Couples Swept Away Dining

The food at all of the couples resorts is always very fresh, delicious and locally sourced. You will find local cuisine specific to Jamaica and the Caribbean as well as standard food.

At Couples Swept Away you have a choice of dining at 6 different restaurants – 7 if you count the in-suite breakfast option.

Couples Swept Away has the most variety of all the Couples Resorts and also has the ability to cater to larger groups and is great for large weddings.

If you have been to the other Couples Resorts, you will notice something – Swept Away has ALL of the same menu items as every other Couples Resort combined – plus a couple extras, but everything is scattered among the different restaurants.

Thus, if you’re craving a jerk burger – you have to look a bit harder to find but it’s here.

The Palms

Unlike at the other 3 Couples Resorts – at Swept Away you have two options for breakfast – The Palms and Patois Patio.

The Palms is similar to the other Couples Resorts breakfast and is a buffet with an omelet/pancake station and a smoothie bar. They have the typical buffet items including large selections of pastries, bread, cereals, fruit, yogurt – plus hot items – bacon, sausage, potatoes, french toast etc. Plus smoked meats, vegetables & varying hot dishes.

One tip is to talk to the omelet chef for recommendations – he can cook up something unique like eggs “Jamaican Style” or fresh pancakes.

The Palms

Lunch at The Palms

Similar to the main restaurants at other’s Couples resorts, the center piece of this restaurant is the buffets – both hot and cold – and a wonderful, well stocked salad bar. Guaranteed to satisfy the pickiest eater, you should find plenty to eat here.

Dinner at The Palms

The salad bar is back for dinner but it’s now accompanied by a delicious seafood bar as well. Several entrees to choose from make this a perfect stop when you are starving and seeking something fast and delicious.

Hours

  • Continental Breakfast: 5:00 am
  • Full Breakfast: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Closed Friday

Reservations are Not Required at The Palms.

Dress: Resort Casual (beach cover up, footwear required)

The Palms Sample Menu

APPETIZERS

  • Smoked Marlin Carpaccio / Baby & Organic Greens / Lime Vinaigrette / Fried Capers
  • Rare Seared Beef Silvers / Olive Oil Whipped Potatoes / Grape & Port Chutney
  • Cheese Ravioli / Tomato Cream Sauce / Braised Leeks & Mushrooms

SOUPS

  • French Onion Soup / Parmesan Croutons
  • Soup of the Day / Please ask your server about tonight’s special

SALADS

  • Couples Chop Salad / Crunchy Garden Greens / Crispy Bacon / Boiled Egg Tomatoes / Cheese / Chicken / Olives
  • Create Your Own Salad / Choose from a variety of garden greens, condiments, and dressings

PASTA

  • Pasta Station / Tomato Sauce / Creamy Alfredo / Sauce Bolognaise / Various Condiments

ENTREES

  • Grilled Chicken Breast & Garlic Saute Shrimps / Oregano / Citrus Buerre Blanc
  • Grilled Pork Medallions / Caramelized Apples & Onions / Sherry Glaze / Green Peppercorns
  • Roasted Pumpkin & Ricotta Cheese Cannelloni / Tomato Basil Coulis
  • Grilled Catch of the Day / Local Coconut Run-Down Sauce (Jamaica Special)
  • Entrees are served with our Chef’s selection of Market vegetables, Herb Rice Pilaf, or Potato Gratin

DESSERT

  • Lemon Meringue Pie / Tropical Fruits
  • Blue Mountain Coffee Creme Brule
  • Warm Apple Struedal / Ice Cream / Vanilla Anglaise
  • A Scoop of Homemade Ice Cream
  • Selection of coffees and teas

*This Menu is a sample of offering at this outlet. Subject to change.

Review of The Palms

The Palms is our favorite restaurant of all at Couples Swept Away. This is simply because of the variety that it has to offer. You may find an individual dish at the other restaurants that are over the top delicious, but when you’re starving after being outside playing all day – The Palms comes to the quick rescue.

The Palms may not have an ocean front view or luxurious courses and service, but you will not leave this restaurant hungry!

The Pasta Bar is my favorite.

Patois Patio

Patois Patio is essentially a duplicate of The Palms restaurant, but they add a pizza station and a grill and substitute a smaller salad bar.

Otherwise, you will find essentially the same breakfast and lunch as The Palms, but they don’t serve the same dishes on the same days, so taking a look at both menus is a must.

Patois Patio

Hours

  • Breakfast: 8:00 am – 11:00 am, seasonal
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, seasonal
  • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, year-round
  • Closed Monday

Reservations are Not Required at Patois Patio.

Dress: Resort Casual (beach cover up, footwear required)

Sample Menu

BREAKFAST SAMPLE MENU

HEALTHY START
  • Today’s Breakfast Smoothie – Local natural ingredients-ask your sever about Today’s Special
  • Tropical Fruit and Granola Cosmopolitan / Honey Lime Yogurt
SWEETS
  • Classic Hand-cut or Banana Stuffed French Toast – Served with Cinnamon Sugar / Whipped Cream / Warmed Syrup / Choice of Bacon or Sausage
  • Soft Raised Griddle Cakes – Regular or Whole Wheat – Served with Classic / Banana / Blueberry / Whipped Cream / Warmed Syrup / Choice of Bacon or Sausage
  • Freshly Baked Waffles – Regular or Whole Wheat – Served with Caramelized Pineapple Syrup
FAVORITES
  • Caribbean Egg Benedictine – Poached Egg, Smoked Marlin, Callaloo, Hollandaise
  • Shrimp Shirred Eggs – Sautéed Shrimps, Local Greens, Potatoes, Eggs
  • Omelet – Regular or Egg White – Peppers, Ham, Callaloo, Cheese, Onion, Mushrooms, Bacon, Tomato, Corn
  • Eggs Sunnyside, Over-Easy, Scrambled – Home Fries, Toast, Choice of Bacon or Sausage
  • Vegetable Scrambled Eggs – Scallion, Fresh Tomatoes, Peppers, Onion, Herbs
  • Assorted Basket of Freshly Baked Pastries

LUNCH SAMPLE MENU

SOUP OF THE DAY
  • Ask your server for today’s special
PIZZA
  • Blackened Pizza – Caramelized Onions, Pepper Jack Cheese, Roasted Peppers, Fresh Wild Thyme
  • Shrimp & Scallop – Béchamel, Organic Pesto, Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Roasted Artichokes, Mozzarella Cheese
  • Roasted Vegetarian – Tomato Pomodoro, Roasted Garlic, Fresh Herbs, Zucchini Yellow Squash, Olives, Cracked Pepper, Goat Cheese
PASTA
  • Mac and Cheese Penne – Three-Cheese Sauce, Smoked Marlin, Sweet Peas, Green Onions, Fresh Herbs
  • Vegetable Lasagna Local Vegetables, Pumpkin, Three Cheeses
MAIN COURSE
  • Vietnamese Pho – Star Anise Broth, Rice Noodles, Beans Sprouts, Carrots, Asian Greens, Baby Corn Scallions, Cilantro, Toasted Garlic – Choice of Pork or Chicken
  • Grilled Catch of the Day – Cannellini Bean Potato Salad, Rosemary Lemon Aioli, Wilted Arugula, Saffron Caper Oil
  • Deconstructed Chicken Kabob – Pita Bread, Tzatziki Sauce, Oregano Vinaigrette, Sid Salad
  • Mediterranean Garden Salad – Garbanzo Beans, Tabouli, Roma Tomatoes, Crisp Romaine, Purple Onions, Feta Cheese Dressing, Crostini
DESSERT
  • English Bread and Butter Pudding – Ice Cream, Vanilla Anglaise
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake – Raspberry Sauce

DINNER SAMPLE MENU

STARTERS
  • Calallo and Feta Spanakopita – Garlic Yoghurt Sauce
  • Smoked Marlin Artichoke Dip – Fried Tropical Chips
  • Island Spiced Beef Kebab – Cho-Cho Slaw, Sesame Pineapple Salsa
SALADS
  • Fried Goat Cheese and Garden Greens – Caramelized Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Snipped Herbs, Garlic and Honey Dressing
  • Chili Cumin Chicken Crunchy Local Greens – Fried Tortilla Strips, Black Beans, Corn, Olives, Tomatoes, Ranch Lime Vinaigrette
SOUP OF THE DAY
  • Ask your server for today’s special
PIZZA
  • Shrimp – Tomatoes, Prosciutto, Mozzarella Cheese
  • Chicken – Chipotle Ricotta, Corn, Purple onions, Provolone Cheese, Mozzarella
  • Italian Sausage – Braised Red Wine Onions, Feta Cheese, Olive Oil, Cracked Pepper
  • Roasted Caribbean Vegetable – Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Thyme
ENTREES
  • Jack Daniel’s Glazed Chicken Breast and Shrimp Kebab – Jerk Sausage, Chili Garlic Jus
  • Blackened Snapper – Corn and Black Bean Relish, Rosemary Beurre Blanc
  • Grilled N.Y. Steak – Tamarind Brown Sugar Reduction, Frizzled Onion Strings
  • Grilled Lamb Chops – Garlic Herb Butter, Mint Jus
  • Vegetable Moussaka – Begetables, Bechamel, Pomodora Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Herbs
SIDES
  • Wood-Oven Roasted Garden Vegetables, Sauté Island Greens
  • Risotto or Potato of the Day
DESSERTS
  • Ice cream sundae
  • Burnt Orange Cheesecake – Rum Macerated Fruits
  • Coconut filled Profiteroles – Warm Chocolate Canache / Honey Bananas
  • Rum Chocolate Custard Tartlet – Almond Cookie Crust

*This menu is a sample of offerings at this outlet. Subject to change.

Patois Patio

A nice change of scenery Patois Patio is very much like The Palms and therefore is a favorite of ours as well.

The pizzas are simple wonderful and the primary reason to venture to this side of the resort.

It’s nice that Swept Away has two options for breakfast even if the food is very similar as this gives you change of scenery and it doesn’t make you feel like you’re stepping over one another.

Seagrape Cafe

With a wonderful seaside location, Seagrape cafe is a must stop during your stay at Swept Away.

If you are vegetarian, you may spend most of your stay eating lunch here!

With smoothies and sandwiches plus many other wonderful dishes, you will enjoy your time here listening to the ocean waves.

SeaGrape Cafe

Hours

  • Daily: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

No dress code, swimwear acceptable

Sample Menu

VEGGIE BAR
  • Daily Special – Jamaican Vegetable Juice
  • Fruit & Veggie Smoothies
  • Jamaican Sushi – Filled with Smoked Marlin, Ackee, Cream Cheese, Peppers, Cucumbers
  • Couples Chop Salad – Local Greens, Nuts, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sprouts, Herbs and Cheese – Choice of Dressings
  • Mediterranean Crudites Plate – Crunchy Vegetable Sticks with Humus, Tzatziki, Marinated Olives, Feta Cheese and Toasted Bagel Chips
  • Chilled Gazpacho
  • Sweet Potato Chips with Roasted Artichoke – Asiago Dip & Plantain Jalapeno Dip
  • Coco Bread – Baked with Calalloo Peppers & Onions
  • Tropical Fruit Salad
FROM THE CHARCOAL GRILL
  • “Irie Vegetable Burger” – Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pickles, Tomato Onion Chutney, Choice of Swiss or Cheddar Cheese
  • Grilled Snapper Coco Bread Sandwich – Lemon Remoulade
  • Char-Grilled Vegetables on Olive Focaccia – Cracked Black Pepper / Goat Cheese / Pesto Oil

*This Menu is a sample of offerings at this outlet. Subject to change.

Review of Seagrape Cafe

Since my wife is vegetarian, this is her number one favorite restaurant at all of the Couples Resorts.

This is basically a Veggie Bar plus a charcoal grill all in one (try the snapper).

When you get tired of stuffing your face and need a break with something lighter, this is where you want to go.

Cabana Grill

Finally, you found it! The Jerk Chicken and Jerk Burger everyone has been raving about.

This is the Cabana Grill – similar to the Beach Grill at other’s Couples Resorts this is where you go after a long morning on the beach and you’re ready for a juicy burger and a cold Red Stripe.

Cabana Grill

Hours

  • Afternoons: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Open Evenings: 11:00 pm – 5:00 am

No dress code, swimwear acceptable

Sample Menu

JERK CHICKEN

  • French Fries or Coco Bread / Cole Slaw / Corn on the Cob

CABANA SMOKE HOUSE 
JERK BEEF BURGER

  • Caramelized Onions / Shredded Lettuce / Tomato Salsa / Avocado Herb Sauce / Bacon Strips
Jerk Burger!

CLASSIC HAMBURGER 
OR CHEESEBURGER

  • With Tomato / Lettuce / Pickle / Red Onion / Choice of Cheddar, Swiss or Mozzarella Cheese in basket.

PAN FRIED SNAPPER SANDWICH

  • Coco Bread / Lettuce / Tomato Salsa / Cucumber / Pickles / Onion / Lemon Tartar Sauce

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

HOT DOG

  • Add Swiss, Pepper Jack or Cheddar Cheese / Caramelized Onions / Jalapeno Corn Salsa / Relish / Cole Slaw

GREEK SALAD

  • Tomatoes / Cucumber / Onion / Feta / Lettuce / Olives / Peppers / Oregano Olive Oil Vinaigrette

LOCAL BEEF / CHICKEN PATTIES

BBQ WINGS

  • Blue Cheese Dip

SIDES

  • French Fries
  • Fried Onion Rings

*This menu is a sample menu and is subject to change.

Cabana Grill Review

Yup, you’ll fall in love with several items at the Cabana Grill. The jerk chicken is a staple of Jamaica and of Couples Resorts.

When you finally, finally get tired of Jerk Chicken – go for a Jerk Burger – Beef or Vegetarian!

When you’re at home and you miss their Jerk Sauce, watch this video:

When you are really missing the jerk sauce, try making it yourself!

Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass is a wonderful Asian inspired restaurant similar to Lychee at Couples Negril and Bayside at Couples Tower Island.

Lemon Grass

Hours

  • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Closed Friday

Reservations are Required for Lemon Grass.

Dress: Resort casual. Shorts and jeans allowed.

Feathers

Experience the authentic flavors of old Jamaica. Enjoy divine gourmet dining featuring continental cuisine with a distinctly Caribbean flair.

All Couples Resorts have a restaurant that is similar as this is fine dining at it’s best and one of the reasons to come to a Couples Resort!

This is where you want to take your S.O. for that special anniversary dinner or that place to get engaged!

Feathers

The dining here is exquisite and the meals wonderful with amazing presentation and lovely surroundings.

Hours

  • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Closed Sunday

Reservations are Required for Feathers and it is suggested you make them early.

Dress: Elegant casual. Shirts, slacks(dress jeans) and closed-toe shoes or closed-toe sandals for the gentlemen and summer dresses for the ladies. No flip flops, T-shirts, shorts, sneakers, or hats are allowed. Jacket is optional.

Sample Menu

HOT APPETIZERS
  • Curry Fish Cake / Pumpkin Raisin Chutney / Organic Greens / Lime Mayo / Potato Wafer
  • Seared Pimento Black Pepper Crusted Chicken Breast / Sour Cream Yam Mash / ProsciuttoCrisp / Balsamic Rosemary Jus
COLD APPETIZERS
  • Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese & Drunken Poached Pear / Wilted Baby Spinach / Warm Vinaigrette / Crushed Pepper Corns
  • Trio of Jamaican Seafood / Coconut Shrimp Ceviche / Leeks / Smoke Marlin Mousse / Potato Chip / Tequila Salmon Gravlox Crostini
SOUPS
  • Caribbean Seafood Bisque – Poached Shrimp, Braised Leeks, Crab Meat, Anise Cream
  • Roasted Cauliflower & White Bean Chowder – Organic Pesto, Pepper Coulis
SALADS
  • Organic Sniped Baby Mix Greens – Toasted Nuts, Cherry Tomatoes, Citrus Fruits, Blue Cheese, Pickled Beets – Choice of: Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette or Red Wine Thyme Vinaigrette
  • Chef’s Caesar – Baby Romaine Lettuce, Warm Bacon, Creamy Anchovy Dressing, Pumpernickel Croutons, Shaved Parmesan Cheese
ENTREES
  • Coconut Dusted Jumbo Shrimp – Steamed Jasmine Rice, Spinach, Turmeric Rundown Sauce
  • Plantain & Crab Meat Stuffed Free Range Chicken Breast – Plantain, Crab Meat, Moroccan Couscous, Stir-Fry Onions, Soy Cabbage, Thyme Jus
  • New Zealand Lamb Loin – Tomato & Artichoke Salsa, Yam Mash, Lamb Jus
  • Sautéed White Snapper – Fried Rice Cake, Stewed Greens, Sweet Pepper Confit, Lemon Grass Beurre Blanc
  • Grilled Filet of Tenderloin – Pumpkin Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Flash Seared Greens Mushroom Red Wine Reduction
DESSERT
  • Minted Lime Panna Cotta – Roasted Pineapple, Green Peppercorns, Sesame Chocolate Stick
  • Ginger Candied Nut Chocolate Tart – Grand Marnier Burnt Orange Sauce, Drunken Oranges
  • Banana Rum Bread Pudding – Cinnamon Ice cream and Cardamom Syrup
  • Caramelized Pear & Coconut Crème Brulee – Coconut Macaroon
DESSERT PLATE FOR TWO
  • Passion Fruit Crème Brule – Grilled Fruit Kebob, Sesame Crisp
  • Sticky Chocolate Pudding – Rum Marinated Prunes, Toasted Almond Ice Cream
  • Blue Mountain Cheese Cake – Cointreau Anglaise
  • Nightly Sorbet
  • Homemade Petits fours
COFFEE
  • Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee – Regular, Decaffeinated
  • Espresso, Irish Coffee, Cappuccino

*This menu is a sample of the offerings at this outlet. Subject to change.

Feathers Review

It’s advisable to slow down on the alcohol on the nights you eat here as the dinner really does take a while and if you’re too drunk – you may not have the patience for it.

The waiters assume you are here for a nice, romantic dinner and to get the most of the experience – I highly suggest leaving the phones in the safe on this night.

Every single course is amazing! Every moment of this meal will be the highlight of your trip.

Lobster night is Saturday!

Lobster Night

Saturday nights are lobster night at all restaurants at Couples Swept Away. You really can’t go wrong at any of the restaurants on this night!

Private Dinner

At all the Couples resorts, you can pay for a private dinner on the beach/gazebo/SSB. This dinner will be just you and your significant other with a personal waiter and chef.

They typically serve steak and lobster, but other entrees can be arranged.

Private Dinner Sample Menu

TROPICAL SUNSET

APPETIZER
THAI STYLE FISH CAKES
  • Roasted Corn and Peppers, Lime Yogurt, Pickled Cucumber
SALAD
CRUNCHY GARDEN GREENS
  • Tomatoes, Snipped Herbs, Pear, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Garlic Croutons, Roasted Onion Balsamic Dressing
ENTRÉE
BLACK TIGER JUMBO SHRIMP AND GRILLED BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN SUPREME
  • Thyme Grilled Vegetables, Mashed Green Bananas, Merlot Glaze
DESSERT
MOUSSE AU CHOCOLAT
  • Rum-Macerated Fruits, Toasted Almond Brittle

SECRET PARADISE

APPETIZER
TRIO OF SEAFOOD
  • Coconut Lobster Ceviche, Local Smoked Marlin, Smoked Salmon, Lime, Caper Mustard
SOUP
FIRE‐ROASTED TOMATO BISQUE
  • Celery Crème Fraiche
ENTRÉE
GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN
  • Caramelized Onions, Flash Seared Greens, Potatoes, Merlot Beef Glaze
DESSERT
OUR PASTRY CHEF’S SELECTION OF TONIGHT’S DESSERTS

VEGAN MENU

APPETIZER
CARIBBEAN ANTIPASTI PLATE
  • Grilled Veggies, Olives, Artichokes, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Tomato Bruschetta
SOUP
ROASTED PUMPKIN & LEEKS
  • Toasted Seeds, Herb Oil
ENTRÉE
LENTIL & ZUCCHINI MOUSSAKA
  • Tropical Garden Salad
DESSERT
LEMON TAPIOCA PUDDING
  • Coconut, Cardamom

Allergy Concerns/Special Diet

Do you have allergy issues or special diet concerns? Contact the resort and they will let you personally talk to the chef on your arrival. They will insure that all of your food arrives safe and prepared the way you desire.

Vegetarian?

My wife is a vegetarian and always looks forward to our trips to CSS. She especially loves the pasta bar – where she can order exactly what she desires and watch as the chef prepares her dish.

At every meal there are fresh vegetables, fruits and meatless dishes.

Reservation Tips

Read our blog post on reservation tips to find out when the best time to reserver your table.

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