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“A great meal in a rainforest!”
Review of Bamboo Restaurant

Bamboo Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 34 Restaurants in Soufriere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $35
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Bamboo Restaurant at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort in St. Lucia offers up sumptuous Caribbean and international cuisine in beautiful, tropical environs. The restaurant offers a la carte lunch and dinner dining. Set amidst the lush gardens of the resort, diners can enjoy the truly magical ambiance of a tropical setting.
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We ate lunch at the restaurant after hiking the Tet Paul nature trail. It's very convenient since it's right at the bottom of the trail.
The atmosphere is really nice, the restaurant is surrounded by rainforest foliage and birds frequently fly in and out - a huge plus for bird watchers! Also there are resident cats that patrol the dining room begging for food. Very cute. Be careful though, if you feed them they will climb on you for more. The food took a while to come but when it did, it was great! Good sized portions, especially considering the price. I would absolutely return if I come back to St Lucia.

Non-hotel patrons be aware that the tour advertised for the hotel grounds (cocoa plantation and botanical gardens) is only for hotel guests, despite being advertised in several places.

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Thank Cgerbs
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Thank you for your comments about your dining experience.

It is clear from your posting that you have captured the atmosphere at our restaurant .
We are happy to know that you enjoyed our food and beverage offerings .

Thank you for your business.

Best Regards
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We heard about Fond Doux as it is one of the few restaurants near Ladera. We went there for dinner - it was pretty empty and the menu was much much more limited than as shown on line. I got a steak that was so fatty that I ended up feeding most of it to the stray cat that was literally pawing at my leg underneath the table. I do not recommend.

Thank Brian M
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Thank you for your feedback.

You may wish to know that we are currently making changes to the menus and we have created some exciting new dishes.

Socks is one of the estate pets and is being taken care of by the staff and owners. He is highly pampered by our guests and personally welcomes everyone to Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.
He has also become well known on Tripadvisor.

Hopefully,you will give us another opportunity to share our new selections.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Fond Doux Holiday Plantation on our honeymoon. We loved staying at the active cocoa plantation and getting to see the local agriculture and culture everyday. Beverly was our favorite waitress at the Jardin Cocoa Restaurant. She made us feel very welcome and was always laughing and having a great time right along with us. The food was delicious, especially the banana flambe and the cocorita!

Thank Lauren S
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

We are happy you had the opportunity to stay at our hotel and that you were pleased with our facilities, accommodation and amenities.
Our culinary team work very hard to create great dining experiences for our guests and that we are happy that they were able to meet and exceed your expectations.
It is always a pleasure to read comments about our team members who went the extra mile to add those special touches that help create special memories for our guests. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Beverly.

Once again thank you for your valuable comments and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Best Regards
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We really enjoyed our lunch and drinks there. The rum punch was awesome and my hubby had quite a few Piton. Hey That's the beer of St.Lucia after all. The atmosphere was grrreat. This lovely St.Lucian restaurant is built out of Bamboo. Beautiful flowers and great, big plants surrounded the restaurant. (Not sure of the name of the flowers).We had the creole soup and special with fresh fish in a curry. WOW.

We discovered this place by accident on our way to the airport on the west coast. We will be back though as the staff were really funny and nice. ..

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Thank 733Marie
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Thank you for your feedback.

We are glad that you enjoyed the dining experience we created for you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Tropical Garden of Eden.

Best Regards
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Came with a group, the food was not good, heard so much about, maybe expectation was to high, some of my food was burnt.

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Thank Joecctv
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Thank you for your feedback.

We are aware that everyone has a right to their opinion however, we feel it is necessary for us to clear the fact that we do not serve burnt food at our restaurant.

We hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you .

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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