About us

In 1948 a huge fire, with a rage a verger, ravage through the heart of Castries. The Alcee family found refuge in the historical Vigie carnage where one appear a time the fleet of Admiral Rodney were refitted after battle.

A young 18 year old American boy “Bob Elliot” set sail from Spain and became in 1958 the world’s youngest man to sail across the Atlantic single handedly.

In the 1966 Bob and his wife built the Coal Pot Restaurant on his stepfather land. The Coal Pot has been a family business from then and has been protected by a very large canon found in the bottom of the marina and now located on the outside patio.

The Chef’s Secret

Gastronomic Gem, The Coal Pot Restaurants is thriving under the hand of a Frenchman whom locals call “Chef LA” (The Chef).

From the French Alps to Switzerland to England, Chef Xavier arrived in St. Lucia over 14 years ago to work as a chef in one of the leading hotels and at The Great House Restaurant who got “Best Restaurant of the Year” after one year. So no surprise when his mother-in-law decided to retire from the Coal Pot, he got the award of “Best Restaurant of the year” again with his wife.

Chef Xavier explanation for his food is “The food is not over the top, it is simple, tasty, well presented with mainly local and some French flavours”. 


See what some of our customers have to say about us.

“One of our favs in St. Lucia”

Dinner is a must at the Coal Pot on every visit to St. Lucia. The food has been consistently excellent. One of the most romantic settings in the evening. Flickering candlelight and waves lapping at the rocks at the edge of the restaurant.

Great Food, Great Wine and excellent hosts – can not wait to get back down to St. Lucia in Feb and go back to the Coal Pot for dinner!

— Trip Advisor: LorraineSTR, Toronto Canada

Amazing food…”

Amazing food, great setting. Love it! — Trip Advisor: Anonymous
Dear Chef Xavier,

Once again may I express the gratitude of myself and Jenny for your two special nights at Table 1 “next to the boat”.  As ever the evenings have left us with so many wonderful memories.  We come to St. Lucia for many reasons but one of the most important is that we can visit the restaurant which we regard as our favourite – anywhere.

Thanks to you, your staff … I wish you every success in the year ahead and I hope that the financial situation in the world improves and brings many visitors to the Coal Pot.
— Customer: Donald F

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