The Best Restaurants in St. Lucia
Collected by Lebawit Lily Girma, AFAR Local Expert
St. Lucia offers a wide range of dining options, from rollicking local fish fries and casual beachside meals to candlelit dinners with views of the Pitons.
Anse La Raye, St Lucia
If you're staying in the Soufrière area, head north to nearby Anse la Raye, a fishing village that hosts a fun Friday night fish fry. It's not as crowded or boisterous as Gros Islet's weekly jump-up, but it's lively enough to give a...
St Lucia, Jalousle, Rabot Estate, Soufriere
Set on the grounds of a cacao plantation turned hotel, Boucan's open-air restaurant is just one more fine-dining option with impressive views, in this case, St. Lucia’s verdant hills and Petit Piton. But the difference between Boucan...
Castries-Gros Islet Hwy, Rodney Bay, St Lucia
The popular Gros Islet Fish Fry, also known as the Jump Up, is one big neighborhood party. The narrow streets of Gros Islet fill up with locals and tourists by 7 p.m., and by then the food shacks are busy: Hungry patrons shout out their...
la Toc Rd, Charlotte, St Lucia
The Hardest Hard is a quintessential St. Lucian food stop. Set under an almond tree off La Toc Road, this restaurant, with a zinc roof and a blue and yellow exterior that matches the Piton beer bottle, has a windowless interior...
Reduit Beach Avenue, Rodney Bay, St Lucia
After its previous Vigie location was destroyed by fire, Jacques rose from the ashes at a striking waterfront perch at the entrance of Rodney Bay Marina, a bit removed from the bustle of the other restaurants and bars. As...
Soufriere, St Lucia
Around for over 10 years, this small "ital" (vegetarian) and vegan spot dishes out flavorful, affordable, and creative lunches in the one-table interior of a green house in Soufrière's downtown. Favorites include the house pizza, a pie...
Dame Pearlette Louisy Dr, Laborie Village, St Lucia
Mama Tilly’s has a way with grilled food, a knack that has made it a longtime favorite in Laborie. (This little fishing village has retained its charm despite widespread tourism in the region.) The main courses—like...
Gros Islet, St Lucia
To experience a different side of the island, away from crowds and development, head east to Cas en Bas Beach for a quiet escape. In addition to the charms of its rustic setting and the floor show provided by kitesurfers and horseback...
Bridge St, St Lucia
After years at Ladera's Dasheene Restaurant, where he won awards and was recognized as a leader of the island's sustainable food movement, chef Orlando Satchell opened his own smaller restaurant on the coast. Presentation and flavor inform...
Soufriere, St Lucia
This local joint lives up to its playful name: multicolored stools, round picnic tables, an open-air setting covered by a leafy roof, and its lively bar patrons and pool-playing crowd. A chalkboard menu lists the daily specials, which include...
Smugglers Cove Drive Gros Islet, St. Lucia, St Lucia
The Cliff at Cap is one of the Caribbean's top-rated restaurants, and once experienced, it's easy to understand why chef Craig Jones has earned a AAA Four Diamond rating. The kitchen turns out dishes as original as they...
Chef Harry Drive The More Castries, St Lucia
Pink has never looked as good as it does on this former colonial mansion turned restaurant perched above Castries. Sit out on the veranda, and take in glorious tropical garden views stretching all the way to the sea. The Caribbean menu...