Widely regarded as Barbados's finest dining venue, the tiered setting of The Cliff is as imaginative
as its cuisine.
It hugs a cliff on the island's west coast, steep steps available for jet-setting types
arriving by boat and every table coming with a flawless sea view. Head Chef Paul Owen has created an
innovative menu that includes anything from French delicacies to local sea food; the candelight, artwork
and impeccable service the perfect finishing touches.
Open for dinner only. Reservations essential.
Phone (+1) 246 432 1922
***** DAPHNE'S, St. James
This is the Caribbean version of the highly fashionable Chelsea restaurant. Hidden away between two
west coast hotels - Tamarind Cove Hotel and The House - its exquisite contemporary style and classic
Italian cuisine goes surprisingly well with its prime beachfront setting. A favourite with Barbados's
rich and famous, don't be surprised if the other diners are vying with the menu for your attention during
a meal. Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations essential. Phone (+1) 246 432 2731
**** CARAMBOLA, St. James
Carambola enjoys its reputation as Barbados's most romantic restaurant. Its exciting cuisine combines
classic French dishes with West Indian flavours and Far Eastern influences, whilst its panoramic dining
terrace boasts lovely views over the Caribbean Sea - if you go before nightfall, of course. But don't
worry if you arrive after dark - the dramatic lighting, Caribbean décor and fruit trees ensure the fairy-tale
ambience is just as memorable. Dinner only. Reservations essential. Phone (+1) 246 432 0832
**** FISH POT, Little Good Harbour Hotel, St. Peter
Set in a converted 18th-century fort high up on the west coast, the Fish Pot is now rated as one of the
finest hotel restaurants in Barbados.
As might be expected, the menu showcases local seafood such as shrimp
and barracuda (indeed, the local fish market lies a mere 10-minute drive away), although anything from grilled
Atlantic shark and fried goujons of alligator can make an appearance on the menu. The wooden deck, breaking
waves and sea views create an informal, but memorable Caribbean dining experience. Open for lunch and dinner.
Reservations essential. Phone (+1) 246 439 3000, Fax (+1) 439 2020
**** BELLINI'S TRATTORIA, Little Bay Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap
One of the most sought-after restaurants on the lively south coast and where to go for classic northern
Italian cuisine with contemporary influences. Located on the Mediterranean-style verandah of the Little
Bay Hotel, your dining experience here will include such classics as veal parmigiana, freshly-made pizza
and tiramisu, whilst the Bellini cocktails and fine wines will complete the authentic Italian experience.
Open for lunch and dinner. Phone (+1) 246 435 7246
**** PISCES, St. Lawrence Gap
This long-established fish restaurant still retains its ranking amongst Barbados's most sought-after
restaurants. Whilst its experienced chefs prepare the fresh seafood any way from sautéed to charbroiled,
its waterside setting in cosy St. Lawrence Gap is conducive to romantic interludes. Open for dinner.
Reservations recommended. Phone (+1) 246 435 6564