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“Disappointing”

Sunbury Plantation House
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

In such a beautiful setting we were hoping for something special, but it was not to be. The lunch buffet they were setting up seemed incongruous given that apart from us there was just a family of four but it was just noon. We decided to go a la carte and the menu we were given had a number of appealing options. Unable to decide, we went for the combo starter to share and thought we'd decide from there whether to go mains and deserts (and make it our main meal of the day) or just deserts. In the end we did neither.
The combo took an age to come, during which time several coach parties arrived and started filling the place. The reason for the buffet style industrial catering was now clear, but we still had high hopes for our a la carte selection since they also do expensive dinners in the dining room of the plantation house several times a week.
Sadly it wasn't worth the wait. The vegetable samosas were nice but the greasy potato skins with cheese and bacon bits, 3 scrawny chicken wings and fish cakes that were almost entirely potato and batter were not; and as for the promised accompanying selection of dips: after repeated enquiries we were eventually presented with some sachets of ketchup and a bowl of barbecue sauce!
We cut our losses and left.

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Located on the H4B, north of Sunbury, a planter´s estate. Good food and “all u can eat buffet” in a lovely atmosphere, very polite personnel. Surrounding park with big old trees, the house itself van be visited for a surcharge. There are not many other restaurants in the vicinity

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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovli relaxing few hours set in lush green surroundings. We took big apple taxi a really nice guy from west coast to st Philips and he waited till we had toured and lunched before taking us home. Buffet lunch very tasty and included soup desserts and coffee for £10. Recommended

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stopped in and had the lunch buffet. The food was very tasty! There was BBQ chicken, flying fish, breadfruit, vegetables, rice and peas, macaroni pie and some other cold salads. The dessert was delicious! It was a pound cake with very creamy vanilla ice cream. The value was very good as well. Amazing location and it was nice to walk the grounds of the house while waiting for the food to come out. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Kl78
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The drive to Sunbury House is through the tranquil countryside of St Philip Parish. The entrance faces beautiful sugar cane fields. The fee for the house tour is $10 U.S. per adult. Our tour guide was very pleasant and thorough. As we walked through the living room I asked her why one particular sofa was so low to the ground and she said that people were shorter in those days. She mentioned that the property is over 300 years old and has survived many hurricanes due to its thick walls and storm shutters. Our guide took us upstairs to the bedrooms, and I found the Victorian bath, and a ladies Victorian manicure set quite interesting. The children's room was filled with lots of dolls and a curious piece of furniture a "punishment" chair, which she speculated was probably used for "time-out". We were then taken to the basement/cellar and told we could view that area on our own. The landscaped grounds are breathtaking. I understand that they do weddings there. We had fish cakes and mauby in the restaurant. As we were leaving some tour buses arrived for the Bajan lunch buffet.

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Thank ecogranny
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