Food for thought: Top Caribbean restaurants

When on board a private yacht your chef will delight in creating incredible feasts, flavours and menus for charter guests. But, if you decide to spend some time dining ashore then the Caribbean has plenty of tantalising options on offer. Why not tempt your taste buds with IYC’s picks for top Caribbean restaurants?

De Cuisine, Anguilla

Over 100 restaurants provide plenty of choice on the small island of Anguilla. For a really special meal, the intimate little De Cuisine is run by a husband and wife and offers a small, constantly changing menu which reflects their passion for fine dining. While sampling the fresh and seasonal flavours, admire the décor – with artwork created by the chef herself.

Jade Mountain Club, St Lucia

Down to the spices, everything that you will taste here is grown on the property or the organic farm next door. Award winning chef Allen Susser creates fresh and contemporary Caribbean cuisine – try the conch fritter with liquid centre – and if the stunning food wasn’t enough, the backdrop of pink sunsets behind steep tropical mountains guarantee an unforgettable dinner.

Le Zandoli, Martinique

With a unique African-French cuisine, and an influx of up and coming young chefs, Martinique is a must for foodies visiting the Caribbean. With a chef hailing from Michelin three-star restaurants in France, Le Zandoli offers a seasonal three-course prix-fixe menu created from the freshest local produce.

The Beach House, GRENADA

Although it does not have the restaurant scene of some of the other Caribbean Islands, Grenada is known as the Island of Spice and does boast some hidden gems. Backing onto a secluded beach, The Beach House is one of the best, offering Asian influenced local specialities such as land crabs wrapped in wonton skins.

La Plage, ST BARTH

Executive chef Paul Coste is a master with shellfish, and offers a menu that will draw you back for as long as you are on the island of St Barth. Be sure to visit on a Tuesday where the menu will showcase local lobster in dishes such as spring rolls and vol-au-vents.

Le Santal, ST MARTIN

The magnificent decoration of Le Santal creates an ambience that echoes that of its namesake in Paris, touched with the sound of the Caribbean in the gentle surf. On the French side of the island, the Christofle Silverware and extensive wine list have drawn celebrities and royals for decades.

Boutique Boucan, St Lucia

An island of abundant cocoa plantations, a visit to St Lucia would not be complete without visiting and indulging in some chocolate. Surrounded by jungle, Boucan offers a boutique chocolaterie, as well as a restaurant which serves unique savoury dishes such as confit of duck with white chocolate mash.

Madame Jeanette, Aruba

Boasting numerous awards and medals, Madame Jeanette touts itself as “the place for those who like to eat”! The casual atmosphere belies the fine dining menu – European Master Cher Karsten draws on international knowledge to creative unique dishes with the exotic produce and herbs of the island.

Scotchies, Jamaica

If you’ve had your fill of haute cuisine, try out some traditional Jamaican fare. Jamaica is famous for jerk – meat marinated in local spices and smoked over logs of allspice trees. Hailed as the best spot for authentic flavours, the taste of history – with a side of roasted breadfruit – make it worth waiting in line at Scotchies.

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