Barbados Restaurants, Beach Bars, Nightclubs, Restaurant Reviews
Located in the Lone Star Hotel, restaurant has spectacular ocean-front setting. The restaurant has a breezy beach bar atmosphere during the day, and in the evening it transforms, becoming a chic canteen featuring world food with a Caribbean twist, including signature dishes such as open shrimp foccacia, tuna tartar and crisp blackened dolphin with sweet potato mash and papaya salsa, created from fresh local produce.
Lone Star - St James
Caribbean, Seafood, International
Avg. Cost $20-$200
Located at Royal Westmoreland Complex and Martina, LaTerra offers an exciting Caribbean based cuisine. You'll find a romantic setting with orchids on each of the 24 tables, New Orleans jazz playing in the background, and the sounds of the surf.
Bajan & International Cuisine
Main courses $25-$40
An affordable, laid back casual restaurant serving authentic island cuisine.
Well known for the broiled, juicy T-bones; fresh fish; and vegetarians can enjoy stir-fried vegetables with noodles. Other favorites include blackened fish, and a spicy jerk chicken salad.
This restaurant has been featured in a number of top international publications and is very popular with locals.
Holetown, St. James
Caribbean Cuisine -
Avg. Price - $15
Located in the Settlers' Beach Hotel, Starfish offers classic seafood in a charming, traditional atmosphere. Fresh Ingredients are obtained from local Barbados island vendors and fishermen.
Holetown, St. James French Cuisine Reservations recommended
Main courses $24-$34
Built on a coral cliff this open-air restaurant features a four-level dining room crafted with terra-cotta tiles and coral stone.
Prince Andrew is one of the many guests who have dined here. The chefs here select only the finest cuts of beef, the freshest seafood, and the choicest vegetables.
As you dine, watch for manta rays, which glide through the illuminated waters below; a sighting is considered a sign of good luck.
St. James - International & Caribbean Cuisine
Set Menu - Approx. $65
Located in stucco-and-tile house in a tropical garden dotted with a trio of gazebos. Come here for zesty dishes packed with international and island flavors.
THE EMERALD PALM
St. James - Reservations Required
Main courses $18-$36
The lunchtime Bajan buffet, offered Monday through Friday ($15), is a popular Barbados Restaurant serving local food. Live sporting events via satellite.
THE COACH HOUSE
St. James - Bajan Cuisine
BOMBAS West Coast
Beautiful Paynes Bay beach location - small rustic beach bar and restaurant.
The Bar is known for curries, tasty pasta sauces, exciting vegetarian dishes, local chicken & fish dishes, beach style grilled snacks, and the famous "Bombaburger", popular with children.
THE TERRACE RESTAURANT
Avg. Price $60 - $80 for Dinner/$30-$40 Lunch - Award-winning International Cuisine!
The restaurant is situated at the edge of the beach and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Offers full English breakfast, Casual lunches and elegant evening dining.
Cakes and Pastries - Holetown, St James
Avg. Cost $20.00
Elegant chocolate cakes, gourmet sandwiches, the freshest pastries, and exquisite desserts. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of cappuccino in air-conditioned comfort or outdoors in the fresh air. Second location is at the Quayside Center on the south coast.
Holetown, St. James
$7.00 - $12.50 - Starters
$22.00 - $32.00 - Main Meal
Top-notch food - ask for a table on one of the terraces. The seafood is imaginative - try the baked snapper in a parmesan crust - and the place is often packed with local bigwigs.
Made from corn meal and okra, cou-cou is
usually served with fish or stews. Cou-cou can also be made from breadfruit and green bananas.
Barbados Fish FryOistin's offers a popular fish fry every Friday attracting hundreds of visitors and locals.
Baxter's Row in the capital city Bridgetown, offers variety of fish and chicken each night.
Cheffette's ranks above KFC, and is the fast food chicken king in Barbados
National dish of Barbados is Flying Fish and Cou-Cou
Barbados "Land of the Flying Fish"
Flying fish jump in and out of the water like dolphins.
Their long fins extend, and open up like wings as they glide over the water. You will find the flying fish on many Barbados souvenirs.
Barbados Fast Food Restaurants
Barbados is one of the few places in the world where McDonalds failed. Bajans prefer chicken to beef, and you will not find American fast food with the exception of KFC.
BONITO BAR AND GRILL - Bathsheba East Coast - Directly on the beach which serves a variety of Bajan dishes.
Local produce and seafood is caught fresh daily. Many island tours include this popular beach bar on their stop.
CARIB BEACH BAR South Coast
Located right on Sandy Beach, Carib is a favorite local and beach goers lunch stop. This lively beach bar offers their own popular brand Carib beer, good inexpensive lunch fares and friendly atmosphere.
Barbados Rum/ Drink Specialities
Variety of rum-based cocktails and planters punch.
The three most popular Barbados rums are Cockspur Five Star, Mount Gay (oldest rum factory on the island - and world's oldest rum), and Malibu Coconut & Malibu Lime.
Tiger Malt is a popular local soft drink which is molasses based.
Mauby is a bittersweet local drink made from tree bark and sugar. Juices are made
from cherries, golden apples, soursop, pawpaw and guava.
Breadfruit is an extremely popular vegetable in Barbados, and grows throughout the island.
It is delicious when cooked and can be prepared and used in exactly the same
way as a potato.
Breadfruit has a slightly nutty flavor.
Free Barbados Tourists Publications
(Things to do, Maps, etc.)
The Barbados Sunseeker is a free tourist publication which provides local interest stories, events calendar for all island activities.
Barbados in a Nutshell is another publication featuring all the restaurants on the island as well as a shopping guide.
The Esso island map is another must have before you start out on any trip. The map is oversized and easy to read.
All three publications
can be found at any
hotel desk or business establishment.
Pisces located on the waterfront in Christ Church in the St. Lawrence Gap.
Bars/Nightclubs located in Barbados capital, Bridgetown:
Live music, entertainment and an upbeat atmosphere.
Casual atmosphere with live jazz.
Popular bar with live music on the waterfront.
One of the most popular spots with locals. Famous for beach location and happy hours.
BUBBA'S SPORTS BAR
Avg. Price $20
Rockley - South Coast
Two satellite dishes offers all major sports events on three large video screens or on 12 additional TV's.
Bubba's offers great food and drinks at reasonable prices! Sunday is for kids with breakfast, balloons and Disney movies.
Mexican- Avg. Price - $13
Lively Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar is
THE place for Mexican dishes and Margaritas. The owners are from California, and offer abundant portions and two very popular happy hours seven days a week. Located in the famous St. Lawrence Gap. Live music on weekends.
THE STEAK HOUSE
St. Lawrence Gap
Average cost $40
Fine dining with casual atmosphere and serving the best steaks on the island.
Famous for steak, salad bar and their signature martini's. Offers both Indoor and outdoor dining.
Hastings - South Coast
Avg. Price is $20
Shell's is best described as "shabby chic dining".
Victorian and Southern California charm, Shell's offers high quality food at inexpensive prices. Sides accompany every meal, and the servings are ample.
South Coast - Bajan Cuisine
Main courses $15-$36
Buffet lunch $20 - $23 on Sunday.
PISCES - St Lawrence Gap
Bajan & Seafood Cuisine
Main courses $17-$34
Beautiful tropical restaurant, with romantic atmosphere offers dining at the water's edge. Pieces is well known for seafood prepared every way from charbroiled to sautéed. All herbs come from the chef's own garden.
THE SHIP'S INN
St Lawrence Gap
Main courses $10-$20;
all-you-can-eat $15 at lunch, $21 (plus $7.50 for appetizer and dessert) at dinner
Traditional English style pub with nautical, rustic decor.
The Ship Inn serves homemade steak-and-kidney pie, shepherd's pie, and chicken, shrimp, and fish dishes. The Captain's Carvery offers prime roasts from the buffet, plus traditional Bajan food, like flying fish. Nightly entertainment by local & Caribbean bands.
THE WHISTLING FROG Restaurant & Bar (A la Carte) St Lawrence Gap
Avg. per customer $8-$15.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, in friendly, colorful, and casual environment.
In the evening, it converts into asports bar featuring games and karaoke, and also local & Caribbean entertainment.
St. Lawrence Gap
Avg. Entree Price: $17.50
McBride's is an Irish pub with photos of old Dublin and genuine memorabilia. Not to mention the nightly live Irish music.
Its extensive menu tempts you to sample the best of all kinds of homemade foods, from snacks to hearty
TRINI HOT SHOP
Enjoy Trinidadian fare with rotis, doubles, buss-up-shut, curry mango and pastelles.
A popular paratha lunch plate consists of curried chicken or beef with a mixture of vegetables such as spicy chickpeas and mashed pumpkin and a roti skin.
The average price at Trini Hot Shop is $3.00 - $6.00.
Barbados has some
of the finest drinking water in the world.
Barbados sits on coral rock, and the water is naturally coral filtered.
You will find the tap water crystal clear and it has a refreshing taste.
St Lawrence Gap
Meal Range - $20- $50
Located on the main floor of the Little Bay Hotel on a Mediterranean style verandah overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Bellini's specializes in Italian food and fresh local seafood.
The chef prepares homemade pasta, seafood specials and other specialty Italian dishes.
OPA! GREEK RESTAURANT
& BAR - Christ Church
Average Meal - $20
Family operated authentic Greek Restaurant offering something different to locals and visitors to the island.
Traditional Greek dishes
include Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, and Calamari.
Tables on the deck have a magnificent view of the ocean.
St Lawrence Gap
Avg. Price $150-$200
Awarded Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot Tables List as one of the Top 66 elite restaurants worldwide.
Stunning veranda and beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking a romantic secluded cove. Also worthy of mention is the exceptional wine and brandy selection, along with the Caribbean's most extensive vintage
TRINIDAD FLAVOR IN BARBADOS
Off the beaten tourist path. Don't be put off by the look of this area.
Come late at night for the best fried chicken, flying fish, and other Bajan specialties. Bajans and visitors come til the early morning hours.
Barbados East Coast Restaurants
The slightly run-down Atlantis takes you back to the Barbados of years ago. The restaurant has served good quality food since 1945.
Locals and visitors vote the buffet one of the best values in Barbados.
Open air sunny, breeze
filled restaurant offers a sweeping view of the turbulent Atlantic ocean.
This is one place that has safe guarded the islands culinary heritage.
Bathsheba - East Coast
2-course fixed-price lunch $17 fixed-price dinner - $18
Sun buffet - $23
Bajan Cuisine - Reservations required for Sun buffet and 7pm dinner, Also recommended at other times
ROUND HOUSE INN RESTAURANT & BAR
Bathsheba - East Coast
Reservations required on Sun, recommended otherwise - Main courses $18-$24
Fresh ingredients, healthy, good tasting food and a great reggae band at night.
A favorite is the blackened fish of the day. The chef is always willing to throw a sirloin on the grill with sauteed onions at your request.
THE CRANE LOBSTER
& SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Average Cost - $22.50
Famous for seafood since 1887, this romantic and secluded restaurant provides a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.
A wrap-around outdoor dining terrace surrounds the indoor dining room, ensuring you can dine to front row views.
Lunch is either a sumptuous buffet or a la carte menu, and there is often entertainment.
St. Lawrence Gap Night Clubs
Open-air nightclub, to dance the night away under the stars. Wide range of music, from reggae and calypso to Rhythm and Blues.
Popular outdoor dance floor features live music with popular local bands DJ provides music for those preferring the indoor dance floor.
Jam Rock Cafe
Non-stop music of the classics through the years, live bands, two bars, cocktails at the bars or on deck.
The Ships Inn
DJ several nights of the week, along with live bands.
On party nights there is a street party, Karaoke, and live bands. Located at Time Out at The Gap Hotel.
Plantation Garden Theatre
Bajan Roots & Reggae dinner & stage show represents West Indian Culture
The St. Lawrence Gap is a mile long road in the parish of Christ Church, and famous for it's fine restaurants, diverse accommodation, lively nightlife and shopping.
Laid back local bar with great music, table tennis, tale football and air hockey.
The Coach House
Offering a different activity each night such as Latina nights, Steel Band, Sports, etc.
John Moore Bar
Busy neighborhood bar on the waterfront. They serve up lots of rum punch and beer. Fish platters also on the menu.
Olives Bar &
Go upstairs for excellent drinks in an atmosphere that will remind you of the movie Casablanca.
Avg. Price - $10 - $ 15
Home of the best Chinese food in the world can be found right in Holetown.
The award winning food is always good, the menu extensive, and you can sample authentic Chinese cuisine at extremely affordable prices.
Worthing, Christ Church
Famous for the best Daiquiris on the island
"1627 and All That" floor show provides an historic and cultural floor show, dancing, cocktails and a large buffet dinner. Museum is also open for touring.
Barbados literally has hundreds of fine restaurants spread across 160 miles of the island.
Prices quoted in BDS dollars. We invite you to submit your favorite Barbados restaurant.
Barbados Interior Restaurants
FISHERMAN'S PUB & BEACH BAR
Speightstown, St. Peter
Avg Cost $6.00 - $10.00
Offering authentic Barbados cuisine and local color. Order from the bar menu or Creole buffet. Dancing at night with calypso music.
St Joseph Parish
Price Range $20-$30
Walls of glass, huge picture windows and sliding doors offer views of the hillside and the Atlantic Ocean. Caribbean buffet served on Sundays.
Naniki is an Arawak Indian word meaning ‘spirited’ or ‘full of life’ offers a new lease on the truly important things in life: health and tradition.
The menu offers a wide variety including a selection of unique vegetarian dishes
Price Range $30 and up
A chic Barbados restaurant offering fine dining for any taste.
Upstairs in the Oriental room, you'll find Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. The main dining room offers Caribbean, Mediterranean and European cuisine.
A NOTE TO
Most Pizza in Barbados is made with goat cheese, and it does not melt very well.
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Derricks, St. James - 246-432-6386
Set amidst a gorgeous Caribbean garden, or in the intimate air-conditioned bar bistro, Sassafras gratifies the most demanding culinary aficionado.
The kitchen generates sublime dishes, blending indigenous Caribbean ingredients with startling elements of the Pacific Rim and a serious approach to the reawakening of your palate.
Relegating fuss and formality to the acquiring of ingredients, the restaurant’s atmosphere retains an air of relaxation and understated luxury. Completing the sense bud’s tour is a jewel of a wine list focusing on hip, smart wines matched to the foods they pair.
Sassafras is an imperative stop for those seeking a reprieve from the ordinary.
Another visitor writes . . .
Cafe Sol is the best Mexican Restaurant in the Caribbean! A great place, and a great seat to see the happenings in "The Gap" on the South coast of Barbados.
Really enjoyed Bay Bistro in the St. Lawrence Gap. The best coconut spicy shrimp ever! The owner was very nice every time we went there...4 times!
The prices are very good for Barbados and the view is fab, especially at lunch. One waitress there remembered our names the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time! Great little Bistro!
Here's what clients/website visitors have to say . . .
A Rave Review for Sassafras . . .
Located just South of Bridgetown, Brown Sugar serves the BEST Bajan specialties on the island.
The decor is very lush with hanging plants, and an open veranda for dining by candlelight. Locally grown vegetables are served, and meals are quite reasonable with lobster being the most expensive.
The restaurant is known for its buffet-style lunches, popular with local business people for its good value.
A vote for Mangos as best Barbados Restaurant
Mangos by the sea is located in the parish of St Peter. This is an ocean front restaurant, very romantic , warm and friendly atmosphere. Dressy casual attire. Food is always fresh - and average cost.
The lobster was the best I've ever had, and the VIEW - oh my gosh!
Best Bajan Restaurant - Brown Sugar
What a lovely tropical atmosphere. I just loved this restaurant, and the Bajan fare. We will definitely go back to Brown Sugar again when we return next year. Please post for "best Bajan restaurant".
Whistling Frog at
Time Out At The Gap Hotel
Banks Beer and Carib
Beer are the two most popular local beers on the island of Barbados.
Banks is brewed on the island of Barbados, and Carib is brewed in neighboring island Trinidad.
BAR - Gibbs Beach, St. Peter - Great spot to grab a drink, snack or lunch during the day, or to drop by later on for a romantic sunset dinner or nightcap.
Their specialty is Seafood, however the restaurant offers a little something for everyone, vegetarian dishes, pasta, steaks, poultry and lamb.
Oceans is located upstairs over the Jam Rock Cafe.
I highly recommend the Tamarind Tiger Shrimp
and Blackened Gulf Shrimp. Service was excellent and the atmosphere is cool and contemporary overlooking the Bay in the St Lawrence Gap.
Our Favorite Restaurants: Cafe Sol, The Crane, Pisces, McBrides, Waterfront Cafe and St Lawrence Steak House. .
Local Bajan Favorites: The Just Stop Cafe, along with Leroy whose food van is located in the Gap by Divi Southwinds provide good local fare.
West Coast favorites include Raggamuffins, Olives, Tam's Wok and moving farther up the coast - The Fish Pot.
Bajan Blue at Sandy Lane's exclusive Hotel
A review from Sandy Lane Resort beach restaurant. "Culinary excellence served Beach Level at the prestigious Sandy Lane Hotel in St James."
A vote for Ile de France - Award winning St. James bistro located on the West Coast.
Visitor votes for 4 restaurants Chefette, KFC, Pomarie, Cafe Sol.
OPA! Greek Restaurant was our favorite. The food was great, the view was amazing, and service was friendly and prompt. We broke
plates after and had a great time.
WEISERS ON THE
BAY BEACH BAR
Serves lunch and dinner. All visitors are welcomed to come dance to the hot music and play sports.
Avg per customer $25-$45
Seafood from around the world with a Bajan touch.
Varied menu, formal dining with casual dress. Open for dinner, located above Jam Rock Cafe in the Gap.
Holetown, St James
Avg lunch price $20-$40
Situated upstairs in a traditional Caribbean building, with gentle breezes from the North East, giving a charming and relaxing atmosphere.
Café Indigo specialises in all types of cuisine. There are a variety of dishes. Home made soups, pate, pies and pizzas also U.S steaks, Caribbean prawns and freshly caught fish of the day. All in all, excellent quality and unsurpassed good value
Indigo Restaurant, Holetown
Travel 2 the Caribbean review
Located in Holetown. The restaurant was a wonderful cool lunch retreat on a hot day.
Open for breakfast, lunch and a few days for Dinner. Great tradewind breeze, and cuisine! Enjoyed a tasty, flavorable seafood salad, and homemade soup.
Indigo Restaurant - Holetown
Website Visitor votes for Just Grillin’ and says the food was excellent, and the service was "sweet". Located on the South coast, and right across from the Accra Hotel.
Travel 2 the Caribbean's review of Oceans Restaurant . . .
Visitor casts vote for The Ackee Tree Roti Shed & Snackette. Excelent
find just off of the busy South Coast, air-conditioned comfort or open air deck dining. Truly authentic West Indian Curry like no other place in Barbados.
Owned and operated by a cheerful Trinidadian who has brought flair and flavour that is truly missing form the shores of Barbados. Everyday choices to the exotic and includes a big hit with the curry shimp Roti. It's like nothing else on the island.
On a Friday night the place comes alive with the Tool Shed Bar that jams music and serves jerk pork reminisent in the true rum shop style.Give it a try, I give it a 8 on the scale of 10 for good food and prices.
Ever wonder how Caribbean cooks flavor their food? What spices, herbs and fruits are used?
O'Cristal's Bar & Bistro. For casual atmosphere and the true "bajan beach bar" experience, try O'Cristal's Bar & Bistro in Fitts Village, just south of Crystal Cove. Flying fish & chips and a round or two of dominos as the sun sets. Pure heaven!
A vote for Southsea, The service along with the food was just exquisete. The view was absolutely breathtaking and very romantic it was a dream and I got to share it with the one I love. Thank you Michelle Singh!
By the way, Southsea is rated as one of the best restaurants in the world - Linda
Website visitor voted for Oceans Restaurant
We were disappointed to find that one of our favourite restaurants Carambola is no longer there and apartments are now being built.
We tried the Restaurant at Southsea and wow!!!! The setting is fabulous if you get an ocean front table and the ambience fantastic. Everyone is so attentive and the food delicious. It certainly was an evening that I will never forget,
I felt like royalty!!! It is not cheap but is worth every penny.
June and Tony from England
Southsea! It was such a memorable experience sitting by the sea with such wonderful food and service. I felt so pampered and so very lucky to have enjoyed an evening at Southsea. Thank you.
Visitor from the UK
We love Champers,we always get a table at the seafront which is very romantic and the food is delicious.Oh well, back to reality and cold old England!!! June
If you missed the fresh grilled marlin/tuna, etc - Fresh meal at Oistins Bay Friday Nights, you just simply ought to be arrested.
Just Grillin on the south coast. The food is great the best Ceasar salad ever and BBQ sauce to die for. Really friendly staff and not too expensive.
Luigi's Italian Restaurant - Great family dining
Thank you for recommending Cafe Sol. We would have missed this being on the West Coast. Wonderful Mexican food and atmosphere!!!
Tides restaurant was voted the "best in the Caribbean!
A vote for The Brasserie where the food is excellent so is the service. A superb chef! The Brasserie is located on the South coast, at Allamanda Beach Hotel, opposite Hastings Plaza.
Thanks for recommending The Crane - just amazing view, good, service and great lunch!.
Cindy from Baltimore
The Restaurant at Southsea - food and service were outstanding. - William Stallard - Virginia
We loved the Mews and LoneStar
Stayed at Little Good Harbour and enjoyed the Fish Pot at every opportunity.
Cafe Sol is my absolute favorite place to eat, drink and people watch. Also had a great meal at Pisces
Player Sports Bar & Restaurant - great food and drinks
Ships Inn & McBrides
We always meet old friends at these two restaurants. Ray Steck -Toronto
Oistins on Friday night, The Crane for Lunch, and the Atlantis Hotel Sunday Brunch
Harlequins, McBrides, and the St Lawrence Pizza Hut were among our favorite places. We also had good, cheap meals from the food vendors who gave us a LOT for our money. Great place.
Bay Bistro at Yellow Bird Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap. Fantastic food, atmosphere and service.
OMG! So many to choose from.
I loved lunch at The Crane, Sassafras, Mango by the Sea, the Coach House, the Sandpiper. Even traveled to the South coast and enjoyed a night at Cafe Sol. This trip was definitely worth the long flight! Andrian - Phoenix
Loved Barbados! We ate at just about every restaurant on the West Coast. Our favs include Bagatelle, Starfish, Olives and Ragamuffins. Great food and wonderful island. Sandy - Texas
We ate most of our meals at The Crane -but the fish fry at Oistins was great and so cheap! We also recolmmend Mullins Restaurant.
AJ Hamilton - Chicago
Stayed in the St Lawrence Gap. We enjoyed all the many restaurants especially David's, the Ships Inn and Cafe Sol.
Stayed on the West coast and ate at Fisherman's Pub just about every day. Excellent food and affordable. Jane Eastman -NY
Josefs - My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary on the island, and had the most marvelous meal and view. J.R. Topoli -Grand Rapids, Michigan
Round House, Naniki, Atlantis, and the Sand Dune Bar. We tried more great places on the East coast this trip - The Ballards - Tulsa, OK