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“Worthy Restaurant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rainforest Hideaway

Rainforest Hideaway
Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Marigot Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located on the waterfront in a bay described by American travel writer, James Michenor, as the "most beautiful bay in the Caribbean" - Rainforest blends into the mangroves and has been described in the Wall Steet Journal as one of the most romantic restaurant locations in the world. Serving Sophisticated Caribbean food in a rustic and casual atmosphere - with service and food standards to match any international restaurant - the theme of Rainforest is "Magical Dining in Marigot Bay". Let it be the highlight experience of your St Lucia vacation. Now open every night of the week in High Season and five nights in Summer. Live Jazz on 4 nights - Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Saturday all year round. Special Taxi arrangements from Rodney Bay - call 286 0511 or 451 4485 for Taxi details
Flower Mound, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worthy Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Everything about Rainforest Hideaway was fantastic. Locally inspired cuisine, fresh ingredients, skilled execution, attentive and friendly service, incredible location. Dinner was $110 for 3 courses, 2 drinks, tax and tip. I will certainly be back to Rainforest Hideaway on my next visit to St. Lucia.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlienCommander
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JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear AlienCommander

Many thanks for your very positive review of Rainforest. We look forward to your next visit - and hope you will bring a few more of your Aliens with you....

John Verity
Owner - Rainforest Hideaway
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London
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Must go if in Marigot Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Excellent, high quality ingredients served in a creative and delicious way. This is by far the best restaurant in Marigot Bay. Beyond the wonderful food and great service there is a good cocktail list and reasonably priced varied wine list.

Visited March 2014
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JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear ChrisBadLondon

I guess you enjoyed Rainforest.....! Thanks for the lovely review. Hope you can come again..!

John Verity
Owner - Rainforest Hideaway
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Mariefred, Sweden
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had heard a lot about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. After we had arrived there by boat we were shown to our lovely table. The food we had there was really lovely. Specially since we had met the chef, swedish Åsa. It made us proud to know that it was a swede working there!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Teresa2210
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JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear Teresa2210

Thank for your review. I'm sure you were both surprised and pleased to find a Swedish Head Chef running Rainforest - but she is very ably supported by two St Lucian Chefs and an entirely St Lucian brigade. Asa is the European in the European/Caribbean fusion menu we offer - but we draw the line at Reindeer heart....and its too warm for lingonberries...

Asa does make the best bread in St Lucia - which can be sampled for breakfast at our sister business - Mango Beach Inn - just 30 yards behind Rainforest.

John Verity
Owner - Rainforest Hideaway
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New York City, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Intimate Dining Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very good and fresh food in a private and secluded setting. There was a limited number of tables and only a handful had a good view of the marina. The food was really good and they had some interesting combinations of flavors. The wine list was decent. The service was great.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Kirsten B
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JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear Kirsten B

Many thanks for your review of Rainforest. With respect to views, most of our tables for two are at the waters edge where couples can enjoy the views and romantic setting - and larger tables are a little further away - as their focus is usually inward to group conversation. This works for the most part.....

John Verity
Owner - Rainforest Hideaway
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new york
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, outstanding service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

The whole experience at this restaurant is amazing. We went 2 times during our stay and it was perfect both times. The service is wonderful, the staff is very gracious and the food is out of sight! If everything is in the detail, they haven't missed a single one. This does not compare to anything else here, so make your own breakfast and lunch one day and make a reservation for dinner at Rainforest! Both times we did the 3 course meal, you might as well go big while you're here and everything was perfect. I have had a lot of good filet and this somehow topped it all. The flavor and the fact that it melted in your mouth. It is so relaxing there and the food is an added bonus.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sonseekers
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JohnVerity, Owner at Rainforest Hideaway, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear sonseekers

Thanks for your review of Rainforest. From your other reviews I see you tried many of the other restaurants in Marigot Bay - so your comments are even more valuable to us. We have been listed by TripAdvisor as the No 1 restaurant in Marigot Bay since we opened nearly ten years ago in July 2004 - and your reviews would seem to bear that out. Many thanks

John Verity
Owner - Rainforest Hideaway
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