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Watch the sun sink slowly into the turquoise Caribbean Sea while enjoying a sumptuous dinner at any of the excellent restaurants in Barbados.

There is an abundance of fine restaurants on the island that offer local cuisine, seafood and continental cuisine. The wide range of dining options available in Barbados ensures that there is something to suit every taste and budget.

By day informal attire is acceptable in most Barbados restaurants, but at night a more formal dress code is enforced. It is also recommended that dinner reservations be made in advance, especially during the winter.

Barbados Finest Restaurants

The BAKU Brasserie & Beach Bar
Holetown, St. James. Indulge yourself in the new Boardwalk Restaurant at Baku where the crystal Caribbean waters lap intoxicatingly onto the beach. Flaming torches and candle light set the mood for an unforgettable evening.  The Island's top jazz musicians live every Sunday 8 p.m. Come and enjoy the innovative Brasserie menu. Daily Bar-B-Q for lunch & dinner in fabulous surroundings. Special events weekly, live entertainment.

Barbados Porto Banus
The cuisine is typically tropical, and the quality of service must be seen to believed. The freshness of the food makes it in aclass of its own.The location has a breathtaking and panaramic view.The evening balm makes it even more enjoyable. You could sit and enjoy the evening music all night, or into the early hours of the next day. 

Bagatelle Restaurant and Art Gallery
A beautiful Barbados National Trust House. Romantic and elegant dining since 1645. Open for light lunches and dinner. The Art Gallery has some of the Caribbean's finest art for sale in elegant surroundings.

Bellini's Trattoria
Located on a Mediterranean style verandah overlooking the Caribbean Sea and beautiful St. Lawrence Bay, Bellini's Trattoria specializes in Italian food, fresh pasta, gourmet pizzas and fresh local seafood specials. Pleasing selection of Italian wines and liqueurs and tasty desserts including their famous 'tiramisu'.

The Boat Yard
Tropical, elegant and casual. Excellent Mediterranean bistro-style menu for lunch and dinner. The fun really starts when the sun sets with great entertainment nearly every night featuring the island's top bands. The Boatyard is the only beach club that provides you with everything! Beach; water sport activities, restaurant, bar & nightclub. All in one place - The Boatyard Beach Club! It's never a dull moment here. You can let loose at our ever popular Sharkey's in the yard bar. Groove to our exciting local and international live bands, see limbo dancers performing, listen to fabulous calypso jamming, dance to DJ's pumping out the top 100 hits, all while partying under the stars with the sea right at your feet.

Derricks, St.James. Ideally situated on a coral seacliff overlooking the west coast sea, Carambola is well known for its elegant dining experience and a menu which reflects an enticing combination of Classic French cuisine with a Caribbean flair and a touch of Asia. With this special menu along with its truly memorable cliff top setting, the food is complemented by a stunning atmosphere. Carambola is a first class choice for elegant dining or the celebration of any special occasion.  The location, scenery and setting is fabulous, the service is impeccable, and the food - truly gourmet. This should be a "must do" for everyone visiting Barbados. We highly recommend.The restaurant is truly "the best" on the island. The ambiance created by the ocean, stingrays swimming by and under you, makes for the ideal setting to accompany a first class dining experience. 

The Cliff  
Elegant dining in a superlative setting, The Cliff is renowned as one of the Caribbean's most prestigious restaurants. Perched on a cliff overlooking the west coast Caribbean Sea, this restaurant presents unmatched gourmet dining and impeccable service in a sensuously romantic setting. Internationally-renowned Chef Paul Owens and his team of dedicated chefs inovatively create each dish using only the finest ingredients. Combine this with The Cliff's first class service and you are guaranteed a truely memorable experience. With the torches lit up and the soft music in the background it was an unforgettable experience. We sat right by the cliff and overlooked the water.  At one point during our dinner we saw a sting ray swim by along with other fish.  

The Cliff and The Carambola  
Two not to be missed restaurants. First the atmosphere at both were stunning. They sit on the water and as for The Cliff, that is how it got its name. You actually feel like you are right out in the water. The food and service the best in Barbados. The price is steep at both but very well worth the money. A great treat for an anniversary or honeymoon treat.

Cobblers Cove
Situated at the edge of the beach and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the restaurant offers full English breakfast, delicious casual lunches, and elegant evening dinners.  The hotel is located on the beach just south of Speightstown. It's an intimate five star luxury hotel. In house Restaurant situated at the water's edge, has elegance and charm of an English country house. A member of Relais & Chateau and highly recommended. Live music some nights and on Sunday lunch during winter season.

The Courtyard Restaurant
Blue Horizon's poolside restaurant is known for its diversified menu of local and international dishes. 

The Crane Lobster and Seafood Restaurant
This restaurant enjoys a spectacular view of Crane Beach and was awarded the prestigious La Carte Magazine Gold Award for "Light Cuisine".  A romantic and secluded restaurant overlooking the dramatic lower east coast Crane beach, the Crane Lobster & Seafood Restaurant specialises in the finest seafoods, often caught daily by nearby local fishermen. This historic setting is the site of the famed Crane Beach Hotel, which has been pampering visitors since 1888. Spectacular views of this magnificent Atlantic coast beach make dining here as eye-appealing as it is palate-pleasing. A wrap-around outdoor dining terrace surrounds the indoor dining room, ensuring you can dine to front row views. Lunch is either a sumptuous buffet or a la carte menu, and there is often entertainment. Opulent antique furnishings and artifacts take you back to one of the most romantic times in history and together with the lavish food and secluded atmosphere, ensure a truly unforgettable experience.

David's Place
A beautiful Barbados seaside location, tasteful sophistication of decor, friendly care and attention - it all comes together for an "unforgettable Barbadian dining experience!" It is on the Hastings Rd at St Lawrence Gap. Also the restaurant backs onto the sea so the setting for your meal is perfect.

La Maison Restaurant 
The finest international cuisine coupled with our superb oceanfront setting provides you with an unforgettable dining experience. A Gold Award winner, La Maison is one of only six restaurants in the Caribbean to win the 'Best Restaurant' award by the publishers of The Best Hotels and Restaurants in the Caribbean (1996). Chef Daniel Essecheriay from Nantes, France is responsible for the excellent cuisine that has earned La Maison its glowing reputation. The desserts are simply luscious and one of his award-winning dishes is his Divine Chocolate Souffle. There is also a large, comfortable bar lounge where you can relax and enjoy drinks before and after dinner. The entire restaurant can be reserved for private functions for up to 110 persons.

La Mer
Port St. Charles. La Mer is an intimate, fine restaurant, with a Caribbean-influenced Cosmopolitan menu. It is set in a marina water atmosphere. This superbly appointed restaurant is located right on the edge of Port St Charles lagoon in St Peter. Master Chef Hans Schweitzer has created a menu to satisfy a wide range of tastes. Open for International Buffet lunch on Sundays too.

The Lone Star Garage
Serving "Food of The Sun" A unique combination of Modern European, Mediterranean and Caribbean Cuisine, Lonestar provides a wide variety of the finest quality fair, in a setting like no other on the island. There is a Champagne and Caviar Lounge which offers the finest Iranian Caviar along with Cuban Cigars and from December 1998 a full "Seafood Bar" will be available.

The Mews
The Mews is an exceptional restaurant serving up such creative delicacies as sashimi and grilled scallops with roasted tomatoes and thyme. Reservations recommended. As well as a restaurant, it is also a bar with a relaxed but entertaining atmosphere. Live Jazz on Fridays with Willie Kerr, Andre Woodvine and Ian Bishop around 11pm.

Beautiful setting, wonderful food, efficient and discreet service. Mullins is now one of the best restaurants on Barbados. The setting is out of this world and the staff are beyond compare - always so friendly without being overbearing. The food is fantastic and the wine (and rum) historic. I would recommend that anyone visiting the island go to Mullins before any of the more obvious choices.

Olives Bar & Grill
An intimate and friendly little restaurant on the West Coast, Olives Bar & Bistro specialises in imaginative Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine. The food and the mood fills you with a warm glow and the friendly and efficient service adds to the overall welcoming air. The superb quality of the food, along with the casual yet elegant ambience, keeps Olives one of the west coast's favourite dinner spots. Situated at 1st Street in Holestown. Very light local and Italian cuisine. Not expensive. Offers an air conditioned room or a delightful garden setting. Excellent food and service.

Pisces - For the finest Caribbean Seafood! 
Literally on the water's edge in St Lawrence Gap, lush, tropical decor. Dress elegantly casual. This romantic sea-side restaurant specializes in a wide variety of freshly (same-day) caught Caribbean fish.

The Plantation Restaurant & Garden Theatre
This long-standing colourful presentation is a show not to be missed. The costuming and choreography are both quite stunning and there are other facets of the show including the standard hotel floor show fare with an added flair. The Plantation Garden Restaurant, just south of St. Lawrence Gap on the main road, offers dinner, show, steelband music and dancing. Transportation to and from your hotel can be included in the evening's package. Open Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Try Ragamuffins for the quaint experience of Bajan dining in a Chattel House setting. Tucked in a side-street in Holetowm this little restaurant provides the most unique atmosphere that I have experienced in Barbados. Besides all of that, the food is delicious, the staff is very friendly & it is quite affordable. Great Fun!!!

The Round House
Perched atop a rocky ledge overlooking the breath-taking east coast, Round House Inn, Restaurant and Bar is ideally located next to the famous Bathsheba 'Soup Bowl', the island's top surfing spot. Enveloped in rugged, pristine beauty, Round House offers excellent Caribbean cuisine, mostly Bajan. The fisherman's platter is a specialty: dolphin, flying fish and shrimp along with peas and rice The Round House offers a special tranquility only the island's east coast can provide. Explore the sea life in tide pools, climb along the wind-buffeted rock formations, or just walk along the miles of shell-filled beaches swept by the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. Round House has it own lively bar and restaurant with an extensive cuisine selection. The bar features Mount Gay Rum along with over 70 brands from around the world. It is the perfect place to get away from it all and experience the true unsullied beauty of Barbados. Dinner on a moonlight night is a must for the romantic at heart. The Round House is a very nice little out of the way restaurant with very good food and the atmosphere is very romantic with a live Reggae band.  If you are looking for a nice quite place to take the special someone in your life, then I highly recommend the Round House resturant, I think you'll enjoy it. 
The Steak House and Seafood Grill
Barbados' first and finest steak house since 1969 - The Steak House and Seafood Grill provides the most exquisite dining experience of your life, with a top selection of quality steak and seafood!

Sunbury Plantation House
Enjoy an unforgettable evening by joining their special Candlelight Plantation Dinner, or stop in for a sumptuous traditional Barbadian lunch! 

Thirty-Nine Steps 
This cosy little wine bar and restaurant offers a simple 'blackboard' style menu with consistently good food at reasonable prices. 

Villa Nova  
If you fancy fine cuisine in the romantic atomosphere of one of Barbados' finest Plantation Houses then look no further than Villa Nova. Navigating the route to Villa Nova is an adventure in itself! You may wish to travel by Taxi? Once there you will know that the journey has been worth the effort. The Plantation House has been furnished with the finest pieces and this is matched only by the service which was attentive whilst remaining relaxed. We started the evening with Cocktails in the Lounge before being shown to our table on the terrace. The meal was one of the best I have sampled in Barbados and the use of local produce and ingredients really made for an interesting blend.  I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, if you are longing for something other than a waters edge setting i.e. Carambola, The Cliff,  La Mer, then please give this restaurant a whirl.  Also visit Villa Nova for Sunday Lunch.  As well as enjoying the meal were able to enjoy the views over Barbados.

Waters Edge
At Sand Acres Hotel, come dine in this casual, open-air restaurant and enjoy the cool Atlantic breezes and beautiful panoramic ocean views. Our Chef will set your tastebuds alight with his flare and creativity. Only the freshest, finest ingredients available on the island are used, and will cater to any special requests or needs. We have live entertainment three nights a week.

The authentic Indian restaurant in Barbados! Zafran specializes in Indian, Persian, Nepalese and Thai cuisine and guarantees sumptuous dining in an exquisite setting!


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