Sandals Royal Bahamian
Is the food any good? Anyone have any opinions on which of their restaurants are the best and which to avoid? thanks
Is it any good? Sure, if you remember that it's an AI so it's kind of mass-produced. We've been twice and thoroughly enjoyed the resort both times. I would say that we ate pretty well. That said, if I were paying individually for the restaurants, I doubt I would return to any.
For breakfast you can choose sit down or buffet--both are quite good. Lots of fresh fruit, eggs cooked to order, etc. The sit down breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the pool (sorry, I forget the name) is lovely.
Lunches can be more hit or miss. I honestly can't remember what lunch finds we had--there is snack bar type stuff at the sit down places and a buffet that is pretty hit or miss. I found, like with most buffets, that things with the simplest preparations were usually the strongest--fresh fruits, breads, salads, cold shrimp.
Our favorite place for dinner was the Italian restaurant. In addition to the menu there is a lovely antipasto bar where I had some of the best food of the trip. Lovely marinated veggies, cheeses, salads, etc.
The place on the island is a bit rushed, but I found the seafood pretty tasty. There, and in most cases, I found a lot of the food to be oversauced/overdressed. Asking for sauces and dressings on the side went a long way. The pub has homemade chips that they put out on the bar that were great.
If you're going for a while, try everywhere. If you're only there for a couple of days, make sure you hit the Italian and the island--oftentimes reservations fill up quickly, but if you put your name on the waiting list things tend to open up.