The Ruins at the Falls
The Ruins at the Falls - 17 Da Costa Drive, Main Street, Ocho Rios
Tel:- (1 876) 974-8888
The Ruins at the Falls offers a unique experience - Asian / Caribbean fine dining against the romantic backdrop of a 40ft waterfall. The Milford Stream runs through the property, after passing through Shaw Park gardens on the way down to the ocean below.
After eating you can walk around the expansive grounds of the property which includes an orchid deck, a romantic bridge over the falls, a small version of Fern Gully (with over 50 varieties of fern), a koi pond with is fed by an underground stream and a pond of Jamaican river mullets.Buffet lunch
A popular choice for diners at the Ruins' is the all-inclusive buffet lunch. This is a great value option which includes beer, wine and soft drinks. The buffet lunch features a mixture of Jamaican and Asian dishes, accompanied by home made soup and freshly baked rolls. Diners are free to take it easy and spend the afternoon enjoying the waterfall and grounds (as well as the food and drink).A la carte dining
As well as offering the buffet lunch, the Ruins at the Falls has an a-la-carte dining menu where you can chose your personal favourite dishes from the Jamaican, Asian and fusion dishes on offer. The Lotus Lilly Lobster is a popular choice. The a-la-carte menu is a fine dining option (with a corresponding fine-dining price tag).Chef Sam Shun
The head chef at the Ruins at the Falls is Sam Shum, who hails from Hong Kong. Mr Shum trained as a chef in Hong Kong and has worked at exclusive hotels such as the Hilton in Hong Kong and the Ritz Carlton in Montreal. He also operated his own restaurants in Toronto and Atlanta before moving to Jamaica.History
The Ruins at the Falls was originally part of the Eden Bower Estate which belonged to the Geddes family. Over time, sections of the property have been sold. The "Ruins" were not an original part of the property but were imported stone-by-stone from a plantation Great House in Trelawny Parish.
In the 1950s the property was converted in to a restaurant.© 2011 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com