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“Ok food, irritatingly overpriced”
Review of Bayside Restaurant

Bayside Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 35 Restaurants in Soufriere
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Enjoy Caribbean delicacies served at the water's edge during lunch and dinner at Bayside Restaurant in Sugar Beach, St. Lucia. Set on the white powder sands of one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, just feet away from the crystal waters of Anse des Pitons and the main swimming pool, you can enjoy gourmet pizzas baked in the wood-fired oven, specialty sandwiches, or the grilled catch of the day. Unique among restaurants in Soufriere, during dinner, a myriad of menu selections and the upbeat live entertainment showcase the flavor and culture of St Lucia.
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Description: Enjoy Caribbean delicacies served at the water's edge during lunch and dinner at Bayside Restaurant in Sugar Beach, St. Lucia. Set on the white powder sands of one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, just feet away from the crystal waters of Anse des Pitons and the main swimming pool, you can enjoy gourmet pizzas baked in the wood-fired oven, specialty sandwiches, or the grilled catch of the day. Unique among restaurants in Soufriere, during dinner, a myriad of menu selections and the upbeat live entertainment showcase the flavor and culture of St Lucia.
Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sugar beach does not provide pricing info for its restaurants online. In fact it actually deletes that info from the menus it publishes. I can see why-it would make you think twice about booking with them. However,a brief glimpse at the australian white section of the wine list should give you an idea: Oxford landing estates Chardonnay $95 ($113 after tax and obligatory service charge, before tip). It would cost you about £7 a bottle in the supermarket. I know they have to import everything but even so, it is impossible to justify that sort of margin.

We were not particularly hungry so just ordered main courses: total advertised price of about $80; actual price after charges and tax of $96. The food was absolutely fine if unremarkable- good restaurant cooking. The service was excellent. I liked the fact it was not a rushed dinner service, the waitresses were charming and smiling, and the food was good. But we had a main course each with a glass of wine, and it came to about $150 all told. That's just daft.

What really frustrates is the fact that you have to add 20% to all the prices you see due to the restaurant stating them before 10% tax and the 10% service charge. Add 30-40% if you are going to tip, too (the service certainly warranted it). There is no need for this- restaurants at other resorts just publish the price grossed up for tax and service (although we always tipped on top). We had better food for half the price on our trip once we left the resort.

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant has a little bit of everything on the menu to accomodate all people. Pizza (fantastic), fresh fish, steak, local stews & delicacies. I wish we had eaten here more often instead of venturing out to Dasheene & Boucan. We could have used the taxi money towards a bottle of wine!!

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Sugar beach restaurant located near to ocean has some major management issues. They take an advantage of travelers who doesn't speak English well and charge their credit card behind their back without them knowing. And if the customer asked to call back, they don't call you back and made their phones goes to voicemail directly. It has been absolutely horrible experience we ever have consider we traveled more than 50 counties worldwide.

I don't care how nice of the hotel and have an reputation in some things... if one of their customer experience unfair treatment and the management is not even willing to fix or support the customer is MAJOR turned off. Regardless How much perks they have there...

Please watch out for your credit card statement and make sure they didn't over charge you the things you didn't spend.

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5  Thank Michelle A
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