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“Another Speightstown Treasure......”
Review of Island Plates

Island Plates
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Speightstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Island Plates is a lovely Cafe in Town Square, Speightstown, St. Peter (The Mall is located opposite Jordan's Supermarket). It is run by local sisters Pat and Marie. Food is prepared to order and the cafe serves up fresh local juice, hearty salads, hot baguettes, good stuff for the sweet tooth and a variety of pastas, fish dishes, homemade curries and homemade quiches to name a few.Vegans, Vegetarians, Gluten-Free meals are offered here as well. You can do takeaways, sit in or sit on the outdoor decking. Whatever you decide, you will be greeted and served with a warm smile and attentive, friendly staff.Island Plates. Fresh Food. It's in the Delivery!
Bridgetown
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another Speightstown Treasure......”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Island Plates is appropriately named for its simple, unpretentious vibe. If you are looking for a 5 star restaurant, pass it by but if you want a cozy atmosphere, great food, value for money and highly attentive service, then don't miss out on this gem of an eatery. The brownie served with whipped cream is supremely good and for a small kitchen they have a nice variety of offerings including salads, chicken pesto pasta, baguettes, and local curry. Speightstown is a laid back, easy-going place...Island Plates fits right in.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank macomere
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. We are a small kitchen and love to cook various meals for our guests; fresh and with a taste of home.

Hope to see you in the not too distant future

Take Care

Pat & Marie at Island Plates
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Had a super salad lunch here on Boxing Day. Small cafe but good food and friendly service thanks to Pat and Marie. Definitely worth a visit if youre in the area. No need to wait ages for food either.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank mandrillsbass
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. It was certainly our pleasure to welcome you back. I hope all went well for your daughter's school project and look forward to seeing you here again.

Do take care to you and family

Pat & Marie at Island Plates
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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“What a find!”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

What a lovely place, good home cooked food, lovely decking area, plenty of sunshine and very friendly staff. Can't wait to go back again next year. Thanks for the excellant food, service and welcome. Good luck with the evening opening from your Welsh friends!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Deb D
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Hello and thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review and wish us all the best. We enjoyed serving and chatting with you and we at Island Plates wish you many, many , many more years of your good marriage. It obviously works to keep you young :-). Much love from your friends at Island Plates.
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Philadelphia
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118 reviews
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“Loved this place”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

While my wife was shopping, I stopped at this cafe for coffee. The wonderful ladies there set me up on a cozy little deck with comfy chairs, umbrellas, and a nice island breeze. A couple of great cups of coffee, freshly brewed, and carrot cake muffin right out of the oven. A nice place-setting and even the local paper. I had to return to Speightstown on three other occasions that same week. Decided to stop for lunch. An excellent and ample pasta dish with grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, and tomatoe sauce, with a side salad, and perhaps the best fruit smoothie I have ever had. Just over $11 US. Pasta is cooked specially for your order. Returned the next day for a repeat. Then the next,day, with my son. He had a great BLT made with gluten-free bread, baked fresh while we waited. The only reason I did not go back again was that I ran out of vacation time !

The ladies that operate this cafe do a great job. Friendly service, very attentive, and appreciate your business. Having been to Barbados on many occasions, and having dined all over the island, this is a place that I will not hesitate to go back to. Great food at a great price. And for those that are vegetarian or need gluten-free foods, several options available to you.

Speightstown is well north of the hub of activities on Barbados, but over the years they have done a great job developing this little town into a place worth traveling to while visiting Barbados. A little bit of everything here in this town, and very relaxed. You will find Island Plates at the Town Mall on the south end of town.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank 49skeeter49
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Hello and Thank You for taking the time to write us a review. We do our best to be attentive to our customers and prepare our meals as fresh as possible. My sister and I enjoyed serving you and your son. We really appreciate your comments and hope to see you back at Island Plates soon.
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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
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“All around AMAZING”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

This gem of a find offers a really diverse breakfast and lunch menu with the best prices on the island! I can't decide whether the food, service, or the prices are the best thing about Island Plates. A MUST go if your around Speightstown!! Highly highly recommend!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Jordan M
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Hello and Thank You for taking the time to write us a response. We love to serve our customers and part of this includes trying to vary the menu to suit different palates.

I won't be able to tell which of the three experiences were best for you but do know that we are glad that what we has been transferred as a positive experience for you. Hope to see you in Barbados again!

Pat , Marie & Team at Island Plates
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