Balenbouche Dining

We offer self catering in all our cottages, as well as meals by reservation and grocery delivery from the nearby supermarket (5 minute drive) and vegetable stand (5 minute walk).

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.

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Balenbouche Breakfast
US$ 15

Tea, Coffee or Juice
Fresh Fruit
Local bread rolls
Butter, cheese, jam
Scrambled eggs

Additional items available by request

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Sample Dinner Special
US$ 25

Pumpkin soup
Organic green papaya salad
Catch of the Day (local Mahi)
Yasmine Rice
Stuffed local organic mushrooms
Green beans with Sesame & ginger
Home made Mango sorbet

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Fresh local juice $3
Local “Piton” beer $3
Glass of wine $6
Bottle of wine $25-$35
Home made Rum punch $5

Please inquire about cocktails or other alcoholic beverages.

Self Catering

All our cottages are equipped with kitchens or kitchenettes offering cook tops, refrigerators, and gas or toaster ovens.

It is easy to prepare your own meals while staying at Balenbouche. The kitchens are equipped with the basics, but if you need anything else, just let us know. Groceries in St Lucia are quite expensive and 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” (which also has an ATM) is a 5 minute drive from Balenbouche. Take a left onto the main road and it will be on your left just before the village of Choiseul. In the neighboring village of Piaye (5 minute walk) there is a fruit and vegetable stand and a small convenience store.

Eating out

In the village of Piaye (a 5 minute walk), there are a few local take out places, including pizza, BBQ and local meals (rice, beans, meat or fish). 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 (delivers to Balenbouche) and Annie’s Roti place. In Vieux Fort, we can recommend Island Breeze, the Reef Restaurant and Bar, as well as the Grill n’ Chill (Frasers BBQ) just north of the airport.

In Soufriere and surroundings, our favorite local restaurants are Martha’s tables (on the way to Sugar beach, open for lunch only), and in Soufriere town, check out “De Belle Vue,” “Pier 28”, and “the Dream” for local tasty fare. 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 more recommendations for st lucia restaurants.

“Balenbouche is indeed a world within itself exuding a tranquil presence of warmth, hospitality and harmony.”
(Tropical Traveler)
+ 1 (758) 455-1244
P.O. Box VF 707, LC12101, St Lucia

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