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“Amazing cocktails ”
Review of Swagg

Swagg
Ranked #6 of 15 Restaurants in Rockley
Price range: USD 7 - USD 28
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: S W A G G: "mostly known as style...A unique part of what makes you different than the other players in a cool way" (Urban Dictionary). SWAGG's aim is "Stylish Dining at Sensible Pricing". This Bistro & Lounge is located in the South Beach Hotel in the heart of the south coast. SWAGG welcomes diners and limers to venture in and relax in the air-conditioned dining room or sit outdoors in the al fresco lounge! General Manager Cheryl Ann Alleyne and her team team strive to provide a delightful dining experience with friendly service in a highly enjoyable contemporary setting. All day menu with tasty tidbits, signature sandwiches, wraps, homemade burgers, pasta, thin crust pizza, grilled fish, steak, spare ribs, chicken and divine desserts. The Bar/Lounge area is perfect for meeting friends to enjoy our wonderful selection of cocktails and premium brands. The indoor dining room has a bold yet fashionable decor with large plate glass windows overlooking the pool deck. This enclave is a little piece of South Beach in Barbados. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Parking available directly across street.
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We went in for a cocktail......if your looking to get hammered.....have the long Island iced tea.....it's massive! I couldnt drink it all....lovely place feels expensive but isn't ♡

Thank Louise Boyd P
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Kristina E, Owner at Swagg, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thanks for stopping in - we welcome diners and those who just want to relax and have a cocktail on our outdoor deck. Great you thought it was a lovely place and also like that you thought it was lovely and felt expensive but wasn't - our tagline is "Stylish Dining , Sensible Pricing!"

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We arrived around 9.30am for breakfast, have noticed that the owner insists to others who have reviewed that you mention this... We did not have the breakfast buffet but ordered from the menu. I ordered eggs/bacon/hash browns. My daughter had pancakes which also came with hash browns and choice of bacon/sausage. The breakfast was very good. Both coffee jugs were empty as was the orange juice so had to wait for them to be refilled. The toaster took forever to brown the toast which was fine as the breakfast took eternity to arrive anyway. The manager did apologise many times.... We were the only people who were eating from the menu, all others guests were having the buffet breakfast so not sure why it took so long. I went to the restroom and left my daughter to pay, she unfortunately left a $10 instead of $50 totally by accident, the manager called us back and we immediately settled the correct amount, I was mortified! Shall not be going again due to slowness and totally embarrassing genuine mistake!!! Also my daughter did feel that we were not welcome as we were not guests at the hotel

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Thank christines-holidays
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Kristina E, Owner at Swagg, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thanks for the feedback, we appreciate all comments both positive and negative. Yes we do like the reviews to describe which meal of the day you are reviewing. Sometimes reviewers rate the place, make comments and we have no idea if they are referring to breakfast, lunch or dinner. With your feedback we can look into why the breakfast order from the menu took time to fulfil. No need to be mortified about leaving wrong bill, sure that can happen to anyone! We certainly welcome all diners whether they are guests of the hotel or not. We advertise widely to locals and visitors from other hotels. At least we are thrilled that after waiting you thought the breakfast was "very good"!

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had breakfast every morning at the Swagg and we were very happy with the meals provided as well as the service. they went out of their way to make sure that we were happy and enjoying our vacation

Thank Nadya S
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Kristina E, Owner at Swagg, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thanks for the kind words and for dining with us. Glad you enjoyed your vacation & your meals at swagg, come to Barbados again soon & tell all your friends about our island!

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

The restaurant here is quite expensive but the food has always been good. Chicken Pie freshly made (takes 25 mins from ordering but well worth it) and pork medallions with potato dauphinois (hope you like garlic) were delicious. The staff are very attentive, however the bar stools and high tables are very uncomfortable if you are staying to eat, choose the lower tables in the bar area or eat indoors!

Thank Sara S
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Kristina E, Owner at Swagg, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

Thanks so much for your comments and we are especially happy with the phrase "the food has always been good". Great news! Thanks also for noticing the attentiveness of our staff. Regarding the comment on pricing, please know that our tag line is "Stylish Dining, Sensible Pricing" and we take that seriously! When comparing restaurants its necessary to compare apples with apples - yes if you look at fast food restaurants or small delis near by we are more expensive. But if you compare restaurant with seating, and table service offering a Chef prepared meal in a contemporary setting you will find our prices very reasonable. Visitors from North America often find Barbados restaurants expensive but one must also remember that as a small island much of our food items are imported and therefore more expensive due to import duties etc. We do try to support as many local suppliers as well e.g. our very tasty and diverse mixed greens are from Archers Organics. But even locally supplied food can be expensive as the suppliers don't enjoy the economies of scale here as they do overseas. To address your final point - we offer four types of seating! Outdoors diners can sit at high tops on "bar" stools or high chairs with backs or lower tables with regular chairs and indoors there is an air conditioned dining room with large plate glass windows overlooking the outdoor area and regular seating available.

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Restaurant is indoors, which is unacceptable in Barbados.
Have dinner outside next to the pool. It is a far better atmosphere and you are already at the bar.
The Food is good and the Service is excellent

Thank fogsworld
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Kristina E, Owner at Swagg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thanks for dining and reviewing. Surprised that with the good comments on food and service the rating was only three out of five and wonder if its related to your comments on indoor vs outdoor. Just would like to clarify - Swagg offers both indoor and outdoor dining. We actually have more seats outdoors than indoors. Diners can choose between the air conditioned dining room and the outdoor deck area. The Bar is also outdoors in our "al fresco" lounge. The indoor seating is handy if its raining and on very hot days!

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