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“hidden away”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Plates

Island Plates
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Speightstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Formby
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“hidden away”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Got caught in a rain shower whilst driving my smoke so pulled off the road onto a car park. In the corner with a raised decking area is this Fab welcoming home cooked eaterie. My mum is a bit picky so they made a dish specially for her. They lent umbrellas for me to nip to car and gave us some great conversation.
They cater for gluten free and vegetarians which I'm sure is a bonus for folk.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Crystal F
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We did have a good laugh that day and we are pleased you remembered us.

Do get caught in the rain (or sunshine) when next you are in Barbados!

Marie, Pat and Team at Island Plates
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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“small but good”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

better for breakfast than lunch only 5 or 6 outside tables nice people slow service not crazy about the chickens walking around while you eat

Visited March 2013
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Thank lklucky
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us at Island Plates. Our team thanks you for choosing here and that you found our staff to be nice. We are a small cafe which sits 18 - 20 persons and can become full very quickly at either breakfast or lunch; only takes4-5 families to do this.

We do hope we have the opportunity to serve you again.

Take Care

Marie, Pat and Team at Island Plates
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Sudbury, Canada
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“If you want brownies....”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

It's hard to beat Pat, Marie and Island Plates. If you want healthy, homemade, fresh food this is the place. The smoothies are great, the chicken curry, pita pizzas and salad, lemon squares are excellent but must take second place to Pat's brownies! Totally amazing... chocolatey, fudgey, moist and FRESH but if you want to step it up a notch ask Pat when she will be making her RUM brownies and then make sure you are there when the come out of the oven.... I have never tasted a brownie so good! Pat even made us up a lunch for the plane rather than eat airport/airplane food. Thank you Pat and Marie. We always looked forward to visiting you guys over the two months we were there and are already booking our return for next winter and your place will be one of our first stops... Thanks again!
The brownie guy and carrot cup cake lady :)

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank NorthernCanuck1
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Hello Carrot Cupcake Lady and Brownie Guy,

Great to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We enjoyed having you as our guests and I'm already thinking of an additional brownie recipe for your next return. We really appreciate you both and look forward to swapping stories in the not too distant future.

Until then, do take care

Marie, Pat and the rest of the Island Plates Team.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Freshly Prepared Food, Friendly Service”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Breakfast at Island Plates is a simple affair. Everything is freshly prepared so plan a leisurely visit. The smoothies are especially good.

Service is excellent and very friendly. We felt that every member of the Island Plates team came to our table to say hello and ensure we were satisfied with our experience - which we were.

The menu includes a number of Gluten-Free options.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank turleynodds
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Hello and Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Island Plates. We love to serve our guests and are happy when you can come over and say hello.

Thanks for appreciating us as we do you.

Marie, Pat and the rest of the team at Island Plates.
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Markham, Canada
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“Quality Food, Heavenly Service”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We came across Island Plates by accident and kept coming back for the food, the smoothies, and the warm, friendly service. Breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks were terrific. We regretted that they were only open one night (Thurs?) for dinner because we would have been there for dinners too. Pat and Marie were simply the best; nothing was too much trouble for them. Many other restaurant owners could learn from them. This will be our first stop on our next visit!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Alan D
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p_tango, Owner at Island Plates, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. You are correct we open for dinner on Thursdays only (for now). We had a lot of good laughs and we would be so happy to welcome you again.

Take Care
Marie and Pat
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