Restaurants in Barbados

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.

Every Friday, hundreds of locals and tourists head to the Oistins Fish Market for the weekly fish fry, an evening of music, dancing, art, and local seafood.

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.

Housed in an open-air coral building, this beachfront restaurant in Holetown is divided into several dining areas, including the tree house, which has huge tree trunks growing through the roof; the garden gazebo, surrounded by sheer white drapes; and the bar, filled with colorful local artwork fr

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.


Part of the Crane Residential Resort on the southeast side of the island, Zen restaurant serves Thai and Japanese dishes as an alternative to typical island fare.

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.

This venue is closed.

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.”