Anse Chastanet, St Lucia's best vacation resort  

Culinary Experiences at Anse Chastanet

Some of the best dining in Soufriere and St. Lucia can be found at Anse Chastanet. An enticing selection of menus is available in a number of intimate hillside and beachside locations and also, you can pre-book private dining arrangements at the water's edge on Anse Chastanet beach or in our spa cottage Kai Mer overlooking the Caribbean. Whether you fancy fine tropical Caribbean Cuisine, exotic Creole flavors, or simple grilled fare, you will find it available and more. Our culinary options also include our St.Lucia- East Indian menu titled Apsara, a wholly vegetarian restaurant called Emerald's and last not least our Jungle Grill for day time laid back dining on our second beach Anse Mamin. And of course, all of our kitchen receive organic produce from our resort farm Emerald's in the Soufriere hills.


Dine in our two open air treehouses overlooking lush tropical foliage and the Caribbean Sea. Celebrating award winning Tropical World Cuisine, a blend of Caribbean with other tropical world cuisine experiences. The dinner menu changes daily and is served in a romantic candlelit ambiance, surrounded by beautiful original artwork. Breakfast is served here daily and dinner is served daily with the exception of Tuesdays.


Caribbean Fine Dining


ANSE CHASTANET menus always include vegetarian options and our culinary team is also happy to meet any other dietary requirements. In addition, we serve our Emerald's dinner menu which is entirely vegetarian, showcasing the organic produce grown on our resort farm Emerald Estate in the Soufriere hills. We only use certified organic seeds. Menu selections offer new tastes and combinations: Appetizers such as Goat's Cheese Fondant, Balsamic Caramel, Apple Curry and Crispy Rain Forest Calabza Gnocchi; Entrees such as Tofu, Smoked Paprika, Sour Cream, Culantro, Cumin and Sweet Potato and Plantain Satay. Dinner is served daily with the exception of Tuesdays.


Vegetarian Cuisine

ANSE CHASTANET is very actively involved with the island's local farmers to assist them in understanding which produce is essential to our culinary style. Together with ANSE CHASTANET'S horticultural team, we have recently been further expanding ANSE CHASTANET'S own gardens, cultivating fresh herbs and fresh fruits which are grown amidst the historical ruins of the Anse Mamin plantation, part of ANSE CHASTANET'S 600 acre estate. Fruits grown on the estate include bananas, passion fruit, tamarind, mangoes, avocadoes, oranges, tangerines,
guavas, papayas, coconuts to name just a few.


The Trou au Diable Restaurant is located right on the Anse Chastanet beach. Here we serve lunch daily. The lunch menu offers a wide and varied choice of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and Caribbean and Creole specialities.

On Tuesday evenings, all guests enjoy a special Caribbean culinary evening in the Trou au Diable Restaurant, which commences with a cocktail reception at 6 30 p.m. The atmosphere is festive with the entire stretch of beach in front of the restaurant lit up by flambeau candles.


The Trou au Diable restaurant offers a special Indian theme menu titled APSARA on all evenings except Tuesday. APSARA is an innovative fusion of modern East Indian and Caribbean cooking, a celebration of St. Lucia historical and cultural ties with East India.



On all evenings except Tuesdays, we serve a beach grill menu in the beach bar giving our guests the option to enjoy light grilled fare near the water's edge in a casual setting.


The Jungle Beach Bar & Grill, located on our second beach of Anse Mamin, is open from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily except Saturday with lunch served from noon to 3:00. The relaxed and laid back atmosphere on this exotic soft sand beach makes the Jungle Grill a favourite with many of our resort guests.


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Tropical World Cuisine
at Anse Chastanet

The Anse Chastanet culinary team is led by Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden

Born in 1985 in Washington D.C., Jonathan started working in family owned restaurants at the age of 13 and has worked in the industry since then. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and is currently pursuing a Graduate Degree at Florida International University in Miami.

At the age of 22, under the consultancy of James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser, Jonathan was selected to be the Executive Chef at Anse Chastanet's sister resort Jade Mountain.
During his tenure, Jade Mountain has won numerous awards and "Jade Cuisine" has been featured in many travel magazines, the most recent being the December 2011 issue of Condé Nast Traveler, which has a portrait of Jonathan harvesting herbs at the Resort's organic garden at Emerald Estate

Jonathan's cooking style is described as modern "Ameri-­‐bean" Cuisine with a focus exclusively on locally farmed ingredients, classical French kitchen discipline and sophisticated cooking techniques.

Because of Jonathan's amazing energy, his enthusiasm and passion for all things culinary, the resort owners Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy put Jonathan in charge of all of the restaurants at their two properties. Together with consulting chef Allen Susser and a fine kitchen team, Jonathan ensures that every meal at Anse Chastanet will be a memorable sensory experience.


Private Dining ExperiencesWhy not pre-book a surprise private, romantic candlelight dinner at the water's edge on our Anse Chastanet beach or in our cliff side cabana "Kai Mer"? Alternatively, if a private tent on Anse Chastanet beach is still not private enough for you, then please let us arrange for you the Ultimate Castaway Dinner on our second beach of Anse Mamin.

Sunset Celebrations Enjoy a selection of canapes with wine or champagne on your balcony at sunset.

Cooking Classes Join our Executive Chef Jonathan on his once weekly harvesting excursion to our organic farm Emerald's. Included in this visit is an interactive cooking class orjoin one of our Chefs in the Anse Chastanet kitchen for a gourmet dining cooking class with wine pairing.

Contact us for more details.



The two bars - Piti Piton Bar, the Treehouse Restarant and the Trou au Diable beach restaurant are open daily and offer a wide selection of tropical cocktails, beers, liquor including also fine malt whiskeys, eau-de-vies and after dinner drinks. Why not start your vacation with a STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN or how about a CARIBBEAN KISS!


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is served from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily in the Piton Bar, and an afternoon snack menu is also available at that time in both the Piton and Beach Bar.


Dress Code

Our dress code in the evenings is smart casual. Gentlemen usually wear collared shirts and bermuda shorts or trousers in the evenings. Light cotton or linen clothing is the most comfortable. At lunch, we request dry clothing in the beach restaurant and a light cover up.



P O Box 7000
Soufriere, St. Lucia