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The beautifully restored Great House, which dates back to 1778, provides an elegant backdrop for an enjoyable evening meal at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. Dine indoors in one of the only air-conditioned restaurants on Nevis or al fresco under candlelight on the verandah. Four Diamond-rated by AAA, the Great House serves a variety of innovative island fare on a menu that changes daily.
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Caribbean, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

We dined at The Great House twice during our stay at Nisbet Plantation. Both experiences were a delight. We enjoyed dining on the screen porch while listening to the crickets. The food is delicious and the menu changes daily offering something for everyone. The service...is excellent. We enjoyed live music in the lounge following dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020

We had a pleasant evening at the Great House. We've been traveling to the islands for the past 25 years, and when we started, jackets and pants were required of the gents during evening meals at most white table cloth restaurants. Although the dress codes...are now relaxed a bit, the feel of the place reminded me of the old days. We were warmly greeted at the door, and welcomed with the sounds of live calypso music from the lounge area. The food was excellent, but for the quality of my steak, which was choice at best, but still flavored and cooked to perception. My wife had the Tiki Massala which she found excellent, although she thought she had ordered Chicken Marsala (she forgot her glasses) :) We finished with the CremBrule and Pecan Pie and both were exceptional. Overall a great evening and perhaps the most attentive and warm staff we experienced on the island. We look forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 20, 2019

The Great House is a fine dining experience in Nevis that you can enjoy as a twosome or with a larger group. I went thinking I'd have a nice quiet dinner with my companion but ended up having dinner with new friends! This was a...nice surprise but the kind of thing that's common at a restaurant like The Great House. It's so easy to meet people here over appetizers and drinks in the lounge. There are 2 sides to the lounge/bar area that are super cozy with lots of couches. The walls are decked with photographs of repeat guests and their families, celebrities who once graced the property and decor that will surely spark a conversation about Nisbet Plantation's history. You'll be seated in a fanciful room with nice white table cloths that always indicate a restaurant takes its food seriously. And this place sure does! My table overlooked Nisbet Beach (most of them do) and I could hear the Nevisian frogs chirping from outside (this is normal for Nevis and such a comforting sound). Try and get there for sunset and have a dry martini while you're at it (they're very good) so you can have something beautiful to look at before nightfall. The menu is a nice balance of seafood, poultry and meat dishes. I recommend their broccoli cheddar soup and grilled salmon entree. But I can't be certain they'll be available since the chef likes to change things up pretty often. The poached shrimp cocktail is spectacular too (it comes with a tropical pico de gallo). The portions here are generous, so come hungry! This is the type of restaurant I know my family would love because everyone would find something they like on the menu. You may very well run into Tim and Tina Thuell at The Great House. They are the managers of the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. They're sweet as can be, so welcoming and want to make sure everything about your dinner and stay at the hotel (if you happen to be visiting as a guest) is perfect. I found out they've worked at some of the best inns and hotels in the world, and they've been residents of Nevis for many years which means they've got a lot of skin in the game. The staff love them, and from what I saw they embody the aura of Nisbet, which is a place you bring your family to for unforgettable moments. Like I said, this is a family place. Dress nicely. It's not uptight here at all but has a country club like feel. After dinner, stick around for an apertif and laughing the night away. This is exactly what I did :)More

Date of visit: October 2019
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Dear Bianca, Thank you so much for this brilliant review. I cannot thank you enough, and we did so enjoy having dinner with you both. We expect to see you again. All the best, Tim

Reviewed August 12, 2019

From the time you are greeted at the front door until you leave you are treated as if you were the only one dining! The hospitality and atmosphere is genuine and wonderful. They make you feel like you have stepped back in time and are...the "Lord of the Manor". The menu changes daily and is very inviting. The offerings and preparation are the best in the Caribbean. Kudos to the Chef and everyone in the kitchen. After dinner I suggest you visit the Great House Cocktail Lounge for a nightcap. Dan or Kaddie will take good care of you in a very relaxing atmosphere. Oh, and please tell Roslyn who will meet you at the door that Hal says hello! She and all the staff are the nicest people you will ever meet!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Dear NISBETFAN What a terrific review of our Great House dining, cuisine and bar staff: thank you so much! Please come back for lots more of the same! All the best, Tim

Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Dinner on Thursday evening at the buffet was worth every penny spent. If the freshly grilled fish, steak, shrimp, muscles, & chicken is not enough.... the sides, salads, and desserts will get you. Ms. Roslyn and her staff took great care of us. Definitely worth...the price and a return trip!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Dear 748janels Thank you very much for your great review of our Thursday night Seafood BBQ: it really is a fun night: and Roslyn and the Crew do a great job. Please come back and see us again soon. All the best, Tim

Reviewed July 3, 2019

This place depicts the island of Nevis, very peaceful, quiet, relaxing, and calm. I stayed very close to here and this was a very good 20 minutes early morning walk to gather my thoughts. The beach is next door to Herbert Beach, which is popular...for the locals. The beach is combed every morning very early by a member of the staff and the sands on the beach is silver and idyllic, this is also ideal for a nice swim. Thursday nights here is also very vibrant with a live local band, BBQ, food and drinks for the staying staff where they join up with the locals to let their hair dawn. Very good for a visit if you are on the island.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 3, 2019

The ambiance of both the bar and restaurant makes you relax and forget the stress. The menu gives you plenty of choices and the staff make you feel like you are among friends. Definitely a must visit place.

Date of visit: May 2019
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Dear Wanderer22153 I really appreciate the great review! Many thanks, Tim

Reviewed June 23, 2019

Very old Colonial Manor house that has been carefully restored and made into an upstairs Restaurant, the food service and choice are all excellent, the Staff are attentive but not intrusive! The after Dinner Drinks in the Bar was also a very nice place to...be, once the Barman understood you choice of drink he remembers it and on the next visit it was already waiting for you to enjoy!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019

The Great House is filled with charm, history and a certain elegance that can't be found in the new world. Service and food are excellent. It is a true delight that if you have the chance, you must experience!

Date of visit: June 2019
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Dear jeffreyg269, I am so pleased that everything was to your liking Best, Tim

Reviewed June 13, 2019

We stayed at Nisbet and dined at The Great House every night because we saw no need to dine elsewhere. The food was THAT GOOD. the atmosphere is so inviting and the food stands up to and beats just about any resort for me. Jocelyn,...the maitre d was so king, friendly, warm and accommodatingMore

Date of visit: May 2019
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Dear Chuck, Thank you for the terrific review. Roslyn is the lady you refer to: we have a Joycelyn too: they are both so lovely in their own unique ways! We will be looking out for you! Very best, Tim

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  • The Great House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5