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Royal Palm Restaurant

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Ottley's Village, Basseterre, St. Kitts
+1 869-465-7234
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Boston, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Grounds appear lovely indeed but it stops there. Do not waste your time or $50 cab ride if you are coming to the restaurant. It's not just bad, it's horrendous. The amuse-bouche set the stage. A cold flour tortilla with a tiny piece ham; no taste or creativity whatsoever. Tasteless and boring. Salad uninspiring to say the least. We stayed... More 

Thank Freja3
Rowayton, Connecticut
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We happened upon The Royal Palm as part of a private full island tour (lunch was included) and fell in love. The restaurant looks out over the hillside and is backed by the remaining stone walls of the estate’s old sugar factory. We enjoyed island chicken and a fish tempura that were delicious. We’ll be going back to try dinner... More 

Thank kcleeds
London, United Kingdom
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1,424 reviews
641 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ottleys plantation is an unique and incredible place, an oasis of peace and tranquility and this restaurant is just so quiet and lovely and food is very good as well. Absolutely recommended

Thank Ricardo B
Billericay, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We ate here for 9 nights and discovered the menu is repeated after 7. However, all the food options are good, of excellent quality and served by very friendly staff. Of special note, the fish is fresh and the king prawns succulent and tasty. The restaurant claims to serve a Champagne Sunday Brunch buffet, but on our occasion it was... More 

1 Thank KEITH P
MgmtAtOttleys, General Manager at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear KEITH P Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the variety and quality of the food we serve, as well as our friendly staff. For the record: The number of days of our rotation varies. Lobster tail, for example, is on our menu nightly, provided it is available and fresh. The... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Spent our tenth anniversary in St Kitts. ON our Anniversary we decided to check out the Royal Palm and Ottley's Plantation Inn. What a place! Quiet, relaxing, beautiful. Nothing to hear but the soft sounds of doves cooing in the palms. We're going to have to try and stay here next time. Food and service at restaurant were incredible. Menu... More 

1 Thank Kris_Y71
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kris_Y71- We are thrilled to be your new "favorite place!" and honoured that you chose to spend your 10th wedding anniversary with us at the Royal Palm at Ottley's Plantation Inn. Congratulations... and maybe, if we are lucky, we will have the pleasure of hosting you at the hotel for your 11th???? Cheers! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

During our visit to St Kitts and Nevis we visited at least 7-8 different restaurants between the two islands and we can safely say that this the staff at the Royal Palm Restaurant were the friendliest and the most attentive of all. The food was just as good as the service. Both breakfast and dinner were delicious. The menu was... More 

2 Thank Toni M
MgmtAtOttleys, General Manager at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Toni M Thank you for taking time to post your comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, your meals and recognized our tremendous staff. Each a treasure. Our staff is stellar and so are our guests - 99% of the time when they get together it is magic. It was a pleasure hosting you. More 

Coppell, Texas
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149 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Fantastic chef and staff. The menu is small, but fresh and well executed. The views are amazing too.

2 Thank WandaTX
MgmtAtOttleys, Manager at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear WandaTX We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us.... and we enjoyed serving you. Cheers! More 

Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Wonderful place for lunch! I recommend the fish tacos as they were amazing! Friendly helpful staff and such a beautiful property. If you have some extra time take the 15 walk through their beautiful rain forest trail and if you are lucky you may see Monkeys!

3 Thank mlc0207
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear mic0207 Thank you for taking the time to post your review/experience. We are happy that we had the opportunity to serve you. Monkeys are always around, but one does not always see them. Best time: Early breakfast, Late lunch, Pre-Dinner cocktails at dusk is prime time. More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This venue is in my top 3 places to visit on St Kitts. Superb location and view towards the sea, wonderful gardens and plantation buildings, great food, and excellent customer service - we went twice on our visit and were extremely well served by Zandra who was extremely courteous and friendly. Highly recommended and a must visit location.

1 Thank MarkBoorman
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MarkBoorman The fact that your came twice during your stay is a huge compliment and clearly a sincere endorsement. Thank you for your recommendation and for mentioning Zandra by name, she is a lovely woman and deserves acknowledgement. We have learned, no place can get it "right" 100% of the time. We are very pleased that we got it... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

In late March 2016 my husband, Guy and I cruised the Southern Caribbean with the hope and intention of eating as much good Caribbean food as possible. Prior to leaving the US I had searched the web to match Islands with restaurants and the reviews on Trip Advisor of the Royal Palm restaurant sounded mouth wateringly good. I phoned, spoke... More 

1 Thank _pelicantwo
MgmtAtOttleys, General Manager at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Your personalized glowing review is much appreciated. It is great that you highlighted members of the staff. They love what they do… and do it well. We look forward to welcoming you back.... maybe next time as a land guest? Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ottley's Village, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  St. Kitts  >  Basseterre
  • Phone Number: +1 869-465-7234
Tantalize your tastebuds. Ottley's Plantation Inn is known for its spectacular grounds, panoramic views, unmatched romantic ambience, warm hospitality and impeccable service. The Royal Palm restaurant features contemporary Caribbean cuisine and is recognized as one of the region's best. Dine elegantly on choices from a seasonal ala carte or fixed price menu. Enjoy island specialties at breakfast, lunch or the famous Sunday Champagne brunch. Special holiday menus are created for Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Treat yourself to a unique experience in an historic location.

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