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“Absolutely beautiful gardens, worth a trip, very nice luncheon food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Dunmore

The Dunmore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful gardens, worth a trip, very nice luncheon food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

Limited but tasty and well served luncheon menu and first rate dinner offering. Atop Pink Beach,

Visited February 2012
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Washington, CT
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best overall on Harbour Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Cocktails in the gazebo under a full moon with a flickering bonfire at a wedding below on the beach, soft music, balmy breezes, delicious food on the patio and good friends; there is no better tropical experience.

Visited January 2012
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Oakland, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Vegetarian-friendly, delicious meal specially prepared”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

It's hard to find vegetarian entrees on Harbor Island. All the restaurants have tasty salads and starters, but it's harder to come by a complete vegetarian meal. Though they don't have a veggie option on the menu, we were pleasantly surprised by the creative meal prepared by the new chef at The Dunmore. Before we left, we were invited to return for another specially-prepared meal--the chef is happy to demonstrate his creativity.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“My favorite lunch spot on Harbour Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

After several visits to Harbour Island, I was so pleased to discover the Dunmore. While we stayed at another nearby hotel, we had two delightful lunches at the Dunmore. The property is pristine: beautiful landscaping, fresh and charming island decor, a great pool and tennis courts. Lunch was delicious and relaxing. The view is spectacular and the service impeccable. Erica took excellent care of us, as did all the others. While we were unable to visit any rooms (they were at full capacity) without any question, we would stay here on our next trip to Harbour Island.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Danielle F
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NorCal
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Pretty good food but don't go there if you have a food allergy.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2011

We've been going to Harbour Island for fifteen years and decided to give the Dunmore a try since the new owner took over. I'm not going to harp on the food. It wasn't any better or any worse than comparable establishments on the island. My wife has Celiac disease which in layman's terms means a gluten allergy. No wheat, flour, barley etc. of any kind. If she ingests any amount of gluten it's up all night vomiting.

First the server. If you've never been to the out islands of the Bahamas you're in for an experience. Bahamian servers just don't get it. Bahamians seldom dine out and they don't understand the concept of fine dining and good service. On this island they primarily eat take away served in styrofoam and eat it sitting in a golf cart. That's the extent of their dining out experience.

As always my wife was crystal clear to the server. No food containing flour, wheat or soy products of any kind. The server said that she understood but her tone was a little non-convincing. My wife asked her to specifically inform the chef about her condition hoping that he would understand.

Bottom line. My wife ordered grilled shrimp on a bed of saffron rice. The sauce on the rice contained a gluten thickener and she was sick all night. That means I was up all night as well.

The next day and after a hours sleep I went to the Dunmore Club and spoke with a manager named Omar. Very nice gentleman who immediately understood what I was talking about. I left our meeting convinced that Omar would handle this situation and make sure that there are no repeats in the future.

My critque isn't so much aimed at the Dunmore but at food service in general in the Bahamas. Only Bahamians can work in this industry. The government makes sure that work permits for foreigners are almost impossible to obtain therefore leaving one with a server that eats take out food from a styrofoam container whilst sitting in a golf cart.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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