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“Just don't!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes
St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
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Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Just don't!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have eaten here on a number of occasions and the food and the place have slipped quite a bit. Prices are high for the area especially when you factor in there is no entertainment, poor quality and taste. But the worst thing about this place is that the owner keeps the servers tips, unless they are paid in cash the server never gets the tip! So, if you do go remember this, if you pay your check with a credit card and want to tip the server, you should tip in cash or the owner not the server gets the money! That's just wrong!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Great Food, But The Place Needs a Refurb'...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Sweet Potato's needs a refurbishment (inside & out).The place - and the staff - looks tired. There were boards lying around near the high chairs & tables. Many of the other food establishments on the St Lawrence Gap seem to be bright looking, and well maintained.

I have always loved the food here when I visit Barbados, and again, it was flavoursome . However, getting the attention of the staff for any extra drinks after I had ordered my food, was a task in itself (to busy chatting to other colleagues).

Come on Sweet Potato's, you are a lot better than this!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Authentic food and good, friendly service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We saw this on a walk-about and decided to try it out. We ate there twice on our holiday and it was good both times. We were looking for authentic Bajan food and found it here. Everything we tried we enjoyed, leaving them clean plates apart from a piece of squeezed lime! The staff are very friendly, not pushy at all so yes, we'd go back again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Visited with my family but to be honest was disappointed. We decided to try this Caribbean themed menu on a night the restaurant was not really busy. The guy that met us was very unenthusiastic and showed us to our table. We didn't order starters but had to wait close to 50 mins for the food. One server was keen to please but was seemingly left to do everything while mr enthusiasm remained at the front chatting to a table of people he obviously knew. The food was also very salty. There is a lot of competition with really good front of house so this place needs to up its game

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Authentic food and friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across Sweet Potatoes on our first night in
Barbados. It was quiet in St Lawrence but It looked welcoming and we were greeted by a friendly waiter at the top of the stairs. The decor has seen better days, but for us this added to the authenticity and appeal!

I had the 'Caribbean Surprise' which was excellent - freshly caught white fish is a spicy creole sauce with rice and pea. My wife had the chicken and fries.

Both were large, tasty meals and the service was laid back but very friendly.

If you're looking for a relaxed bite with absolutely no airs or
graces, his is the place for you.

Would definitely go back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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