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From start to finish, the tides will impress. The service is faultless the food is incredible. The setting and decor are beautiful. Highly recommend. My favourite place on the island and have even booked my wedding here
We always visit on our annual trip and request table in the trees. Luckily we got one, and had lovely evening. Service is a bit more chilled these days, it’s attentive but not as formal which is a good thing.
Menu was quite interesting this...visit with some Xmas specials. I had jug jug, husband had steak. Overall very good. Good service, nic3 food, lovely spot.More
Faultless - from the bar with amazing cocktails and canapés to the setting, service and of course the food. We have been coming here for many years and what’s really impressive is their high standards have not wavered or dropped in all that time. Seriously...impressive. Without a doubt this is and remains to be our favourite restaurant in Barbados.More
Decided to visit the restaurant after its closure for a time. I was
Not disappointed. Occasion was a 30th birthday treat for my daughter
And they really made it special. When booking l opted for the
Air conditioned room which has a huge glass window...overlooking
The ocean so we didn’t feel we were missing out on the view.
As we had a young 8 month old with us just thought it would be
Cooler as we were there for lunch.
Food was beautiful superbly presented table nicely decorated well worth a visit.
You won’t be disappointedMore
I think this would be this years "fav" place to eat in Barbs (tough decision as i love The Fish Pot as well) but a "must" go to place (Evenings are just amazing) - the setting/environment, food, service - just outstanding!
Love this restaurant, great location, attentive staff, lovely cocktail bar before dinner.
Missed our favourite starter which was always the Seafood Tower, sadly no longer on menu, but doesn’t change the outcome of a great night.
Always worth a visit when on the island.
This is still our favourite restaurant on the island. I have reviewed in 2016, 2017, and we were lucky enough to visit again in December 2020. I love everything about the Tides. All of the staff are welcoming, the cocktails in the bar first are...always lovely, the restaurant itself is beautiful, the setting is excellent and last but not least; the food is exceptional.
Like our previous visit 3 years ago, we came to this restaurant twice during our two-week holiday.
Due to COVID, there was a reduced menu. This was disappointing as my favourite dish (the rack of lamb) was not on it, however we travelled in a pandemic so we of course expect some changes to the norm. That being said, even though we were disappointed that the menu was reduced, the food was still faultless.
The first visit I had a crab and lobster risotto for starters, and then a lobster main course (yes double lobster – if I can’t be fancy on holiday in Barbados then when can I!) which came with noodles and a spiced sauce. Both courses were really excellent. My Husband had the crispy chilli beef and then the beef fillet (yes, double beef!!). He also was very pleased.
On our second visit I had the chicken wings for starters, and then the catch of the day (I think it was possibly Barracuda but I can’t remember) which came with veg and a lobster mac and cheese. Again, they were both excellent and the lobster mac and cheese on the main course was the highlight of the dish. My Husband had calamari for starters, and beef fillet again for the main course (he’s a tad fussy and it was really the only one he would eat). Again, very enjoyable.
The second time we opted for dessert – even though we were stuffed by this point. I had the Caramelized Banana & Baileys Bread & Butter Pudding and my husband had the sticky toffee pudding. My dessert was OMG what dreams are made of. Maybe the best dessert I’ve ever had. It was gorgeous, amazing, delightful – not enough superlatives in the world! I can taste it now….
Although I mentioned it at the start of my review, I think it's worth mentioning the service again. The service at The Tides is second to none. I truly believve it is the best. Nothing is too much trouble, they are on the ball, so polite, so professional. They must have an impressive training programme! Or just a knack for hiring really lovely people.
Of course, as per all the west coast restaurants it’s an expensive meal. But for me it’s the best and if you are in Barbados you really have to visit.More
Be circumspect about all the reviews that begin "Wow". If your only experience of fine dining is in Barbados, or occasional holiday splurges, then yes, you'll love this place. It's a beautiful restaurant on the edge of a tropical sea, what's not to like? However,...if you've been fortunate like me to dine in many places around the world, then I think that, like me, you'll find the food fairly average and unimaginative, and the service, for the type of place it is, just what you'd expect. On the night we went - which I admit was the first night of instituting a 9pm curfew, so they had to close at 8 and, with a full restaurant, they were rushing - the service was actually way less than I'd have expected. Slow to take the order, then forgetful of detail, telling us that they'd bring the bill as soon as the main course came out (because of the rush, I was OK with that), not offering coffee or dessert even though I was sure there was enough time. But to the food. The initial bread roll started me worrying - out of a multipack, I suppose. Surely restaurants of this standard can bake their own bread or import frozen ciabatta or baguette? Flying fish starter came on a bed of flavourless polenta and looked like 3 sardines on a disc of mashed potato. Pork belly was better presented, but the skin wasn't crisp as it should be (and the crackling with it was just chewy). Prices are quite reasonable (except for wine by the glass). So, no doubt one of the best restaurants in Barbados, but could do so much better.More
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I have seen travellers dress like this at Champers, however we like to dress up when we go out. The dress sandals are fine but I personally would not wear shorts to go out for dinner, neither would my husband.