Barbados is the culinary capital of the Caribbean… No questions asked! Though small in size, the island is big on flavour.
Your visit to the island will not be complete unless you savour indigenous dishes like Cou-Cou and Flying Fish, Pudding and Souse - which you'll find on most Bajan plates on Saturday afternoon - Macaroni Pie and Fishcakes.
The island offers a very wide range of dining options, from fine dining to casual dining, fast food and street food, there’s something for every palate and budget.
There are plenty of fine dining and casual dining restaurants on the island, offering a wide variety of cuisine, from Caribbean to International, Indian, Italian, Thai, French, Japanese, Continental, Creole, Mediterranean, Mexican, Vegan and of course local.
The fine dining experience is a must when on island. The sophistication, the mood, the atmosphere, the level of service you will receive, all combined with a delectable meal, is beyond amazing. Here we'll share a few of the on-island favourites.
As its name suggests, this much-loved restaurant sits on top a conspicuous cliff overlooking the sea at Derricks in St. James. The Cliff is one of the popular restaurant choices for that special occasion or celebration. The highly and professionally trained staff pay rapt attention to detail to ensure your dining experience is world class.
Derricks, St. James, Barbados
Elegance, attention to detail, superb cuisine, world class service, are all consistent hallmarks of the Tides Restaurant.
Located on the west of the island in Holetown, St. James, this restaurant features a stunning air-conditioned glass room overlooking the sea, and a luxurious lounge and bar.
You also have the option to dine in an open-air setting,
Holetown, St. James, Barbados
The Beach House
A beautiful dining experience awaits at the Beach House, with its beach front location on the west coast of the island, in Holetown St. James.
Offering daily lunch and dinner, the Beach House menu includes a delicious fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine. Each Sunday, you can enjoy their famous Caribbean Buffet which features some of the best dishes from the islands while the dinner menu fuses local delights and spices with a Mediterranean influence. Reservations are a must.
Holetown, St. James, Barbados
Naru Restaurant & Lounge
You’ll find both Sushi and non-Sushi options at this Asian Restaurant. Its menu is made up of a very unique blend of Caribbean cuisine, Asian techniques, Sushi and traditional Japanese dishes.
With its south coast location, this restaurant offers truly authentic outdoor Caribbean dining.
Shak Shak Complex, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados
Champers Restaurant & Wine Bar
Located on the south coast of the island, this very popular restaurant is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.
With fresh local seafood featuring on the menu, this much-loved restaurant is known for its excellent service and culinary delights.
With its beach front location, Champers offers you a very tropical ambiance. You’ll find this gem on on the south coast of the island.
Skeetes Hill, Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados
The Lone Star
A beautiful beachfront dining setting offers a magnificent picturesque view for dinners as every table in the restaurant enjoys a water view.
Set on the west coast of the island in St. James, The Lone Star Restaurant is well known for its much loved and timeless Lone Star Classics combined with Italian fare. Pizzas, made from a wood fire oven as well as a variety of mouth-watering salads, can be found on the lunch menu.
The restaurant features a cocktail lounge where you can enjoy an after-dinner glass of champagne or a rum sour at sunset. Dinner reservations are a must.
Mount Standfast, Porters, St. James, Barbados
Buzo Osteria Italiana
This is one of the newest restaurant additions on island, whose menu features fresh pasta dishes, pizza, meat fish/seafood choices and vegetarian options.
Located on the south coast, on Hastings Main Road, Christ Church at the entrance to the Courtyard by Marriott Complex, this always lively restaurant also serves its own signature cocktails from the Martini Bar.
The outdoor dining area offers a much quieter experience. Be prepared to receive the best quality service from well trained staff. Reservations are a must.