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“Beautiful location food just okay”
Review of The Tides

The Tides
Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Holetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $100
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 21, 2010

Went to the Tides, absolutely love the location, like all the artwork hanging about, and we walked in with a little excitement, looking forward to a good meal and nice service,but it wasn't to be, like I said about the Round House in my review a smile would be nice, everything seemed to be "robotic" for lack of a better term right now, we just didn't feel any warmth or genuine attentiveness, more like, this is what I do and this is what will happen, yes they do hover, and as it wasn't exactly full they were hovering a lot. Annoying more than anything, the meal itself wasn't anything to write home about at all, but that maybe just due to our taste buds, it was pricey too,for what it was and no we wouldn't return in a hurry.

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Reviewed May 13, 2010

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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Reviewed April 27, 2010

We ate in many great restaurants in Barbados, but reading all the reviews, I was expecting a lot more from Tides. Yes, the setting is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxing. We were a group of 6 people, and all of us were somewhat disappointed with our food. In addition, it was very overpriced.

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Thank yanka7
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

Faultless restaurant. Ate there twice and both times the food was of outstanding quality and the choice was wide. Service very attentive from the moment we arrived and were shown to our table. Great position adjacent the beach.

Second time we were one table in from the balustrade and without being they offered to move us to one by the balustrade (right next to the water) shortly after one became free. Some acquaintances of ours were elsewhere in the restaurant several rows back from the sea so we suggested they be moved to the free table. The restaurant manager moved us both! Brilliant service.

Not cheap but you dont go there for a budget meal. Very highly recommended as one of the best three restaurants we have eaten in worldwide.

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Thank CheshireEdge
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

We dined at six different restaurants while we were in Barbados, and this was by far the best. We had a nice table near the water. The food was excellent, the service was very good and the staff was pleasant and helpful.

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Thank Old_Lawyer
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