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“Best on the island”
Review of Blu at Exuma Palms - CLOSED

Blu at Exuma Palms
Price range: US$14 - US$50
Cuisines: European, French, Bahamian
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are a new concept restaurant on Great Exuma!! Not only are we on one of the most beautiful beaches in Exuma, but we are both from hospitality backgrounds. Ben, the chef hails from Ireland, where he trained under the Michelin Starred chef Derry Clarke during his apprenticeship, before heading to Washington DC and working in various restaurants. After that he went to Tokyo for a year working in the Michelin starred Gordon Ramsay restaurant. After his Asian affair he joined mega yachts where he served the wealthy throughout the entire Caribbean and Mediterranean for several years before falling in love with Exuma. Clare the Manager, from London has spent 8 years serving the uber rich and famous aboard some of the worlds most glamorous and largest yachts in the world. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily, with themed nights. Monday is Mexican night, Friday is Indian and Sunday sip Goombay Smashes listening to live Rake 'n Scrape music while feasting on the Islands famous Grillmasters pit, pulled Pork, Chicken and all the fixings...We play cool old tunes, with a casual, ocean front ambiance, serving fine cuisine from around the world, served well with a smile. Call for reservations.
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Chef Ben is amazing, he can make the ordinary extraordinary. From the house made onion bread to the salsa and chutney, everything is a step above what you are expecting. Sunday is casual, pizza and wings, and this is fantastic. We had wonderful fresh stone crab, a tasty gumbo, and Friday is Indian night with home made naan and curry favorites. Service is good, but be patient, everything on the islands takes a little longer.

Thank tropicalfan
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed here, and ate here many times. Ben is a great chef, the drinks are cold, and the wine selection is especially nice for an island. Ate here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner over the course of a week's stay, and the food was always delicious. Occasionally there are special events, and entertainment.

Thank J W
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We enjoyed a few meals at Blu during our stay at Exuma Palms. A couple breakfasts, where we had an omelette, breakfast sandwich, and poached eggs (not all at one sitting :-)). Also a casual lunch of BLTs and fries. And dinners that included linguini with clams, a shrimp appetizer, and Mexican night. Everything was fresh & delicious. The menu varies from day to day; the service was friendly.

Everything you hear about Ben is true - not only is he a talented chef, but also a personable, charismatic person.

While in Exuma, you should eat at Blu at least once. If you do, you'll probably return.

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Thank BeachBound2014
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

My fiance and I greatly enjoyed all of the dishes at Blu and would recommend it to anyone looking for delicious food and a wide range of choice on Exuma! While we were only in Exuma for 5 days, we ate at Blu every evening. The menu at Blu changed every day and featured Mexican, Indian and local game/fish themed menus on different nights of the week.

The dishes are beautifully presented and often featured local ingredients, including fresh basil, heirloom tomatoes and baby spinach. The flavours were very fresh and offered a unique take on traditional dishes.

The atmosphere is great as well, with indoor and outdoor seating and just steps from the beach. The staff are very helpful as well and provide great local tourist advice!

Chef Ben was extremely accommodating and being vegetarian, he was able to amend anything on the menu to fit our diet. He made a fabulous quesadilla with fire roasted veggies and hot sauce. Awesome!!

Would highly recommend this place for anyone staying on the island - a must eat at restaurant!

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Thank kl087
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

My husband and I have been to Exuma many time and were happy to hear of Blu (formerly Three Sisters). It has been freshly renovated and has a lovely feel.

We ate here twice. The first time was an Indian / Curry night (Friday night) which was a lovely surprise. The food was delicious and spicy.

Ben is a lovely guy and you can tell he has cooked in a Michelin Star restaurant previously.

The second night we went along was the normal A La Carte menu. By this time we were a bit "fooded" out if that makes sense. We had eaten lunch and dinner out for a week so were looking for something different. I had two appetizers as a main which was seafood spring rolls with a lime and coriander dip and king prawns finished in a cream/wine sauce. Delicious! Chris had a lovely pasta carbonara which was tasty and made a lovely change from the usual Bahamian food.

A must visit and tell Ben we sent you :-)

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Thank Kirsty_Redhead
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