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“Indeed elegant dining, but short of expectations.”
Review of Daphne's Barbados

Daphne's Barbados
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Daphne's, one of Barbados' top restaurants, reflects the vibrance and style of its famous sister establishment, Daphne's of London. The menu, based on classic Italian favourites, boasts the inspired epicurean signature of Milan-born Chef Michele Blasi in an assortment of island-inspired seasonal dishes for even the most discerning of tastes. This is complemented by an extensive list of Italian, New World and classical French wines. For a fabulous seaside dinner, try one of our artisanal pastas paired with a cold bottle of chablis. Management and staff, all excellent hosts, will welcome you to this elegant beachside eatery that offers al fresco and covered dining in an amiable atmosphere.
Reviewed 30 March 2018

My wife and I just spent a very enjoying and restful vacation in Barbados. This was a “pay as you go” not inclusive vacation so we had the delight to try out a good number of restaurants. After reading an article about Daphnes we said to ourselves … we must eat there ! Indeed the comments and rating of its chef certainly was the attraction. To be honest my wife truly enjoyed her meal (black belly lamb) but she requested a half portion which was perfect (we hate wasting food !). From my perspective I found the catch of the day to be a bit dry, and two pieces of fish was too much… A greener planet starts in the plate ! Service and staff were very much professional, courteous and attentive.

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2  Thank Sophie and Paul V
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Marco A, General Manager at Daphne's Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Good day Sophie and Paul V,

We thank you for your review of Daphne's.

We thank you for your compliments on your experience with us. Your feedback on your meal has also been passed on to our Chef and his team.

We look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon and thank you once more for your review.

Sincerely,

Marco Alleyne
General Manager

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I'm sorry to report that our main courses - rack of lamb and the chicken dish - were not at all nice. The lamb was re-heated and flavourless, the chicken dry, tough and re-heated. Cost for two courses and drinks.... £150.
So I wouldn't be recommending Daphne's as a dining experience though it’s a great place for a Happy Hour sundowner and the staff were attentive, smiley and friendly.

1  Thank Victoria H
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Marco A, General Manager at Daphne's Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Good day Victoria H,

We thank you for your feedback.

It is indeed disappointing to read that you did not enjoy your experience with us. With regards to your meal, I can assure you that every meal that comes out of our kitchen is cooked to order and therefore, at no point in time would need to be re-heated.

We hope to be given the opportunity to provide a better experience for you some other time and once again thank you for your feedback.

Sincerely,

Marco Alleyne
General Manager

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Reserved a table for five people well in advance of our trip to Barbados which was confirmed on booking, two weeks before a reminder came of our lunch reservation but on arrival we were told they were closed and had stopped doing lunches! A Very late email had been sent after 8am that morning telling us of the cancellation which we didn't pick up as we were touring the island , very poor show

1  Thank Bowkie54
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Marco A, General Manager at Daphne's Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Good day Bowkie54,

We thank you for your feedback and sincerely apologize that this incident occurred.

As outlined to you in person and via email; unfortunately, an internal procedure was not carried out, for which we do accept complete responsibility. This did indeed lead to your booking not being cancelled well in advance of your trip.

We sincerely apologize that this occurred and the offer we made to you that day still stands.

Sincerely,

Marco Alleyne
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We dined here twice during a one week holiday at The House which is right next door to Daphne’s and we really enjoyed the local fish dishes including barracuda and tuna. We had a table overlooking the beach on both occasions and so dined with the Caribbean Sea lapping onto the beach below us, a very beautiful spot and great food. Highly recommend.

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Marco A, General Manager at Daphne's Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Good day MoneypennyEngland,

We thank you for your review of Daphne's.

It was truly our pleasure to have you join us on your recent trip and we look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon.

Sincerely,

Marco Alleyne
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited and booked a few days before having read in the local restaurant guide that ,with notice ,you can get fresh pasta made with cassava.
This proved to be not the case and obviously a number of the dishes are pre prepared. Not only was the fresh pasta not available but only a “packet version” penne was available and could not include the aubergine cannelloni. The only ingredients that were not shell fish or alcohol infused seemed to be a mash slop of tomatoes. One of our worse experiences on this beautiful island.

1  Thank Eric1424
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Marco A, General Manager at Daphne's Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Good day Eric1424,

We thank you for your feedback.

We are quite disappointed to read that you were not happy with the selection of dishes available for coeliacs and others with intolerance to gluten. Our Executive Chef has really tried to ensure that we can provide a great culinary experience to all; hence more than 60% of the dishes on our menu are gluten-free. This does include a few pasta dishes where we substitute the full wheat pasta for premium, high-quality gluten free spaghetti, linguini or penne. Aside from this, we have plenty of other options available in our starters, main courses and side dishes for all tastes which include amazing dishes like our Smoked Salmon Salad, Grilled Pumpkin Salad, Catch of the Day and Pork Tenderloin.

As for the cassava pasta mentioned, we are unsure of what publication you refer to as we have not used cassava in our kitchen in excess of 5 years and therefore we regret that this information is clearly not current and has not been put out by the restaurant itself.

We sincerely regret not being able to provide the culinary experience that we would have loved for you to have had and look forward to hopefully having the chance to welcome you back again sometime.

Sincerely,

Marco Alleyne
General Manager

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