An overhead shot of a meal at Bouchan restaurant, showing the main dish surrounded by colourful side dishes

Select restaurants around Soufrière reopen to international visitors

An overhead shot of a meal at Bouchan restaurant, showing the main dish surrounded by colourful side dishes

Cacao inspired cuisine featuring local produce at Bouchan

Enjoying delicious Carribean food in a beautiful tropical setting is one of the joys of a vacation on St Lucia. While our inhouse Private Dining menu receives rave reviews from guests, venturing out to a St Lucian restaurant around Soufrière extends your vacation experience.

Cosmos has a variety of excellent restaurants within a short drive, so we’re delighted to learn that more of our guests’ favourites around Soufrière are reopening their doors and welcoming back diners as part of a Dine Around Program.

Created by St Lucia’s Chief Medical Officer and the Ministry of Tourism, the Program ensures that visitors to the island – who have undertaken the mandatory entry requirements – can dine out safely with government protocols in place. Reservations can be made a day in advance, with transport provided by Covid-19 certified taxis. Each restaurant will have a separate area set up for non-residential guests with plenty of space for social distancing.

Based on our experience and guests feedback, we’re highlighting some of the favourites you can now visit. If you want to look further afield, click through to the Dine Around Program for the full listing.

 

The view from Dasheene restaurant looks out over the Petit Piton and a lush tropical hillside

Dine on top of the world at Dasheene

Dasheene
Based in Ladera Resort, the original stylish boutique hotel famed for staggering close-up views onto the Petit Piton, Dasheene is a special spot to enjoy the view accompanied by excellent live music in the evenings. The cooking is also fantastic; our tip is to catch the excellent Sunday brunch buffet, starting with a welcome drink before getting intimate with an array of local curries and a to-die-for dessert spread. Medium expensive.

 

A close up of an artfully arranged plate of cacao inspired cuisine at Bouchan resturant

Artful cacao inspired cuisine at Bouchan

Boucan
Located at the Hotel Chocolate on the Rabot Estate, this restaurant offers innovative cooking in a modern environment looking out on to the Petit Piton. The menu specialises in exploring both the sweet and savoury nature of their estate grown cacao, using superb local produce. The freshly-made warm chocolate churning in the restaurant is an olfactory and taste sensation not to be missed. Moderately expensive.

 

The interior of Bamboo restaurant, featuring dark bamboo furniture and a colourful oversized plant

The atmospheric interior of Bamboo restaurant

Bamboo
Bamboo offers farm-to-table Carribean specialities in a down-to-earth setting at Fond Doux plantation resort. While the cocktails and live music are popular, the typical Carribean breakfast is awesome. The resort is spread across a working plantation with vintage Caribbean bungalows that have been relocated from around the island and set in beautiful gardens. Try timing your visit to catch a cacao drying demonstration to learn more about the island’s magic beans. Moderately priced.

 

A dinner table set with a plate full of barbequed lobster and fresh vegetables, with a view of the Carribean sea in the background

Succulent seafood served up at Pavilion restaurant

Pavilion
The Pavilion restaurant at Caille Blanc Villa and Hotel is newly opened for non-guests so we don’t have feedback yet, but it is the closest to Cosmos and shares our stunning views, so has the potential to be a handy local. Moderately expensive.

If this doesn’t whet your appetite we don’t know what will! We hope this blog post gives you inspiration and confidence to enjoy St Lucia’s restaurants as part of your vacation experience.