Restaurants in Barbados

Restaurants in Barbados often serve Barbadian cuisine, which is a mix of English, Spanish, Portuguese, and West African styles. Local seasonings and vegetables are usually included. Barbados candy is also popular, since sugarcane grows on the island. There are more than a few Barbados’ restaurants to taste great local and international dishes while visiting. Try the national dish of cou cou (polenta make with okra) and flying fish at Fisherman’s Pub’s waterfront café. The place is a local institution, and everything is served up fresh, right off the boat.

Branch out and try Sweet Potatoes’ bol jol spread as an appetizer. Pisces is a larger-scale restaurant with a great wine list and stunning views (best to go late after the dinner rush). Champers overlooks Accra Beach, and serves elegant dining experiences with pasta and seafood. Head to Lobster Alive for lobster fare right on the beach in a quaint, casual setting. Grilled lobster, lobster pasta, lobster spring rolls (you get the idea). David’s Place is upscale and ideal if you’re traveling as a couple; great for a meal for two, at a table overlooking the bay.

At Scarlet, a sharp little restaurant given to nicely pitched coq au vin, pâté, and sticky toffee pudding, the bathrooms are decorated with layouts from 1960’s-era British Vogue, with Gloria Guinness adrift in a “sea of voile.”

Originally founded as a local rum shop, the beachfront Fisherman’s Pub is now a casual, cafeteria-style restaurant serving authentic Bajan cuisine.

Among the many restaurants on Holetown’s First Street, this casual Bajan eatery stands out thanks to its bright blue façade painted with pink and orange palm tree silhouettes.

Part of the trendy Lone Star hotel, this beachfront restaurant is housed in a converted garage just a few feet from the water’s edge.

The recently opened beachfront restaurant at the legendary Sandy Lane hotel puts a modern spin on flavors from the West Indies, Polynesia, and Southeast Asia.

Located on Lush Life Nature Resort in rural St. Joseph, this hillside restaurant overlooks 22 acres of unspoiled forest bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Named after the Arawak Indian word for “full of life,” Naniki showcases its impressive surroundings with large picture windows.

Dozens of blazing torches surround this two-story restaurant, built atop a small coral cliff overlooking the Caribbean.

Barbados has long been known as a culinary hot spot in the Caribbean. Briton Paul Edwards’s Japanese restaurant highlights Bajan barracuda and flying fish roe—the local catch.

Located in central Speightstown, this waterfront restaurant is set on the open-air veranda of a centuries-old clapboard building. The dining area provides sweeping views of the beach and is illuminated with cutout lanterns, candles on every table, and large white awnings lit from within.

An offshoot of the renowned Daphne’s of London, this upscale waterfront restaurant is situated on Paynes Bay, adjacent to the House and Tamarind resorts. Popular with A-list visitors (former patrons include Kevin Bacon and Rihanna), Daphne’s is known for its island-inspired Italian fare.

Twice a week, Lobster Alive owner Art Taylor flies to Bequia Island to pick up about 700 pounds of Caribbean spiny lobster, which he then serves at this waterfront eatery on Carlisle Bay.