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“Romantic and delicious...”
Review of Bamboo Restaurant

Bamboo Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 36 Restaurants in Soufriere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Bamboo Restaurant at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort in St. Lucia offers up sumptuous Caribbean and international cuisine in beautiful, tropical environs. The restaurant offers a la carte lunch and dinner dining. Set amidst the lush gardens of the resort, diners can enjoy the truly magical ambiance of a tropical setting.
Reviewed 7 April 2014

My GF and I recently spent 11 days in St Lucia and had the opportunity to try a number of restaurants. This one didn't disappoint. We made a reservation in advance and showed up at 6pm to be seated in a lounge area for a drink. We got a table right in front of the steel drum entertainment. The two guys were excellent..playing everything from Neil Diamond to Abba...yep, Abba....nice soft steel drum dinner music. We both started with 'seafood st. jacques'...a version of coquille st jacques......not bad but some of the seafood was a little chewy. My grilled pork chop in a passionfruit BBQ sauce was cooked perfectly. My GF had the shrimp creole and they were cooked right and plentiful. All in all the whole meal was enjoyable, the service was pretty good and the wine list was pretty good and fair priced. The whole restaurant is made out of bamboo and is a beautiful place to have a dimly lit romantic dinner. Give it a try! oh yeah, don't expect this place to be 'cat-free' either...it's St Lucia! The bill with $45 US bottle of Laroche Petit Chablis was about $120 US...which is what you will pay for a quality dinner on this island frequently.

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Thank JoeyMartin
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Hello Joey,

Thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review following your recent dining experience at our Jardin Cacao Restaurant.

Reviews such as yours bring us great satisfaction in knowing that we provided you with exceptional service and great food.

Our culinary team will be very pleased with your comments. They will be commended for leaving you with a memorable dining experience for all the right reasons.

Thank you once again for your positive feedback and business. We can’t wait to serve you again.

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We came here on our last night in St. Lucia. The setting is very lush and tropical, with a cacophony of insects, birds and reggae music to accompany you. The people who work here are very friendly, but drinks service was very slow, not arriving until after the appetiser, which kind of negated the tropical drink. The menu was varied, but nothing special. Our creole fish was okay, but again nothing inspired or memorable. Many of the people eating here seemed to also be guests of the resort. St. Lucia is very expensive, so this place represents a decent bargain, but as in most places, you get what you pay for.

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Thank GlobalGeckos
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Good Day,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent dining experience at our Jardin Cacao Restaurant.

Our culinary team is always looking for ways to improve our food and beverage offerings. We are sorry to hear of your disappointments in that area. Had you informed our chef of your concerns, he would have been delighted to prepare some local dishes to your satisfaction. We are disappointed that we did not have the opportunity to make this happen.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and your business. We look forward to serving you again to share the improvements made in light of your concerns.

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed at Fond Doux for 5 days, and chose the All-Inclusive Meal Plan. It was very affordable even when looking at the prices on their menu. Breakfast was always served with fresh fruit and their cocoa tea, along with their fresh bake (which was delicious). They always provided something different from day to day which was very nice. Lunch was delicious. We had no idea they had a buffet option until our last day there, so we ordered from their menu. Their fish sandwiches were so good, that was all I ordered for lunch! Fresh mahi mahi on a perfectly crispy baguette, served with fries and a delicious fresh salad. Not to mention that the portion was more than enough to fill me up. We had dinner three of the four nights that we stayed there. We love fish and seafood, and it was so great that they hosted a seafood evening and always had a fish option on their regular dinner menu. It was so nice to see that many of the fruits and vegetables they served were grown on the same property.

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Thank cmiudvm
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Good Day,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your dining experience at our Jardin Cacao Restaurant.

We put all our efforts in the services that we offer to our guests to ensure that their expectations are not only met, but exceeded. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our food and beverage offerings. Our culinary team will be very pleased with your comments. We will communicate your feedback to the entire team and commend them for a job well done.

Once again, thank you for your wonderful feedback and we look forward to serving you again.

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed at Fond Doux for 7 days and ate all of our dinners at the Jardin Cacao Restaurant. We chose to have the 4-course dinner for $40 U.S., excluding tax and service charge (which was automatically added). We truly enjoyed the ambiance and service. Kendal and Winifred were behind the small bar on the nights we ate and we enjoyed a couple of the specialty drinks as well as some rum!! The meals were creative and delicious- the soups were outstanding and the salads fresh with a nice variety each night. Since we are fish and seafood lovers, we had the fish choices every night but one and the fish was fresh and had a variety of sauces. Desserts were good-the best was probably the crepes suzzette with homemade ice cream- but I liked that the three courses didn't have to be salad or appetizer, main course and dessert; you could choose an appetizer or soup, salad, and main course as the three courses which I really appreciated. The service was attentive but relaxed. Seeing some of the prices for food at other locations on the island we thought that what we got was a great value. One night was a BBQ and that was the only dinner that we had that was a buffet and it was varied and delicious- fresh fish, chicken, ribs and a variety of salads and vegetables, very nicely prepared by the chef, Gilda.

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Thank 66birchpoint
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

‘’Great review most appreciated”

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your recent dining experience at our Jardin Cacao Restaurant.

Your review is very encouraging, positive, and supportive of the very high standards that we have set and continue to instill at our Restaurant.

Our culinary team will be very pleased with your comments about the quality of food and service that they offered. They will be commended for a job well done and motivated to raise the bar even higher.

Once again, thank you for your positive comments. We are looking forward to serving you again.

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

This restaurant is situated at Fond Doux Plantation near Sugar Beach (the best one on St. Lucia). You may see there cocoa trees and a way how the cocoa seeds are dried on the sun light. The restaurant itself has a nice interior and kind waitresses. You may try there local cuisine which is really good. The prices are also appropriate.

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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Good Day,

We are happy to know that you had the opportunity to experience our Jardin Cacao Restaurant and that you enjoyed our local cuisine, relax atmosphere and exceptional service.

Thank you for your positive feedback and business.

One behalf of the entire team we look forward to serving you again.

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne

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