The Gin Trap

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With a great location near the ocean’s edge, the Gin Trap is a favorite haunt for both locals and visitors. It offers superb food and attentive service in a setting of casual elegance that ensures every visit is a memorable experience.

The restaurant is overseen by Chef Mary Parks, who has studied in nine countries, including training as a classical French chef at Cordon Bleu in Paris, along with stops in places as far afield as New Zealand and Australia.

The Gin Trap

The menu varies daily, based on availability of the freshest ingredients and the mood of the chef. All pastas, gnocchi, and breads are homemade daily. All sauces, salsas, and dips are also prepared onsite each day. The fish of the day is often served several ways, including blackened, steamed with Salsa, or prepared with a traditional French white wine and butter sauce.

Examples of other main courses for dinner include filet mignon, surf and turf, marinated shrimp, risotto of the day, pasta or gnocchi of the day and homemade ravioli of the day; if you're lucky, you may get to try some lobster poached in a citrus cream sauce, herb marinated shrimp skewers or herb or panko crusted chicken. 

For lunch, a variety of sandwiches are available, with options like BLT with garlic aioli, cheeseburger with a special sauce, two hot lobster rolls, steak with caramelized onions and a horseradish sauce and many more. The Gin Trap is family friendly and the children have a specialized menu with tried and true favorites like chicken fingers, fish sticks, cheeseburgers and toasted chicken wraps.

Take your time and truly enjoy a full meal by finishing your dining experience with one of their delectable deserts. With options like fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies with chocolate milk, chocolate molten came with creme chantilly, creme bruleee, their famous key lime pie, trio of mini pies and homemade Italian granita, it's going to be hard deciding on just one dessert!

The Gin Trap is a popular bar and grill that happens to specialize in International cuisine. Anticipate and dress for a dining experience that is very casual. They are open for business during both dinner and lunch, so make time to try it. You could discover flavors you've been missing all your life.


The wooden building housing the Gin Trap has an interesting history. It was originally located at Tamarind Bay, but was subsequently moved to its current location in Jones Bays. It was given a new name and outfitted with brand new appliances by the new owner and management.


The Gin Trap is located on the western side of Saint James Windward Parish, in the vicinity of Newcastle; it is to the north of Charlestown.

You'll find the Gin Trap on the main road that circles the island. It's about two miles from the airport, a mile from the landing point for the Seabridge ferry landing, and less than half a mile from Oualie Beach, where a water taxi can drop you off from St. Kitts.

Travelers can combine their restaurant visit with excellent sightseeing possibilities by patronizing one of the area's many close-by attractions, like Hurricane Hill Trail.

Some active guests also enjoy the selection of outdoor pursuits nearby. Visitors who wouldn't mind showing off on the links will certainly want to check out the nearby golf course, Cat Ghaut Chip n Putt, which is not too far from The Gin Trap. Other types of travelers are content napping on Oualie Beach, which is the most nearby beach and is only a short distance away. Also, keep in mind these aren't the only options that exist for beaches, courses, and outdoor pursuits in the general area.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your group are looking for an area restaurant that has similar kinds of food or similar prices, there is no lack of nearby options to choose between, including Chrishi Beach Club. Guests will find it a short distance away from The Gin Trap.

Then again, if you want something different, this section of Nevis provides an excellent range of dining possibilities that will surely suit the tastes of all types of diners. For example, you could also consider eclectic food at Bananas Bistro, which is a short distance away northwest.

Hours and Other Info

On Tuesday through Saturday the Gin Trap is open from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm for lunch, dinner and bar service. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Happy hour is every day from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and the ideal time to arrive is shortly before sunset -- the nightly display of the colorful sky from this location never ceases to amaze.

Contact Info

Location: Jones Bay, Saint James Windward Parish, Nevis

Phone: (869) 469-8230




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