CanouanDining Reviews

Dining Reviews

Talk of the island

What past guests are saying

Food that sets you up for a day of exploring...

 
“Fine dining is an essential part of a holiday to remember, and at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan you can try a delicious new dish every day at several locations within the estate. Start with breakfast at the cheerful Lagoon Café, with its blue decor inspired by the waters of Santorini and Sardinia. You can order a herbed egg-white omelette, or try the hearty Caribbean salt fish and bakes with hot pepper sauce, which will set you up for a day of exploring, and there’s a buffet of pastries and tropical fruit to round off your meal. The café is also open for dinner, when you can choose from Mediterranean-influenced tapas like slow-poached calamari or opt for spiced duck rillettes or grilled mahi-mahi.”

A gloriousy lazy lunch...

 
“A gloriously lazy lunch can be taken by the infinity pool at the Pool Bar, where Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei dishes are the scrumptious order of the day. Go for a selection with a little bit of everything to ensure you get a taste of the zingingly fresh sushi rolls, the lobster and prawn ceviche, the light feta and watermelon salad and the flatbread, and finish with moreish, citrusy yuzu cheesecake.”

A laidback Hamptons vibe and yet a charm all its own...

 
“For an aperitif or pre-dinner cocktail, sleek Turtles Bar, which has a laidback Hamptons vibe and yet a charm all its own with shiny wood and maritime accents, is the place to go. Sip on a classic Mai Tai or Side Car, or take your drink to the portico outside while you ponder the dining options. Later, you can work your way through the extensive selection of whiskies, brandies and sake – not to forget the top-quality Caribbean rum, like the evocatively named Sunset Strong.”

International classics prepared to simple perfection...

 
“For dinner, gourmets should try both Romeo and its counterpart Juliet, the two main fine-dining restaurants that complement each other beautifully in their concepts – the former, on the ground floor, has an open kitchen with an Italian Molteni stove and tandoor oven, and is decorated in shades of deep blue and cheery sunshine yellow, where you can feast on exquisite pan-Asian food, like pan-seared snapper or hot ‘n’ sour Thai beef salad, and perhaps some frozen matcha parfait for dessert. Juliet, overlooking the terrace and lagoon, offers international classics of top ingredients prepared to simple perfection – beetroot carpaccio, followed by steamed black cod or rock lobster ¬– set against the backdrop of hand painted murals by a local artist.”

A forget-your-cares setting...

 
“Competing for the title of most idyllic, forget-your-cares setting are the restaurant at Shell Beach, where you can enjoy the freshest catch of the day at a chilled lunch with your feet in the sand and a glass of wine in hand, and L’Ance Guyac, a beach location boasting a dream setting, with queen conch salad and barracuda on the menu, perhaps followed by an indulgent ‘chocolate lava’ for those with a sweet tooth. On the way back, you can gaze up at the manifold stars above you for the most magnificent way to end the day.”