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Papillote Rainforest Restaurant

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Trafalgar Falls Road, Trafalgar | Box 2287, Roseau 811, Dominica
+1 767-448-2287
08:00 - 21:00
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Smyrna, Delaware
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We found Papillote from other Trip Advisor recommendations (thank you!) and it was time very well spent. Local taxi drivers told us it would be $80 for the 2 of us, but we called Papillote & they sent their driver for us for $50. His name was Darwin & he was SO nice. Lunch was great, we had the smoked... More 

Thank Lisa H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I highly recommend staying here as well if you can- at least for a night or two while in Dominica. The grounds are absolutely incredible! Extensive tropical gardens, hot spring fed pools, a beautiful waterfall on-site and a easy hike up to Trafalgar Falls. We went up to Trafalgar falls after breakfast, and were the first and only visitors there.... More 

1 Thank hc2016
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

How can you not enjoy this restaurant? An open aspect within the rainforest garden . The birds love to sit near you hoping that you are going to give them a titbit,and of course you cannot resist! The food was good, not cordon blue but more than adequate.

1 Thank 100MarionS
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Papillote gardens is one of these rare places which have it all. Located in Trafalgar, very close to famous Trafalgar Falls, it has the same surroundings, almost vertical cliffs full of greenery. These cliffs shelter lush, well maintained gardens run by a botanist with passion for interesting plants, and it shows. The gardens even have their own waterfalls - really... More 

1 Thank Holoboss
Guelph, Canada
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Had lunch at Papillote after visiting Trafalgar falls. The meal was delicious. Had the grilled fish along with a fantastic rum punch. The walk around the gardens after lunch was delightful.Would consider staying here during the next visit to Dominica.

1 Thank BigBird57
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We enjoyed Papillote so much the first time we ate there that we went back again a few nights later. The views from the dining patio are wonderful, and we had a blast exploring the gardens. The service from our waitress was impeccable, and the flying fish and dasheen puffs delicious.

1 Thank f0c0traveler
Harvard, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Great local produce, the chef offered vegetarian dinners upon request. One dines in the open air restaurant with spectacular views down the Roseau valley.

1 Thank bres130
Erfurt, Germany
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Our visit at Papillote was really disappointing. At first I have to mention that the large garden is really wonderful, we visited it some days before. But the dinner was the opposite. We had chosen two full menu offers that should include an entrance, a salad, the main menu, a desert, a glass of house wine and coffee or tea... More 

Thank Pamina2014
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

it was delicious and the service was great in this sheltered but open dining room at Papillote. dinner was exquisite when we stayed. four courses and wines.

1 Thank midgebyte
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We enjoyed our lunch. The gardens are very pretty. We had a lovely relaxing walk looking at the plants and flowers.

1 Thank richardmartyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Caribbean, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalgar Falls Road, Trafalgar | Box 2287, Roseau 811, Dominica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominica  >  Saint George Parish  >  Roseau
  • Phone Number: +1 767-448-2287
Dine on fresh-caught fish, prawns (in season) or chicken prepared creole style with all the fabled spices of our island's rich cultural heritage. Sample exotic fruits and vegetables from the endless bounty of Dominica's organic gardens. Drink fresh local fruit juices, Kubuli beer or our special 'Papillote' rum punch...open every day from 8AM 'til 6PM.Serving Breakfast and Lunch. Dinner by reservation

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