There is an abundance of fine restaurants in Barbados that offer local cuisine, seafood and continental cuisine. The wide range of dining options ensures that there is something to suit every taste and budget. By day informal attire is acceptable in most Barbados restaurants, but at night a more formal dress code is enforced. It is also recommended that dinner reservations be made in advance, especially during the winter.
Best Carribean Restaurants
Sometimes, the urge to have Caribbean food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Barbados's best Caribbean restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Barbados. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like David's Place by the Sea or tell you that Cliffside Restaurant and Bar gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.
Oistins Fish Fry
Plan to visit the fishing village of Oistins on a Friday or Saturday. You can start with a stroll through town, then admire the prowess of the fishermen as they clean and filet their catch. Eventually, you'll end up at what's known as the Oistins Fish Fry, a gathering of individual vendors who sell fantastic home cooked food at fabulously reasonable prices. You can get fried and grilled fish or chicken and all the sides, from macaroni pie to coleslaw. Sit at one of the picnic tables scattered around, and feast to your heart's content. Arts and crafts are available at some stalls, and someone always has a boom box so dancing is not uncommon. It's all very festive and a whole lot of fun.
The charming Little Good Harbour Hotel is a family-owned complex of colorful cottages; their on-site restaurant is a great place to dine, especially at lunchtime when you can sit outside on the patio and gaze at the stunningly blue water that's just a few yards away. The creative midday menu is similar to the dinner menu with a few additional pastas and paninis. You could begin your meal with curry glazed lobster with coconut-chickpea puree, tomato jam and a drizzle of cilantro oil; or seared scallops on truffle-green pea puree with toasted pine nut dressing; but be sure to save room for herb-crusted filet of barracuda or shrimp in Thai broth with basmati rice. (246-439-3000)
Mango's by the Sea
This restaurant and bar looks out over the water for a relaxing dining experience. The creative menu features starters like pumpkin soup and green peppercorn paté. Main course options could be any type of fish, grilled, broiled or fried – it depends on what is fresh that day. Sizzling tenderloin steak and succulent, barbecued ribs are also available. For dessert, sample starfruit torte or passionfruit cheesecake – both are made from scratch. (246-422-0704)
Ragamuffins Bar & Restaurant
This eclectic eatery serves everything from jerk chicken to West Indian curry to T-bone steaks. Vegetarians will appreciate the stir-fries using Bajan vegetables and rice or noodles. A daily fish special is available, often blackened with Bajan spices. (246-432-1295)
Festive Caribbean colors complement festive Caribbean fare at this cozy eatery. Try the succulent barbecued ribs or the fresh grilled flying fish. Vegetarians will enjoy the "Rasta pasta." Angry Annie always uses fresh local produce and take out is available. Smart-casual attire. Reservations accepted. (246-432-2119)
Cliffside Restaurant and Bar
This cozy restaurant serves delicious, traditional Caribbean cuisine. Start with fresh Caribbean seafood chowder or cou cou balls with Creole salt fish. For an entrée try coconut flying fish or grilled jerk chicken. Steaks and a huge selection of pasta dishes are also available. Fresh-baked pies and Bajan lime pie are excellent choices for dessert. (246-433-9900)
The word "Boucan" is taken from the Carib Indian word for "open fire," and this gourmet restaurant serves the freshest island ingredients grilled over an open flame. The restaurant has a casual-sophisticated ambiance with ceiling fans and shutters on the windows. (246-228-3800)
David's Place by the Sea
If you like to hear the lap of waves as you dine on fine Caribbean cuisine, then this St. Lawrence Bay restaurant is the spot for you. You can eat on the deck and actually be above the water – obviously the views are terrific. Try the Bajan marinated chicken – soaked in limejuice, salt and herbs then deep-fried. The pepper pot stew and curried shrimp are also fresh and delicious. Seafood lovers will want to try the fish steak, which might be mahi mahi, kingfish, barracuda or shark, depending on what the fishermen caught that morning. All the fish can be deep-fried or served with white wine sauce. For dessert, bread pudding and carrot cake are homemade and excellent. (246-435-9755)
TThis bistro is housed in an old warehouse originally designed to store fish and bananas. Now it serves Caribbean favorites all day long. For a light meal or snack, try fish cakes or plantains stuffed with tangy, diced pork. A huge selection of grilled and fried fish, pasta dishes and pepper pot stew will satisfy heartier diners. Try to eat here on a Tuesday night – the weekly Bajan buffet is a real treat.
Best Fine Restaurants
The restaurant at The Atlantis Hotel is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the exception of Sunday nights. Reservations are strongly encouraged especially for our buffets, to avoid disappointment.
Our famous, West Indian Buffet Lunch is offered every Wednesday and Sunday and is very popular with locals and visitors. The menu is varied and offers authentic Bajan and Caribbean cuisine using fresh, local ingredients prepared by our culinary team. Reservations are highly recommended. If you wish to work up an appetite, check out our East Coast Nature Walk which happens every Wednesday.
Our À La Carte Lunch Menu as well as Kids Menu and Dessert Menu are posted below. Our À La Carte Dinner Menu changes every week, therefore, e-mail us for the most current one.
The restaurant has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 120 persons on the inside and 80 persons on the outside deck. The Atlantis Hotel is a wonderful place for a special occasion, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, wedding or family reunion. Our dining rooms can host up to 200 guests for any function.
Breakfast: 08:00hrs - 10:00hrs
Lunch: 12:00hrs - 3:30pm
West Indian Buffet Lunch -
Wednesdays and Sundays
Dinner: 17:00hrs - 20:00hrs
Closed for Dinner on Sundays
Alive and vibrant Caribbean design and atmosphere… Champers offers the romance of waterside dining in its Gazebo or Open Terrace. Air condition comfort is also available at lunch in our upstairs Dining Room.
Feel comfortable while complementing our beautiful surroundings by dressing elegantly casual.
What about wanting to stay connected to the corporate world while enjoying a sumptuous meal? Champers is the perfect place to do so as we allow you to do business and bring your office to the water’s edge, as we provide you and your clients with free wireless internet and is ideal for all types of business meetings.
(246) 434-3463 or 435-6644.
The Tides Restaurant
The Tides Restaurant is housed in a charming post world war classic Barbadian seaside home finished with local Barbadian coral stone and mahogany.
The Restaurant can be divided into 4 sections.
The Tides Restaurant Barbados is owned and operated by the dynamic husband and wife duo Guy and Tammie Beasley.
In addition to their formal training and restaurant experience - they previously owned and operated a restaurant at the famous 5 star Sandy Lane Hotel which gave them further experience in which they carried to The Tides. Their team at The Tides Restaurant is of the highest level and is selected based on their passion, determination and eagerness to please our guests.
Dinner: Every night from 6:00PM TO 11:00PM
Lunch: Sunday to Friday from 12:00PM to 3:00PM
+1 246 432 8356
+1 246 432 8358