We were nicely greeted and taken to our table, our waitress introduced herself and although she did appear to be new to her job she was very proffessional and hard working. The service throughout the evening was faultless, from all the staff. There were a number of different people involved in serving us and they were all very polite.
The food was AMAZING. I ordered sauteed bay scallops with ginger scented stir fried vegetables and a chargrilled sushi rice cake - it came with the most amazing soy & coriander reduction. I am not a seafood person at all, but something about Barbados is changing me... The scallops were lovely and everything else on the plate complimented it perfectly, is was so full of flavour and I loved it!
We only had a main each, as we had just come from our hotel's cocktail party which included canapes (my advice is not to book at the tides the same evening as your hotel's "manager's drinks" evening, as we really wish we could have eaten more!) Although we did share a pudding, it was called the Tidation, my wife ordered this and she said that the menu didn't mention coffee, but it certainly contained some. Not a massive grudge there, but she wouldn't have ordered it if she had known this. It did, however, look and taste great!
If you have an interest in art then there are lots of paintings and mosaics on the walls from local artists, most of which are for sale. It's worth arriving early, having a drink at the bar and taking a look at what's available.
The Tides isn't cheap, but I still rate them very good for value, as they are offering a great product and I don't mind paying for it. Neither did many other people, as the place was pretty full considering it was off-season. For an idea of prices:
Starters: $25-65 Bds
Mains: $78-95 Bds
Glass of wine: $20+ Bds
Tidation (Dessert): $30
Liked best: The food - that reduction was amazing!
Liked least: (Being picky here) The fact that we think the coffee wasn't mentioned on the dessert menu for the Tidation (although it was still very good!)
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