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CUISINES
Seafood, Caribbean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

SLOW , expensive and bad attitude. Yes we had a reservation, yes all of of are residents. Don’t know why you would go there more than once .

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

We visited this restaurant for our first night' supper in Mullins Bay after a recommendation from our landlady. We arrived at about 6 pm to a restaurant with 4 people in it and were asked if we had reservations whch we didn't. This seemed to...have upset the hostess as she said I sill see hat What I can do to get you in. We managed to get a poorly located table near the bar with several other empty tables near the water, none of which were used during our 1 hour there. The hostess was also the server , bartender, and even cook so the service was terribly slow. There was a modest menu on offer with lots of seafood , steak and chicken protein. We chose to each have the " black and blue " chicken which was blackened chicken with a Gorgonzola sauce. The food was slow to arrive, the meat was just warm and the cheese sauce was a crumble of tasteless blue cheese not even melted. Unfortunately, not an auspicious start to our Barbados holiday. I am reluctant to revisit this establishment and to recommend it. The place needs more than one all purpose person in order to overcome it' s very slow service and mediocre food.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

I never had such a ridiculous plater. 2 tiny calamari rings, 3 tiny wings and 3 tiny fish cakes = 40$ (+ service charge) When asked if it was correct, the owner argued that calamari is imported hence the small portions. But he offered me...another ring! 3 calamari to share, yess! 😄👌 Food was average. Cash only. Men's toilet broken.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

First impression was wow what a great little beach place. Was right on the rocks with flaming torches and a great bajan feel. No prices for drinks but we were there so ordered the Bombas famous rum punch ( only found out they were $15...each on receiving the bill) First disappointment was to be sat on plastic garden chairs. Very uncomfortable in the sticky heat. Was really looking forward to some home cooked Bajan food so ordered the Chowder to start. Second disappointment, it was Luke warm and flavourless had to really season it and the portion was quite small it came with a tiny slice of french stick. Main was catch of the day - which was barracuda and although delicious, we waited ages for it to come out and again portion could have been bigger and food warmer. Decided to skip dessert as had been there for so long we just wanted to go home. So when we received a $397 bill (for 4 including 10% service charge) was shocked. Would have preferred to go back to the Salt Shed for that price as was far more comfortable plus we could see as was really dark in Bombas and portion sizes was bigger. Couldn’t fault the waitress. She was on her own and must have been 60+ The owner Wayne made an appearance and came to talk to us but I felt like he couldn’t really be bothered was just trying to make his presence known as the owner. The male toilet was locked so the men and women had to use 1 toilet. So yes disappointed all rounMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Read my review about their restaurant. You must call them to reserve a table ahead of time. They are fully booked especially if you want to seat by the water which is gorgeous.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Wayne has created a nice vibe here and I wish he had a beach for customers to enjoy as well. Great drink selection including some local rum I had not seen elsewhere.

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

´nuff said....don’t go!! All starters we had were mean, expensive & tasteless! Main courses were no better with 3 scallops costing a fortune. Didn’t bother with pudding as couldn’t stomach another thing!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 December 2019

I wish I had read the other reviews prior to going to Bombas. The restaurant had only a few other diners when we arrived in the early evening, and yet we were asked if we had a reservation. The clear indication was that they would...rather we hadn't come! And so set the tone for the evening... We definitely felt the need to rush through our meal, such as it was. We were told the available fish that evening were lion fish and grouper. We ordered one meal of each, but when my meal was set before me I was told it was snapper - certainly not what I had ordered or would have ordered, but because of the tension in the air I didn't want to make a fuss. I also didn't make a fuss over the minuscule piece of fish on my plate - about the size of a small deck of cards, but humped over a great mound of (very tasty) fries to try to add bulk to the meal. A shamefull Bajan meal! A card on the table advertised a special Italian Pinot Noir which appealed to us. When the bottle was brought to the table not only was it not the wine as advertised but on tasting (by both of us) it was completely unacceptable, much to the chagrin of the gentleman who brought out and opened the wine, and had to take it back. Let it be known that this was only the second time, in decades, that we have refused a proffered wine. It was that bad. When I asked about desserts on offer, and because we had observed some interesting concoctions pass our table en route to other diners, I was told that ice cream was available. Clearly, any task greater than scooping some ice cream was not going to happen! All in all, an overpriced meal, with service ranging from mediocre to unfriendly, in quite a shabby establishment! There are so many great restaurants in Barbados we were sorry to have wasted one of our precious evenings at Bombas.More

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Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

Went here a few times, mainly because it was close to where we were staying, that said this was a really nice restaurant - lovely to be sat by the ocean over looking palm trees, great service and good food

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 22 April 2019

A great restaurant right above a small beach. Get there early if you want a table on the terrace. Good curries.

Date of visit: February 2019
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  • Bombas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5