From beachfront seafood restaurants to fine dining to charming fish fry hangouts, it is easy to eat your way around this sunny Caribbean island in a state of pure bliss. To assist your foodie adventures, we’ve put together a list of 15 not-to-be-missed Barbados restaurants in three main areas and a few other places worth going to for the food, spectacular atmosphere, and views.
Holetown is an area of Barbados that is always buzzing with life. You could quickly get confused about where to enjoy your next meal with many exceptional dining options. Here are four places that stand out in Holetown.
Book a table at Fusion Rooftop if you love modern dining with creative Caribbean flair infused into every drink and dish. The alfresco restaurant is on the top floor of the Limegrove Lifestyle Complex, giving stunning views over the local area. Spend some time in the contemporary lounge having drinks before you go to your table and order from the menu overflowing with Caribbean goodness.
Surfside Restaurant & Beach Bar gets rave reviews for fresh food you can enjoy with your toes in the sand. Colorful cocktails, vegetarian options and affordable prices attract diners who love life at the beach. Rum punch happy hours are the perfect way to begin an evening of casual dining at this Holetown eatery.
Nishi Restaurant calls for foodies who have a craving for some Asian cuisine. Generous servings of Japanese sushi, seafood and Asian-style dishes are put together and presented in a creative way that will have you leaving 5-star reviews online. Choose from the courtyard, sushi bar, or downstairs dining room to enjoy your meal.
The Tides Barbados makes it to our list of best Barbados restaurants. This chic west coast restaurant has a main dining area designed around a group of casuarina trees rising from the floor and into the ceiling. The dramatic setting matches the menu, which includes Colchester oysters, flying fish and Prince Edward Island mussels.
There’s always something going on in St Lawrence Gap, including many places to enjoy food, drinks and entertainment. We recommend the following restaurants that offer outstanding food, service and atmosphere.
The Dive, cleverly named, is a stylish restaurant in St Lawrence. An excellent place for chilling out and enjoying fabulous food, especially the restaurant’s famous seafood dishes, there is more to The Dive than the food. The giant saltwater aquarium on the island is a big drawcard, mainly when the staff feeds the lionfish twice weekly. Info is on their social media pages if you want to see the sight.
Harlequin Restaurant invites you to dine under the stars. One of the oldest restaurants in the area, it’s been in business for over two decades. The bistro-style dining space is bright and cheery, with jazz music playing in the background. It’s hard to choose what to eat, but we know the staff often recommend the tenders of chicken breast sauteed with onions, herbs and spices, bell pepper, pineapple and apple. The dish is simmered in a rich and creamy Cajun sauce, and your waiter will ask if you prefer a mild, medium or hot spice level.
Primo Bar and Bistro in St Lawrence Gap wins our hungry hearts with perfectly presented dishes that taste as wonderful as they look. It’s a feast every time, even if you drop by for cocktails and a lite bite. Not to mention the epic water views, rustic setting and staff who are so friendly you feel like staying all day long.
Cafe Sol is a Mexican restaurant and margarita bar with a vibrant atmosphere and bright decor. Go for juicy Tex Mex dishes, tacos, barbecued burgers and all the side dishes when you plan to visit the restaurant. The patio overlooking Lawrence Bay is always in hot demand, especially at sunset so get there early to nab the best table. Delicious and spicy is how they do it at Cafe Sol. Wash it all down with a margarita or tequila shot and wander along the beach before returning to your accommodation. You’ll still be talking about how great that meal was for days to come.
Even if you aren’t staying in Bridgetown, you will end up visiting the area to see the colorful architecture and historical sites. When hunger strikes, here are some must-try restaurants to satisfy all your needs.
Champers Restaurant Barbados offers fine dining by the oceanside. Coconut shrimp, freshly caught lobster and Cajan Atlantic salmon are combined with a glass of fine wine. Also, don’t forget to save room for dessert for a sweet way to end the perfect evening. You can also check out the art gallery if you arrive at this bright and breezy Bridgetown location in time for sunset because the views are sublime.
Brown Sugar wows diners with amazing Caribbean dishes in the center of Bridgetown. Exotic patios adorned with ferns and water gardens set the scene for a peaceful lunch or dinner. Go for Bajan classic dishes that are authentic and delicious. The Bajan Sunday buffet is always popular with locals and tourists who want to sample all the best dishes.
If you are craving Italian while in Barbados, you can try Buzo Osteria Italiana Barbados. Talented chefs have created an extensive menu of salads, pasta, pizza and hearty dishes like rolled chicken breast stuffed with fresh spinach, mozzarella in white wine and mushroom sauce. And, don’t miss the dessert as it’s rightly said- Italians do dessert so well that you cannot miss having it.
Mojo Bar & The Chopping Board Kitchen is a funky restaurant in Bridgetown. With live reggae music, cool cocktails, juicy sliders, homemade black barrel BBQ sauce, and cheese sauce burgers on the menu, you are guaranteed a fun night out on the town. The bar staff loves creating tropical drinks or shots if you like to keep it nice and easy.
With a sister restaurant in London, Daphne’s is a world-class dining choice on Paynes Bay Beach. The fare is modern Italian with generous helpings of fresh seafood and a touch of Bajan. Fine wine, cocktails or other drinks can be recommended by the experienced wait staff, who can also guide the catch of the day and other delicious dishes. The elegant waterfront location is often favored by A-listers and celebrities vacationing in Barbados, so if you think the beautiful person at the table next to you looks like Claudia Schiffer, it might just be her.
Fish Pot in St Lucy’s has a reputation for fresh, homemade food that is tasty and memorable. Part of the Little Good Harbour Hotel, this family-run establishment inside an old fort overlooking the ocean makes it extra special. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; any time is a good time to indulge in the Fish Pot offerings.
L’Azure, on a cliff with views of Crane Beach, is a fancy place to enjoy a Caribbean-style meal. Breakfast and lunch are casual and make a great stop as you travel around the island sightseeing. In the evening, intimate lighting makes the atmosphere more elegant, often enhanced by live music in the background. The seafood is excellent, but if you prefer steak, duck or vegetarian, those dishes are equally impressive. L’Azure hosts a gospel brunch on Sundays, followed by a Bajan buffet at midday.
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