We were staying at the nearby B&B owned by the proprietors of the restaurant and so ate here three times over the course of our two week stay. The food was by far the best we ate in St Lucia, and the location was stunning. We just needed to walk down from our room, but other guests arrived on a free ferry to the private jetty alongside the restaurant. Pre-dinner drinks were taken on the deck by the illuminated lagoon, watching the fish swimming in front of us, then we moved to the open-sided restaurant where we saw the stars pop out as the sky darkened above us - magical! The food was an interesting Caribbean/Western fusion such as meat or fish dishes garnished with banana or mango salsa. The puddings were lovely, especially the chocolate tart (St Lucia has the best chocolate in the world) and the bananas with caramel and Rum and Raisin Ice Cream - simple perfection from local ingredients. The prices were fixed for two or three courses, but we found that two courses were ample for us, especially as the chef sent complimentary amuses bouches to the table while we were waiting for our main courses to arrive. Twice (on Wednesday and Saturday) there was live music - a mix of blues and jazz, provided by Emerson and the Empress. Especially on the jazz evenings the restaurant was quite full, whereas at every other restaurant we went to in St Lucia there was hardly anyone else there, a testament to the deservedly high reputation of the Rainforest Hideaway, so I would recommend making a reservation, even in the low season.
This unique restaurant, nestled in the mangroves in beautiful Marigot Bay is well worth a visit.
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