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“Over cooked, over priced, over rated, underwhelming” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill - CLOSED

L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill
Price range: US$7 - US$18
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Barbecue
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Good for: View, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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! :)
Saint James Parish, Barbados
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Over cooked, over priced, over rated, underwhelming”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

My husband and I had lunch at L'attitude recently and it was not good. The fish was incredibly over cooked and dry, the waitress treated us as though we were intruding upon her day and the toilets, which are located some distance away from where you eat, were absolutely rancid.
I always think that you can tell a lot about a restaurant by the standard of the toilets and this one did not pass the test but even more disturbing was the fact that the food is cooked on two grills which are hidden in a not very clean pathway behind the seating area.
It is incredibly over priced - more akin to a high end west coast restaurant than to a beach bar. Not an experience we would want to repeat.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MrsDancingBear
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for taking your time to review your experience,
I must apologize for your meal not meeting your expectations, had we known that your fish was not cooked to your preference, it would have been remedied instantly. We are a beach bar & grill unfortunately not seen from the main road & perhaps it is a blessing. Yes one must go through a lane Called "Prince Alfred lane" and it meets an alley called " Cut throat alley " while no one has had that happen to them, their names were given many 100's of years ago, It has been a desire to improve the surroundings and while you might not have noticed or mentioned( there is a boardwalk .8km long so far) and windows to the sea that were nonexistent in the past, not mentioning the large historical trompe l'oeuil mural ( the second largest in this hemisphere ) all done to beautify the area and give a reason to come north. And yes it would help the surrounding. (all of that has been done on private land) The lane you refer to is public and will take time to get it done like the rest, I apologize for the public washrooms, they are part of a public building and we regret that they did not have the attention they should have at the time.
It is important that we get the feedback of patrons & while one might not agree with all that is stated one can only read and address.

The building is undergoing some renovations and washrooms will be maintained properly & one must note the public access offered and although they will be monitored hourly, a mention to us might have allowed us to make sure the next visitor had a better impression.
lastly the pricing of our menu ranges between $ 25 to $ 64 and while trying to be more value conscious, we offer quite an array of ingredients that are freshly caught or grown in our surroundings. We try to purchase everything locally & support our community while still remaining competitive.
I hope you will return to l'attitude & give it an other experience ( 88% of reviewers rate it very favorably )
Till then we wish you the best & encourage you to go out & write more reviews on all that you experience
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English first
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A real find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We went there on a recommendation from a resident at a local bar. We enjoyed our lunch so much and the friendliness of Piere the owner that we booked to have a beach day the following afternoon. Again we had lunch which was every bit as good as the day before . Pierre organized our two parasols and three sun beds on the beach at no extra cost and looked after us so well throughout the afternoon with teas ,cakes and cocktails. It made the whole experience so wonderful and we were only sad to see that it was not utilized to its full potential. As regular visitors to the island this restaurant is a great asset and would certainly recommend this to all our friends.all furniture and fittings were of a high standard and Pierre went the extra mile in accomadating all our requests including a vegetarian.Pierre was a very entertaining host who was passionate about his service and ensuring we left there happy and satisfied. The location of this restaurant is excellent with a great mural on the wall which was used for photos. The food was fairly priced. We will certainly eat here again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Discerningofbucks
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear Discerningofbucks,
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us, we hope you will return to our shores soon. Our location is a little hidden Gem with a big passion for service. All reviews offer us an opportunity to refine and improve what we do. Sharing your comments was much appreciated.
Thank you
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Don't miss this gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

On the occasion of the sister-in-law’s birthday, while looking for a special place for a lunch celebration, we stumbled on an understated, quaint, mostly empty (Bajans aren’t big on lunch during off season and on the weekdays), place on the beach. A smiling, friendly chap, greeted us warmly and offered to make us special non-alcoholic drinks. Looking around for the kitchen – it was nowhere in sight, since all we saw were a couple of grills on wheels, and a small bar – before our eyes settled on a beautiful, historical mural, depicting the history of Barbados, I began to worry that a big mistake had been made – and I decided that the best way out of this potentially embarrassing situation was to use a straightforward approach. I told the friendly host that I believed we were at the wrong restaurant. He answered confidently, looking me straight in the eyes: “No you aren’t, let me get you some menus.” Once we saw the menus, offering a variety of items from the grill including mahi mahi, octopus, and shrimp, I relaxed a little and decided to take a chance…and then I noticed the historical mural (few business owners in Barbados show such respect for their adopted country), the creative setting, the peaceful beach (children’s laughter was in the distance - they were playing gleefully in the sea), the unpretentious, yet at the same time casually elegant atmosphere. Pierre brought our drinks – a delicious mango and strawberry concoction and asked for our cameras. He took the time, without being asked, to immortalize the occasion of my sister-in-law’s 76th birthday (the pics were gorgeous and just the right thing to show off with on Facebook!). Just as we were being tantalized by the aroma of our grilled meal (we all opted for grilled fish, my adventurous husband ordered octopus), Pierre asked us if we wanted to see our food cooking on the grill – it made another great photo. The meal was delectable – just the right blend of ingredients to make the tummy smile and please the most discerning palate. Before we left we found out that our friendly host was the former owner of the award winning Mango’s By the Sea – we had eaten there and we had in fact been looking for his new place when we stumbled on it and almost missed the gem because we weren’t looking for such a unique place. My husband and I were so impressed with the entire dining experience that we made a reservation to return the following evening for the first “dinner club” at L’attitude – featuring a prix fixe menu at $85 Bds and live entertainment. Add the evening surf, candlelight, and music and it was perfect for a romantic date night. Needless to say, the food did not disappoint. The service was personable, but more challenged with a packed house for dinner. We definitely will return and recommend it to friends!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank DiscerningFoodie1983
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear guest,
It was such a pleasure having you with us for your sister-in law's birthday. when at L'attitude. We strive to make it special. Your description of your time with us sums up what It is all about.
Having contributed in making your time with us pleasurable is why getting up in the morning such a pleasure as it gives us the opportunity to do it all over again.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon
thank you
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London
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Another great lunch at L'attitude”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Great venue, great fresh food and in a very different and unique setting- this place never disappoints! Only one problem- I'll have to wait until December before I'm back on the island and can visit again!

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank jo_cl
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
How time flies, your last visit felt like yesterday. Your next visit will be in the blink of an eye. Your comments are appreciated and that you shared with your friends your experience gives us an even greater smile. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We love L'Attitude. Try it. You will too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Sorry I don't write many reviews but I do travel a lot and do rely on Tripadvisor when choosing where to stay and where to eat. I would hate my fellow tripadvisors to miss out because of the bad review below. Trust me we go to Barbados 2-3 times a year and always eat at L'Attitudes . It really is a brilliant beach bar and grill. The food is superb. It has a great atmosphere. The sea views are fabulous and for Barbados the prices are very reasonable . We have recommended it to loads of friends and family in recent years and they have all come back raving about it. Our son and his wife went to Barbados on honeymoon and said that was the meal that they enjoyed the most. The owner Pierre is a well known Restauranteur on the Island and yes he is a brilliant host and fascinating character. He is totally committed to the Barbados we all love and to promoting it's tourism and culture and maintaining the highest of standards. And ...oh yes .. I nearly forgo .. he also makes great cocktails!, Do us all a favour Pierre . Ignore the guy below. Your customers know how good you are and what a great place L'Attitudes is.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jon-Bancroft_MBE
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eley1888, Manager at L'Attitude Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Sir,
We thank you for taking the time in posting your impressions, and your experience at L'attitude.
We look forward to hosting you with your family again soon at our beach bar & grill.
We will have a few surprises for you on your next visit.
Your cocktails will be waiting
See you soon
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