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“HOLY CRAP!!! FANTASTIC!!!”
Review of Bananas

Bananas
Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Nevis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated on the edge of the Rainforest Bananas is casual fun dining in a magical setting. We take our food very seriously but it is good home cooking prepared by hard working local ladies, not fancy or Gourmet.. However our menu is very creative and we use only fresh ingredients and where possible free range organic produce and meats. We have Magnificent Sunset views from our Firefly lounge and a superb selection of cocktails and old rums and a small selection of cuban Cigars.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Read reviews and told my wife that we had to go. Went yesterday with wife and family. First, it's a ways up the mountain to get there....in a secluded area, but that's ok. The atmosphere is out of this world! A beautiful array of foliage greets you and escorts you throughout the restaurant. We were greeted by the beautiful Ophelia, who treated us like royalty. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful with soft jazz playing.

The food.....holy moly! This is why this restaurant is rated #1. Goat water, plantains with bean sauce, johnny cake, saltfish...shall I continue? While eating, enjoy a fresh rum punch. Dessert...coconut cake. WOW!!!!!! We sat on the patio to catch the cool breeze. Dinner was absolutely superb! After dinner we went to the 2nd floor patio to relax and soak in the views...took some great pictures up there.
If you visit Nevis and want the "real deal" Caribbean flavor experience, go to Bananas. We have found our favorite Nevis restaurant!!!

Thank Gregga62
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have visited Bananas on several occasions , it's always a must when we visit Nevis. The food is excellent, the staff charming and attentive and I love the location which is a bit off the beaten track. We would never miss eating there when on island and neither should you!

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Bananas Bistro, located in a lush garden up a mountain side in Nevis with lovely views of the sea far below. Even if the food was average, it's worth going for the experience. But the food is excellent. I was served the best gorgonzola cheese gnocci I have ever had. The vegetable Thai curry was delicious - the flavors fresh and alive. And my mother loved the lobster fettuccine. We went for lunch during the off season and at first were the only people there. The young man who waited on us (unfortunately I do not know his name) was very friendly and welcoming and we all fell in love with Jody, a very sweet dog who wagged her tail to greet us as we walked in (she's one of 14 rescue dogs the Greek owner takes care of - but the other 13 dogs ran free in a fenced garden behind the restaurant). We began with delicious freshly made mango-passion fruit smoothies (the mangos came from a heavily ladened mango tree in the garden) and then explored the garden while the meal was being prepared. Mother loves soursop fruit and was thrilled with the soursop tree. When she asked the waiter about it, he promptly gave her two ripe fruits to bring back to the hotel.

If you want an excellent meal in a lovely setting with superb service I highly recommend Bananas Bistro.

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Thank KateBD
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Bananas combines wonderful food, stunning views and a welcome second to none. From the moment you arrive, you are warmly greeted as you park your car and meander up the torch lit pathway. The restaurant is decorated with local art work and all of the staff are very welcoming and clearly enjoy what they do. Above the restaurant is a roof terrace which affords fantastic views over Charlestown.

The food is some of the best I have ever had - a particular highlight is local "goat water", the guava BBQ pork ribs with mashed yams and Caribbean slaw, and the banana crime brûlée.

A visit to Bananas is a must when is Nevis.

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Thank CLCC
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

The rave reviews are deserved, and I don't say that lightly. The atmosphere from the greeting at the arch with twinkle lights, torch lighted walkway and lights throughout the trees begins your evening with a sense of romance. We started with the signature Bertini, okay we had two, which were a delicious combination of the sweet passion fruit juice and the tart vodka. The food was excellent - tannia fritters that were light and airy, pumpkin soup that was creamy and rich, conch gratin that was chock full of conch, quava ribs that were sweet and meaty and we finished with the rich and decadent coconut cake. Add in attentive but not intrusive service, and all-in-all, we had a wonderful evening.

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Thank carish248
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