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“Great local food”
Review of The Fig Tree

The Fig Tree
Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Bequia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great local food”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

I'm not usually compelled to write reviews but this is an exception. We had dinner several times here during our stay. Food consists of simply prepared local dishes that are wonderfully seasoned and balanced. Meals were filling but never greasy or heavy. Whatever you order, it will come with a variety of tasty sides/veggies, which vary depending on what's locally available/in season. The breadfruit salad and pumpkin fritters were particular favorites. The delicate, velvetty pumpkin soup is a great starter as well. For entrees we especially loved the grilled fish, fried fish and lobster but everything we had was good. And as for the desserts...Well if I said theirs was the best coconut cake I've ever had it would be no exaggeration, but the chocolate samosas (with ice cream of course) are to-die-for as well. Since other reviewers mentioned slow service I thought I'd chime in - as is par for the course in Bequia service can be less than speedy at times (and if you're waiting for another drink don't hesistate to flag down your waitress...also par for the course!) but unfailingly friendly and gracious. And with the gorgeous setting (plus free wifi and live entertainment on Wednesdays and Fridays) we never minded waiting a bit NOR did we ever wait very long on any occasion. Cheryl (the owner) is a gem who makes sure diners feel welcome and wants to see that their every whim is attended to. She's also great to chat to and well versed on many subjects. Oh and there are also freshly made local fruit juices that are devine - ask what's available when you're there. The guava cherry was my favorite. Prices always very fair. We look forward to returning to the Fig Tree on our next Bequia stay.

PS.- I understand it's closed on Tuesdays

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
West Milford, New Jersey
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Worthy of the Hype!”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

You've got more than a few options for a classy dinner on Bequia, but The Fig Tree is undoubtedly one of the best. We dined at all of the highest rated (on TripAdvisor) restaurants on Bequia, and this one - more than any of the others - lived up to its reputation. Unlike some of the other highly-rated restaurants on the island, we felt that the menu at The Fig Tree was much more authentic. We had lunch and dinner here - both were excellent. The "fish dinner" was our favorite. You're gonna get what was caught that day, along with a selection of local sides. All amazing. The service is friendly and efficient. The "chicken dinner" and "lobster dinner" were also great, but not as good as the fish.

Unlike some of the other eateries on the Belmont Walkway, The Fig Tree has it's own driveway and parking area. This is a great touch, especially at night. Also, there is something special about this place as a whole. With some of the other excellent restaurants on the island, you know you're just helping to line the pockets of a rich foreign investor. But with The Fig Tree, you're supporting a LOCAL establishment with close ties to the community (ask Cheryl about their children's reading program!).

We also LOVED the Sweety Bird Cafe in town, run by the same management (Cheryl) as The Fig Tree. It's an even more local experience with great food for an unbelievable price. Don't miss it!

  • Visited December 2013
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Wyndmoor
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57 reviews
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“Great music with dinner”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

WE went for the "Friday Fish Fry". A good meal, fairly priced. Not the best food on the island but certainly worth going to. The 3 piece band was excellent and owner Sheila had everyone up and dancing. Great view of the harbor.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Bob7749
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Fairfield CT
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Fish Friday”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We went with friends. The Pumpkin soup was particularly well seasoned. The fish well prepared and the accompanying veggies tasty as well. The service was slow and was the only negative.
They were short staffed that night but remained pleasant. Hopefully the service problem has or will be addressed. Nice location as well .

  • Visited January 2014
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Geneva
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3 reviews
“Superb”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

What a pleasant surprise and delight, from the location, to the kitchen all was perfect, nice and convivial. What a change while we were being taken for a ride by a French skipper on his boat (moonlightsailing.com to be avoided)!!
Good food, nice music, a vey special owner and a perfect set-up for a nice evening, we did go twice, thank you!

  • Visited December 2013
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