The Dutchie

3 The Arcade, 32-34 High St, Croydon CR0 1YB
$ Caribbean Recommended New Editor's Pick

Authentic Caribbean Restaurant & Bar. The Dutchie Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is all about the flavours of the Caribbean. We focus on flavour that enriches the heart and soul.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 3 The Arcade, 32-34 High St, Croydon CR0 1YB
  • Cross Street: Croydon
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Caribbean | Seafood | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 02086670132
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Lower Level 11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
All Day - Lower Level 11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
All Day - Lower Level 11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
All Day - Lower Level 11:30 - 23:00
Friday
Booth and seating area 11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
All Day - Booths and Seating 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday
All Day - Lower Level 13:00 - 20:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.65 out of 5 stars based on 737 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2024
Curtly A.
Great service great food. Can't complain

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 27, 2023
Oladimeji P.
I am definitely coming back for more the food was just the best the environment was enlightening fun so it's my first dates and we definitely had fun .

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2023
LaRessa W.
Too much ice in the drinks seemed like a waste of money but everything else seemed good. ... needs better lighting Food always good tbf

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2023
Laurie B.
We weren't happy upon arrival as the gentleman who greeted us shared that the children would have to leave by 8:30pm. Our table was booked for 7:45pm and we did share that we would be celebrating a 9 year old's birthday. Otherwise, the experience was a great one. Shout out to Nikki/Nicky who took care of us exceptionally well. We appreciated it, especially the birthday girl!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 17, 2023
Kedeesha M.
Personally I don’t think you can miss with dutchies. Haven’t been to this brunch in years and not a thing has changed, delicious food, nice cocktails good service and ambiance. Thank you x

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2022
Jade G.
Great food and service, but it was a little cold due to the weather

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2022
Pauline S.
Definitely come again and will tell a friend to tell a friend. The Prawns were a delight. Bob Marley cocktail warmed me up Oxtail was deeelicious

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2022
Simone C.
More alcohol in the cocktails please.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2022
Ann-Marie C.
I love everything about this place the vibe the food and the drinks. Would definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2022
Shanice H.
This place has great food and lovey friendly staff. It never disappoints!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2022
Ingrid F.
Great food lovely restaurant

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2022
Leon J.
Good food and nice vibes, went there for a Birthday meal with my family and had a good night, I would definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Laura c.
Best place ever!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Jul 04, 2022
Gayle G.
The staff are very welcoming, attentive and friendly. And love that it is proper West Indian food cooked by West Indian chefs.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 19, 2022
Hannah D.
Amazing as always, can’t wait to come back !

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 04, 2022
Ruth E.
Always consistently excellent food and service. My kids love the food and ambiance. A must try in South London’s hidden gem.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 22, 2022
Lettecha M.
I really enjoy everything, the environment was good, soft and chilled music, very family friendly place, beautiful place if u want to go on a date. The food is delicious, a bit pricey but was well worth it. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Andrew C.
Perfect service and fantastic food

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2022
Laura B.
A great place, great music, delicious food and full drinks. Also able to take away the leftovers makes a happy husband

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 24, 2022
Samantha A.
Really enjoyed the cocktails and the meals.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 20, 2022
Lynn P.
The young man that greeted us was polite and greeted us with a smile. The young lady that served us was outstanding and exceeded our expectations and the food and cocktails were fantastic - thank you Lynn

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 26, 2021
DONNA L.
Love Dutchie! The food is consistently good. No off days here. Congrats to the staff and chefs for delivering excellent Caribbean food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 08, 2021
Oscar A.
Overall it was a great experience the food was great and the portion size was great aswell The only issue I had was finding parking near the restaurant but other than that no issues.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2021
Dawn O.
Food, Service, ambience and value was as above. Drinks (non alcoholic) was tantilising to the taste buds I would go back again. Kindest Regards Dawn Oliver

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2021
RUTH O.
The service was fab and the food came quickly. The drinks were really nice and strong and loved everything I ate. I would go back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 30, 2021
Burphy Momponga Z.
10/10, deffo recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2021
MARLON R.
Great service as usual

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2021
Seun Y.
Great food, generous drinks and good service. Will definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2021
Shanice H.
Great place to eat at and customer service is always great as well.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2021
Ashani L.
Really beautiful and relaxing, food was amazing. Staff very very polite and helpful. We will be returning again no complaints. Keep up.tbe excellent work.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2021
Nadine S.
Wicked

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2021
jacob F.
Absolutely loved the jerk pork, just wish there was a little bit more of it! Unreal food and experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2021
Jasmin a.
food was excellent. authentic tasting jamaican food. buy 1 get 1 free cocktails always great. the waitress was new but very attentive. Great overall experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2021
Dominic W.
Server was very polite and courteous. Made good suggestions on my meal choice and food was prompt and very tasty. Will definitely be going back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2021
Anthony O.
Excellent restaurant experience, I definitely plan on going again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 06, 2021
Chay C.
Absolutely loved it! Food 10/10 vybe 10/10 service 10/10. No complaints at all recommending it to everyone and definitely coming back!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 20, 2021
Rebecca T.
Brilliant service lovely food

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 17, 2020
Rebecca L.
Favorite restaurant in Croydon. The food couldn’t be more delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2020
Ruby T.
Food and cocktails are great. Had a lovely experience here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 16, 2020
Annette V.
I had a very enjoyable experience at Dutchie. Great food and cocktails and very friendly and helpful staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Savannah M.
Really amazing authentic Jamaican food, great customer service and great cocktails.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Rada A.
Great service from Nicky x

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Isabel V.
The food was very slightly salty but it was still amazing!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 05, 2020
Hannah G.
Bit cold and service isn't great but food is amazing and nice vibe

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2020
Sarah T.
Second time with the family & WICKED!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 25, 2020
Rachel M.
Lovely food as always !

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2020
Georgios N.
Everything was great, especially the food.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2020
Naomi O.
Amazing food, will definitely go back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2020
Shakire R.
Really good customer service considering how busy it was.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 18, 2020
Porsha R.
The lady who served me was amazing. Her customer service was great and she was so patient considering I was with over 10 young people.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Sharrell G.
Amazing foodAmazing service. Well done Dutchie.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2020
Theresa N.
Excellent food, polite staff nice ambience Will recommend it and I love to go there again

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Florence A.
Lovely environment, great staff. Food was amazing. Well prepared. Cocktails

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 25, 2020
Chez T.
The food was tasty, but the brown stew chicken was a bit small. The curry chicken quantity was very good. The cocktails were excellent on this occasion. The only downfall was the accuracy of the bill which was immediately rectified. Thanks we enjoyed the experience on this visit.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2023
Maurice T.
We were happy with both the food and service received. Being a person with high blood pressure the curry was just a bit salty, but the rest of my party totally enjoyed their meals. The person who was responsible for dealing with us was very jovial and helpful. We have no complaints.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Apr 12, 2023
Justyne S.
Happy

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 11, 2022
Rachel K.
Love it every time.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
May 29, 2022
Claudia F.
The service was great, always with a smile and helpful. The food was delicious also.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Mar 04, 2022
Tracy B.
Food & drinks were really good. Nice relaxed ambiance

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2021
Monique M.
Had to wait a little for a table as they forgot we booked overall food came within a good manner and drinks was amazing

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 02, 2021
Christopher L.
The boneless Jerk chicken was very poor. Too much sauce and not enough chicken. Next time I'll be ordering the brown stew chicken. Yes I do intend to dine there again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 12, 2021
Samantha M.
Lovely friendly staff disappointed we had to book separate tables as we were a group of 9. Food was nice fruity rum punch was perfect! Little pricey but still had a good evening. Didn’t know there was a DJ in the evening so we missed out as was setting up when we left but still fab

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Corene S.
The booking was for my boyfriend's birthday on 20th August. Table booked for 7pm. However, waited over an hour for the order to be received and drinks We visited again on 25th August. much better service and the meal was worth the wait

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 01, 2021
Jen H.
Nice food as always just recommend staff smile more and be a tad more welcoming

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2020
Donna L.
Excellent service, great food. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Judith P.
Service was a little slow but staff were amazingly warmth and friendly

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2020
Linda H.
Tasty food at a good price. Ambience was lovely and the staff were friendly and attentive. Deco was edgy which added to a great experience. Well worth a visit.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 25, 2020
Mandisa j.
Great staff team. very attentive and willing to help

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Andrea O.
Great atmosphere, lovely food and polite staff.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Kelly D.
A lady there don’t remember her name . But excellent customer service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 10, 2024
Chiara O.
Lovely staff and the food was excellent!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2023
Claudette B.
The staff were phenomenal the food ..slightly under par in reference to portion sizes the cocktails 2 4 1 excellent

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 15, 2023
Vanessa B.
Food was beautiful! Loved every bit of it. Fish was perfect with the festivballs and that Port Royal sauce. Cocktails had us feeling very good lol! Can't wait to visit again. Very good value for money

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2023
Kyra A.
Good food but service very slow took a hour for food to come

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 21, 2022
Gregory B.
Keep doing what you're doing

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 07, 2022
kelly D.
Great atmosphere and food was really tasty.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 22, 2021
Derin A.
The restaurant takes up an interesting space. Service was excellent, easy to get the attention of the staff. The team gave a lot of patience when we personally had to wait for members of the party. Really enjoyed the 2 for 1 cocktail offer. The food was delicious and decent portion sizes.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 12, 2021
Phil W.
Great food, good service, nice atmosphere. Recommended.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2021
Naomi R.
Delicious food, very authentic carribbean flavours and a wide range of dishes available on the menu. Lovely staff too. I will definitely be back soon

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
Tara S.
Always seem to have to wait for the drinks to arrive.. but the food makes up for it!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 20, 2020
Lisa B.
The food was lovely and there was good variety and portion sizes. Some of the staff have not yet developed a courteous enough approach to service which lets the restaurant down. They do not know the menu well enough. There was no fish available due to a supplier issue. The restaurant decor needs to be developed further. More appropriate artwork is needed ad the bathroom needs desperate refurbishment. Starters are reasonably priced but pricing of some of the entrees needs further attention. The cocktails were poor. The pins colada was good but the mango mai tai was left as good quality fruit juice is not used and Rubicon or similar is. This is not a good shout. Overall this is a good restaurant with good food!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 05, 2020
Michaela g.
Nice vibe and very attentive waitresses. The food was ok: presented very well, but the fried chicken was very salty and so my daughter couldn't eat it and although my escovitch fish was very nice, it could have done with more seasoning and should have had onions as part of the garnish. But overall a nice evening and very nice vibe inside the restaurant

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 25, 2022
Aldele H.
Apart from us all getting out food at different times it was a lovely evening I think need more staff on busy Fridays and Saturdays

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 04, 2022
Yvonne H.
Loved the decor of the place and the music playing on the background. There was goo lighting in the the room and good space to be in. Part of our food came to us v late which meant we started eating whilst one of us had to wait for a long period of time. Staff need to smile more

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 20, 2021
lyn s.
For a lunch time period the music could be slightly lower in tone also have more soul or reggae classics. It is still dim lighting which is hard for some people to read their menu. The prawns were so yummy! it is my 4th visit to Dutchie and still service is slightly slow. It would be great if you could mix and match from the menu as I like me curry goat wid mac n cheese, the guyanese in me. My mother and Aunt who are aged 78 enjoyed their food. thank you

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 08, 2021
Roxanne P.
Positives The food was tasty and I enjoyed the roti and curry chicken dish. The staff were friendly. The restaurant was clean. What could be improved Being provided with spoons in the cutlery pot on the table. Being provided with hot pepper sauce rather than thai sweet chilli sauce as this is more Caribbean condiment The rnb/hip hop music took away from the ambiance. It was a bit loud for background music and at times contained explicit language which would not have been appropriate if I had minors with me. I expected the background music to be reggae or something else associated with the Caribbean. This would have been more in keeping with the menu being Caribbean food and add to the ambiance.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
May 20, 2021
Tryvell A.
Best thing about this place is the staff & ambience. Food was slightly above average. However i do wanna go back and try other things on the menu

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Sep 10, 2020
Lorraine B.
My cocktail was basically a slush puppy. No alcohol in it at all. Pork dish wasn’t nice and the rice was undercooked and hard. Service was good and staff friendly

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 5/10
Aug 27, 2020
Marsha B.
Our experience was average.. The service was slow. The alcoholic cocktails had no alcohol in it what so ever. If your looking for a cosy environment this is certainly not the place. Our food was okay nothing to right home about. Our waiter was pleasant and had a calm aura bout him.