St Kitts is a haven for seafood lovers and the island has a range of options for dining, from street side cafes & stalls right up to fine dining restaurants with ocean views. Below is a list of top recommendations on St Kitts with something for every taste.
For music while you eat
Don’t be fooled by the exterior; Sprat Net is THE place to be on a Friday/Saturday night. It’s a casual eatery with incredible food, the kind where the whole group will go quiet as they savour every bite. Lobster & ribs is the most popular dish, but the shrimp is also popular. For vegetarians there isn’t as much on offer but the good sized pizzas are a nice option.
The lively bar serves up beers and a selection of rums. This is a fun way to dine, with large tables so you may end up sitting with others, and a live band playing hits on the stage.
Don’t be afraid to eat with your hands as trying to pull apart lobster with a plastic fork can prove fairly difficult!
Sprat Net Bar & Grill (Opening Times)
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday to Friday – 6-11:30 pm
Saturday: 6-11:00 pm
Sunday: 6-10:00 pm
For something healthy
Ital Creations -By Pass Road oposite side Army Camp, Basseterre
If you’re a vegetarian/vegan or even if you just fancy a little change of cuisine then head to Ital Creations for fresh, tasty vegan cuisine. With the original location on an organic farm which you’re free to wander around, Ital has become so popular that another location has opened up at Ross University Campus.
The owner Yaya is originally from Puerto Rico started cooking healthy food for her children before it turned into the successful business it is today. The word ‘Ital’ comes from the Rasta term for vital, and on an island obsessed with meat/fish then perhaps a weekly visit to the café is indeed vital.
There are daily specials and regular favourites such as the delicious gyros packed full of eggplant and green banana. The smoothies are also popular, served in biodegradable cups.
Open – Monday – Saturday 930 – 4pm
For a beachside cocktail
Carambola Beach Club -Friars Bay
Friars Bay is a fabulous place to go during the day or evening. For those wishing to get wet there are all kinds of watersports including jet ski rental, inflatables and snorkelling. If you just want to relax then there are sun loungers overlooking the waves outside the Carambola Beach Club where you’ll be able to pass many chilled hours.
The cocktails are great here, with originals and old favourites, and the beers are ice cold.
Open daily – 11am -11pm
For a romantic meal
The Pavilion – Christophe Harbour
With grand pillars and incredible views The Pavilion is one of the top dining options on the island. From the moment you enter you’re greeted warmly and the staff will continue to be knowledgable and friendly throughout your meal.
The food is elegantly presented with high end ingredients. Even small details aren’t overlooked like the freshly baked bread served before the meal and the use of micosalads so reminiscent of top London restaurants.
The menu is a great fusion of Caribbean and International flavours and this is also reflected in the wine list.
Open – Tuesday to Saturday 530 – 10pm
For the very trendy
SALT Plage -Christophe Harbour
A stand out on the island, SALT Plage is incredibly trendy. All palm trees and live music, it has netted seats over the water allowing you to sip a drink above the fish and lapping waves.
There’s a pleasant jetty lined with flags and fairy lights making a great place to watch the sun go down. Meanwhile back near the bar itself there is live music and the smell of the grill wafting over in the wind is sure to build up your appetite.
There’s a range of unique takes on cocktails and the friendly staff are happy to make a suggestion.
Open – Daily 4pm – 10pm
Railway Bar & Grill – Old Road, Saint Thomas Middle Island, St Kitts
Located near a lot of the main attractions such as Sky Safari Zip Line and Caribelle Batik, The Railway Bar & Grill is no frills dining that doesn’t skimp on taste. The menu is straightforward and simple, with local dishes like rice & peas, a range of wings, plantain and catch of the day fish.
It’s well priced and a good place to try some local dishes and you won’t leave hungry.
Open – Monday to Saturday 9am til 11pm
For elegant dining
Marshalls Restaurant – Fort Tyson, Frigate Bay.
A good introduction to dining on the island, Marshalls offers healthy portions including local favourites such as the ‘Seafood Coquille’. As in many places on the island, seafood is high up on the menu here, but the meat offerings such as the mixed grill are excellent for those with a big appetite. The desserts including home made ice creams are also very popular. It’s a great option for group dining.
Open -Sunday til Saturday 6pm – 10pm