Java Bay Entrance

Where to eat in Barbados

Barbados is very varied but food traditions transcend the differences. What Bajan doesn't like salt fish and cou cou on a Friday, pudding and souse on Saturday, roast pork with crackling on Sunday? Or rice and peas with gravy or macaroni pie - so desirable that someone wrote a popular song about it? Or a roasted breadfruit, sugar cakes, tamarind balls or guava cheese? Water and jelly straight from the coconut, chopped open for you at the roadside. Pithy roots like yam, cassava, eddo, sweet potatoes. Jug-jug, ham, sorrel and great cake for Christmas, conkies in November, steamed in banana leaf. The scent of limes making lemonade. Dense coconut bread and denser lead pipes. Golden apples and avocados still warm from the sun. Bunches of ackees sold by the roadside. Hot fried flying fish, served straight from the pan. An all chicken roti on the run. Small entrepreners with their food vans, fish fries, barbecued chicken on weekends; and everything delicious, seasoned with our typical mix of fresh herbs. Banks beer, pepper sauce and rum all the time. Its all so Bajan!

West Coast Restaurants

Mangos By the Sea
Speightstown, St. Peter
Award winning restaurant with excellent service. Dishes include, grilled steak, lobster and ribs, fish and seafood dishes. Extensive choice of wines. Main Courses from $54 to $110 Bds
Reservations: 422-0704

Fish Pot
Shermans, St. Peter
Charming restaurant set in one of the last remaining undeveloped corners of the West Coast. Friendly efficient service with a menu inspired by the sea using the freshest produce available. Main Courses from $48 to $120 Bds
Reservations: 439-2604

Sassafras at Sugar Hill
Mount Standfast, St. James
Set in the exclusive Sugar Hill, open air dining. Using island ingredients to create modern Caribbean cuisine.
Reservations: 422-6644

Groots Bar & Restaurant
Trents, St. James
Fun, friendly laid back food at reasonable prices. Menu includes stuffed crab back, cod or haddock with mushy peas, steak and kidney pudding and pies, curried shrimp and rice. Mains from $22 to $52 Bds.
Reservations: 432-7435

Lone Star Restaurant
Mt. Standfast, St. James
Spectacular setting on the beach makes this a restaurant not to be missed.
Elegant and relaxed atmosphere and eclectic menu. Mains from $45 to $120 Bds.
Reservations: 419-0599

Patisserie & Bistro Flindt
Holetown, St. James
A boutique west coast eatery for breakfast, lunch or a light snack. Decadent celebration cakes but not just limited to sweet things. Their range includes
sandwiches, quiche, pastas and salads. Lunch Mains from $12 - $44 Bds.
Reservations: 432-2626

The Sandpiper
St. James Beach , St. James
Small exclusive hotel with a very highly rated restaurant considered by many to be one of the best on the island. Eclectic dishes using only the finest ingredients. Mains from $76 to $90 Bds.

Reservations: 422-2251

Coral Reef Club
St. James Beach , St. James
International Caribbean a la carte menu changes daily in this family owned and managed hotel. Mains from $70 to $95 Bds.

Reservations: 422-2372

The Mews
2nd Street, Holetown, St. James
International and european dishes presented with simplicity and style in one of the quaintest restaurants on the island. Mains $58 to $105 Bds.

Reservations: 432-1122

Elbow Room
2nd Street, Holetown, St. James
Casual dining with a difference. All main courses are served on searing hot lava stone grills. Choose from beef, chicken, pork, lamb, fish or shrimp. Main courses from $35 to $75 Bds.

Reservations: 432-1927 or 826-3957

Angry Annies
1st Street, Holetown, St. James
Cheerful and romantic restaurant in holetown with exciting menu including chicken, fresh fish with blackened seasoning, lobster, fillet steak, ribs, lasagne and a wide variety of curries. Mains from $40 to $70 Bds.

Reservations: 432-2119

1st Street, Holetown, St. James
A refurbished chattel house where both the food and surroundings have an authentic Barbados flavour. Great value and high standards. The live entertainment on Sunday night is a must.
Main courses from $42 to $68 Bds.
Reservations: 432-1295

The Tides
Holetown, St. James
Beautiful location on the edge of the sea. One of the top three restaurants in Barbados. Beautifully presented and consistently excellent food. Main courses $85 to $90 Bds.
Reservations: 432-8356

The Beach House
Holetown, St. James
Stunning beachfront site with cheerful staff and great food. Menu blends local flavours with a mediterranean twist. An excellent caribbean lunch buffet and romantic candlelit evening atmosphere. Main courses from $40 to $95 Bds.

Reservations: 432-1163

Paynes Bay, St. James
Painted entirely in bright red Scarlet is definitely different. A restaurant and martini bar with stylish decor and delicious and affordable food. Main courses from $32 to $65 Bds.

Reservations: 432-3663

Paulo's Churrasco do Brasil
Bagatelle Great House, St. Thomas
In beautiful historical surroundings this Brazilian steak house specialises in open fire cooking. Fixed price menu $120 Bds includes soup and salad bar.

Reservations: 421-6767

Paynes Bay, St. James
An elegant beachside restaurant which is one of the top eateries in Barbados. Fresh ingredients including a display of fresh fish to choose from. Menu includes fish carpaccio of the day, pumpkin & amaretti tortellini, rack of lamb and duck breast.

Reservations: 432-2731

The Cliff
Derricks, St. James
Long established as one of the top restaurants in the Caribbean it is the choice for a special celebration. Stunning cliff top setting and magical atmosphere. Only the finest fresh ingredients are used. Set price menu 2 courses @ $215 Bds and 3 courses @ $260 Bds.

Reservations: 432-1922

Il Tempio
Fitts Village, St. James
One of the 'coolest' beachfront restaurants in the Caribbean. A truly authentic Italian experience not to be missed. Mains from $45 to $68 Bds.

Reservations: 417-0057

Prospect, St. James
Moroccan architecture with vibrant colours sitting on a cliff overlooking the beach and sea. Eastern and western influences come together in the menu. Mains from $75 to $175

Reservations: 424-4557

South Coast Restaurants

Lucky Horseshoe
Worthing, Christ Church
Reservations: 435-5825
Catering for the entire family with a choice of dining and entertainment areas. American influenced food. Mains from $26 to $85

Brown Sugar
Aquatic Gap, Bay Street, St. Michael
This is the place to sample truly authentic Bajan cuisine in a charming converted Barbadian home. Specialities include flying fish, cou cou, fish cakes, bul jol, souse and pepperpot. Mains $36 to $85 Bds.

Reservations: 426-7684

Waterfront Cafe
Bridgetown Marina, The Careenage, Bridgetown
Famouse eatery and watering hole in the centre of Bridgetown by the marina. Specialises in Caribbean cuisine including melts, crab cakes, jerk port, shrimp and fresh fish. Mains $28 to $85 Bds.
Reservations: 427-0093

Black Pearl
Shak Shak Complex, Hastings, Christ Church
A seafood and steakhouse wine bar in a beachfront setting on the south coast. Something on the menu to please everyone including lamb shanks and octopus. Mains $60 to $125 Bds.

Reservations: 435-1234

Sunbury House
St. Philip
Set in the countryside Sunbury is over 300 years old and The Courtyard Restaurant is a lovely setting for lunch. Lunch mains $30 to $40 Bds.

Reservations: 423-6270

Torrington, Skeets Hill, Christ Church
Nestled in a quiet lane off the main south coast road Champers has the reputation of being one of the leading restaurants on South Coast with consistently good food and is great value for money. Mains $48 to $95 Bds.
Reservations: 434-3463

Josef's Restaurant
St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
One of the best seaside locations on the island and one of the finest dining experiences in Barbados. International haute cuisine with a fusion of Caribbean and Asian flavours. Main courses $62 to $135
Reservations: 420-7638

Cafe Sol Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar
St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
The islands original mexican restaurant. A lively and fun spot with a tex mex menu. Margaritas are a speciality with 15 fruity flavours. Main courses $30 to $44 Bds.

Reservations: 420-7655

The Restaurant at Southsea
St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
The winner of numerous awards and Barbados' most acclaimed restaurant. Dine overlooking the ocean on a secluded beach where the turtles nest during the season. Main courses $65 to $100 Bds.

Reservations: 420-7423

St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
On the waters edge amidst the bustling atmosphere of the St Lawrence gap. One of the islands sought after spots to dine. International menu with subtle West Indian influence
and an extensive variety of fresh seafood. Main courses $45 to $125 Bds.
Reservations: 435-6564

Worthing, Christ Church
Nestled in a walled garden in a gracious Indian home and serving authentic Indian cuisine. Mains $60 to $65 Bds.

Reservations: 435-5446

Tamnak Thai
Worthing, Christ Church
Thai delicacies are lovingly prepared and served in beautiful surroundings. Main courses $62 to $80 Bds.

Reservations: 435-5454

Bellini's Trattoria
St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
The perfect place for great Italian cuisine set in one of the most stunning locations on the South Coast. Italian food beautifully prepared with fresh herbs and sauces and the pasta is made daily.
Pizza and main courses $30 to $78 Bds.
Reservations: 420-7587

David's Place
Worthing, Christ Church
Authentic Barbadian cuisine. Signature dishes include cheddar cheese bread, pickled chicken wings, authentic Arawak Pepperpot and steak or lobster cooked the traditional Bajan way. Mains $55 to $95 Bds.
Reservations: 435-9755

Coast Restaurant and Bar
St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
The finest international cuisine using local seasonal produce with strong English and Bajan influences. Beautiful views of St. Lawrence Bay. Main courses $35 to $75 Bds.
Reservations: 418-9992

Rockley, Christ Church
One of the best places to chill on the south coast. Features live satellite sports coverage, authentic stone pizza oven and world famous banana daiquiris. Meals from $19 to $54 Bds.

Reservations: 435-7924

Cafe Luna
Little Arches Hotel, Enterprise Beach Road, Christ Church
Located on the rooftop of Little Arches hotel Cafe Luna features al fresco dining and international cuisine served with flair.
Sushi specials on Thursday and Friday nights. Mains $55 to $90 Bds.
Reservations: 4286172

Naniki Restaurant
Suriname, St Joseph
Nestled in the lush countryside on the Lush Life Nature Resort, Naniki is known for its magnificent views and glorious caribbean cuisine. Featuring a variety of exotic delicacies and using only the best ingredients. mains $30 to $46 Bds.

Reservations: 433-1300