July 11, 2016

6 Best Restaurants in Barbados that you have to visit

6 Best Restaurants in Barbados

Barbados is a wonderful island that is ideal for holidays of all types.  If you’re planning a visit then you are probably wondering where to eat and there’s no shortage of choice.  With that in mind here is my choice of the 6 best restaurants in Barbados.

Obviously tastes will vary and you’ll probably make up your own list if you visit the island often enough.  Restaurants close and new ones open, so you might be lucky to find somewhere new to add to your list.

Most restaurants and hotels are on the west and south coasts.  The north of the island is sparsely populated and the east also, but no visit to Barbados would be complete without a visit to Bathseba and other locations on the eastern coast.

The west has the calmer waters and more of the luxurious hotels, while the southern beaches are better for kite surfing and the accommodation suits a wider range of budgets.

6 Best Restaurants in Barbados

  • The Fish Pot is the restaurant in the Little Good Harbour hotel located further up the west coast beyond Speightstown.  It’s beautiful in the evening but try in for lunch and you’ll enjoy the sea views.
  • The Lone Star overlooking Alleynes Bay on the west coast is a converted garage and you’ll notice the theme runs throughout the restaurant with the waiting staff in white mechanics’ overalls.  It’s both restaurant and hotel and has a great atmosphere and seaside dining.
  • Tides in Holetown never disappoints.  Consistent quality of food and wine.  Enjoy a pre dinner cocktail in the bar.
  • Try the Sunday buffet at the Sandy Lane Hotel just south of Holetown.  It’s not cheap and you’ll need to have a light breakfast.  Treat yourself and your loved ones to a little luxury.
  • Waterfront restaurant in Bridgetown.  As the name suggests this restaurant overlooks the fishing boats moored in Bridgetown harbour.  Go on a Thursday evening for the live jazz.
  • On a budget?  Try Just Grillin’ – there are at least two outlets on the island.  Eat in or take away. They do really good ribs, flying fish, chicken, and sides.

Still on a budget, how about the Roti Den (corner of Holders Hill and Highway 1, opposite the Tamarind Hotel).  Delicious rotis with a variety of fillings – and they do fill you up!

These are just a few suggestions to get you started and which will almost certainly provide you with a very memorable meal.  There are dozens of other places to try.

There is something about Barbados that draws you back again and again.  It’s hard to pin down, but some have suggested it’s the people, the parishes, and the sense that it’s a home from home in the Caribbean to British folk in particular.

 

Ben