Nevis has a marvellous selection of restaurants ranging from beach front eateries to more formal establishments. Many offer tantalising Caribbean dishes made with local produce and there is also an extensive choice of cuisine from around the world including French, Thai, Indian and Italian. You'll always get a friendly welcome at the restaurants on the island.
Rodney’s Cuisine is genuine local cuisine. It’s all Rodney Elliott, an island woman, serves as she uses authentic recipes handed down from generation to generation. Specialities include swordfish, Johnny cakes and a meat stew called ‘goatwater’. Try a glass of soursop juice, too.
The Café Des Arts is a charming shaded café that looks out over the water at Charlestown. Its menu offers a tempting choice of international dishes, the staff are friendly and it’s a good place for breakfast and lunch. Café Des Arts also has a place in history as the site is the birthplace of US Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton.
The only restaurant of its kind on Nevis, Paradise Drive Through is a relaxed venue that specialises in barbecues with mouth-watering ribs and tender chicken two particular favourites. The restaurant is located about two and half miles from Charlestown and is particularly popular in the evenings on weekends.
Appropriately found in a coconut grove on one of Nevis’s most beautiful beaches, this restaurant has a number of unique qualities. The Carib Indian architecture features unfinished timber and thatched palm roofs. The menu is a fusion of French and Caribbean Cuisine with exotic flavors.
Surrounded by dense, lush tropical gardens, Bananas Restaurant is hidden away on the historic Hamilton Estate. Built in the old plantation style, the restaurant looks out through the palms to the Caribbean waves.
A highly imaginative selection of pizzas includes lobster pizza and the Mem’s Inferno, which lives up to its name by being very spicy. The burgers and salads here are also very good and it’s worth noting that this restaurant is popular with Nevisians. You’ll find Mem’s Pizzeria about two miles from the centre of Charlestown.
Double Deuce is on Pinney’s Beach and this family-run restaurant features British cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Specialties include lobster, shrimp, steaks, curries and stews while the organic burgers are reputed to be the finest on the island. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed; the service friendly and welcoming.
The Gin Trap, the bar and restaurant for locals where the tourists love to go! Located only 30’ from the ocean’s edge, The Gin Trap is a favourite haunt for both locals and visitors alike.
A relative newcomer to the Nevis restaurant scene on the outskirts of Charlestown, Ole House Café is a part purpose built and part refurbished building, which combines a modern look with a rustic feel. The food is delicious and puts the accent on local flavours and local ingredients, making it popular with Nevisians.
Situated in the beautiful Botanical Gardens of Nevis, Oasis in the Garden serves up authentic Thai cuisine and panoramic views of Nevis Peak, Charlestown and, in the distance, St Kitts. The fragrant environment, exotic menu and excellent service make this eatery a real gem on the island. It’s open for lunch every day except Sunday.
An excellent restaurant offering a wide choice of authentic Indian food ranging from the mild to the spicy. The menu also includes a fine selection of vegetarian options. With delightful owners and very friendly staff, Indian Summer can be found about three miles from Charlestown near Cades Bay. It’s open for lunch and dinner.