The Tides Restaurant, Saint James, Barbados

Food — By conniemotz on June 24, 2010 at 12:16 am

Barbados Beach Sunset

The Tides Restaurant in Saint James consistently receives great reviews for their fabulous cuisine, service, and amazing ocean views.

The Tides Restaurant actually features four distinct areas for dining: the Tree House, Red Tile, Garden Gazebo, and Gazebo – all set along the edge of the Caribbean Sea which provides for those uninhibited views. The Tides Restaurant also features a beach side bar making it the perfect place to lounge and enjoy a pre or after dinner drink.

Serving up a selection of Asian, seafood, and international flavours, the menu at The Tides Restaurant is the creation of British Chef and co-owner, Guy Beasley.  With guest comments like ‘wonderful food & presentation’ to ‘so good we had to come back twice in one week,’ it’s not surprising that The Tide Restaurant is a hit with tourists and locals alike.

For lunch, a favorite is the Tuna & Watermelon Tartare followed by the Blackened Flying Fish as a main course.  Recommended dinners consist of the Exotic Caesar Salad with jumbo shrimp followed by an entré of Thai Jumbo Shrimp Curry or the Catch of the Day.

Also well-known for their desserts, The Tides Restaurant offers up delectables like Bajan Stewed Guavas with Vanilla Ice Cream, Little Sticky Toffee Pudding, and a Trio of Crème Brulees featuring mango & rum, milk chocolate, and Tahitian vanilla bean.  Known as a ‘chocolate lover’s dream,’ The Tides Tidation is a rich combination of chocolate ganache, chocolate cake, smothered with a chocolate topping.

Dressing for dinner is the norm when dining on Barbados and many restaurants also have rules about allowing children during certain hours as does The Tides Restaurant.  Labelled as ‘elegantly casual,’ the dinner dress code at The Tides Restaurant requires gentleman to wear long pants and to not wear sleeveless shirts.  During lunch, children are welcome at The Tide Restaurant while for dinner, children 10 and under are only allowed to attend the 6:30 p.m. dinner sitting.

The Tides Restaurant also welcomes parties and receptions to their venue including birthdays, anniversaries, private parties, and corporate groups.  The option is there to choose your own dining amenities including everything from the music and decorations down to the drinks and menu items.

With their stunning beachside location, it’s no wonder weddings are also a popular theme for The Tides Restaurant where they will provide everything the wedding party needs: flowers, music, photography, limousine service, and even valet parking. Photo Credit: Steve and Jo Barbados Beach Sunset by Rockside.

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