Breakfast is offered daily from 8:00 am, by prior reservation. A Dinner special is typically offered twice a week or by request.
Our Cuisine is a blend of St Lucian/Creole, Asian and International dishes. Many have said that our dining experience is one of the best in St Lucia. Part of our secret is that we use fresh, local and organic ingredients, some of which are grown on the estate. All our meals are healthy and balanced. We offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free meals by prior request. For groups and retreats, we also offer all inclusive meal packages.
Tea, Coffee or Juice
Local bread rolls
Butter, cheese, jam
Additional items available by request
Sample Dinner Special
Organic green papaya salad
Catch of the Day (local Mahi)
Stuffed local organic mushrooms
Green beans with Sesame & ginger
Home made Mango sorbet
Fresh local juice $3
Local “Piton” beer $3
Glass of wine $6
Bottle of wine $20
Home made Rum punch $5
Occasionally, we may also have cocktails or other alcoholic beverages available.
Banyan, Almond and Waterlily Cottages are all equipped for self catering. Frangipani and Calabash Cottages have a small fridge and electric hot water kettle.
Groceries in St Lucia are quite expensive. Many products are imported. However, it is possible to buy largely local and more affordable food if you choose carefully. There is a Saturday morning farmers market in every town. The nearest supermarket, “Massy” is a 15 minute drive from Balenbouche. The small convenience store in the neighboring village of Piaye (5 minute walk) sells a selection of canned and dry goods, fresh eggs, and alcohol.
Kalime Beach Bar is just a 15 minute walk away, located on the Piaye beach. Debbie’s Restaurant offers some great authentic St Lucia recipes and is a 3 minute drive away open for lunch every day except Mondays. The village of Laborie (5 minute drive), has several local snack bars and restaurants serving local St Lucia food including Zoe’s, mama Tilly’s, Mama Rose and Salt Rush cafe. In Vieux Fort, we can recommend Island Breeze, the Reef Restaurant and Bar, as well as “Indian Chef” located at the Gablewoods Mall above the supermarket.
In Soufriere and surroundings, our favorite local restaurants are Martha’s tables (on the way to Sugar beach, open for lunch only), and “De Belle Vue” in town, located along the Soufriere waterfront on the top floor of a traditional old wooden building. For a special treat, we recommend the Dasheene at the Ladera Resort, as well as the Mango Tree restaurant at Stonefield or the Boucan Restaurant at Hotel Chocolat, all of which offer fine dining in exquisite settings. Read about st lucia food and more recommendations for st lucia restaurants
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