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The Great House at Nisbet Plantation

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$$$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
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St. James Parish | Newcastle Beach, Nevis
18694699325
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We were not staying at Nisbet, but were guests of friends who were residents. We had nice cocktails in the bar but we were hurried to order, which we did within the usual hours for dinner but we were rushed throughout. This did spoil our evening as it was obvious that the staff wanted to get finished and go. This... More 

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1 Thank Mike C
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear Mike C, Thank you for your just posted review of your dinner experience in the Great House. I do apologize for the rushed and unprofessional service you experienced: this is not typical at all. I am embarrassed on Nisbet Plantation's behalf, but am at a loss to explain the actions of others from nine months ago. Please come back,... More 

Denver, Colorado
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The Great House at Nisbet Plantation has the feel of an old southern country club. The staff was friendly and professional and seemed genuinely interested in ensuring that we enjoyed our meal. The menu was pretty traditional and the prices are high as they are at many of Nevis' better restaurants (romaine salad with thousand island dressing was $15.00). We... More 

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Thank CitasDash
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear CitasDash, Thank you very much for your review of our Great House Restaurant. We use local fresh produce whenever available: we only import items that we believe our clients really want, to help balance out the offering. Getting produce from the US mainland, is very expensive, and time consuming. Our restaurant does tend to be more traditional, as that... More 

St. Helier, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

As 4 close friends who are widely travelled and who enjoy exploring restaurants wherever we go we tend to avoid all-inclusive holidays and so booked into Nisbet Plantation for a week on a breakfast only basis. However, the ambience, service, food and wine at The Great House were of such a remarkable standard that we ate dinner here on 4... More 

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Thank tonyandpat78
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear tonyandpat78, What a terrific review: thank you. We appreciate the Great House being singled out, on top of the service! Can't wait to welcome you back! More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We ate in here every night of our holiday bar 2 nights when it was the bbq. The food is amazing and we had a different menu every night for the whole 2 weeks.

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Thank Penny P
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Penny P Not sure how I missed this review, but thank you so much! More 

Providenciales
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Our family and friends stayed last weekend at Nisbet Plantation! We had a great stay. The rooms are spaced out beautifully down the rolling estate towards the sea. They are outfitted with every modern convenience needed for a luxury stay (i.e. wonderful bathroom amenities, welcome drink and wonderful check in at the room, minibar with international and local products and... More 

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Thank John V
Nisbet_Plantation_GM, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear John586, Love lumping the sheep in the same paragraph as 'every modern convenience'! The staff's friendliness comes naturally and is infectious, I agree. Thanks much for the great review! More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The great house at Nisbet is an historic building, linked to Horatio Nelson, and the service is traditional. The menu changes daily and gives good advice on dietary needs, such as dairy free and gluten free. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and aim to make the dining experience enjoyable. Good value.

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Thank georginapye
Nisbet_Plantation_GM, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear georginapye, I couldn't ask for a more succinct review: thank you! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The Great House features a rich dinner menu that changes nightly. The chef comes up with four or so new appetizers and entrees each evening. My favorite was the lobster thermidor. The combination of elegant atmosphere, exquisite food, good wine and an exceptional staff make for a wonderful evening.

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Thank 74denisepc
Nisbet_Plantation_GM, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear 74denisepc, Thank you very much for your great review of our restaurant. You picked up on all our high lights: the cuisine, the staff, lovely wine and the setting, thank you! More 

Guaynabo
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great place with an outstanding atmosphere. Staff will know your name all the time as soon as they know you. The Great House will impress you as well as the spectacular food. Service here is their signature. Will recommend this place anytime.

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Thank George062Guaynabo
Nisbet_Plantation_GM, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear George062Guaynabo, We do appreciate your recent terrifiic review of the Great House: thank you so much. More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We ate here every night of our week long stay at Nisbet. The menu changed daily so there was always something new to try. Loved the traditional lamb curry, truly delicious. Sit on the balcony if you can.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Nisbet's Thursday night buffet is well known on the island. You need to make a reservation. It includes: music (a bit disappointed because we thought it was going to be drums and it wasn't), some local arts and crafts vendors, a rum punch or wine, a full buffet of local vegetables, meets, fish, BBQ Mahi Mahi, salmon, tuna, mussels, meat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$55 - $70
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. James Parish | Newcastle Beach, Nevis
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  Nevis
  • Phone Number: 18694699325
Description
The Great House serves a variety of innovative island fare on a menu that changes daily. The beautifully restored Great House, which dates back to 1778, provides an elegant backdrop for an enjoyable evening meal at Nisbet Plantation. Dine indoors in one of the only air-conditioned restaurants on Nevis or al fresco under candlelight on the verandah.

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