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“Lovely Cliff at Cap”

The Cliff at Cap Maison
Ranked #10 of 83 Restaurants in Gros Islet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$150
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Cliff at Cap Restaurant was famously hailed by The New York Times and is already one of the most highly sought after tables on the island. Located on the northwest coast in one of the Caribbean's most dramatic settings overlooking the surging Caribbean Sea. The kitchen at The Cliff at Cap is overseen by Welsh born Executive Chef Craig Jones, a St Lucian Chef of the Year recipient, who serves an inspired French West Indian contemporary menu. His nouveau French West Indian cuisine elegantly presents the bounty of St Lucia's fresh local farm produce and seafood readily sourced on this tropical island. The Cliff at Cap offers unobstructed views towards Martinique to the north and Pigeon Island to the West, and surrounded by the magnificent Caribbean sea, with sunsets to die for. The restaurant is open to non residents from breakfast to dinner with a dress code of smart casual.
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“Lovely Cliff at Cap”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Review of the Cliff at Cap Maison
Monday 17th June 2013

We were not staying at Cap Maison on this occasion but decided to book into dinner as I love the location of the restaurant. Situated on cliffs with a steady and welcome breeze, the restaurant is casually elegant with a top-notch bar serving wonderful cocktails… Passion Fruit Martinis amongst them. We arrived early enough to catch the sunset and sat in the Bar area watching the waves and the sea eagles gently soaring down below. The General Manager greeted us and we had a drink with him and spoke, in some detail, about the resort, which is still relatively new by Lucian standards. It is interesting to see how this resort is developing. The restaurant is popular with Visitors and Lucians alike. In the past we have attended some of the guest chef evenings and they have always been fun.

Dinner was great. We elected to have our own “Tapas” menu by ordering 3 starters each and then sharing. This, with a good bottle of wine was not cheap but I think you get good value for what you get, including Foie Gras. The sweet pea risotto was slightly on the heavy side for me (slightly too much truffle oil and cheese) but, that notwithstanding, the meal was excellent. I really liked the scallop with cauliflower puree and the reef conch cerviche. Service was great, and unobtrusive.

The wine list is surprisingly reasonably priced for a restaurant of this calibre. I really hate being ripped off and some other resorts do charge a high price for decent wines on the island. So a star to Cap Maison for considering the wallets of their guests!

There was no live entertainment that night but the eclectic music (apparently chosen by the Restaurant Manager, Matt Hartmaan) was very welcome.

We are hoping to return to Cap Maison for a mini-break in the near future, so look forward to eating again at this lovely place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Castries, St. Lucia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great food, great view and great service”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

I took my dad out for his birthday and we had a wonderful time! The staff made sure we got the best seats in the house and were extremely friendly and accommodating. The food is amazing.....over priced....but it tasted so good it was worth it. I'd definitely go again and I would definitely recommend to place to others.

  • Visited July 2013
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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great location and restaurant. Good food.”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

It's a top tier location and restaurant. The food was excellent but the service (that night, I hope) was a bit slow.

Visited March 2013
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trinidad/west indies
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Everything was fabulous, the food , the atmosphere, the service, the bar, everything the live entertainment!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will definitely go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited July 2012
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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“Unbelievable Location / View”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary with dinner at Cap Maison and had an amazing meal and experience. The view was insane - the food was very good. They even brought our dessert decorated with well wishes :) A must-see if you are going to St Lucia

Visited June 2013
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