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The Tides

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Holetown | Balmore House, Holetown BB24011, Barbados
+1 246-432-8356
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Ontario, Canada
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

We had Sunday lunch at the Tides. The setting is first rate but no better than other less expensive restaurants along this shore.The view out to sea is superb. The actual dining area is beautifully decorated. The food was well prepared and tasty but no more so than some other local restaurants. As it was Sunday, we had no choice... More 

Thank vagabondoug
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Physically, the restaurant is quite lovely, and I was pleased that we were seated at a table overlooking the ocean, as requested when I made the booking a few weeks prior. Service was extremely attentive and impeccable. The food was cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. Presentation was very pleasing, even the entrée from... More 

Thank shpToronto
Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

The food was gorgeous; cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Lovely atmosphere - perfect, right on the sea front. What more could you want???

Thank Megan M
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is a fabulous restaurant. We had eaten at the Cliff (our third visit) a few days earlier and as always left thinking it the best place in Barbados. But now Tides is our favourite. The welcome, the ambience, the service and the food were all top class. We shared the seafood tower as a starter and bother the lobster... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The staff are friendly and very attentive every part of the service is seamless. The food choices are varied, naturally with an accent on fish. An excellent wine list varying from relatively expensive to WOW! But there are good affordable wines on the listing. The restaurant is not cheap but it is classy and good try the crab and lobster... More 

Thank StephenR744
Tadworth, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

I visited this wonderful restaurant on Saturday 7 November, in the evening, with two friends. All round fabulousness! A beautiful setting/table next to the sea and we were able to watch the men crabbing for the next day - perhaps that night? Our waiter was very polite with a lovely sense of humour and offered to get a taxi for... More 

Thank MrsBoxerDog
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

We ate dinner in a party of 9 on Saturday 14th November. Everyone was very complimentary about the food and service. It was a good all round experience.

Thank Roydon H
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

This restaurant, in my opinion, is the best I have been to in Barbados. The staff are amazing, cannot do enough for you, are funny and polite. The food is superb, I had the crispy oriental salad and chicken for my main. Both were delicious. Like many other restaurants in Barbados, the setting and view was lovely, being right on... More 

Thank Emma B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Wonderful restaurant, with a unique design, porch was designed around big old trees that sit with you as you dine. We both enjoyed Baracuda for the first time. Lots of wait staff, but service was slow. But we were on vacation so we didn't mind waiting.

Thank Kimberly L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The best food, great cocktails, perfect position & fantastic staff...a must when you visit Barbados...

Thank Kevin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holetown | Balmore House, Holetown BB24011, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint James Parish  >  Holetown
  • Phone Number: +1 246-432-8356

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?