07 December 2016

 

5 best restaurants in Barbados

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

Dive in!

1. Lobster Alive

Dive in!

Our favourite place to eat

Forget fine dining for a night and head to the beach at Bridgetown for a seafood experience you can’t beat. Huge Caribbean lobsters are caught by scuba divers in the nearby Grenadine Islands and flown to Barbados, where lucky diners can select their favourite from the tank and allow ‘The Lobster Man’ to dive in and retrieve it. Relax in the open layout of this cosy venue with its beach deck and tables in the sand while your lobster is cooked to perfection. The simple menu does the talking here, accompanied by chilled wines, beers and cocktails with a background of live Tuesday-evening jazz.

Wesley House, Bay Street, Bridgetown

Tel: +1 (246) 435 0305

Shore sensation

2. The Cliff

Shore sensation

With a price tag of approximately £100 for two courses, you’ll need a bulging wallet to visit Barbados’ most famous restaurant, but you won’t regret it. The Cliff has an enviable location on the water’s edge in St James (book a table overlooking the sea) and an unforgettable menu including open shrimp ravioli to start and fillet of mahi mahi as a main course. Chef Paul Owens also offers a changing Specials menu, served by the light of flames in a romantic, almost mythical setting that will set sparks flying.

The Cliff, Derricks, St. James, Barbados   Tel: + 1 (246) 432 1922

Seafood, style and celebs

3. Daphne’s

Seafood, style and celebs

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the elegant yet casual Daphne’s is a longstanding island favourite where modern Italian classics are fused with local seafood and authentic flavours. Sip a signature watermelon martini, then dine on fresh fish and lobster at Barbados' only true waterfront luxury dining venue. You’ll never tire of Chef Marco Festini Cromer’s creations, all served up with friendly Bajan hospitality - and you can even try celeb-spotting as famous diners include Rihanna and Simon Cowell.

Next to The House, Payne’s Bay, Barbados   Tel: +1 (246) 432 2731

In with the new

4. Cin Cin By The Sea

In with the new

Meaning ’a toast to good health’, this trendy new hotspot on Barbados’ west coast offers al fresco dining from sleek, contemporary white surroundings, as well as an air-conditioned indoor lounge. Specialising in Mediterranean cuisine with a Caribbean twist, Cin Cin’s extensive menu includes bar snacks like calamari fritti, and mains ranging from Cin Cin bouillabaisse to roasted best end of lamb. Finish up with a chocolate fondant or drunken strawberries while polishing off a bottle of fine Champagne or classic wine.

Prospect, St James, Barbados   Tel: +1 (246) 424 4557

First-class fine dining

5. The Tides

First-class fine dining

Popular with wealthy locals as well as a favourite for repeat visitors, The Tides is one of the island’s most well-established fine-dining venues. Set on the water’s edge in Holetown, its calm ambience is infused with the culinary creations of Executive Chef Guy Beasley. Choose from a tempting range of dishes for both lunch and dinner, whether you’re a meat-lover, a vegetarian or simply after fresh seafood. Save some space for your sweet tooth though – the sticky toffee pudding and the Oreo cookie and Mars Bar cheesecake are to die for. Impeccable service and an unbeatable location only add to this unique dining experience.

The Tides Restaurant, Balmore House, Holetown, St. James, Barbados    Tel: +1 (246) 432 8356

 
 
 
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