Where to Eat in Barbados: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 4, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Romance and adventure are in the air on this lush West Indian island in the Caribbean, depending on your coast. To the west, you'll find calm waters and good swimming. To the east, there are massive, competition-caliber waves. Wherever you stay, expect turquoise waters, fine soft sand beaches, catamaran cruises and delicious island fare.
Things to do in Barbados

1. The Tides

Holetown, Barbados Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$785 +1 246-432-8356
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Tides

Reviewed By John G - London, United Kingdom

Had the scallops starter which was delicious and different fish options as mains. Good sized portions and we could not manage a sweet but sat and savoured the view for an hour or so over a glass of wine - the restaurant is by the sea and one looks over the lights of the bay as well as catching sight of the liners coming from And going to
Bridgetown. Service is efficient and
Friendly.

2. Champers Restaurant

Skeetes Hill, Barbados Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 246-434-3463
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Champers Restaurant

Reviewed By claudiast - Rockville, Maryland

We had a business lunch in this place and one of the best things of this restaurant is the marvelous location besides the beach. At noon, you are surrounded by the turquoise transparent water and craddled by the noise of the waves on the side.
The food is very good and reasonable by Barbados standards. It is a sophisticated version of bajan food plus international. Service was very good and they managed to give quick service to a large party

3. Happy Days Cafe

Chattel House Village, St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 246-428-2635
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 613 reviews

Happy Days Cafe

Serving breakfast and lunch, lattes, cappuccinos and delicious smoothies..Try our full English breakfast..Yumm!!

Reviewed By James M - Barbados

That has to tell you something. The food is really good. Our last visit with friends involved full English breakfast and service matched the food. Friendly, unassuming location in the Gap and they do an excellent job. Recommend.

4. Nishi Restaurant

Second Street, Holetown, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover British, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$353 - HK$471 +1 246-432-8287
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Nishi Restaurant

Since February 2014 Nishi is under the ownership of Paul Edwards, one of the founders of Nishi and Steve Prebble a UK entrepreneur who lives in Barbados. Nishi incorporates a funky outdoor dining area and bar where you can dine under the stars, air-conditioned dining watching our famous sushi chefs and a private dining area. We are family friendly offering everything from great sushi to homemade British pies and an early evening takeaway service.

Reviewed By sparco76 - London, England

Stylish courtyard setting. Nice change from waterfront dining. Good food. I particularly enjoyed the fish pie. Perfect comfort food after boat cruise. Girlfriend enjoyed her sushi bento box. Certainly worth a visit when in Barbados. The owner Paul quite clearly cares about the guests and his team worked hard to make it a good meal.

5. Shakers Bar & Grill

Browne's Gap, Rockley, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +1 246-228-8855
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 777 reviews

Shakers Bar & Grill

Reviewed By s9mgr - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Set in the middle of a residential estate this is an amazing local restaurant. Not fine dining by any means but a rustic shack with a great atmosphere and fantastic local food. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and the service was excellent.
Highly recommended but be prepared for something different!

6. Naru Restaurant and Lounge

Shak Shak Complex, Hastings | The Shak Shak Complex Hastings, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$78 - HK$275 +1 246-228-6278
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Naru Restaurant and Lounge

Reviewed By maggi r - Barbados

We have turned up a few times before they open and they have been amazing, having been in the trade myself I know how annoying that can be,,, They deserve more than 5 stars just for that,, the service top class the food top class,,, nothing and I mean nothing is too much trouble the whole team rock, I’m laying on my couch eating my take away marlin and jasmine rice, off the scale chef, keep doing what you’re doing and Andre I still want to adopt you and the manager sorry we never got your name but you have been amazing too, see you real soon and thank you the vodka and tonic sisters
ps I recommend everything as everything we’ve had to date has been delicious

7. Cafe Bar Carizma

12 Chattel Village, Holetown BB1000, Barbados Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$63 - HK$235 +1 246-432-7198
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 796 reviews

Cafe Bar Carizma

A Charismatic Cafe Bar in the centre of Chattel Village Hoeltown. Open for Breakfast , Lunch 6 days a week and Authentic Spanish Tapas on Tuesday and Thursday, in winter and Thursday's in summer with live music . Great ambience , food and wine. We have again achieved Tripadvisor certificate of excellence for last five years. Our annual holidays are almost here apologies but we will be closed from wed the 7 th June to Thursday the 6 th July

Reviewed By Jilllian - Liverpool, United Kingdom

The band is really good, and the staff really friendly. Not quite sure about the food. For tapas I didn’t quite expect so many fried dishes on the menu.

8. Fred's Bar & Restaurant Oistins

Oistins Bay Garden | Oistins Bay Garden Christ Church, Oistins 17154, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Seafood, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner, Lunch HK$47 - HK$118 +1 246-254-3202
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Fred's Bar & Restaurant Oistins

Looking for some fresh local food after a long day of work or touring our beautiful island?Come on over where the food is great. Table settings and tablecloths, a home away from home no plastic plates, forks or knives. You can have a variety of fish Mahi-Mahi, King Fish, Blue Marlin all fresh fish, which is marinated and served to you fried or grilled but we are famous for our Pan Seared fish with Vegetables. A lot of people ask what Pan Seared is. Pan Seared is a special butter we use and we add our local vegetables such as onions, carrots, broccoli, beans, sweet peppers ,pumpkins etc. Basically any local veg we could find. You can have this any other night than on Friday nights. On Thursday nights there is Pudding' N Souse and there is our famous Jerk pork and white rice.Fridays you can have Vegetable Rice Macaroni Pie, Fry Pork Chops Fry Chicken Grilled or Fry Fish Fried Breadfruit and Sweet Plantain. Chips or Wedges Toss Salad and Coleslaw. Saturdays you can also have Pudding N 'Souse from around 11:am you can call to place your order.Oh on Sundays now is a wider variety. You can get Green Peas and Rice, Macaroni Pie, Curry Goat, Sweet Potato Pie, Bake Pork Chops, Bake Lamb Chops, Bake Chicken, Steam Vegetables, Pan Seared,Grill fish or Fry Fish with a Garden Salad, Fried Breadfruit and Sweet Plantain. I guess that is our full menu so I hoping so see you soon.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I went there last night and had the sword fish, with plantains, breadfruit and mac pie. Just delicious. The fish dinner is $30 bbd and you got enough for two meals. Just had my leftovers and simply tasting. Also, try the rum punch.
I will probably be back every Friday for the next 8 weeks!

9. Island Plates

# 1 Town Square, Bldg, Speightstown, Barbados Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch HK$94 - HK$220 +1 246-252-7793
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 502 reviews

Island Plates

Island Plates is a lovely Cafe in Town Square, Speightstown, St. Peter (The Mall is located opposite Jordan's Supermarket). It is run by local sisters Pat and Marie. Food is prepared to order and the cafe serves up fresh local juice, hearty salads, hot baguettes, good stuff for the sweet tooth and a variety of pastas, fish dishes, homemade curries and homemade quiches to name a few.Vegans, Vegetarians, Gluten-Free meals are offered here as well. You can do takeaways, sit in or sit on the outdoor decking. Whatever you decide, you will be greeted and served with a warm smile and attentive, friendly staff.Island Plates. Fresh Food. It's in the Delivery!

Reviewed By Diana R - London, United Kingdom

Warm and friendly. Always make a lovely latte. Good breakfasts and local food for lunch or dinner. A slightly hidden delight!!

10. Jan and Franks Cocktail Bar

Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Pub Late Night, Drinks
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Jan and Franks Cocktail Bar

Reviewed By Sue B - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Well what a weird experience! Came here with great expectations after doing my homework on bars and restaurants in the area to visit....asked for a cocktail menu only to be told “didn’t have one” as all cocktails in his head?? Well as being one of those people that only really drink cocktails while on holiday, not really any good to me as I like to choose what I’m in the mood for, played it safe and asked for sex on the beach! ( surely u can’t really go wrong with that) oh boy did he go wrong with that? After sipping on it I realised there was no peach schnapps in it, he then come out to check we were ok with the drink....said there’s no peach schnapps in it, to which he replied , didn’t have any?? Told him he should have told us he didn’t have any and I would have chose something else from that invisible list he has! Sorry but if your gonna offer cocktails then at least have the correct drinks to include!!!

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