The Tides is once again my favourite all round restaurant in Barbados and we've visited all the major ones. Yes, the Cliff is in a class of its own, but there are several in the next 'division', and I'm including Tides, Cin Cin, Champers, Lone Star, Daphnes, The Fish Pot and a couple of others.
This time, we visited twice. On our second visit, three out of our party of 5 had the blackened catch of the day. All three said it was easily the best fish they had ever had. One went as far as saying it was probably the best meal of his life. Now, these are people who have eaten at the best London and NYC restaurants, not novices. At $80 for such a memorable dish, it was very good value.
I had prawn curry which was served in a coconut shell and was creamy and quite spicy. One a second visit, the fillet steak was superb, served on mash. At $97, it is cheaper than fillet steak virtually anywhere.
For me, a big highlight was the Spiced Crab Corn Chowder which was simply the best soup I'd ever had and for $26 a bargain.
Wines are reasonably priced, with a nice Chilean Merlot coming in at $72 and a Pinot Grigio for roughly the same.
This was our 6th visit to Tides which I find consistently great in quality. We finally briefly met the head chef and owner, Guy Beasley who worked for the Roux brothers. Highly recommended and is always the highlight of my stay in Barbados.
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