Contact The Ruins
17 Da Costa Drive
Relax kick back and enjoy spectacular views of the flowing waters of the Falls cascading down a dramatic waterfall with over 40 feet of natural limestone surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Lunch is a sumptuous buffet featuring a wide variety and selection for you to feast on. Start with our home made soups, freshly baked breads and delectable salads that are a feast of their own.
Combine that with a vast selection of fresh fish, sumptuous meats and chicken that will tempt your palate and test your appetite to it’s limit. And, if that isn’t enough, you will want to experience the authentic Jamaican jerk meats on the carvery. And at The Ruins restaurants, we save the best for last ..desserts island style prepared only the way a master Jamaican chef knows how. The menu features healthy lifestyle cuisine, blending the finest ingredients with spices and herbs, beautifully presented, surpassed only by the atmosphere.
Dinner is an experience at the Ruins. A lasting impression as guests will be greeted by soft music and gracious service in one of the most romantic spots in the world, with the illuminated waterfalls in the background. The menu features healthy life style cuisine, blending the finest ingredients with spices and herbs, beautifully presented, surpassed only by the setting.
If you’re visiting Ocho Rios and want to enjoy the best of Jamaican and Asian dishes, then this is the place to eat. This vibrant and modern setting is conveniently located outside the Ruins but in the centre of all of Ocho Rios’ attractions. In addition to the Diner, we feature a special take-out section for the adventurous who wants to find their own special dining spot.
EXECUTIVE CHEF SAM SHUM
SAM SHUM, born and educated in Hong Kong. After his secondary study, he started his cooking career as a pot-washer in Hong Kong Hilton Hotel at the age of eighteen (18). He moved onto the Furama Hotel, Lee Garden Hotel and finally he was employed to the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montreal, Canada as Gande Manager Grill Chef in 1992.
He started his own business in Toronto, Canada in 1994. The restaurant of China Buffet King was under his management and supervision.
In 1997 he further extended the buffet restaurant to Atlanta, Georgia USA. The first 600 seated restaurant with Chinese, Japanese and International cuisine in that city. He was the Executive Chef and Vice-President of the company.
In the new millennium, year 2000 he joined his brother Philip Shum to open a brand new concept of restaurant in Black River, Jamaica – The Riverside Dock Restaurant and Club. The new restaurant introduced Japanese, Chinese, International and Jamaican cuisine with beautiful scenery of the riverside of famous safari tour of Black River, Jamaica.
In the year of 2001 and 2002, he got two (2) gold, one (1) bronze and several merits from Jamaica Cultural Development Centre Culinary Competition in Jamaica. Among his awards the ‘mango pudding’ was so welcomed that even some of his old guests from Atlanta called long distance just to ask for the recipe.