The 10 Best Restaurants in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
The Market Square in Pointe-à-Pitre is characterized by colorful shop awnings and 19th-century buildings | © Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo
The overseas French region of Guadeloupe in the Caribbbean has a rich and diverse culture, with obvious European influences. Across its archipelago of 12 islands, Pointe-à-Pitre is the largest city and the economic capital. Culture Trip explores the restaurants you won’t want to miss.
The impressive food, relaxed atmosphere and excellent service all add up to a great experience at this typical French brasserie with a Caribbean twist. There’s something for everyone here, and it’s all great value – don’t miss the signature crayfish in star anise sauce.
Bar, Restaurant, Japanese
In the business district of Jarry, Yoshi is a pristine, airy sushi restaurant serving up a large selection of dishes such as vegetable dumpling appetiser, or mixed sashimi plate. Choose also from a range of seating options, from the lively sushi bar and tables, or, if you prefer, a quieter private booth. Don’t miss the well priced sake.
La Route du Rhum
Brasserie, French, $$$
With a perfect view of the boats on the harbour, the picturesque La Route du Rhum is the ideal place to dine with family, friends or loved ones. There’s a decent sized menu, including freshly prepared dishes such as beef skewers and lemon chicken that will not disappoint. They don’t charge for bread or olives, either – a nice gesture.
Restaurant, French, Caribbean
One of the oldest restaurants in the Marina Pointe-à-Pitre, Le Plaisancier offers excellent quality Creole food. Combining tradition with great views, this is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a leisurely lunch of local fish such as grilled marlin served with basmati rice and broccoli.
Restaurant, French, Italian
Near the Bas du Fort Marina, Al Dente is a classic Italian eatery combining stunning location with a relaxed ambience. Feast on traditional Italian fare such as gnocchi with gorgonzola, seafood pasta or pizza. Best of all, the bill won’t break the bank, so bring family and friends along for an enjoyable, unhurried lunch.
Café de France
Restaurant, French, Caribbean
This is the perfect place to grab a snack in unfussy surroundings. The baguettes come with a choice of fillings, or tuck into a delicious croissant and fuel up before your next excursion in Pointe-à-Pitre
Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere – here’s where you’ll find authentic Indian cuisine with flawless service. Sample chicken tikka masala and the signature mutton kashmiri, all served up with naan that comes with cheese, cashews and raisins.
Le Pirate Caribéen
Bar, Restaurant, French, Caribbean, $$$
For a fun night out combining great food, outdoor dining and a cool bar area to hang out in after dinner, Le Pirate Caribéen cannot be beaten. There’s an exhaustive menu of standard local fare, so come hungry and prepare to party into the night.
These recommendations were updated on March 9, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.