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Royal Palm Restaurant

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Ottley's Village, Basseterre, St. Kitts
+1 869-465-7234
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly service of high quality food. Large portions very well prepared and presented. Chef looked after my dietary requirements, seeing me as a challenge!

Thank Grannynicky
Port Charlotte, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Marriott, so the drive to this remote plantation took about 30 minutes. The former slave plantation's sugar boiling mill is the site of this lovely restaurant. We could hear the monkeys retreating into the hillsides at dusk. Unfortunately, the food was very average. The mushroom bisque was very thin, though tasty. My lobster was tough. My... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

After having the restaurant highly recommended we had dinner here. It was a "special" menu for Valentines Day. My duck was just ok with lots of noodles and my husband's seafood dish also used a large amount of noodles. His soup was very good. It was a long cab ride from our hotel for an okay dinner.

Thank JLL1975
MgmtAtOttleys, General Manager at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JLL1975 Is is disheartening for us to read that your dinner was only OK. We strive for much higher than that. Indeed, our Cappellini Seafood Pasta had a good amount of noodles, as it was a pasta dish with plenty of seafood (Scallops, Shrimp and Clams). I am so sorry that you did not think your Asian Spiced Duck... More 

Strathdon, United Kingdom
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414 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Location, location is the beginning. It is lovely though not close at hand. The gardens were a joy. We found the menu interesting and the resultant meal just what was required. So sorry we did not have time to linger,

1 Thank Ronnie S
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ronnie S. Once we are found once, it is easy the next time. Hopefully, next time you will be able to linger longer. Just so we do not scare people away, I would like to make it clear that we are not really and truly in a hard to find remote location. We are approximately 15 minutes from the... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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418 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

My wife and I, and another couple, spent a week here, and we all had dinner here every night -- why? There's no better restaurant in St. Kitts. We all skipped the meal plan at Ottley's only because four courses each dinner was simply too much for us -- we all wound up ordering an appetizer and a main at... More 

Thank Andrew K
MgmtAtOttleys, General Manager at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Andrew K- Thank you for posting your thoughts. Serving plentiful (not huge), great and interesting food has always been of significant importance to us. So happy that you and your friends enjoyed. Hope to see you again. More 

Fort Collins
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Had lunch at Ottley's and, if one wanted to get away from the crowds in a beautiful setting, this would be the place. The food and drinks were good but only saw the Plantation from afar but it looked beautiful and guests told us service and setting were lovely. It is a 30 minute ride from all the rest of... More 

Thank artgecko1
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear artgecko1 Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts. Guests sometimes lose time and perspective when in a foreign country. Perhaps, if we share some facts it may help. Here are some facts: -We are 1 km from road to property -Turn off to our road is 15 minutes from the airport - Approx 20 minutes from... More 

Ambler, Pennsylvania
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Usually, those three words don't go together. However, this place is the exception. A truly wonderful dining experience. The location is if I have a 20 minute ride from the airport but you enter a whole different world. This is a classic plantation on a hill. Get there early, while there is still light, so you can walk the grounds,... More 

Thank Tom D
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tom D Thank you for your beautiful comments. It is so nice to read that 20 minutes is really not that far to travel to enter into a beautiful, peaceful and historic location. Some guests believe that 15 minutes for the airport and 1km from main road to the property is very our of the way. We look at... More 

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went for a relaxing Sunday Brunch No Brunch just a short menu with very limited choice food okay but waitress seemed to not want us to hang around food very much old school needs updating.

Thank David G
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear David G We tried to investigate your review, but there was not enough information. Considering that we serve fresh food, we do not believe that the menu that we serve for brunch this winter season is short... as a matter of fact, it is larger than ever before. As many guests had requested an a la carte menu rather... More 

Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Best dining experience. Quiet, delicious, and romantic! The views were tremendous. Get their a little early to walk around the plantation, during the daylight.

Thank bakery44
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear bakery44- We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal, the setting and our valued staff. We look forward to hosting you next time you are on our beautiful island. If you would like to come back soon, we have some remarkable special offers this winter! More 

McHenry, Illinois
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

On our last day we went here for brunch before our flight. Limited menu but delicious food. Highly recommend the lobster salad - because it comes with something I have never had before. Banana fritters. To die for. Eggs Benedict was also fantastic. I would pass on the fish taco. Too small.

Thank John N
MgmtAtOttleys, Owner at Royal Palm Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John N Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Brunch. Happy to offer you your first Banana Fritter.... we do all sorts of delicious sweet and savory fritters. People rarely state that our portions are small. Our surroundings and our philosophy is that of abundance. You have given us reason to liaise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ottley's Village, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  St. Kitts  >  Basseterre
  • Phone Number: +1 869-465-7234
Tantalize your tastebuds. Ottley's Plantation Inn is known for its spectacular grounds, panoramic views, unmatched romantic ambience, warm hospitality and impeccable service. The Royal Palm restaurant features contemporary Caribbean cuisine and is recognized as one of the region's best. Dine elegantly on choices from a seasonal ala carte or fixed price menu. Enjoy island specialties at breakfast, lunch or the famous Sunday Champagne brunch. Special holiday menus are created for Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Treat yourself to a unique experience in an historic location.

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