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“Oh dear - not up to expectations at all!”
Review of Lighthouse Ship Restaurant - CLOSED

Lighthouse Ship Restaurant
Price range: US$46 - US$50
Cuisines: Caribbean, European
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: With great local ingredients forming the basis of the contemporary Caribbean cuisine, this fine dining restaurant offers more that just an excellent meal. This beautiful old Lighthouse Ship called the Vastra Banken was brought to Grenada in 2006 and is now the focal point of the Le Phare Bleu Marina and Boutique Hotel. The top deck provides the perfect place for a sun downer before enjoying the experience of eating on board an historic ship with a unique ambiance that is neither too formal nor too casual. Open during the high season only on Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30pm. Reservations are appreciated, please call 444 2400.
Reviewed 8 April 2012

This is only a partial review because our much anticipated visit to the Lighthouse Ship didn't happen. We were staying nearby and viewed the menu favourably and booked for the Saturday night - so far so good.

Unfortunately when we arrived it all went downhill. We went upstairs at 8pm but there was no-one to tell us where to welcome us or where to go for a drinks. We did managed to speak briefly to a waitress as she rushed past, she thrust a cocktails menu in our hand and sent us up further stairs to the top deck and said someone would come and take an order from us shortly. Top deck is strung with lights, overlooking the sea/marina and should be a lovely place to relax before dinner.

After 35 minutes of waiting I went back downstairs to request drinks directly with a staff member and discovered that the usual full menu was not being served that night and there was a "teaser" menu - set choices of 4 courses. No-one had told us this when we made our booking! My husband liked the look of most of the things on the menu but I was less thrilled - but it was now 8.45pm so we decided to stick with it. Despite our prompting another 15 minutes without passed with no-one even talking to us, and never a chance of a drinks order being taken.

I don't expect everything to run to time in the Caribbean but in an hour I would have liked to have been welcomed aboard or our presence acknowledged as a minimum and a drink in hand would have made a wait more acceptable. At this point we gave up and decided to try our luck at the nearby Poolside Bar Restaurant - another part of Le Phare Bleu set up. Here we were welcomed back like old friends (we had lunch there a few days earlier), had our drinks 10 mins later and our order taken for dinner. OK it wasn't fine dining but we did get fed, had a good time and enjoyed the local band playing there.

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2  Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We dined here four times. Though the menu is not extensive, there was a good choice of dishes. We enjoyed every meal. The food was excellent, well prepared and beautifully presented. There is a dish for every taste and a selection of good wines. The staff is welcoming, friendly and professional and the surroundings, a beautiful old lightship in the charming marina Le Phare Bleu, are very special.
No motion whatsoever inside the boat!
The prices are not cheap, but the food and drinks are definitely worth the money.
Tip: if the bananamousse with mango icecream is available: do not hesitate and order one!

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Thank verthe
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

The mouthwatering food is excellent, beautifully presented and delicious. The additions, courtesy of the chef are always a delight. The young serving team are efficient and work hard to ensure you have a good visit. We love the ambience of the old lightship which looks fantastic lit up at night, drinks on the deck outside and the choice and different menus. We always look forward to visiting The Lighthouse Ship Restaurant well before we even arrive on the island for our holiday.

Thank Diana W
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

We really enjoyed ourselves in this unique restaurant - excellent and creatively presented food, it was definitely worth every $!! Friendly attentive service, special atmosphere - we highly recommend it!

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Thank michangi
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

You have to read my opinion with some circumspection because we ended up not eating here. We didn't get beyond the menu at the entrance. It just seemed so unlikely that it could be twice as good as places such as Beach House, Aquarium and Water's Edge. It was twice the price.

In fact, we ate a couple of times at the Phare Bleu poolside restaurant. The food, drinks and service there were fine and we weren't under such financial pressure for it to be perfect.

Thank Counting_Boy
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