Martinique is a Department (state) of France, so you'd expect that the locals would know a thing or two about great food. Visitors will find fine French and Creole food in Martinique, featuring both classic and modern fusion preparations.
A charming 19th-century colonial manor recently converted into a 30-room "hotel de charme," Saint Aubin boasts one of the finest restaurants in Martinique. Chef Joélle Rosemain entices visitors with homemade culinary delights tapping traditional French, as well as local Creole influences, and utilizing fresh ingredients primarily culled from the hotel’s on-site garden.
Located on the newly expanded terrace of the main house of the romantic Plein Soleil Hotel, this restaurant features innovative gourmet dishes that combine traditional French and Creole cuisine to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Recently ranked among the 70 best new restaurants worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler, Le Belem serves up gourmet French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere befitting Martinique's sole five-star property -- the Relais et Chateaux Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa.
La Cave a Vins
Traditional French gastronomy is also always the order of the day at La Cave a Vin, one of the finest restaurants in Fort-de-France and among the best places in Martinique to purchase the finest French wines. The restaurant is located along the capital city's signature retail throughfare, Rue Victor Hugo, providing a scrumptuous respite for the shopping weary.
Nestled in Martinique's lush tropical interior, Le Brédas offers a quintessential Martinican experience with French/Creole fusion cuisine prepared by internationally acclaimed local chef, Jean-Charles Brédas. Dishes are served on ceramic plates crafted by esteemed local potter, Victor Anicet, while Brédas' wife, Marie-Julie, is the very embodiment of Martinique's legendary warm hospitality.
Les Deux Gros
This charming eatery located in the town of Case Pilot on Martinique's Caribbean coast brings the distinctively delectable flavors of France's southwestern region to the Caribbean. Sublime sea views complement Chef Matthieu Jolly's culinary creations in a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere.
For a truly unique dining experience, Ilet Oscar is tough to beat. This rustic restaurant and guesthouse is located on its own private island, a short boat ride from Martinique's mid-Atlantic coast. Owing to its location, seafood is king here with fresh-caught options changing regularly depending on what's biting in the surrounding waters.