JUL
08
2013

Where to eat in St Kitts? 

There are many fine and casual restaurants on St. Kitts to enjoy including those at the major hotels. But what if you want a little adventure away from your hotel? What are your options? I’m going to share a few of my favourite spots that I consider mandatory must eats if you’re visiting the islands.

For those looking for a casual but tasty beach restaurant you’ll want to try out Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack for fantastic seafood. Don’t let the name fool you as this place serves great food at reasonable prices and is located right on the beach. Thursday nights feature a live fire show that is always a hit and of course, kid friendly. I always go for the delicious Atlantic lobster but other tasty menu items include the Mahi Mahi, local lemon scented snapper and melted lava jerk chicken! From the website:

It's a shiggidy world! For a good lime and time visit us. A true Caribbean experience on the beach where you are treated like a local. Meet hashers, expatriates, and local Kittitians. Don’t miss the best spot to watch the sun slip into the Caribbean Sea while sipping a cool cocktail.

If you are wanting something a little more upscale than I recommend Christophe Harbour’s  Pavilion Beach Club. They offer everything from a simple burger to a very well done Jambalaya or a tasty Creole Spiced Swordfish that melts in your mouth. It is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 to 10:00 pm. Reservations are required 24 hours ahead of time and can be made by calling 869-465-8304. There menu can be found by following this link:

http://www.christopheharbour.com/assets/pdf/CH_Pavilion_Dinner.pdf*

*please note that Wednesday’s are Chef Appreciation Night so the menu will differ.

My last and favourite recommendation is the Carambola Beach Club which serves modern European cuisine with Caribbean influences, tapas menu and sushi bar. They are located in South Friar’s Bay on St. Kitts and open for breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner. The setting is spectacular and amazing for evening sunsets so try and get there 30 minutes before it starts to set! Opened in 2011 the restaurants is a perfect place for a special occasion and for parties of 6 or more ask for the private room which is an experience onto itself. They also have a 4,000 bottle wine cellar for even the most discerning wine aficionados. The Sushi Rolls are to die for, including the "Calypso Bay Roll" (Crab, Cucumber, Mango topped with Spicy Lobster").  I also recommend the beef medallion or rack of lamb for those wating a hearty meal.

Bon appétit!

Jon Green



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