The light and airy Mullins Restaurant & Bar sits on the beach at Mullins Bay, south of the historic town of Speightstown on the west coast of Barbados. Waves are almost nonexistent against the shore of this idyllic crescent-shaped beach and the calm, clear water and white sand is what the “Platinum Coast” of Barbados is known for and it’s beautiful.
For the prices I’m expected to pay in Barbados, I want good food when I dine out. And Mullins Restaurant is, for its relatively high price, good — not great. I’d rather pay a little more and have a true culinary experience at other west coast restaurants such as The Cliff, The Tides, and Fish Pot.
The last two times I’ve had lunch at Mullins, the service was very good and the setting just lovely, but the food just okay.
I ordered a Cesar chicken wrap on both visits. What I got was a few lettuce leaves and fried (ick, fried) chicken nuggets in a flour tortilla that had been coated with a thick layer of mayo. The wrap was bland, tasteless, and the copious amount of mayo reminded me of the dreadful white-bread-and-mayo sandwiches my mother sent me to school with in grade school.
My dining companion ordered a chicken salad sandwich on both visits. A year ago, she said, the sandwich at Mullins Restaurant was made with all sorts of interesting veggie bits mixed into an interesting sauce and combined with white chicken. This year, her sandwich consisted of chicken — and mayo. What’s the story with the mayo?
I’ll go again because I’m confident Mullins will regain its culinary touch. I just hope it’s soon.