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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 19 March 2020 via mobile

Had a few cocktails by the sea on a number of occasions. I can’t comment on the food as we didn’t have a meal but the staff were friendly and accommodating for drinks on a few occasions.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed our first visit to this marvellous Italian restaurant and decided to return for our last night! You could not meet more professional and kind staff! Such a pretty restaurant with ornate scrolled panels and lovely views over the sea. This restaurant is “Slick”...and very cool! Our starters arrived and I had the Aubergine Cannelloni, oh my goodness... this was good !!! This was VERY good!! The main courses were amazing as were the puddings too!! We mentioned that it was our last night and they brought out a beautiful decorated dish with Bon Voyage written in chocolate!! Congratulations to ALL at Daphne’s you have something VERY special!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BernardC1956, Manager at The Restaurant at Paynes Bay Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2020

Good day Michelle N Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your detailed review of Daphne's. Your endorsement means the world to all of us. Every member of our team are completely overwhelmed - you've managed to capture the true sugar...More

Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Lovely setting, beautiful presentation, skilled kitchen. The Tiramisu dessert was spectacular. A couple small items detracted from the evening. Although we had a reservation, we were seated near the entrance and hostess station. It felt like a busy spot. Our server seemed to be tying...too hard to up sell us additional food items and glasses of wine. And, strangely, the pappardelle with duck was overly sweet to my taste and needed salt. The fresh noodles were great and the duck was cooked beautifully, but the savory flavor was all but lost to the sugar. There are lots of other good choices on the menu and I would be willing to try them. My wife enjoyed her pumpkin soup and ravioli. There was easy parking in front when we arrived.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BernardC1956, Manager at The Restaurant at Paynes Bay Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2020

Good day SofiaJoe Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your feedback is very important to us. For the most part, from your review, you and your wife had a pleasant evening. Additionally, I have taken note of your listed detractions and...More

Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

First visit for us and some aspects were great others not so good. First off no one there to greet us on arrival. People seemed to be busy so we stood by desk for a couple of minutes trying to catch someone's eye. Once someone...appeared we said we'd have drinks in the bar area first as we had plenty of time. Sat down perused cocktail list then waited again to catch someone's eye to place order. I had request waterfront table which we got and a very personable young man Kyle was our waiter. Food was good but a lond delay between courses which we received a complementary drink for. To be honest no biggie as we were chatting and quite full from our starters! I had fish which was beautiful so no complaints there. One point that bugs me is receiving the bill and being told by the waiter that they don't receive any of the10% service charge. I don't wish to feel pressurised into tipping twice in effect so literally left the difference in change probably less than 10 bd. Noticed no one bothered to say goodnight as we passed them on the way out. Nice food but wouldn't rush back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

Arrived for lunch only 2 other tables of couples in so a bit sparse ....the mini antipasta was basic olives small piece of cheese 3slices of meat that some were inedible ....pasta was nice but served as pasta in a bowl not very imaginative a...side salad would look nicer with a bit of crunch In my opinion ....2 starters 2mains 1 being 6 ravioli 1 gin and tonic 300 barb dollars wow they can charge we were in and out within the hour....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BernardC1956, Manager at The Restaurant at Paynes Bay Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Good day Julie d Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your feedback is very important to us. Our chef has noted your feedback and where applicable will implement any justifiable improvements, to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable experience. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Fantastic lunch! The food and service were outstanding. The tuna tartare pizza was exquisite. We will be back again. ❤️More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BernardC1956, Manager at The Restaurant at Paynes Bay Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2020

Good day Allison M Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your feedback is very important to us. So very glad that you thoroughly enjoyed our culinary experience. Thanks for choosing Daphne's. We look forward to your return in the...More

Reviewed 2 March 2020

Patrice was brilliant as was the food. The Shute chocolate sauce topped it all off. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BernardC1956, Manager at The Restaurant at Paynes Bay Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2020

Good day Daniel Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your feedback is very important to us. Patrice most certainly rises to the occasion and thoroughly enjoys her role. Thanks for your vote of confidence in our brand. See you again very...More

Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Nobody to greet you, cockroaches on the floor in the bar, eventually invited out on to the deck for predinner drinks but had to then go back inside to place an order-they then gave us these drinks free because of the mixup. Our daughter ordered...a vegetarian dish which came with bacon in! Thankfully knocked off the bill. This used to be a classy place we looked forward to going to - it isn’t any more. Beachware seems to be acceptable.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BernardC1956, Manager at The Restaurant at Paynes Bay Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2020

Good evening Richard D Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your feedback is very important to us. On behalf of Team Daphne's - I would like to extend my sincerest apologies for your less than admirable experience while you were with...More

Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Very disappointed with our return visit for my husband's birthday. There were no staff to greet you on arrival and kept waiting at the reception desk to let them know we'd arrived. Ordered a cocktail to enjoy by the oceanfront, which took 25 minutes to...arrive, despite it not being very busy. And service not as friendly or efficient as we'd experienced on previous visits to the restaurant. Wine arrived after the food despite ordering at the same time and no special touches or acknowledgements were made for my husbanda birthday. Overall it feltMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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BernardC1956, Marketing at The Restaurant at Paynes Bay Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Good evening Hayley H Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your feedback is very important to us. Kindly accept my apologies for the disappointment you felt during your recent dinner. What you have described is mostly certainly not the norm in...More

Reviewed 27 February 2020

It’s been several years since we have dined at Daphne’s. I remember it as being a lovely dining experience. Fortunately it still is . On this visit to Barbados we stayed for two weeks . During that period I made 2 separate reservations online for...Daphne’s. Our first week we visited with family, Four adults,and two children. The children ordered from the adult menu . We were given a table by the waters edge . Service was friendly and impeccable . All declared their meals to be delicious from the appetizer’s , entree’s through to the wonderful deserts . Second week it was just 4 adults . Again everyone was happy with their meals . My particular favourite was the Asiago Chicken . Moist and delicious. Definitely would return .More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BernardC1956, Marketing at The Restaurant at Paynes Bay Barbados, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Good day Loretta N Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your feedback is very important to us. It is indeed wonderful to have surpassed your expectations. Thanks for choosing Daphne's and we look forward to welcoming you and yours again in...More

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Jacqui2702
3 January 2019|
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Response from Caroline M | Reviewed this property |
There’s a wide choice of food, we didn’t have anything spicy there?
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31 March 2018|
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Response from TrevitTreels | Reviewed this property |
Yep much preferred Scarlett over the road and Nishi in Holetown. No need for surly service, basking in past reputation
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Good day Sara280969, I've sent you a private message with more information on your query. If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Marco Alleyne General Manager Daphne's Barbados
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