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Barbados restaurants and dining

You can imagine that even on an island the size of Barbados there is a wide variety of places to dine and prices vary enormously - from the infamous and pricey restaurant 'The Cliff' on the West Coast of Barbados to the cheap dining venue (and an authentic Bajan experience not to be missed on a Friday night!) - the Fish Fry at Oistins!

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As with anywhere its up to you how inexpensively (or expensively !) you wish to dine. Barbados has something for everyone. Prices will be given in Barbados Dollars (BD$1.98 is always US$1) They are usually subject to 15% VAT although this is often included in listed prices.

Some establishments have a no smoking policy so please inquire before you dine (you will find that there is a very low percentage of Bajans who smoke tobacco). Most Barbados restaurants will accept travellers cheques but take your passport. You may need to make reservations during the Winter months (this is High Season)


Fast Food

Pizza, chinese, indian, burgers...Barbados has fast food outlets to suit every taste and budget!

Barbados is apparently one of the only places in the world where McDonalds were not successful!

Chefette / Barbeque Barn and KFC are the most popular fast food joints on the island.

There are a variety of pizza places although Chefette also offers excellent value for money!
Most offer free delivery - including KFC.


Visit the Chefette Web Site! - The leading fast food restaurant in Barbados!

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Inexpensive Dining in Barbados


Coral House Apartments
Silver Sands, Barbados

Mikes, inexpensive dining in Barbados!

Coral House has its own beachbar-type restaurant and bar, called "MIKE'S", serving daily "all you can eat" buffet diners at very affordable prices, as well as inexpensive drinks.

Contact 'Mikes'!

Coral House Apartments, Silver Sands , Christ Church, Barbados, West Indies
Telephone: 246-428- 8616 or 428-7620 Fax: 246-420 8029

Chefette Restaurants, Barbados!

Chefette presently operates 12 restaurants with 6 playgrounds, 3 Barbecue Barns and 8 drive-thrus.

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Branch Features
Fontabelle Drive Thru, Wheelchair accessible, Upstairs & Downstairs Dining
Rockley Drive Thru, Drive Thru open until 3 a.m. on weekends, Playground, Pizza, Wheelchair accessible, Barbecue Barn, Ice Cream Parlour
Broad Street Wheelchair accessible, Indoor seating only
Marhill Street Indoor seating only
Oistins Drive Thru, Wheelchair accessible, Indoor seating only
Holetown Drive Thru, Playground, Pizza, Wheelchair accessible, Barbecue Barn, Boardwalk
Six Roads Drive Thru, Playground, Pizza, Wheelchair accessible
Warrens Drive Thru, Drive Thru open until 3 a.m. on weekends, Playground, Pizza, Wheelchair accessible, Barbecue Barn
Fairchild Street Indoor seating only
Speightstown Drive Thru, Playground, Wheelchair accessible
Heroes Square Wheelchair accessible, Indoor seating only, Upstairs & Downstairs Dining
Charles Rowe Bridge Drive Thru, Playground, Wheelchair accessible

Drive Thrus
Chefette has drive-thru facilities at eight of its twelve restaurant locations island-wide. In essence, these drive-thrus are strategically located on the island and within easy reach of our customers. Today, the drive-thru concept is mainly utilised for convenience - the convenience of being served in record time.
Late night movers and partygoers can eat late on weekends at our Rockley and Warrens drive-thrus, which are open until 3 a.m.

Chefette always strives to ensure that customers get a perfect product in a timely manner every time a drive-thru facility is used, and thus achieve the goal of total customer satisfaction.



Barbecue Barn


Chefette Barbecue Barn offers fast casual dining at affordable prices. You can enjoy fine dining in an atmosphere of casual sophistication and air-conditioned comfort, creating this unique ambiance.

This makes Chefette Barbecue Barn a great choice for that special occasion. Chefette boasts three (3) Barbecue Barns - Rockley is located opposite the popular Accra Beach, on the South Coast in Christ Church. Holetown is located on the West Coast facing the beautiful Caribbean Sea, and Warrens is located just outside the City, on the busy Highway 2A, in St. Michael.
Each Barbecue Barn has its own unique ambiance.

The Barns are ideally the perfect place for healthy lifestyle living. They are equipped with Self-Service Deluxe Salad Bars, offering crisp, fresh vegetables, soups and pasta salads, and much more, for those who prefer a lighter meal. Definitely a vegetarian's haven. All of our mouthwatering super cuts of Steak, Chicken, Fish and All Beef Half Pounder Burger Platters are flame broiled to perfection, with a choice of any of our side orders.

Best value for money in Barbados.

Visit the Site for more info and locations: Rockley Holetown Warrens

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Edgewater Inn Hotel- East Coast Barbados

"Enjoy casual dining in the Cliffside Restaurant & Bar"

Cliffshide Restaurant and Bar

We have a low cost ala carte menu available in our restaurant or bar, patio, poolside, rain forest deck, or by room service (at no extra charge), and authentic "Bajan" buffet served daily noon - 3 (US$15.00 Monday to Saturday) and Traditional Bajan Feast & Dessert Buffet Sundays (US$22.50-25.00). Children under 10 half price. Evenings you can order from the lunch (same prices) or dinner ala carte menu. Continental and Caribbean cuisine includes: fresh fish prepared to your order, seafood, tasty chicken, beef, pasta, fruit and vegetable platters, and children's portions at children's prices.

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Moderately Priced Dining in Barbados

Bombas Beach Bar
Paynes Bay St James Barbados

Bombas Beach Bar, Paynes Bay Barbados

Situated midway between Sandy Lane and Tamarind Cove Hotels on the West Coast of Barbados is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Paynes Bay - a long stretch of wide golden sand with clear calm turquoise water perfect for swimming. The beach is quiet and unspoiled where you can truly get away from the crowds. There is a safe swim area with beach loungers and sun umbrellas for rent.

Nestled at the centre of this tranquil bay is Bombas - a rustic little Beach Bar and Restaurant with wooden decking out on to the sand under the shade of majestic palm trees. Owner operated by Gay, a Scottish chef from Dundee, and Wayne, a local Barbadian, Bombas is a popular al fresco eating spot for both Bajans and tourists.

Gay is normally hidden away in the kitchen creating her exciting daily specials which include SE Asian curries (inspired by her travels), tasty pasta sauces using fresh herbs from her own garden, and exciting vegetarian dishes which tempt even "carnivores"!!! Bombas' menu also includes local chicken & fish dishes, beach style grilled snacks like the "Bombaburger" and a special menu for children.

Bombas is the perfect place to spend the day either lazing on the beach or taking part in a variety of available watersports. Sunsets are spectacular and Bombas is a favourite spot to sit and observe the perfect day slip away while sipping a romantic cocktail. Evening relaxes into candlelit dining under the spotlit splendour of the palm trees.

Contact Bombas Beach Bar, Barbados!

Opening hours
Winter Season: 11am - 11pm
Summer Season: 11am - 6.30pm

(246) 432 0569

"Once people find us they always come back!"



Olives Bar and Bistro
Dress code: casually elegant
Reservations: not required

This casually elegant eatery offers indoor and courtyard dining in a two-story Barbadian structure. Choose from entrees that range from potato rosti with smoked salmon and sour cream, to Jamaican jerk pork to gourmet pizza. Follow it all up with an expresso at the upstairs bar.

Dress code: casually elegant
Reservations: recommended

West Indian and European cuisine highlight the menu of this restaurant and bar which has been recommended by many US gourmet publications.

The Atlantis
Tel: 433-9445  Fax:433-7180

Atlantis Buffet, Barbados

The hotel's new management have tried to create a physical ambiance in its public areas to complement the natural environment and a cuisine to be proud of, for at Atlantis, cooking is as simple as A B C - All Bajan Cuisine - the Atlantis' culinary theme.

The buffets offer the widest array of Bajan food you will find anywhere in Barbados, and their daily menus are a wonderful blend of traditional dishes prepared with contemporary style and new Bajan cuisine.

The 120-seat restaurant is an institution in Barbados, where, particularly on Sundays, many Bajans, from Prime Ministers to office workers, have made the journey to this one place which has remained faithful to the island's culinary heritage.

This also provides a rather unique opportunity for the visitor to interact with the local community.

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Bellini's Trattoria
Tel: (246) 435-7246

Bellini's Trattoria, Barbados!

Located on the main floor of the Little Bay Hotel (see our listing in Moderately Priced Accommodation, South Coast hotels) on a Mediterranean style verandah overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Bellini's Trattoria specializes in Italian food and fresh local seafood. Our customers claim, "there are few more beautiful settings in the world". A relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous food and friendly courteous service makes for a memorable evening.

Using only the freshest ingredients, our chef prepares homemade pasta, seafood specials and many other tasty morsels featured in our daily menu. Bellini's is an Italian lovers dream, even Mama comes for dinner. Locals and visitors alike return time & time again to be treated to a relaxed ambiance, excellent food & a variety of international wines. Allow us to pamper you. We would like you to join us for a night of dining by the sea.

Contact us for accommodation and dining!

Davids' Place
St.Lawrence Main Road, Worthing, Christ Church, Barbados
Tel: (246) 435-9755 Fax: (246) 435-9756

Sophisticated dining at David's Place, Barbados

The slogan 'Barbadian Dining at its Best' is very appropriate and David's Place can be relied on for the very best authentic Barbadian cuisine. A beautiful seaside location ... tasteful sophistication of decor ...personal care by David staff that provides excellent friendly service ... soft strains of semi-classical music, mixed with the voices of whistling frogs and the sound of the waves gently rippling across the glittering waters of St. Lawrence Bay...

... all of this comes together to provide an unforgettable dining experience.

The prices are a pleasure too with Appetizers $14 to $30, Dinners $38 to $85 and Desserts $14 to $24. Plus an extensive wine list.

Owners, David and Darla Trotman, are looking forward to your patronage.

David's Place is open Tuesday to Sunday from 6 pm to 10 PM
Please dress for dining.
All major credit cards are accepted.
15% VAT is added to the Bill. Gratuities at your discretion

Contact us for more info and to book!

Expensively Priced Dining in Barbados

The Cliff
Dress code: casually elegant
Reservations recommended

A view of the sea competes with the bounty of the menu at this West Coast restaurant featuring fish, steaks, and pastas.

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Nico's Champagne and Wine Bar
Dress code: casual
Reservations: no

This informal restaurant (with a menu chalked on blackboards) features starters such as Martinique paté and continues with favorites including Caribbean lobster, lasagna, and deep fried blue brie with passion fruit sauce.

Cobblers Cove

Elegant dining at Cobblers Cove Barbados

Award-winning International Cuisine!
Cobblers Cove is one of only four hotels and restaurants in the Caribbean to be invited to be a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux organization.

The restaurant is situated at the edge of the beach and overlooks the Caribbean Sea ... the perfect setting for cuisine that merits both local and international awards. The award-winning cuisine, 6 times winner of the Barbados Gold Award, is prepared by French trained chefs who specialize in dishes that take full advantage of local produce and pride themselves on the quality and value of the extensive wine list.

Mornings begin with full English breakfast, lunches are deliciously casual affairs, whilst candlelight encourages an elegant evening mood.

Contact Cobblers Cove Hotel - Dining and Entertainment!

General Manager: Hamish Watson
Reservation Manager: Joan PhillipsFax: (246) 422-1460
Tel: (246) 422-2291
USA: 1-800-890-6060




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Authentic Bajan Cuisine...........cheap cheap Barbados eateries!!

You really must sample typical Bajan cuisine from one of several food vans that can be seen daily at around 11.30am to 1.30pm serving lunch from the back of the van to local workers. Anyone is invited to come however! A generous helping of chicken, rice and peas will cost around Bds$8/9 .If you dont get there too late you'll find masses on offer.

Also make sure you head down to Oistins Fish Market on a Friday night for dinner -get there about 5.30 for an authemtic Bajan Fish Fry and then stay and enjoy the music....... Its a big outdoor market, with lots of stalls selling food and of course trinkets for the tourists! An experience not to be missed - bring the kids along!


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