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“Great local flavour!”
Review of Bamboo Restaurant

Bamboo Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 34 Restaurants in Soufriere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Bamboo Restaurant at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort in St. Lucia offers up sumptuous Caribbean and international cuisine in beautiful, tropical environs. The restaurant offers a la carte lunch and dinner dining. Set amidst the lush gardens of the resort, diners can enjoy the truly magical ambiance of a tropical setting.
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great local flavour!”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We really enjoyed this restaurant during our stay at Fond Doux and found that the food had more of an authentic local flavour than some of the others in the area. The specials were delicious, and the food was always fresh.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Lktravellers
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Thank you for your kind words and review of our restaurant.

We continue to strive to offer an authentic dining experience. Our chef draws upon Caribbean and French influences to create local Creole masterpieces using the freshest organic fruits and vegetables harvested daily from the surrounding estate. We offer daily dinner specials to give our guests the option to sample other dishes which are not on the day to day A le carte menu.

We look forward to serving you again.

Best Regards
Indira
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  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Slovak first
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English first
Northamptonshire, UK
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Tour and Lunch”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Visited in March to take a tour of the plantation following a recommendation in my guide book. Unfortunately we hadn't realised that the plantation tour is now only offered as part of a lunch package. The cost was US$30 each but we agreed. The 3 course lunch was okay, the meat rather fatty for my taste, but fine overall. After lunch a few of the diners were gathered up for the tour.

The website says "The tour is both Historic and Educational where our knowledgeable guides take you on a journey of French Kings, Chocolate and Organic fruits and vegetables." While the guide was lovely and pointed out trees and crops on our short tour I guess I felt it was a bit of an anticlimax. It was over in 15-20 ish minutes and while we saw a couple of caoco trees and other plants, I dont think I learnt anything about the history of the place, nor did we see much of the cocoa production. The tour ended much sooner than I imagined and we only saw a very small part of the estate, more like walking leisurely around a large, albeit very beautiful, garden.

We felt a little bemused with what was offered and I guess if asked we wouldn't recommend it as good value for money. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but it is difficult to know what you are getting before purchasing. Detailed information would be a bonus.

Obviously as a non-guest I cannot comment on the hotel.

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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 March 2012
Thank you for your comments.

We have taken careful notes of your points regarding your plantation tour.

Most of our guests give excellent ratings on the tour & lunch package and rave reviews.

We hope that we may be able to serve you again in the not too distant future.

Best Regards
Indira
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Woburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

We stayed at Ladera and were looking for somewhere more reasonably priced for a meal. We had read good reviews and gave it a go. It was an interesting experience, I had a fairly bland salad to start and my husband had the souskaye which is a fish stew and was very fiery. We had some nice shrimps for main but made the mistake of ordering conche fish not realising it was sea snails. Not to my taste! The staff were very friendly but very busy so not hugely attentive. There was also a table of very drunken people in the restaurant which somewhat detracted from the ambience. Overall not the best.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank juanitacruz
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 March 2012
Thank you for your comments and feedback.

We are sorry that you had such an experience with us.

We have taken your comments and feedback on board and have improved the coordination of the kitchen and restaurant team to serve our guests better.

We would very much like to have another opportunity to serve you.

Best Regards,
Indira
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good food, hard to reach”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Kinda hard to reach for us, considering we were just 2kms down the road at Ladera. But I suppose thats the case for all restaurants here because there is little or no public transport at night. Food was very good, and it wasnt too pricey either.

Visited June 2011
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Thank Abhishek S
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 March 2012
We do appreciate the time taken to write a review and thank you for your comments.
Best Regards
Eroline & Lyton Lamontagne
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Minneapolis, MN
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good lunch”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Went here for the tour and possibly lunch. Decided just to have lunch as the tour/lunch package seemed overpriced and we'd done other tours. Food was good.

Visited February 2012
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Thank stegil
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Fonddoux, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 March 2012
Extremely pleased that you enjoyed having lunch at the Jardin Cacao Restaurant and Bar

Best Regards
Eroline & Lyton Lamontagne
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