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Cin Cin by the Sea

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Caribbean, International, European, Mediterranean
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Prospect | St. James, Prospect, Barbados
12466294557
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: cin cin [chin-chin] 1. a cheers or toast to good health. 2. a refreshingly...
cin cin [chin-chin] 1. a cheers or toast to good health. 2. a refreshingly contemporary, elegant new restaurant that offers 'alfresco dining' with sweeping views of the west coast of Barbados. A trendy new hot spot that features an air-conditioned lounge bar with an expansive glass wall allowing uninterrupted views across the water, serving quintessentially Mediterranean-style cuisine with a Caribbean twist.
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    Very good
  • 152
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  • 53
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  • 57
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food & service in a really cool environment

Cin Cin has sparked a revolution in Barbados. It was the first of its kind when it first opened. Now there are a few other places springing up with a similar vibe, including Cin Cin's baby sister, Primo at St. Lawrence Gap. But we love Cin Cin best of all. The food is always good, the environment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Peppermint51
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cin Cin has sparked a revolution in Barbados. It was the first of its kind when it first opened. Now there are a few other places springing up with a similar vibe, including Cin Cin's baby sister, Primo at St. Lawrence Gap. But we love Cin Cin best of all. The food is always good, the environment very trendy and... More 

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devon
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145 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always feel when we visit this restaurant that we should be grateful for being allowed in. We eat at sandy lane, cliff, tides, lone star etc where we are always greeted and made to feel special. I always struggle to get a reservation here and usual not at the time or date I want and never frontline despite booking... More 

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Thank sleepingbeauty
Chatham, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very expensive. beautiful setting, unique atmosphere. bar area very low chic seating. another US $550 evening for 4, one cocktail, no wine. Not worth the money.

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Hadstock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food very poor, scant portions. Staff untrained and unfriendly. No atmosphere in the dining area and white plastic chairs. Disappointing evening.

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Thank PatsHadstock
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another visit to this magnificent restaurant and yet again no disappointment at all. This place really knows how to treat customers and serve great food. Everything was spot on, the menu is really good, the food was faultless as was the service. Great location as well. Worth every penny. (Dollar)

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We pre-booked this restaurant weeks ago for dinner at a waterside table and had confirmation in writing.. When we arrived tonight (2nd February) we were told that sorry but all the waterside tables were full but if we took a table away from the waterfront they would switch us as soon as someone finished and the waterside table came free.... More 

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Thank David G
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dinner for 4, starting of with some great cocktails, at the table. A comprehensive, upscale wine list to choose from. Great menu, with a good selection of seafood and meat dishes, with a local slant. very well presented. Service was the only slight deficiency, in that the area where we were seated seemed to be a bit understaffed for the... More 

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Thank James B
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited this restaurant many times but stopped two years ago after bad experiences. We tried it again last week and I am sorry to say that the service and attitude is as bad as ever. The food was cold and even so after being sent back to re heat. The cooking is excellent and the various dishes for... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer B
PeterJLauer, General Manager at Cin Cin by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you very much for your comment about your Cin Cin dining experience. From what I am reading I suspect that many things went terribly wrong on the night of your dinner. This should have never been the case and I would like to sincerely apologize for this. Please allow me to assure you that every day we,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice spot overlooking the ocean, offers excellent dining with great selection of cocktails. An idyllic place for lunch and dinner

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Thank Alan S
Sale, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a friend not recommended this restaurant we probably wouldn't have visited as it's a couple of miles outside Holetown. However, we're glad we did! The ambience was excellent, with the waiting staff, although obviously local, having the usual Italian irreverance and chattiness. They were great! The cocktails, food and view were all memorable. All in all, a wonderful meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prospect | St. James, Prospect, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint James Parish  >  Prospect
  • Phone Number: 12466294557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International, European, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

cin cin [chin-chin] 1. a cheers or toast to good health. 2. a refreshingly contemporary, elegant new restaurant that offers 'alfresco dining' with sweeping views of the west coast of Barbados. A trendy new hot spot that features an air-conditioned lounge bar with an expansive glass wall allowing uninterrupted views across the water, serving quintessentially Mediterranean-style cuisine with a Caribbean twist.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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