5 best restaurants in St Kitts and Nevis
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Buddies Beach Hut
The biggest joint on the Strip
Make friends with Buddies. This delicious beach restaurant is a favourite amongst the locals – and is always popular. If folk haven’t come for the flair of its Caribbean cooking, from ribs to lobster to fresh veggies, they’re here for the party. And boy, do they know how to! Friday evenings are your best bet, with the downstairs bar hopping – and the upstairs dance floor hopping crazy. Best of all, it’s great value for the Caribbean!
The Strip, Frigate Bay South, St Kitts
Tel: +1 869 465 2839
Sushi in St Kitts?
The world’s getting tiny, so, in fact, a Japanese restaurant on a Caribbean island shouldn’t be a surprise. What does take you off-guard is the sophisticated tastes and sheer authenticity of Rituals. The chefs know just how to wield a knife or roll a Californian, and your servers are kimono-clad waitresses, who are friendly and efficient in true Japanese style. On sunny days (pretty much all-year-round), opt for dining on their beautiful patio.
Frigate Bay, St Kitts
Tel: +1869 466 0161
Tel: +1 869 466 8871
As they say in St Kitts, the food bang good
When in Rome, eat pasta. When in the Caribbean, devour stewed conch, goat water stew, pigtail soup and jerk chicken. El Fredo’s is as authentic as it gets and its lunches are hugely popular with the local business crowd. Cosy and intimate, the place serves up charm and chic as standard. And things are slower here, so listen to the reggae, have post-lunch rum and a good old chinwag with a Kittitian. Why else did you come here?
Bay Road, Basseterre, St Kitts
Style and ambience on Nevis
So you’ve had your fill of no-frills (yet delicious) Caribbean cooking. Now you’re in the mood for stylish. That restaurant is 750, set on the luxurious grounds of an old plantation. Kick off your night with aperitifs and canapés, before tucking into fine cuisine on the terrace. You won’t get many better views of Charlestown and St. Kitts. Wine is a big thing here, so be sure to put the sommelier through his paces. He’s incredibly well-informed.
Montpelier Plantation, Nevis
Tel: +1 869 469 3462 www.montpeliernevis.com/cuisine/restaurant-750
You’d be bananas not to try this place
Run by a popular UK chef, the restaurant boasts a superb and romantic location amid rolling green hills and gardens. The house itself is charming, with a wraparound verandah and exquisite artwork. But the food is the king: lobster tail, lamb shank and warm banana bread with ice cream. Needless to say, there’s a secret recipe for the rum punch, which will set you dreaming amongst the trees and endless foliage.
Upper Hamilton Estate, St Paul, Nevis
Tel: +1 869 469 1891 www.bananasrestaurantnevis.com