We were in Port of Spain on an unplanned stopover at the end of a two week trip in the Caribbean. Because it was unplanned, we relied on recommendations from our hotel on things to do. All of them were good except for our request for local food which led them to sending us to this place. It was definitely a mistake and we would have left, except we took a taxi there, were not familiar with this neighborhood, and also had limited time.
The restaurant is attached to the Coblentz Inn, and it seems like it's main function might be as the breakfast room of the hotel. We were the only ones there for dinner on a Friday night during the peak of tourism season. The room is definitely dreary as mentioned in a previous review. Uninviting space, no windows, poor lighting, and the paint job at this point could use a major refreshing.
The menu itself could also be refreshed. The sandwiches might be a better deal as another previous reviewer mentioned as the limited offering of entrees is uninspiring. We had a choice of four, so we picked the Chicken Roulade, and the catch of the day. The chicken was just rolled with spinach and had no other flavors. The catch of the day, which was supposed to be local, was tilapia. I mean really! We also a garden salad, which was wet iceberg lettuce that had been washed but not dried, with tomatoes and red onions and no other flavor. And we had seasonal vegetables, which were broccoli cauliflower, carrots and Swiss chard. I guess they must have been seasonal when and where Birdseye froze them, but they were not seasonal to the Caribbean. The only redeeming quality of the place was that the server was really nice, but it could not make up for the total lack of inspiration and skill in preparing their dishes.
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