Where to Find the Best Cuisine in Barbados
Did you know that Barbados is actually the culinary capital of the Caribbean? The diversity of culinary masterpieces on this island range from exquisite 5 star restaurants to tiny rum shops. With this wide variety available, make sure to immerse yourself in the food on the island of Barbados. The love for rum and food is so strong that there is even a Food & Rum Festival hosted in Barbados every November. Don’t forget to try out some of these unique spots during your visit to the island!
Champers Restaurant & Wine Bar
An elegantly casual restaurant with a vibrant Caribbean atmosphere makes Champers a favourite for locals and tourists alike. Featuring a selection of seafood and steaks, Champers has something for everyone to try. Known as one of the leading restaurants on the south coast, Champers will always provide great food and be worth every penny. Be sure to check it out for yourself!
The Tides Restaurant
Located in a vintage, classic seaside Barbadian home, The Tides Restaurant is one of the leading restaurants on the west coast. With a menu boasting delicious and colorful seafood creations, The Tides Restaurant will please any gourmet eater. The restaurant also features an art gallery consisting of local artists’ creations.
The Cliff Restaurant
Known as one of the finest dining experiences on the island, The Cliff Restaurant is a must for any special occasion. The Cliff Restaurant features a spectacular ocean view in an elegant setting that is perfect for celebrating those special moments. With a selection of seafood, steak or chicken masterpieces, be sure to give The Cliff Restaurant a try.
Coffee Barbados Café
Sip on your coffee or enjoy a meal at the place where George Washington stayed on the island over two hundred years ago. Located at the George Washington House in the Garrison Historic area, Coffee Barbados Café serves delicious food and coffee for those in need of caffeine.
The Restaurants at St. Lawrence Gap
An area filled with endless food options, ranging from food stands to 5 star oceanfront eateries, St. Lawrence Gap is the place to be. The variety alone is unparalleled, with restaurants featuring Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai, and other international cuisines. Fan favourites include Castaways, a farm-to-table eatery with pizza, pasta, and seafood, and Café Sol, the spot for Mexican food and margaritas. Other restaurants include Primo, Apsara Samundra, Paulo’s Churrasco do Brasil, The Steak House & St Lawrence Pizza Hut, Sharkey’s, Jade Gardens, and many more. Also be sure to check out Happy Days Café and Bliss Café for great breakfast and brunch options in the area.
Cuz’s Fish Shack
A fan favorite for locals and tourists alike. Located on Carlisle Bay just north of the Hilton Hotel, Cuz’s Fish Shack features the best fish cutters (sandwiches) on the island. The fish, egg, and cheese is a must for anyone wanting a taste of the local cuisine.
Oistins Fish Fry
Every Friday night the fish market comes to life with the Oistins Fish Fry. Featuring a large variety of fried or grilled fish, chicken, or lobster, the fish fry also has a nightlife scene you wouldn’t want to miss.
This Asian fusion eatery features traditional and modern sushi dishes, as well as other diversified menu options made with fresh flavorful ingredients. Located at Sugar Bay Barbados, UMI overlooks the beautiful ocean and pool on either side of the restaurant to create a relaxing experience.
Located in the Chattel Plaza at Sugar Bay Barbados, Sizzle Steakhouse features an emphasis on blending local flavors with the best cuts of beef. Specializing in steaks, Sizzle also features a wide range of appetizers and classic side dishes to compliment your steak.
Siam Bar & Restaurant
A small taste of Thailand with a carefully crafted menu that pairs food and cocktails in a delightful manner. Dine in this serene, beachfront restaurant with a truly unique array of cocktails and dishes to enjoy. Siam Bar & Restaurant is located on the South coast at Bougainvillea Beach Resort.
This oceanfront eatery on the South coast features a variety of dishes highlighting the local flavors of Barbados. Located at Bougainvillea Beach Resort, make sure to check out this spot on weekend mornings for a great breakfast and atmosphere.
Bonus: Mama Mia Italian Deli & Pizzeria
Located near the south coast of the island, Mama Mia features authentic Italian cuisine created by “Mama” who hails from Naples Italy. Everything served is homemade, right down to the cheeses on the pizza which is cooked in a traditional Italian pizza oven. Whether you’re craving pasta, paninis or pizza, Mama Mia is the place to go!