and everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2021

Overall, Orlando’s was a disappointment. We went for the five course experience. The food was mediocre to say the least for spending 65 USD per person. Portions were small and not all the food was prepared to order. For example, our watermelon salad was soggy...as if it had been sitting for hours and the creme brûlée had curdled, making it chunky. Considering the price we were not expecting three wings and a quarter sized portion of Mac and cheese as one of the courses. However, while, small the entrees were good. Orlando did offer us a complimentary three rum tasting, which was a nice touch. We hope it’s just covid impacting the quality, but for now we would not recommend Orlando’s.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2021 via mobile

Just the best kept secret on the island of St Lucia! Chef Orlando uses local ingredients to create 5 star Caribbean cuisine and a dining experience you will not forget! Do not miss Orlando's!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

My wife and I plus two other couples visited Orlando's restaurant last Sunday, which came highly recommended from our local concierge Bradley. This entire experience did not disappoint at all and lived up to all of the hype! Orlando prepared what seemed to be a...never ending meal for us, about 6 courses (pre-set menu) total if I remember correctly. The price point was very fair for how much food we got. Orlando did an amazing job of coming directly to our table and giving us a thorough breakdown of each course, letting us know what we were eating and a little bit of history of the food, himself, his restaurant, and St. Lucia along the way. Each course had a story behind it. Nothing was processed, oversalted, etc. The other thing that was awesome was the "rum tasting" that Orlando gave us towards the conclusion of the meal. I am a big rum drinker and was blown away with his very in depth knowledge of all of the rums he tastes us on. The ambience was very quaint and the staff was extremely friendly as well. Everything was clean inside and out the restaurant and the food always came out at perfect temperatures. This really felt like a special "treat" in the heart of downtown Soufriere. Orlando-thank you for a wonderful experience and I hope that I can link up with you in November at the Barbados rum festival that my friend is putting on!! Cheers.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 13, 2021

So, like many of you likely reading this post, I was a bit frustrated at the limited dining options at my Piton-scenic resort. The resort provided limited dining options within the Covid-19 bubble, some of which were certainly excellent dining choices. But I began to...suspect that with the recent lifting of restrictions for the vaccinated, like me, many employees at the resort were either hesitant or otherwise not willing to encourage dining at independent restaurants even if they were Covid-19 certified. Note that some resorts still will not allow non-guests to dine at their restaurants if they are not within their own bubble (i.e. Jade). So, I came upon Orlando's after reading the reviews here. It was nearby, Covid-19 certified, and my wife and I were vaccinated. Dead set on dining outside of the too slowly evaporating bubble, I went to the front desk and stated "I would like to make a reservation at a Covid-19 certified restaurant--Orlando's." After perhaps just a little hesitation upon hearing the request, within a couple of minutes I had my reservation for the taxi and the restaurant. At last! Our driver took us on the short drive to the restaurant. We went through a bit of a crowded and rowdy part of Soufriere. No worries, though. He stopped at what appeared to be a residence (it is) and after some extended knocking on the locked door, it opened and we were led into a quaint residence (past a bar set up and a few tables) and taken to the second floor where a few guests at a table were in the middle fo their meal, and newlywed couple dined nearby. We were shown our table. Soon, Orlando made an appearance. And he made quite an impression in his chef's jacket, milling about the small set up, getting to know his guests and explaining his food. This London-trained chef (he cooked at Wimbledon among other notable places) clearly has a passion for cooking and equal passion for the island and its bounty. We prepared ourselves for the 6 course tasting menu and a delightful extended conversation with Orlando over the next couple of hours. It began with a breadfruit starter creation that looked at first like a crab cake with a citrus sauce. (I am doing it an injustice here in the description). Orlando said that there was no meat just breadfruit and his own sauce. Delicious! Next up was a pumpkin-sweet potato spiced soup with a small lice of bread to either include in your spoon, or to use as its own utensil in sopping up that delicious soup. This food clearly is crafted, not just cooked. The third course was quite the surprise. I can only describe it as a West Indies cousin of the Cole slaw with a mango and chutney salsa/spices, and pomegranate. Just incredible flavors here, people. With the next dish, we began to get into some belly-filling food, with a Mac and cheese, spiced chicken dish served in small cast-iron pots. Again, fantastic! Now into the home stretch, our next plate was a cacao-spiced/crusted fish (Mahi I think?) on a bed of risotto. I ate most of my wife's as well because she was already nearly full and wanted to save room for dessert. We have eaten some great fish on the island and Orlando's was superb! Finally, the dessert. Mine was a chocolate creme brûlée with that satisfying top hard crust that gives way to a silly smooth chocolate filling. My wife had a different but fascinating seeweed mousse, Outstanding, believe it or not. Orlando explained that he cooks the seaweed and uses the gelatin that remains as the base for the dessert. Orlando lingered at our table and explained his joy and passion for cooking. His business was hurt by Covid-19 and he managed to survive. I hope the resorts here will put Orlando on their lists of recommended restaurants so travelers to this island can experience this gem of a place. It's authentic, it's outstanding, and most of all, it's Orlando on a plate. Thank you Orlando!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2021 via mobile

Second visit to Orlando’s and this place excelled on the previous visit. Orlando and the team not only serve with a heart they also cook with the love. Wonderful tasting menu using only local St Lucian produce prepared and served in an eye catching and...delicious way.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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He will indeed - hell even do a pure veg option as well - he’s a great guy and a very talented chef - enjoy :)
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You can give them a call directly to make a reservation
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Orlando's is an upscale restaurant that provides a peaceful dining experience. Doesn't have a TV.
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Yes, Orlando's Restaurant & Bar offers takeout services.

Orlando's Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5