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“Local Creole cuisine at Orient Bay”
Review of Chez Leandra

Chez Leandra
Ranked #16 of 36 Restaurants in Orient Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

We overheard a woman at the Orient Bay beach raving about Chez Leandra, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. There weren't many other people at the restaurant when we got there, which could've been a bad sign. It actually worked out well for us, since we got excellent service and some personal time with the owner, Leandra. We always enjoy speaking with the locals and getting their suggestions on things to see and do. She was friendly enough to take the time to give us some tips and just have a fun conversation.

We started out with drinks from the bar -- guavaberry rum punch for my companions and a virgin drink for me. Apparently the rum was a big hit.

This is a great place to get some local Creole cuisine. The menu includes so many seafood options, it was tough to decide. For an appetizer, we tried the conch fritters, which were tasty though heavily breaded, so I couldn't quite get the full flavor of the conch. My companions had the conch chowder, which they loved. They also both ordered a foot-long fish sandwich. The restaurant offers several other foot-long sandwich choices for 12 Euros each...like a pricey, French Caribbean Subway. I tried a few bites of the sandwich...so flavorful, almost wish I had ordered one of them instead of the lobster & conch wrap I got. The latter was actually pretty good...seemed like a healthier option since it had lots of green leafy stuff inside. The meat was marinated in some sort of dressing. The flavor kind of reminded me of a milder version of the dressing you get with coleslaw. Naturally, all our plates came with pommes frites (french fries).

The bill was rather hefty for lunch, but the great food, the friendly atmosphere and the beautiful Orient Bay view made it all worth it.

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Reviewed June 9, 2011

leandra, is a wizard in the kitchen ,the food is fantastic,and you`ll feel right at home. sharon and cassy are great waitresses that will always greet you with a smile,just a great place to eat lunch everyday while your staying at orient beach.

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Reviewed March 18, 2008

If you are visiting Orient Beach, run, don't walk to Chez Leandra for lunch. Located just before the nude beach area (Club Orient), it is set back a bit from the other beach bars and restaurants, so look carefully. It has quite simply the best food on the beach, including creole specialties like garlic conch stew, lobster stew, wraps, burgers, fries, ribs, chicken, and $2.00 beers. Prices are more than reasonable for the food too. I met Leandra on our last visit (my 4th) last week and she is fun and friendly. She has chairs and umbrellas to rent on the beach, but they are not the most comfortable, so set up elsewhere, but eat here. You will not be disappointed!

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