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“As bad as it gets”
Review of L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill - CLOSED

L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill
Price range: US$7 - US$18
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Discover this Hidden Gem on the Beachside overlooking the gorgeous Heritage Mural as well as the Caribbean Sea. This Oceanfront Grill is located right in the heart of Speightstown, behind Archer's Hall Design Centre and Jordan's Supermarket and opposite Dollarwise off the main stretch which is Queen's Street, Specializing in Grilled Fish, Prawns, Octopus as well as Lamb, NY Steak and Chicken. We also have Burgers & Burritos and a new children's menu that the kids will love to color. Offering ample parking and free beach chairs as well as free wifi, this is a lovely place to spend the day and we are a perfect venue for your Birthday Party, Office Get-Together or Beach Wedding. We are open Tuesday through Sundays 10 am to 5pm. 2 For 1 Happy Hour is from 3 to 5pm Weekdays. Join us for Dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 9:30 pm Sunday we have a great Steel Pan Band from 2pm til 4pm We are pleased to announce that the entrance lane is finally finished and looks wonderful. Please come and see us again soon! :)
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I have posted a review of L'attitude twice already but it has been removed by Trip Advisor. The owner responded to the second review and to add insult to injury even tried to claim that we hadn't eaten there. This was our experience:
We went to this establishment because we wanted to try chef Gregory Austin's food but as it turns out he is no longer a part of the set up.
Access to it is down a dark alley that stinks of urine.
I can only concur with previous reviewers that the owner is indeed slimy and is clueless to the point where he finds it appropriate to stand at your table and drone on about himself endlessly when you would rather have time to yourselves to enjoy your meal.
But the meal was not enjoyable at all - the food was disgusting and not fresh. We paid the price for this twice - once with our digestive systems and once with the incredibly overpriced bill.
We will never return here to eat - we all agreed that it was one of the worst dining experiences we have ever had, but I will certainly be taking the owner up on his invitation to return as per his previous response, when we come back to Barbados in October and we will discuss the two days of our stay that were lost after eating his disgusting, stale food.

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3  Thank newworldman81
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear Newwolrman81,
It can only get better, Yes your review was removed twice and I was notified that there was a possibility you might repost. I am sadened by the apparent meal that did not meet your level of satsisfaction.( I still question the authenticity of the experience ) I am seeing that between the posts your date of visit changed as well.This makes it very difficult to inquire within, I am sensing a touch of venim in your posts, nevertheless your post is noted and Hopefully as you stated "we will revisit this when you return in october". By then more improvments will have occured and many other reviews.
Lastly we are very passionate about what we do and anything to improve both the venue and overall time spent with us is what we strive for.
I do hope you will appear in October and identify yourself after the experience. I am sure the tune n' tone will be different and pleasurable.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Don't go to Barbados without having a wander through Speightstown - a bustling old town and experience a warm and friendly step back in time to how the Caribbean used to be . If you go down onto the boardwalk overlooking the sea by the historic Barbados mural ( by the way if you love Barbados the mural is a must see ) you will find L'Attitude a simply amazing beach bar and grill . What a find this was . A real gem, right by the sea , relaxed atmosphere, brilliant food, , great service, surprisingly good value for Barbados and possibly Barbados' worst kept secret . Here we found was where the marketing manager of our hotel brought her family for Sunday lunch and where Michel Roux came for a relaxing meal when on holiday. Barbados we love you and The Cliff and The Lone Star thank-you so much you were stupendous but our best dining experience was L'Attitude. We highly recommend it especially the spiced up seafood spaghetti and ohh you just got to try Pierre's frozen mojitos .

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Thank Bancroft_John
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Barbados & Speightstown fan,
Taking the time to review and psir some general comments on Barbados, Speightsown's mural and largest piece of public art, and lastly our little humble beach bar & grill.
It is true and quite a urprise to visitors to see a celebrity just sitting there having lunch or soaking up some sun rays. Barbados is probaly one of teh only place where one can walk about and not feel harassed by fans or paparazzi's ( with the exception of yours truly ) I do willingly offer to take photos of our guests with their cameras or ours. Our goal and reason for being is to contribute to making your stay with us on the Island memorable. The great thing is that it is fun doing it.
So having a great meal, lunch or a simple mojito or coffee with biscotti is what we are all about..
Hoping that you and yoiur friends visit us again soon
Thank You

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Don't be put off by the bizarre, slightly dirty alleyway entrance. You turn the corner to enter a cute patio-style dining area with picturesque view of the beach and distant pier that makes for a beautiful view as you dine. Our party tried the chicken, shrimp, catch-of-the-day and octopus. The chicken was good, but the fish and shrimp were really amazing. Everyone raved about the fish/shrimp until the octopus came out and established itself as the undisputed favorite.

Even if you're not generally a fan of octopus (I've had some bad experiences) L'Attitude has absolutely the best octopus you'll find anywhere. Period.

1  Thank Eric W
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2014

Dear Gest & now fan of our venue & lover of our Octopus,
We thank you for taking the time to share your coments & general vues on our venue.
Speaking of which is a constant strive to improve. The lane as you so describe is something we hope to have adressed in the future. It is a rather large area & a long story comes with it.
We hope to have it done just like the terrace..
We are thrilled you liked the octopus ( I must admit it is really out of this world & no word can describe it better than you have )
We hope you return to visit soon & allow us to share with you what we do best.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Extremely picturesque restaurant, wonderful sunset. Catered to all our needs of a large party ranging in age from 8 to 72!
Everybody enjoyed their chosen dishes.
Thank you for the special evening, lasting memories, and fabulous rum punch, best on the island!
Lorna

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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear Birthday Girl,
It was a pleasure to host you all for your birthday, I thank you for taking the time to share your experience. it was a pleasure for us to cater to you all on this special day.We hope you will return in the blink of an eye to Barbados and give us the opportunity to entertain you once more.
Till then all the best
And see you soon!!

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Fabulous evening. A selection of 8 Indian curries plus side dishes prepared by the wonderful Thomas, OK, may not sound an Indian name but his parents were born in Madras. The place was packed which was a bit disconcerting as we envisaged a long wait but the service was excellent, obviously extra staff had been drafted in to help. Talk about military precision, slick and friendly, no waiting for drinks either. (There is I believe talk of a Thai evening.) Once the plates had been cleared away we were then treated to an evening of music and dancing with the amazing Power of Nine who perform regularly at L'Attitude. A great soul band with a fantastic brass section. Impossible to stay seated and who needs aircon when the sea breeze cools you. As much as we love the musical events we also love this place for a quiet dinner a deux with delicious food and the sound of the waves. An exceptional and exclusive setting. Magical.

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Thank COLLEBLUE2014
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear guest,
It was a pleasure for us to create a combination of culinary art & music under the stars. As you mentioned there were lots of people & we were prepared to host. It is the intention to offer different ethnic themed evenings. The next will be smaller ensembles of great musicians and intimate dinning. We are constantly improving the venue and one hopefully will appreciate and recognize that we are a great place with good food & lovely ambiance and not a fancy dinning room. We offer the content ( food that is) in a casual spectacular setting with comfort.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon
thank you

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