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Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat

Rabot Estate, Soufriere 312, St. Lucia
+1 758-572-9600
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Rabot Estate, Soufriere 312, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Romantic "jazzy" ambience; wonderful food; good service; amazing view. . . our best dinner of all! Don't miss this one!

Thank jeannette z
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The ambiance is all part of the dining experience delighted your enjoyed your evening with us.

Reviewed August 19, 2018

The food was excellent! Everything we ate was delicious! I had the Cacao Beer Jerked Pork Tenderloin from dinner and it was a 5 star meal. However, I cannot give the whole experience 5 stars because the restaurant was very loud. There was a very...More

Thank Sarah E
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry the ambiance wasn't to your liking on this particular evening, we do welcome families with children to the restaurant & tours but we are actually an adult only hotel. Delighted however that you enjoyed the cuisine. Appreciate your feedback

Reviewed August 16, 2018

Nice setting with a close up view of one of the Pitons but not really spectacular due to the low elevation. I tried the fish roti and it was tremendously disappointing particularly for the steep price. It was mostly sweet potato filler with hardly any...More

Thank Wolverine154
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear this. We are always happy to exchange dishes which don't hit the spot, I think sharing any dessert is a messy adventure. I would disagree about the low elevation as we are over 1,200 feet above sea level at Boucan but thanks...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Drive past location and popped in on the off chance. Had lunch with family - awesome view of piton. 30 USD for fish and chips felt excessive for St Lucia.

Thank mannimarway
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

The view still takes our breath away day and night, happy you popped in with the family for lunch, appreciate the feedback

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The dessert and wine were delicious. The food was very good, and given in very generous portions, but far too salty. Service was pleasant, but slower than appropriate. The waiter was attentive, but seemed to be inexperienced and lacked the polish necessary for a resort...More

Thank Robert J
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

We value your feedback immensely and will take immediate steps to improve our service standards with our new recruits. Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed August 8, 2018

It’s an interesting place, inside the St Lucia’s “jungle” with an amazing view over the Grand Piton. The place has a modern, minimalist design very interesting and peculiar. Every thing is in brown wood to evocate...chocolat. So nothing to say to the terrace opened in...More

2  Thank giovi642014
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Sorry to hear this. We are always happy to change dishes which don't hit the spot, 100% happiness is our purpose in life, such a shame it would appear that the whole meal wasn't to you liking. Thank you for your honest feedback

Reviewed August 5, 2018

Loved this place! Beautiful views, delicious food and drinks and top-rate service. A bit pricey, but well worth the splurge to receive service this high-class with such a spectacular meal. Highly recommend!

Thank mustangO4
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thanks for the great review, the whole team will be delighted, we aim for an intuitive and respectful dinner service, we pride ourselves when creating our food and drinks menus to use as many local ingredients as possible, they tastes so much better.

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Food was very good. Chocolate theme was well done and it did not get gimmicky. All dishes were very well prepared .

Thank Eric H
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Well Thank you, we think this is one of the best spots to dine on the planet and we love sharing it with our guests.

Reviewed July 22, 2018

There's something about chocolate that puts everyone in a good mood.... Can't rave enough about this place - wonderful service and excellent food! - a must do if you're on this part of the island - a true gourmet restaurant. Arrive early so you can...More

Thank Hungry Thompson... T
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

We are blown away with your review , so happy you were able to enjoy our tantalising menus. Our location on a cocoa plantation means we have access to fresh unique ingredients like cacao pulp that we use in our cocktails and sorbets. Absolutely delighted...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018

This was a wonderful restaurant. We stopped here for dinner one night and the food was stunning. The way they incorporate chocolate into everything is mind blowing and delicious.

Thank Frogs4msu
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for recommending our slice of paradise to everyone reading - what a great review.

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Culture222235
January 12, 2018|
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Response from wsull49 | Reviewed this property |
All of these answers are correct ....at least an hour away from Castries. Also, Hotel Chocolate and the Boucan restaurant is not on or near the water. The food is great, but if you are looking for an amazing view and good... More
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oceanrose10
November 6, 2017|
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Response from CorunnaCM | Reviewed this property |
The resort is up in the hills, so is nowhere near the water I’m afraid!! The restaurant does overlook the pool though. The menu may have changed since our stay in May, however for lunch I had lovely chickpea kebabs which... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rabot Estate, Soufriere 312, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Soufriere Quarter  >  Soufriere
  • Phone Number: +1 758-572-9600
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  • This restaurant is at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat
Description
Perched high up between the Piton mountains, The Boucan Restaraunt is open to both residents and non residents. Boucan is The Hotel Chocolat’s own restaurant, where guests can experience Cacao Cuisine. The word “Boucan” refers to the traditional West Indian name for a cocoa drying facility. The restaurant is built on the site of the Rabot Estate’s original Boucan. Boucan is also linked to “boucaneer” or “buccaneer,” the local pirates that would smoke and dry their food to preserve it for long trips at sea. The Boucan offers a strong connection with cacao and chocolate. For over 3,000 years, cacao has been used as a savory ingredient and for 500 as a sweet ingredient. The menu explores both, with the chefs taking their inspiration from the fresh cacao growing all around the estate, together with amazing local fish and seafood, salad leaves, vegetables and plentiful fruit. However the cuisine is far from cocoa heavy. The menu often makes use of cacao as a light, subtle spice or as an infusion. The desserts make full and imaginative use of the estate cacao, with each evening meal rounded off with the day’s new chocolate creation. Boucan’s breathtaking minimalist design includes a soaring roof inspired by the shape of the cacao tree, with its branches reaching to the sky, and shaded by the lush rainforest canopy. Its high platform is a centre stage for the Big Nature views all around.Dining at the Hotel Chocolat's Boucan Restaurant, whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or the fabulous sundowner cocktails, is an experience to be shared and cherished.We passionately believe we are certainly offering something very different at Boucan. The dress code is smart/casual and ladies a cocktail dress is never out of place!
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