From Caribbean beachside cafes to fine-dining restaurants, St Kitts has something for everyone!
Whether you fancy jerk chicken BBQ’ed on the street, or lobster at a fine-dining restaurant, there’s somewhere to suit every palate and budget. Here are my top places to eat in St Kitts!
Get a flavour of St Kitts in my video and scroll down to find out some of the top restaurants in St Kitts.
Open seasonally, Arthur’s sits on the shore of Dieppe Bay. Part of the Belle Mont Farm family, the white beach shack is decorated in a sophisticated way, and offers front row seats for watching the fisherman bring in their catch of the day! It’s described as a ‘sea to fork restaurant’ so expect mahi mahi, grouper, snapper, ceviche, conch and lobster on the menu. Try to save room for the delicious pumpkin fritters served with spiced pumpkin ice cream and a rich caramel sauce!
The Gallery Café
Rosey Cameron and her family set up a unique art-gallery-come-café on the main square in Basseterre. After visiting in 1977, Rosey fell in love with the island and never left. She gives a flavour of life on St Kitts through her colourful artworks, while her daughter Leah bakes delicious fresh bagels, cakes, frittatas and cookies. It’s a winning combination and a wonderful place to relax for a few hours.
Overlooking Basseterre’s buzzing centre (nicknamed Piccadilly Circus) Ballahoo serves a huge menu featuring everything from BBQ chicken wraps and sushi to West Indian curries. I’d recommend the delicious coconut curry prawns with rice and beans, washed down with a frozen mango and passion fruit Ballahoootini!
Long wooden benches, sport on TV and a reasonably-priced menu make Sprat Net great spot to spend the evening. Most locals claim it’s the best place for a pizza on the island (it was pretty good!) but they also serve delicious BBQ prawns, chicken, ribs, and lobster.
Royal Palm Restaurant
Nestled in the walls of the plantation’s sugar factory at Ottley’s Plantation Inn, Royal Palm serves tasty, well-presented food in a spectacular setting. I stopped by for a huge Sunday brunch where I feasted on tropical fruits, mini cakes and pastries, then enjoyed one of the best eggs benedicts of my life!
Cool waterside bar Salt Plage is a fashionable, upmarket spot for a few drinks and snacks as the sun sets. It’s one of the few bars on the island where you can arrive to by boat, so if you’re living the Made In Chelsea life, it’s perfect!
One of the island’s top beachside bars and restaurants, Spice Mill serves high-end Caribbean cuisine. It’s the perfect place to try local fish ‘wahoo’ washed down with a zingy passionfruit caipiroska.
After days of BBQ chicken and seafood, it was great to meet Fari who runs Ital Creations – a roadside food truck with organic farm right on Fred Williams Highway. I tucked into an enormous plate of salad, rice, vegetables, lentils and salad with a guava dressing. It was healthy, delicious and a surprising find on the island! If you stop by, be sure to have a moringa smoothie. Not only is it tasty, it’s also known for its superfood qualities.
Part of Belle Mont Farm (the most exclusive and luxurious place to stay in St Kitts), The Kitchen sits high up in the hills, with Mount Liamuiga towering over it. With a French chef at the helm, and a farm to table mantra, the menu is pretty special. On offer, locally-sourced dishes such as lemongrass-poached lobster, cinnamon-braised goat loin and passion fruit and coconut baked Alaska.
With a motto ‘live de life’, Reggae Beach is a lively spot to dine at while spending a day enjoying the beach. After an energetic kayaking session, I loved tucking into a plate of fried chicken and chips. The frozen daiquiris were so delicious, in fact I managed to sink quite a few during our visit!
Right at the end of ‘The Strip’ (the row of bars in Frigate Bay) Boozies serves tasty West Indian food right on the beach. Top choices are the grilled mahi mahi and the chicken curry, plus the cocktails are bright, colourful, and exactly what you need after a morning overexerting yourself sunbathing!
One of the most glamorous and picturesque spots for a restaurant, Palm Court Gardens has two beautiful pools and overlooks the bay of Basseterre. The reasonable menu features delicious shrimp tacos, chicken curry and a great menu of smoothies!
As mentioned in my hotel round up, with 8 restaurants, several bars, numerous pools and a long sandy stretch of beach onto the Atlantic, there’s a reason St. Kitts Marriott Resort is the most popular place to stay on the island. I ate at Blu Seafood Restaurant where we enjoyed tasty grilled lobster, a selection of desserts and a bottle of wine.
Interested in visiting St Kitts? Check out all my posts about the island:
A Brief Intro To St Kitts, Caribbean
St Kitts: Top Reasons To Visit
Top 5 Hotels In St Kitts – From Budget To Luxury
Top 5 Things To Do In St Kitts For Cruise Ship Passengers
Video: Adventures In St Kitts
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