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Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Decked in exotic greenery, the dining room evokes the restaurant's surrounding jungle with amazing views to the mountains. It is situated on the second and third floor of Sleeping Giant's main building. The second deck hosts the Bamboo Room bar which serves Tapas & Cocktails. The third floor hosts breakfast, lunch and the dinner main sitting area. It's a spacious yet intimate setting that creates a romantic ambiance with exquisite food presentations that taste as delicious as they look. The Grove House offers North American & Belizean inspired cuisine using top local and organic ingredients. The wonderfully decorated lounge invites you to enjoy Sleeping Giants' selection of wines, drinks and
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Central American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

We stayed at Sleeping Giant for 4 days, and ate all our meals at the Grove House. We had the meal plan, and with it we had plenty of good food, a good variety to choose from, and the great service to go with it....The servers were so friendly. They called us by our first names after our very first visit. We loved the views of the surrounding jungle and the beautiful gardens of Sleeping Giant while we ate. With the open atmosphere, we could hear and see the many tropical birds, and kept cool with the breezes blowing thru the dining area. Or you could eat totally outside if you wished. A wonderful dining experience!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Good afternoon Richard! Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Chef Beth and her team will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the culinary dishes that they prepared for you. We have been blessed...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2019

Everything top notch! We tried several items and each one was delicious! Wonderful service. Try something unique - it’s so good - even the pickiest eater should be happy.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2019

Good morning! Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your delicious experience with us. Our chefs are spontaneous, so unique and delectable dishes always seem to pop up on our menu specials. Chef Beth and her team will be thrilled that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Highly recommend this one of a kind restaurant perched in the rainforest with gorgeous views all around. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was fresh and delicious. You can’t beat fresh made corn tortillas with Belizean refined black beans, fresh salad and...tropical fruit. They also offered a wide range of other types of dishes so there is something for everyone.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Definitely can't beat fresh corn tortillas and beans, yum! That's the benefit of our Farm to Table dining experience. Chef Beth and her team will be thrilled to...More

Reviewed March 1, 2020

Amazing views of the Mayan Mountains, Sleeping Giant, jungle and the citrus groves. The early morning sounds of the birds and sunsets are not to be missed here. There is a nice variety to choose from on the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chef...is fantastic. He even shared one of his recipes with me. This flavor is a welcome change from the states. My personal favorite for lunch was the fish fingers with fries. Let the staff know if you have any allergies and they will be sure to accommodate you. Servers are kind and helpful. Bartenders create some colorful and refreshing drinks. A really great place to dine!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Good morning! Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your delicious experience with us. Our chefs are spontaneous, so unique and delectable dishes always seem to pop up on our menu specials. Chef Beth and her team will be delighted that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed February 5, 2020

We had been living in Belmopan for 3 months and this was my favorite restaurant. The views are amazing, but are surpassed by the food and friendly staff. We recently returned to Belmopan after being gone for 2 months and we were greeted as friends...returning for dinner. Definitely try to get here before sunset so you can watch the twilight settle in on the jungle forest while you enjoy the great food and drinks. We have tried many dishes, but my favorite is the pesto pasta dish. All of the specials have also been unique and flavorful. Can't wait for the outdoor pizza kitchen to be completed! Also- If you are looking for a great little hike to the top of the mountain, staff can help you get to the trailhead and then reward yourself with a great lunch.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Good morning! Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. You are our friends. Chef Beth and her team will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the culinary dishes that they prepared for you. We...More

Reviewed January 4, 2020

Very pleasant elevated open air restaurant with very attentive staff. The choices of food were varies with local and international styles. The food itself was only average with the meat and lobster being a little tough and excess breading on some Mexican dishes. Wine list...limited and the two wines I ordered were not all that good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Thank you for your kind review. We are blessed with a beautiful setting and wonderful staff. Our chef and her staff enjoy offering their guests a variety of creative and delicious dishes. We are sorry that we didn't quite hit the mark for you and...More

Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Wow, from the table you can see jungle tree tops and an outline of the sleeping giant mountain ridge. The food is delicious.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2020

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for the lovely review. Chef Beth and her team will be delighted that you enjoyed your meal with them. I must agree that the view is breathtaking. Please come back and visit us again.

Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

On our trip down to the coast we decided to stop at Sleeping Giant for lunch. Maybe our expectations were a little bit to high since they received the award "Restaurant of the year 2019". Since we were a group of 6 they needed to...join 2 tables. It took them almost 10 minutes to do so. Since we could enjoy the really amazing view, this wasn't much of a problem. The lunch menu was okay, but nothing really special. Chicken fingers, burgers sandwiches, fish fingers and so on. Overall... service was really friendly, the food was good, the presentation was nice... but nothing was really exceptional.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2019

Dear LaVie, thank you for your lovely review. I don't think your expectations were too high, having being awarded Restaurant of the Year for the 2nd year consecutively, does not mean that everyone's palate would agree, it just means that we have consistently delivered in...More

Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

Living in Belize (on ambergris caye), we travel to the mainland several times a year and try different places. Having never tried sleeping gain before, we decided to stop in for a late breakfast and glad that we did. We each ordered different items, all...three were delicious. The service was great, friendly and we spoke with a member of the management team, Bismarck, who was very friendly, hospitable and a genuinely nice person. You can tell that he has instilled his enthusiasm for hospitality in his staff, friendly and easy going style, yet very professional and paid attention to detail. Highly recommend, you will be happy that you stopped here. On our next trip we plan to stay at sleeping giant to have more opportunity to enjoy their great food and I’m sure the hotel itself will be a pleasure.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2019

Good evening!! You made my day! Thank you for deciding to try Sleeping Giant and for the great review. We are delighted that your dining experience with us was decidedly delicious. Chef Bismark and the team will be pleased to hear that your time with...More

Reviewed November 5, 2019

This is one of the best restaurants in all of Belize. The food is delectable and the staff is well-trained. I was extremely impressed with how amicable, knowledgeable and pleasant they were. The food was prepared exquisitely to perfection. Kudos for winning BTB Restaurant of...the Year - well deserved.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at Grove House Restaurant at Sleeping Giant, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Good morning! Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Chef Beth and her team will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the culinary dishes that they prepared for you. Thank you for your well...More

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hlauburn
September 9, 2019|
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Response from Michelle R | Property representative |
Hi, it's not formal wear, you can wear whatever feels comfortable, but in October it gets a little cool. It is a beautiful resort, nestled in a picturesque setting at the foothills of the Maya Mountains. One can get lost in... More
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The food is a little on the expensive side, for the portion size you get, but not horribly priced. The one thing I need to stress, again, is that the portions are very small, so if you're a big eater, you'll need to order a... More
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Response from Len P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but we were here in April. We had rain, but it was a quick shower and not an issue.
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