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Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat

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Rabot Estate, Soufriere 312, St. Lucia
+1 758-572-9600
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London, England
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fresh ingredients, local style, friendly service and reasonable prices make the London restaurant run by Hotel Chocolat seem like a pale copy. The cocktails here are far superior too!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in the hotel for 3-days so experienced the restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast was really nice but lunch and dinner were standout and very happy having the restaurant on our doorstep. Beef-filled Yorkshire pudding starter, curried chicken and tuna mains are recommended

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Ibiza
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading up about this restaurant and knowing the Hotel Chocolat brand I was personally a little disappointed from the overall experience for the price and this was perhaps due to my choice of main course. I opted for the fish bouille and feel the combination of of the fish and chocolate did not work well. My partner had chicken... More 

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Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review

Sorry to hear this. We are always happy to change dishes which don't hit the spot, 100% happiness is our purpose in life. More 

United Kingdom
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211 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for lunch. Amazing views towards the Pitons. Tasty food in a lovely peaceful setting. Service was friendly and professional. Had the lava cake - excellent

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Thank SHEPHECJ
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great lunch, thank you for the review. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day on the Hotel Chocolat tour (which was incredible), followed by a delicious dinner at night. The food was amazing, with the ubiquitous cocoa flavour cunningly incorporated. The staff were friendly and the service excellent. Would recommend this place in a heartbeat, and we hope to return one day.

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Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back some day soon, happy you enjoyed the experaicne with us. More 

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of sticker shock at $14 but you are worth it be prepared to wait for this dish as I think it's made by hand a good 20-30 minutes nice view while you wait though...

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Thank Jim L
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review

Our molten lava cake is made direct from cocoa bean in our kitchen and each order is freshly baked hence the little delay which is mentioned on the menu. More 

McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was fabulous, and the restaurant setting was beautiful! All of the uses of chocolate throughout the menu courses were so creative, and delicious - but not overpowering & oversweet! The staff was very helpful and friendly! A real treat - starting with the trio of dipping sauces, beautiful and creative fish entree presentation (& delicious!), and the chocolate dessert... More 

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Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review and mention of the creativity of the menu, happy you enjoyed. More 

St. Lucia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have only had snacks, dessert and drinks here but if you like chocolate and slightly - very unusual foods, then you will like this! The view is also good - with one of the pitons 'just across the road' Setting is very Caribbean-modern mix with chalets behind which you can stay in - a boutique hotel really and the... More 

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Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review

Many of our dishes have a light cocoa touch and our menu architecture caters for adventurous and the traditional diner, come back and try the dinner menu. More 

Burlington, Vermont
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't get enough of this restaurant..... ridiculously amazing in every possible way!!!! :) A must visit!!!!!!

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Thank Mara1970VT
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review

Well Thank you, please do come back and visit us again or even stay a night or 2. More 

London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 5 nights, loved it although 5 nights felt a little long. Built 5 years ago it's nicely designed and put together. Rooms are nicely designed, great bed, fixtures and fittings up to date. Nice coffee, cookies and chocolate replenished everyday. No AC, although we didn't need it at this time of year. The room is virtually open to the... More 

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Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your stay, since we are not beach fronted at 1,300ft above sea level we do offer a twice daily beach shuttle complementary for our guests. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rabot Estate, Soufriere 312, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Soufriere Quarter  >  Soufriere
  • Phone Number: +1 758-572-9600
  • This restaurant is at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat
Description
Perched high up between the Piton mountains, The Boucan Restaraunt is open to both residents and non residents. Boucan is The Hotel Chocolat’s own restaurant, where guests can experience Cacao Cuisine. The word “Boucan” refers to the traditional West Indian name for a cocoa drying facility. The restaurant is built on the site of the Rabot Estate’s original Boucan. Boucan is also linked to “boucaneer” or “buccaneer,” the local pirates that would smoke and dry their food to preserve it for long trips at sea. The Boucan offers a strong connection with cacao and chocolate. For over 3,000 years, cacao has been used as a savory ingredient and for 500 as a sweet ingredient. The menu explores both, with the chefs taking their inspiration from the fresh cacao growing all around the estate, together with amazing local fish and seafood, salad leaves, vegetables and plentiful fruit. However the cuisine is far from cocoa heavy. The menu often makes use of cacao as a light, subtle spice or as an infusion. The desserts make full and imaginative use of the estate cacao, with each evening meal rounded off with the day’s new chocolate creation. Boucan’s breathtaking minimalist design includes a soaring roof inspired by the shape of the cacao tree, with its branches reaching to the sky, and shaded by the lush rainforest canopy. Its high platform is a centre stage for the Big Nature views all around.Dining at the Hotel Chocolat's Boucan Restaurant, whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or the fabulous sundowner cocktails, is an experience to be shared and cherished.We passionately believe we are certainly offering something very different at Boucan. The dress code is smart/casual and ladies a cocktail dress is never out of place!

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