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“Lovely but expensive”

Orlando's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Soufriere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$45 - US$100
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Orlando's is a unique restaurant in Sorfriere. Our concept is to showcase local ingredients with an international presentation. Also to support our local farmers and vendors to maintain a standard of farm to table concept which is called Share The Love (STL). Reservations Preffered. --- We are open for lunch by reservation if you have a party of 6 or more. We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but if you have a party of 6 or more we are prepared to open for you.
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Not sure if anything lease on offer, but when we went there was only a set menu of 5 courses, it was lovely but a bit expensive, service excellent also

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I have traveled in many countries and tries many restaurants and I think this is the worst food experience I have ever had, given the price of the menus.

I decided to go to Orlando's with my wife, based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. Menus are 70USD without the drinks. This is already expensive but the worst is that it does not include taxes (+ 20%). prepare to pay close to 100 USD per person for something that is not worth more than 5 USD

The service is fine, as much as any other restaurant in town.

The food is a series of tasteless dishes served in very small portions. A piece of fried fish in a fruit salad; a small chicken wing with a few salad leaves, a soup fish ...

Why do I call it a scam ? Because the way these dishes are presented and the marketing around it aim at making you think this is a " Grand Restaurant" but the quality of the food is below mediocre.

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2  Thank Sébastien L
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We went to all the best restaurants in the Soufrière area (Viceroy’s Great Room, Boucan, Ladera, Jade, Emeralds, etc) and this was our winner. Orlando shares the love of his cuisine with guests. He uses the freshest ingredients to make innovative and exquisite dishes. He is an artist in mixing flavors and tastes.
Try his desserts!
Great value too!

Thank Desmaq
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We decided to stop for dinner at Orlandos last night after climbing Gros Ption and spending a couple of hours at Anse L'Ivrogne. It was spectacular!

There were 2 pre fixe menus and my partner and I had one of each. Everything, from the bread rolls that were warm accompanied by Orlando's secret recipe spread to the appetizers and the entrees were excellent. Orlando himself made the effort of going to every table to make sure everyone was happy with their meal which I thought was such a great personal touch. The servers were extremely professional and attentive too.

The only thing I would recommend is to have a a non alcoholic dessert in the pre fixe menu.

We have been in St Lucia for more than 2 weeks now and dining out is not cheap, and we are from New York. Orlandos is not the exception but at least you feel like you are getting your moneys worth here.

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Thank Notjustatrip
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

My family and I ate at Orlando's beautiful, open-air restaurant for lunch, after climbing Gros Piton. We were almost too exhausted to eat, but as soon as we came into the restaurant, we knew this was something special. Great, attentive service, first of all, and a beautifully decorated space. Two complimentary dishes (a delicious amuse bouche of stuffed plantain and a refreshing fruit punch with a sugarcane stick), and bread with the chef's signature cabbage leaf and chive spread. But it was when Orlando himself came out to chat with us that we started to understand that we'd stumbled into someplace fantastic. Trained in London, Orlando has roots on the island and is intent on showing the world what Caribbean cuisine really is. He asked us each what we ordered, and gave us not just details, but a story of each dish, when and where the fish were caught, etc. Except for the chicken burger my brother ordered ("You really are Americans." Haha!).

The food: phenomenal. Easily the best thing we ate in St Lucia, and trust me, my family travels far and wide for good food. My fish and chips came with three fish, bone-in, head-on (which I love, and I encourage more timid eaters to try) and I burned my fingers because I couldn't wait to eat them! My mother loved her cajun fish pasta, and my dad ate his pan-fried fish so quickly that he'd finished his plate before the hot sauce he requested arrived. And the chicken burgers? I didn't know chicken could taste that well-spiced and flavorful. My brother was feeling pretty smug after we'd all teased him about his order.

And I'm not even done with the experience! After we paid our check, Orlando came out again to check on us. He found out that I'm writing a novel about a restaurant, and that I'm interested in cooking, and he immediately went to get a nearly-full bottle of his specialty coconut oil (infused with turmeric) and a stick of cocoa. He told me how to use both, for cooking and (with the oil) for skin/beauty/health. His generosity is unparalleled.

Still not convinced? When I went to the bathroom, I saw a picture of Orlando with John Legend. John. Legend. Long story short, stop eating the mediocre fare at resorts and hotels on the island. Take a taxi, drive your rental car, bribe your tour bus and go eat at Orlando's. Help him reach his culinary vision.

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Thank Lily L
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