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“Most expensive in Barbados?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cliff

The Cliff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $300
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Open 7 days a week December to May, June to November, Monday to Saturday. Office Hours 9am to 5pm.
Lethbridge
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Most expensive in Barbados?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Just came back from The Cliff with mixed feelings. The restaurant looks beautiful and the stuff is quite friendly and attentive. The décor is nice and the view from table by the water we got was excellent. Got to see stingray fish too. Vine list is quite large, but there are very few reasonable vines for under 100 BBD per bottle. We tried Pinot Gris from Oregon 2011 (100 BBD or so) - it was not good at all - way too young - nothing compared to Alsacian Pinot Gris we had in Tides for 96 BBD. The menu prices are kind of fixed to 245 BBD per two course; I had a Tai salad with beef and Cajun swordfish. Both were ok, but made me think, whether I would ever pay $60 US per salad anywhere else?!
I liked there coffee a lot and has a very fine rum in the end. The end of the story is 930 BBD or so bill for the 3 of us. It is not uncommon to pay 200 BBD per person for a dinner in Barbados, but this one was beyond my comprehension. Although it was fine experience, I will never come back just because of the price.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Top class food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

I was recommended this restaurant by people at home but was slightly apprehensive because of the price. My husband surprised me, he only booked in the morning and we got a first class table at the bottom of cliff with beautiful views. It is the quiet season in August so perhaps we were lucky as I know others have booked months in advance. It was certainly the best meal I have ever had, yes quite expensive but worth spoiling yourself. The food was fantastic as was the wine and the service. I am not sure how many waiters per table are allocated but they react so quickly to you. The deserts were magnificent, recommend the chocolate one with banana.

To add to the evening, we were on the next table to a famous actor and another one two tables away.

Felt spoilt and not sure how others in Barbados will now compare.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barbados
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159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“What a great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

What a great experience we had last night at 'The Cliff'. Amazing range of cocktails, many of which are unique to the cliff along with some old favourites, followed by a meal that was second to none.Service was impecable and attentative, without being intrusive.Had some 'first timers' with us last night who were blown away by the whole experience. Food was exceptional and wine list is extensive and priced for all pockets. Desserts to literally 'die' for. p.s. - a great place for celeb spotting!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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birmingham UK
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Really worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Last year we resisted but this year decided to try it - really glad we did!

From the moment we arrived it was clear it was a special place. Quickly shown to table which was magnificent right over the sea.

The table setting was beautiful and we were encouraged to look at the stingrays which was lovely,

Menu was extensive and superb and all 5 of us found what we wanted.

Little moan - bread was left in basket on table and not served.

Food was truly excellent and surprisingly generous portions. The range was excellent - we tried fois gras (excellent) tuna tartare ( wonderful) and the spring roles which were enormous!

Main course selection was equally broad and again tuna was wonderful as were all the other things selected.

Puddings were quite a spectacle - my daughters enjoyed the one which was set alight ( something bomb)and my wife had the melting mercury - both were excellent and worth the cost.

What really made the experience was the service which was attentive but not oppressive.

Total cost amounted to BD$300 per head but that did include a bottle of wine.

We all agreed that this was our favourite restaurant and in our opinion tipped Cin Cins to first place.

NOTE TO THE OWNER-

Dont spoil the ambiance by mentioning on the menu "holiday vouchers" - it just cheapens the offering and makes you think that everyone else is getting a deal!

If you need to carry on with them - insist they mention it at the time of booking and simply give them a different menu so the rest of us don't know as we don't need to. We mistakenly thought that there were supplements for certain items which given the fixed cost of BD$240 would be a little inappropriate.

And finally - much as we love kids perhaps you should ask that children under a certain age have gone by a certain time?

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ENGLANDMAN13
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not as good as expected.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

The food and service we received was good, not exceptional.

Watching the stingrays from your table and the desserts are the only two things about this restaurant that really make it stand out from the crowd.

At a fraction of the cost, nearby restaurant Tides has excellent food and service with a brilliant sea view. Comparing the two makes The Cliff disappointing when considering its high recommendations.

That being said, I would go again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Abigail-Emma
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