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“Rustic Creole Cuisine in an Historic House” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pink Plantation House

The Pink Plantation House
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Castries
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rustic Creole Cuisine in an Historic House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

This place is a living museum of what island life used to be like. It encapsulates the French Creole heritage in old world architecture still seen in New Orleans, which sadly has not been properly preserved throughout the island. Lovingly restored, this doubles up as a cool rustic restaurant celebrating local cuisine.
It is unpretentious, authentic and yet not so cliche as you may think. The food is good ole fashioned home creole cooking. The service is genuine but 'rustic' the young lads are great, but a work in progress in attention to detail.
Lunch was 'floats' in stead of bread ( a local, lightly fried flour-based item)
Accra (creole fish cakes) or Tamarind Grilled Shrimp kebab for starters
Coconut curry chicken or Lemon and Garlic butter grilled Dorado for main course, served with lentils, steamed local vegetables, breadfruit croquets, friend plantain, and an interesting twist on cauliflower cheese (cabbage was substituted) which to me was the secret weapon!
Plenty local juices on offer, complimented by the most stunning gardens looking out onto the city, the port and north up the coast line all the way to Martinique. STUNNING!
All this happens on the expansive covered veranda full of the latice works of the architectural era.
A MUST VISIT!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Tobago
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Wonderful location and view of the castries harbour. Great for business lunches or entertaining friends. Beautiful old home which makes you want to sit on the veranda, sipping tea watcing the cruise ships come in. Food was a hit or miss but for local food, the sides in particular was much better than other places i'd been to on the island. I would definietly recommend trying the breadfruit and smoked herring starter. The mains was unsatisfying and it would be nice if more attention was paid to the overall upkeep and aesthetic of the place. Table cloth had food stains from previous diners, no wine menu, cobweb in various corners, cracked platers and such. if you're not fussy then it's worth a try.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gourmetiger
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Ithaca, NY
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Charming restaurant, spectacular view, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

App an impossibly windy road from Castries, with a breath-taking view, the Pink Plantation House is a wonderful spot for lunch. We shared the ackee fritters, the we each had the dorado, one with creole sauce and the other with garlic butter. The side dishes were very nice, especially the christophene gratinee. We skipped dessert...too full from all the different elements of the main course. Service was efficient, but I did not find the experience as warm as others have described. More cut and dried... And the bill came quickly.. We stopped to look around, and went to look at the pottery but on the day we were there there was little for sale. The woman at the desk suggested that I would have a better chance looking in the shops in Rodney Bay...while I did not come away with the warm and fuzzy feelings that other reviewers described, I will definitely go again the next time I am I. St. Lucia and I highly recommend the Pink Plantation House to anyone visiting the island.

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Thank MKeren
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

I almost hesitated to write a review on this fabulous restaurant, for fear that it becomes too well known and I can't get a table next time I want to go. The setting is wonderful, the lovely old original building and furniture transport you back into a different era. The menu and food is excellent. The view from the table is fabulous and one which you would never tire of looking at. Our only complaint was that we happened to be there on a day when a large group of Government Ministers were also dining and unfortunately they received the cream of the service, to the detriment of our table.

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Thank Rimsk1
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Fernhurst, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Charming period restaurant with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

A charming restaurant in a genuine period plantation house with a great view of Castries and the cruise ships in the harbour. The food was excellent with a good choice, but the service, although pleasant and courteous, was slow, and even slower when it came to obtaining the bill. If you want to spend most of the afternoon having a relaxing lunch this is the place to go. And there is the added bonus of Michelle's pots on display and for sale.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Noel T
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