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“food good, view not that exciting” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carmichael's

Carmichael's
Ranked #4 of 9 Restaurants in Bolans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Carmichael's restaurant offers innovative cuisine with a scenic view. We offer a 7 course tasting menu Every Saturday or on request we offer a 5 course vegan menu.
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“food good, view not that exciting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed at Sugar Ridge and had dinner one night up at Carmichaels and drinks up there a few times. The view is ok - but you have a lot of dead ground in front of you before you see the sun hitting the sea. The bar is deadly - the music is dentist waiting room.

The food is good, nice fresh fish, but the place is a just a bit soulless.

Also the service was slow - we know antiguan are relaxed and in no rush but we had to wait 40minutes to be seated when the restaurant did not appear full.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Nova Scotia, Canada
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Close, but fail....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is one of those sad cases where you want so much to love it, but it just doesn't deliver. The setting is exquisite, and the service was gracious and professional. The first course started well, but both main courses were just... frankly, bad.

We really did want to like it. We love fine dining, and were excited about this spot, but in the end, we just felt burned. So sad. :(

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank gandt_halifax
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Englewood, Colorado
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Wonderful experience. The food was tasty but mostly the ambiance and sunset were amazing. We were referred to Carmichael's by guest services at the Verandah. They made reservations for us and ensured that we were there for the breathtaking sunset. The staff is wonderful and accomodating and can make an assortment of tasty drings.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank colorado_travel_bug1
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New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Food and location great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

During our visit to Antigua this was definitely my favorite restaurant. Great atmosphere and service. The seared tuna appetizer and the lobster cocktail was delicious. The blackened mahi mahi main course was tasty and very fresh. A little pricey but compared to some of the other restaurants I though it was worth it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ace711
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a group dinner at Carmichels. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was fabulous. I would highly recommend the restaurant for a special night out. The food was a bit pricey, however the quality was worth the expense. The apple walnut salad was my favorite - would love to have it again.

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Thank tammers15
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