Dining out in BARBADOS
Apsara Samudra: Samudra is the sanskrit for ocean or a body of water - reveals the new location of Barbados' only North Indian and Tai fine dining restaurant. Apsara is recognized - and repeatedly revisited - for its delicious authentic cuisine prepared by sub-continental Indian and Thailand born chefs. The essence of Apsara - fine dishes cooked as they would be in India or Thailand and served with an Old World elegance in the New - has simply been transported to the water's edge in St. Lawrence Gap, improving the view to match the food. Tel: 420-5453/420-5454. CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
Azul: Located in the Sea Breeze Hotel. With breathtaking views of the ocean and the twinkling lights of Oistins Bay by night, Azul Restaurant offers a seductive atmosphere with an eclectic menu to tempt any palette. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening for two seated along the cliff overlooking the sea; or perhaps, a cozy area to lounge with friends over cocktails and our sampling menu, Azul offers a chic twist on Caribbean fine dining. 428-2825. CLOSED ON SUNDAY & MONDAYS
Bistro Monet: There's nothing ordinary about this small cosy and intimate restaurant. The artistic setting and tasty dishes are a feast for the eves. Chef-owners David and Ernest create delicious contemporary dishes using only the best of local produce. Manager-owner Jenny and a highly attentive staff make certain your experience will be as exquisite as it is tasty. Don't miss our pasta kitchen where you can create your own delicious pasta dish! Bistro Monet is an imperative stop for those seeking dining with a personal touch. 435-9389.
Blakey's: Centrally located on the popular south coast Boardwalk, Blakey's Bar & Restaurant is a perfect bar hangout and the ideal place to enjoy lunch or casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with great sea view. 228-5284.
Brown Sugar: Located just south of Bridgetown amidst the heritage charm of an old Barbadian home, BROWN SUGAR is famous for their sumptuous all-you-can-eat planters buffet lunch with a grand display of local & Creole dishes. The lush fern filled patios and cascading water gardens, together with the chirping of tree frogs, provide the perfect setting for an evening of casual yet elegant dining for the whole family.So be absolutely sure to make Brown Sugar part of your vacation on our Beautiful Island. . After your feast, you'll agree that Brown Sugar is the sweetest. 426-7684.
Bubba's Sports Bar & Restaurant: Bubba's offers an unbeatable combination of cuisine and atmosphere. Located on the south coast of Barbados. You can enjoy all sports action live via 2 satellite dishes on three 10ft screens and 12 additional TV's. You can keep track of your favourite teams in English Premiere League Football, NFL Football, NBA Basketball, Formula One racing also, on special occasions you can see Heavy weight Boxing or Golf Tournament or even some Hockey. You can catch them all! Bubba's is fully air-conditioned with two levels the top level and the ground level or better known as the “pit”. In our top level you can enjoy a quieter environment if you are having a family lunch or a business meeting. Bubba's menu ranges from tasty appetizers to an extensive a la carte menu. We are opened seven days a week with Christmas Day being one of the only days we close. 435-6217.
Café Luna: The award winning restaurant on the rooftop of Little Arches Hotel, boasts one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea in a Mediterranean-style al fresco setting. A journey for the senses with internationally acclaimed dining that specializes in Pan-Tropical fare (fusion Caribbean Asian and Mediterranean flavors) by Canadian Mark De Gruchy, Executive Chef and Co-owner of Café Luna. Reservations are recommended. 428-6172.
Café Sol: This vibrant Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar is a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike. Open seven days a week, Cafe Sol attracts for our famous 'Tex-Mex' dishes, our massive margarita list, fun, cozy atmosphere and our abundant portions of food. Plus, we offer a large 'gringo' menu for the less adventurous! We offer a wide variety of Mexican and international dishes, as well as perennial favorites like cheese nachos, sirloin steak burritos, sol soft tacos, char-grilled chicken and barbecue burgers. www.cafesolbarbados.com. 420-7655.
Castaways: Located at the entrance to St. Lawrence Gap, on a Mediterranean style veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Castaways specializes in Italian and Caribbean Cuisine and fresh local seafood. Our customers claim, there are few more beautiful settings in the world. A relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous food and friendly courteous service makes for a memorable evening. Using only the freshest ingredients, our chef prepares homemade pasta, seafood specials and many other tasty morsels featured in our daily menu. Locals and visitors alike return time & time again to be treated to a relaxed ambiance, excellent food & a variety of international wines. Allow us to pamper you. We would like you to join us for a night of dining by the sea. 420-7587.
Champers: Already one of the leading restaurants on the South Coast, with a solid reputation for consistently good food and value for money, Champers has now made further progress by relocating and upgrading all its facilities. The new Champers is nestled in a quiet lane just off the main South Coast road, in an attractive, traditional Barbadian building, with a beautiful cliff-top setting that overlooks Accra Beach and a super panoramic view over the ocean. www.champersbarbados.com. 434-3463.
Harlequin: Now in its fifteenth year, the bistro-style Harlequin Restaurant continues to thrive in the centre of Saint Lawrence Gap. Host, owner Keith Bowyer, and restaurant manager, Wilson McIntosh, guarantee a warm welcome to both their loyal regular customers and to those experiencing the restaurant, and a night in The Gap, for the first time. This popular, intimate restaurant offers a varied menu prepared fresh to order. Dining is outside on the starlit terrace, accompanied by soft strains of jazz music and the crisp Caribbean air. Fresh seafood, grilled specialties, vegeterian delights, scrumptious home-made desserts and affordable kids meals are available. An international wine list and cocktail bar make this dining experience complete. The Harlequin is located near destination hot spots and nightlife in Bridgetown, Dover, Worthing, Welches, Oistins, Atlantic Shores and Silver Sands. Reservations Welcomed.. Come and enjoy the Starlight Dining experience! www.harlequinrestaurant.com. 420-7677.
Luigi's:Luigi's has been serving genuine Italian cuisine for over 50 years! The new owner Davide is committed in promoting the delicacies of everyday Italian cooking made of simple and wholesome ingredients. The new colorful décor reflects the owners' radiance. A long time favourite, this charming, cozy trattoria promises hearty, traditional fare is a relaxed, rustic setting. www.luigisbarbados.com. 428-9218.
Mama Mia: For many, locals & tourists alike, Mama Mia Italian Deli & Pizzeria, better known as “Mama Mia” has become a way of life, rather than just another place to eat at. This cozy Italian slice of heaven in Barbados, managed by Giuse, Silvio & Alfredo, allows your palate to experience a wide selection of delightful Italian delicacies on a daily basis. Mama Mia is also an actual Deli, selling a delicious selection of Italian Meats & Cheeses & an array of 100% Italian products to enable you to enjoy the good Italian quality in the comfort of your home. Don’t forget that Mama Mia is open Monday to Saturday from 8:30AM to 9:00PM. From 5:00PM onwards, Mama Mia turns into a casual dining atmosphere whereby only Pizza, Pasta & salads are served, & delivered straight to your table with a smile! 434-3354.
Mojo Bar & The Chopping Board Kitchen: Mojo’s motto is ‘Music for the People, Food for the Soul’. It’s centrally located on Worthing Main Road, not far from the popular St Lawrence Gap. Mojo's prides itself on being the “local’s pub” of Barbados with a relaxed vibe. Given their motto, you probably will have guessed that music is the central theme of this bar. The ambience at Mojo is such that it is ideal for those who simply feel like wearing a pair of jeans and not spending too much. Your eating options are open to having your drinks on the outside of the bar where there is seating under large umbrellas, in their mini size lounge indoors or of course right at the bar. 435-9008.
Naru: One of the most awarded Barbadian Chefs; Barry Taylor has created an exciting blend of Pan Asian and Caribbean cuisine. The name “Naru” from the Japanese verb “To Be” illustrates the aim of Naru Restaurant and Lounge. "To be" unique with small plate concept containing Asian and Caribbean ingredients and techniques. “To be” tempting, with visible open kitchen and sushi bar overlooking the restaurant, offering freshly made to order sushi by experienced Asian Chefs. “To be” relaxed by the stunning ocean views and cool breeze from the South Coast boardwalk. Barry’s wife, Lisa spearheads the amiable service, the perfect complement to a delightful evening...to be...Naru. www.narubarbados.com. 228-6278.
Paulo's Churrasco Do Brasil: The only Brasilian Steak House in the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados; for all you meat lovers out there, this is a not to be missed Steak House! A Churrascaria or 'Brasilian Steak-House', specializes in open-fire cooking, a technique that dates back three centuries and features a continuous parade of delicious meats that are brought to your table for a delectable feast. St. Lawrence Gap. 428-6767.
Primo Bar & Bistro: (Formerly Pisces Restaurant). Eat, drink and relax in an unique ocean chic setting. Delicious food with a side of fabulous views. 573-7777
Tapas: Located in an enviable spot in Hastings, Christ Church on the south coast of Barbados is Tapas. The famous sea-front Boardwalk passes right behind this waterfront restaurant which charms both with its menu and with the crisp sea breeze which floats through the air. If you are keen on trying new restaurants and new experiences, you can do exactly as the restaurant's name suggests... and that is, be supplied with tapas all night! if that is your desire. Alternatively, there is a traditional dinner menu from which you can try anything which might tickle your fancy. Or have a bit of both... Who's stopping you? www.tapasbarbados.com. 228-0704.
The Beach House: BA Delicious Fusion Of Two Cuisines: Caribbean And Mediterranean. From its extraordinary beautiful waterfront location, The Beach House offers one of Barbados’ most sought after dining experiences with internationally recognized standards of cuisine and service both at lunch and dinner. The perfect place for Lunch, whether it’s to linger with friends or just take time for you. The Beach Menu appeals to both the hungry and the healthy eaters, offering a choice of local dishes and international favorites. For Sunday lunch our famous Caribbean Buffet highlights the best tastes of the islands. And for Dinner as the sun sets over the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean the scene is transformed into a magical tropical haven. The Evening Menu fits this perfectly blending local flavours and spices with a Mediterranean flair. Dress relaxed during the day and elegantly tropical at night. Reservations are advised especially for evening dining and for our jazz sessions. www.thebeachhousebarbados.com. 432-1163.d dinner with the e
Cariba: With a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, at Cariba they offer a "modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist" Internationally trained Executive Chef/Owner, Glen Bent has worked in five star establishments all over the world, including the prestigious Sandy Lane Hotel. Since opened in 2008, Cariba has earned a following of repeat clients. www.caribarestaurant.com. 432-8737.
Casareep Café: Tucked away off the main street in Speightstown, directly on a secluded beach, this local secret can be hard to miss. A blend of Middle Eastern and southern Caribbean cuisine. Serving Italian coffee all day, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Wednesday through Saturday nights. Fresh, affordable food. Beer and wine, rum and spirits on request. The Sushi Samba Sundays attract huge crowds, with high energy from 3pm until. 422-3573.
Daphne's: We are proud to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary at Daphne's. Our restaurant, part of Barbados' acclaimed Elegant Hotels Group, has drawn a loyal crowd of celebrities, VIPs and locals alike. Rated as one of the top 10 "Most Popular" restaurants in the Best of Barbados Zagat Guide, Daphne's is the island's only luxury waterfront Italian dining experience. Over the years Daphne's has hosted celebrity guests including Simon Cowell, Rihanna, Claudia Schiffer, Gerald Butler and many more. www.daphnesbarbados.com. 432-2731.
Fish Pot: Dining at the Fish Pot restaurant at Little Good Harbour is a reason in itself to visit Barbados. This unusual restaurant is park of a converted fort and sits directly on the beach at Sherman's and the open terrace dining area looks out to the ocean beyond. Set in the small eighteenth-century fort at the water's edge, the restaurant is airy and informal. The chef takes a purist's approach to cooking, and shuns stuffing, rolling, or otherwise playing with the food. He uses the freshest ingredients--flying them in if necessary--and pumps up the flavor with local seasonings. The result includes a pan-fried mahi-mahi so delicately flavored that it's sublime, and a lamb shank worthy of Henry VIII, with a dark, bold, and fragrant bite. Also noteworthy are the grilled lobster medallions and hash browns, drizzled with a mild spinach pesto, and gazpacho. www.littlegoodharbourbarbados.com. 439-2604.
Fusion Rooftop: Built on the top floor of the vibrant Limegrove Lifestyle complex, Fusion Rooftop perfectly crowns the new ‘heart of the west coast’ of Barbados. With a spacious, visually stunning design, the 72 seat ‘alfresco’ restaurant combines seamlessly with an extensive contemporary lounge and dramatic full service bar. Fusion Rooftop offers a high class, yet informal, dining style. With a philosophy of authentically sophisticated cuisine, the menu is comprehensive and alluring, whilst being approachable for every palate.
Designed with small and large groups in mind, Fusion Rooftop is the perfect venue for a party or social gathering. Weddings, private or corporate functions can all be comfortably accommodated, with multi use areas that can host up to 250 guests, all on one level. Private elevator access provides exclusivity, and security, in equal measure.
Lemongrass: Lemongrass is a new restaurant from Saman Golesorkhi (Cassareep Café). Serving South-East Asian inspired dishes daily for lunch and dinner at Limegrove, Holetown. At Lemongrass you’ll find great food served in a cool, relaxed environment. Inspired by Thai street food stalls, our food is prepared from the finest fresh ingredients Barbados has to offer. Expect the menu to change depending on the season and what we can source locally. www.lemongrassbarbados.com. 271-8265.
Lonestar: The Lone Star restaurant, with spectacular ocean-front setting, is described by delighted diners as “a temple of cool”. The Executive Chef and his team of local chefs, create gastronomic marvels in airy open plan kitchens. 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 chicken tikka masala, tuna tartar and fresh blackened dolphin with sweet potato mash & mango lime salsa, created from fresh local produce. www.thelonestar.com. 419-0599.
Mews: Definitely one of the quaintest restaurants in the island. The Mews excels in alluring excellent international and European dishes presented with classic simplicity and style. We pride ourselves on supplying you with an evening of casual comfort and incredible food prepared fresh the way you expect. Once a private home, The Mews has an enchanting setting which includes a courtyard, private dining areas and exquisite balconies. After hours the cozy bar becomes a bustling after dinner rendezvous and drinking spot. The Mews is the perfect place for private functions, small meetings, and birthday & anniversary parties. We offer convenient and complimentary parking and live entertainment on Friday nights. Enjoy a friendly intimate atmosphere in this charming and sometimes surprising place! www.themewsbarbados.com. 432-1122.
Mullins Beach Bar: Located seaside on the leeward coast near Speightstown. Ingeniously named for the golden beauty beckoning a few feet beneath its wooden deck, this breezy establishment slings more than a mean cocktail: catch of the day with mango-and-black-bean-salsa, shrimp linguine, and pan-fried flying-fish sandwiches anchor the lunch menu; blue and red umbrellas and chairs for rent anchor the beach below. www.mullinsbarbados.com. 422-2044.
Nishi: This restaurant is located on the West Coast of Barbados on the ever-popular night life strip known among locals as ‘Second Street.’ The self-dubbed East meets West themed restaurant serves up an interesting selection. On the one hand you have what can truly be called an International bistro-styled menu with strong Caribbean influences, and on the other hand a sushi menu that would fill most itamae (sushi chefs) with envy. www.nishi-restaurant.com. 432-8287.
Orange Street Grocer: Absolutely fantastic gourmet Deli in the heart of Speightstown, which is full of tradition and real Caribbean. The Orange Street Grocer sells handmade wood fired pizzas, yummy daily changing baguettes, all made on homemade bread, organic salads, decent wines and ice cold beer and champagne. Could you want more? Better yet, they are right on the oceanfront and family run and owned. www.theorangestreetgrocer.com. 419-0838.
Pepenero: Located in Limegrove, Pepenero is simple Italian cooked with love...their way. Uncomplicated, fresh ingredients with their spin on traditional Italian cuisine. Also sister restaurant to Lemongrass, located right across the way.
Scarlet: Scarlet is a trendy little cocktail bar and bistro that really is Scarlet by name and nature. The bright red chattel house is in Paynes Bay, St James on the stylish West Coast of Barbados and is not difficult to miss! Historically, chattel houses were the homes of plantation workers but when you walk into Scarlet, you could be in a chic bar in a big city, not a relaxed island paradise. The interior of Scarlet consists of a single room and is painted a vibrant red colour with the exception of the Andy Warhol prints of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie-O. The furniture is black and the chairs all have a large martini glass on the back of the seat which pays homage to their cocktails. The piece de resistance is the large kitsch disco ball in the centre of the room. Scarlet’s Hunger menu consists of a mixture of Bajan dishes with a twist and comfort food. One of the more popular main courses is Miss Francis’ Fish Pie, but there are a number of dishes to choose from. Alternatively, people are positively encouraged to sit at the bar, enjoy a few cocktails from their Thirst Menu and indulge in some of their delicious appetisers. Regardless, Scarlet prides itself on good service, good value and a lively atmosphere. www.scarletbarbados.com. 432-3663.
Sitar: Sitar aims to give its customers a taste of East Indian Cuisine in the West Indies. The restaurant is at the end of busy 2nd Street in Holetown and is one of the few authentic Indian restaurants on the island. The dishes on Sitar’s menu range from the mild to the extremely hot so it’s diverse enough to keep everyone happy. Sitar’s cuisine is largely North Indian, its 2 chefs are from Punjab and Delhi in North India, but there are also South Indian dishes on the menu. The restaurant is large enough to be spacious and small enough to be intimate. For those who wish to have a bit more privacy, there’s a private dining room which seats up to 12 people comfortably as well as a private lounge at the back of the restaurant. 432-2248.
Tides: Dining at The Tides has been summed up as 'an experience' and that is exactly what it is. It's not just the fabulous food, the amazing ambience or the superior service which you receive from he moment you arrive until the moment that you depart, it is the whole package that leaves an indelible mark in the memory of those that have dined at The Tides. The menu speaks for itself. Chef Guy Beasley offers a wonderful choice of seafood, meat, poultry dishes and a vegetarian menu so that all palates are pleased for both starters and main courses. His desserts are an impossible temptation to resist! Just try the Little Sticky Toffee Pudding or the Oreo Cookie and Mars Bar Cheesecake for an 'earth moving' experience! Conveniently located in the heart of the west coast, The Tides is easy to find and parking is never a problem as valet parking is provided nightly. www.tidesbarbados.com. 432-8356.
Atlantis: For more than 100 years, the Atlantis Restaurant & Hotel in Bathsheba, St. Joseph has stood impassively at the edge of the ever-rolling Atlantic Ocean, which ebbs and flows at her feet. Her very design and ambiance is the epitome of a Barbadian institution born in the twilight of the 19th century. www.atlantishotelbarbados.com. 433-9445.
D’Onofrio’s Trattoria: Nestled at the heart of charming Crane Village, D’Onofrio’s serves up the finest authentic southern Italian fare. Classic dishes are inspired by the simple flavors and Old World traditions of Italy but done to modern standards of taste and excellence. With a wide choice of pizzas and pastas and its casual atmosphere, D’Onofrio’s is perfect for families with younger children. www.thecrane.com. 423-6220.
L'Azure: Famous for its fresh seafood and panoramic sea views for over a century, L'Azure restaurant at The Crane serves up a tempting range of classic and Caribbean delicacies. From soup to seafood and mouth-watering desserts, L’Azure maintains its long-held reputation for elegant dining. The atmosphere speaks of elegance and beauty as patrons sit inside or on the balcony. There is a wonderful Sunday breakfast with live Caribbean gospel music in the morning and a traditional Barbadian Sunday buffet lunch. The 2009 Zagat review describes the gospel breakfast as "Heaven on Earth" and praises the "simply breathtaking views of gorgeous Crane Beach." www.thecrane.com. 423-6220.
Naniki: Naniki, n, (nah-nee-kee): an Arawak Indian word meaning 'spirited' or 'full of life'. At Naniki, we invite you to enjoy the all best that the Caribbean has to offer. From its hillside perch Naniki boasts a stunning view of rolling hills, countryside villages and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. But this is just the beginning. Serving delicious, authentic cuisine from Barbados and our neighbouring islands Naniki provides a truly Caribbean experience. Try grilled seafood, poultry or pork served with local favourites like yam, breadfruit and sweet potato. Vegetarians are welcomed too, with a variety of sumptuous meat-free options. Lunch is served daily from 12:30 pm. Join us for our Jazz Brunch Buffet lunch on Sundays featuring an array of fine food and great Jazz. Look out for our special moonlight night events - you won't want to miss those! www.lushlife.bb. 433-1300.
Round House: Built in 1832, this restaurant lies on sloping, grass-covered lawns punctuated with solid, coral-stone retaining walls. You are ushered to a table perched atop a rocky ledge opening onto the Bathsheba "Soup Bowl," the best surfing beach, only a half-hour drive from Bridgetown. The freshest of ingredients go into the wholesome food, which is made all the more delightful by a reggae band on Saturday nights or a guitarist on Sundays. Tuck into such appetizers as flying fish pâté or brie baked in a light-rum-and-walnut sauce. For your main course, try either the oven-baked dolphin steak or the blackened catch of the day. 433-9678.
Zen: Experience the world of Zen...a restaurant that offers authentic Japanese and Thai delicacies in a magnificent setting on Barbados’ southeast coast. Zen's sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior decor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of Crane Beach. The centerpiece of the restaurant is a 12-person sushi bar overlooking the sea 50 feet below, where sushi chefs prepare delicious, exotic fare as you relax, chat and enjoy the amazing view. Private booths, designed in traditional Japanese style, and a large Tatami room with a recessed floor, provide an option for parties from 4-14 to dine in privacy. www.thecrane.com. 423-6220.