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Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #219726
03/05/2020 12:50 PM
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Has anybody eaten on Scrub Island? any good?

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Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #219731
03/05/2020 01:36 PM
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We have lunch sometimes at Scrub’s outdoor restaurant. Food is okay, service is decent, and prices are on par with other BVI restaurants. I think the angus burger with fries is $16.

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #219874
03/07/2020 08:15 AM
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I'm with Baillau, I'm at Willy T for rum and a jump off the back, any food is a bonus.


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Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #219889
03/07/2020 10:46 AM
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I haven't eaten at the Willy T in a long time but the food used to be good. Much better than you would expect. And based on the kitchen staff that I know is there now, I'd guess it's even better. For anyone that used to like Fish n Lime, it's their old kitchen staff.

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: ligot] #220026
03/08/2020 04:45 PM
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I have had lunch there several times and it was descent, also had the rum and a jump. I think fish and chips once, and either a wrap or a roti. went with a group excursion and it was handled well

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #220097
03/09/2020 02:35 PM
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I always like the Willy T food...but the three guys smoking Cheech & Chong sized joints at the first middle table all night really made the place stink. It really was too much...surprising since it was so windy.


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Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #220239
03/10/2020 05:09 PM
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I'm with you, Jason. I was always happy with the food on the Willy T 2 and marveled at the great job they did in that one-man tiny kitchen. Haven't been on the WT3.


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Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: GlennA] #220385
03/12/2020 05:24 AM
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It’s been 10 years and I’m still waiting for my brisket dinner.

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #220531
03/13/2020 11:25 AM
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The view is so beautiful at hog haven I can’t even remember what the food tasted like. Except the potato salad was delish. I vote for pussers Road Town

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #220536
03/13/2020 11:38 AM
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I broke my own cardinal rule the other night. The restaurant where I had the worst eggs benedict of my whole life (it made an Egg Mc Muffin look gourmet and believe me that would have tasted so much better) was advertising "Shepherd Pie" ( their spelling..a change from the last time when it was "Shepard pie) no doubt named after my good buddy Shepard Smith. Anyway we risked dinner..worst Shepherd's pie I have ever had..a dried out square of meat and warm potato. Now I know why Americans knock British cuisine..nothing like a good Shepherd's pie..nothing worse than that one the other night..we''ll maybe their eggs benedict. Wont name the place as I live here....but many will work it out!

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #220543
03/13/2020 12:23 PM
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I know that place

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #220709
03/14/2020 02:31 PM
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Apex, NC
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How about extending the fun to shops in the BVI? Where have you tried to buy something and had a terrible experience?

We were in Sopers Hole last week. My wife tried to buy a t-shirt from the little shop right next to Pussers (I don't recall the name) - a shop clearly geared to sell things to non belongers. Each time she tried to engage with the store clerk she turned her back and kept talking (clearly personal business) on the phone. After several minutes of trying to buy something she gave up, put the credit card back in her pocket, dragged her friend with her (who also wanted to buy something) and left the store. I have no doubt my wife will never go in that store again. I feel a bit sorry for the store owner but on the other hand they must have some clue.


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Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: agrimsrud] #220778
03/14/2020 07:53 PM
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Don’t you know that the shop is reserved for special appointment only. smile

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #222036
03/20/2020 09:03 AM
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Update: we returned to Omar's two weeks ago. My brother, who loves Indian food, had the lamb vindaloo, which he said was very good. Ratman had the eggplant and I had the okra, which I love and RM won't eat. Both dishes were good and not too spicy.

Service was very slow, and they added a 15% service charge. My brother, who paid, didn't notice it and added 20%. When I pointed it out, he was unhappy, and had them re-do the bill without his added tip. Maybe they will realize they are better off letting people decide their own tip!

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #222050
03/20/2020 10:19 AM
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I HATE service charges but they are all over the BVI's now..and it really chaps my a$$ when they have that recommended tip thing on the bill. I usually throw in an extra $5 but I know many who wont add anything if there is a service charge. Some need to remember that "Tips" meant To Insure Prompt Service..

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #222155
03/20/2020 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Manpot
I HATE service charges but they are all over the BVI's now..and it really chaps my a$$ when they have that recommended tip thing on the bill. I usually throw in an extra $5 but I know many who wont add anything if there is a service charge. Some need to remember that "Tips" meant To Insure Prompt Service..


The service charge is a total ripoff out there because the service is sub standard.
How many time out of 10 have you had prompt courteous service?
The answer is a maybe 1

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #222214
03/21/2020 07:51 AM
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you could debate tipping all day; in the UK where I live it's become the norm to add a 12.5% 'discretionary' service charge, & if you didn't like the service it's ok to reduce it or not pay it at all; I've lived in all sorts of places, in Portugal tipping isn't expected at all, the locals don't pay it, tourists often do & it's accepted; I lived in NYC for a while back in the day, the guideline then was to tip double the tax and you got chased down the street if you didn't leave that; I was golfing in Kiawah Island once, I walked in for the hotel breakfast & a waiter asked me to sign the check, I was like 'what are you talking about? I haven't even sat down yet!'
is there 'service' in the BVI or the Caribbean in general? depends what you mean, half the trouble is folk expect it to be what it is 'at home', and probably it's going to fall short in most instances.
so we all pitch up, expect to pay $100 a head if we're talking lobster for instance & that's ok, Potters for instance sometimes serve 150 people in a sitting, do the math on that one. but I guess tonight they will sell none, and that's the way for the next few months so I'm hoping they all keep well cos there's no income for a while in the whole trade globally.

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: Manpot] #222252
03/21/2020 09:45 AM
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The worst part of the service charge in the BVI is the server doesn't get all of it. One of the very popular places takes the service charge (and any additional gratuity) and will only give the server up to $4/hr over their $6/hr salary. So, the server gets a maximum of $10/hr no matter how great of a job they do and how much of a tip they get.

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #222258
03/21/2020 09:57 AM
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Jason, please name and shame, because that is crazy. Moorings had a "service charge" that went entirely to the kitchen staff. We try to always tip in cash and hand it to the server.

Re: Fun quiz.. [Re: RatmansWife] #222263
03/21/2020 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Jason, please name and shame, because that is crazy. Moorings had a "service charge" that went entirely to the kitchen staff. We try to always tip in cash and hand it to the server.
they have cameras and the staff is instructed they must turn over cash tips.

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