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Scarlet

Payne's Bay, BB24008, Barbados
1-246-432-3663
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $65
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Heard about this place by word of mouth as first timers to the island. The ambiance and atmosphere in this place is the real reason to go. The staff compliment this fantastically by a) having enough staff to serve correctly, b) engaging at just the right level and c) clearly enjoy their jobs. The food does not disappoint and is... More

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fabulous atmosphere, amazing cocktails and wonderful food, all in all it doesn't get much better for a night out.

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Rickmansworth, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a non-traditional restaurant for this part of Barbados - it's not on the beach front and the outside of the building is nothing special. But the food is delicious and very popular with the ex-pat community in Barbados as well as locals. I didn't have the burgers but apparently they are delicious - as was my meal of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great cocktails, great food, great atmosphere, great service. Book early to avoid disappointment. Some other establishments in Barbados should visit to see what good looks like and that includes Sandy Lane.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Excellent food! Great service! Hidden away in paynes bay, we only found it on our third visit to Barbados. Would recommend to anyone!

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London
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I first visited Scarlet three or four years ago and found it very average but thought I'd give it another go so as to ensure I wasn't being too harsh. The food is average and haute cuisine it ain't. The ambience is very mid 80s as is the food. Three of us had the shrimp curry in a coconut sauce.... More

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Domenge, Owner at Scarlet, responded to this review

I feel obliged to write a response to your review (s) as you have written practically the same thing twice. We are a bistro…I am not sure why you have a bee in your bonnet about us being ‘haute cuisine’! You did say it in both reviews. We have never professed to be or would like to be in that... More

Bridlington
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145 reviews 145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was our 10th or 11th visit to Scarletts. It is quirky with a very original menu which suited us on this visit because we'd had a late lunch and weren't quite hungry enough for a standard evening meal. The menu, which is basically a very original nibbles menu with some mains, which was perfect for what we needed at... More

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Let the pie cool, it reaches the heat of the centre of Vesuvius. Delightful nibbly food, good burgers and lots of choice on the menu. Charming bar staff who made substantial cocktails including an Apple Jack and comforting espresso martini's. Good ambiance and tidy service.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Scatlet is right outside The House handy if you want something to eat without having to go into Holetown. Don't judge a book by its cover as from the outside its nothing to indicate its a restaurant, but step inside and you will be surprised. The food was well presented and well cooked. worth a visit and we would go... More

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were only here for after dinner drinks, though my wife buckled and had some of the seared tuna starter, which she loved. Cocktails were 90% original, never before seen by me. Try the Scarlet Rocks. The remaining 10% were significant twists on existing classics, though the very friendly and knowledgeable mixologists could make anything you wanted. Fair prices too,... More

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