While there are plenty of fine dining restaurants in Barbados (take a look at The Cliff, Cin Cin and The Tides if you want a real taste of Bajan luxury), it’s the trendy and casual eateries that really encompass what the island is all about.
Scarlet is easily the trendiest restaurant in Barbados, tucked away in Saint James, minutes from Holetown. Choose from an extensive cocktail list as larger than life pictures of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn adorn the walls. Make sure you try the Basilique cocktail and the honey-glazed salmon skewers.
Fish Pot is a gorgeous little place in the parish of Saint Lucy in the very north of the island. Go here for lunch and enjoy the long, scenic drive up the west coast. The restaurant is perched right on the seaside and boasts breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The catch of the day is always fabulously fresh and delicious.
Café Luna at Little Arches is a quaint restaurant located in a boutique hotel located just above Miami Beach on the south coast of Barbados, and is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two under the stars. If you are a sushi lover, go on Thursday or Friday evening when the sushi chef is in, but the regular menu is great too.
Located right on the South Coast Boardwalk, Tapas is always buzzing. The menu is perfect for sharing and the wine list is definitely noteworthy, with a good cocktail list to boot. Keep an eye out for the Thai fish cakes and do try the Golden Apple Martini. If you’re a martini lover, Tapas is home to the best dirty martinis in town.
A hip bar and restaurant on the south coast, Mojo is where to go for burgers. The recently revamped kitchen has been all the rage since its launch, and it’s the perfect place to mingle with locals and have a good meal with a few drinks.
Visit Barbados today and discover why this jewel of the Caribbean offers so much more than a typical sunny getaway.