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The Great House at Nisbet Plantation

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Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
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St. James Parish | Newcastle Beach, Nevis
+1 869-469-9325
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 7 nights and ate here every night. The menu changes daily with 5 or 6 choices for each course. Every meal we had was superb and the service is excellent. They have a dress code which is smart casual as you would expect in a place like this, however, unfortunately it is not... More 

Thank DerekParsons
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear DerekParsons, As I mentioned in my response to your review of Nisbet Plantation, in these tough economic times, its very hard to turn business away at the door! But I completely understand your point. All the best, Tim More 

Hampton, Virginia
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148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Nisbet Plantation last night. We were dropped off by a cab, then walked down to the beach and back up to the restaurant through the Isle of Palms. Highly recommend approaching the main building from the water this way. We were warmly greeted and seated at a table on the porch with a gorgeous view of... More 

Thank Mom45
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear Mom45, I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner in our Great House. The cuisine and service are just two of our memorable high points. Please return for more. Best, Tim More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This restaurant was part of our all inclusive deal with the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club (see separate review). The location and building itself is beautiful and historic. The service, particularly by Roslyn who was exemplary, was generally very good, albeit lacking in choice on occasions, but what let this place down was the after dinner entertainment. Whilst you're in the... More 

Thank surveyor1205
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear surveyor1205 You rightfully point this deficiency out: our regular entertainer was away on a family visit for two weeks: he brings a wealth of musical talents: saxophone, flute keyboards and vocals: he is Lloyd Williams, and has been with us for nearly 25 years: and he returned 10 days ago! My apologies. More 

Deerfield, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My husband and I stayed at Nisbet Plantation and Beach Hotel this February, 2017. We took the Modified American Plan which included breakfast and dinner at the Great House there. Dinner is served from 6:30 to 9:00pm. You were given choices of appetizers, entrée, and dessert. Every night a little aperitif was given previous to ordering. Every meal there was... More 

Thank Anne W
Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We booked for the Thursday sea food BBQ after several friends reminded of of the beach side event. We drove down to the beach location and we greatest by Rosilind who had the bar man make us rum punch. We sat on sofas at the area where a band was setting up. We were offered appetizers while waiting for dinner... More 

Thank Tony B
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear Tony B. Such a great night: glad you enjoyed it: please come again soon! All the best, More 

Highland, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Great House is a beautiful building! The furnishings are beautiful and the ambiance is almost regal. The china is beautiful and they hold nothing back in the service and presentation of the entire dining experience. Chef Tony creates mouth watering selections each evening.The service staff is beyond compare - attentive, friendly...they make you feel like family!

Thank Marcia K
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear Marcia K, Thank you so much for your glowing review of our Great House dining experience! All the best. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We went on Thursday night which is buffet night, there was a live band playing and a wonderful breeze coming in from the Atlantic. We started off with a pumpkin soup and then hit the buffet. The wind was coming in strong and blew the salad and lighter items off the plates. There were plenty of choices on vegetables, fish... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you are a visitor to Nevis and are not staying at Nisbet, make a reservation to dine at The Great House. The menu changes daily and has a variety of seafood, meat and local dishes. The food is fantastic, and the atmosphere and service are impeccable. We were lucky to have dined there six times during vacation. It is... More 

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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were not staying at Nisbet, but were guests of friends who were residents. We had nice cocktails in the bar but we were hurried to order, which we did within the usual hours for dinner but we were rushed throughout. This did spoil our evening as it was obvious that the staff wanted to get finished and go. This... More 

1 Thank Mike C
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear Mike C, Thank you for your just posted review of your dinner experience in the Great House. I do apologize for the rushed and unprofessional service you experienced: this is not typical at all. I am embarrassed on Nisbet Plantation's behalf, but am at a loss to explain the actions of others from nine months ago. Please come back,... More 

Denver, Colorado
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The Great House at Nisbet Plantation has the feel of an old southern country club. The staff was friendly and professional and seemed genuinely interested in ensuring that we enjoyed our meal. The menu was pretty traditional and the prices are high as they are at many of Nevis' better restaurants (romaine salad with thousand island dressing was $15.00). We... More 

Thank CitasDash
Tim T, General Manager at The Great House at Nisbet Plantation, responded to this review

Dear CitasDash, Thank you very much for your review of our Great House Restaurant. We use local fresh produce whenever available: we only import items that we believe our clients really want, to help balance out the offering. Getting produce from the US mainland, is very expensive, and time consuming. Our restaurant does tend to be more traditional, as that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$55 - US$70
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. James Parish | Newcastle Beach, Nevis
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  Nevis
  • Phone Number: +1 869-469-9325
The Great House serves a variety of innovative island fare on a menu that changes daily. The beautifully restored Great House, which dates back to 1778, provides an elegant backdrop for an enjoyable evening meal at Nisbet Plantation. Dine indoors in one of the only air-conditioned restaurants on Nevis or al fresco under candlelight on the verandah.

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