Considering a trip to Barbados? Whether it is to check out the beautiful beaches, caves, and parks – or the historical buildings like the George Washington house – or for a business trip, you will probably want to indulge in some delicious local food. However, it can be difficult to find the best restaurants on the island without some guidance. There are several great (and exclusive) restaurants on Barbados, offering a perfect blend of local fare and international styles. If you are headed to the island, consider checking out the following recommendations. We will go over the features, food, and any other details you might need to know about the Top Five Luxury Restaurants in Barbados.
This upscale restaurant is located within a classic Barbadian home built after World War Two. It boasts elegant décor inspired by the gorgeous coastal views you can see from the patio dining area. Tides serves a variety of local and imported dishes, with a special emphasis placed on fresh, locally-caught seafood. This restaurant is quite exclusive, and very popular. Because of this, you must make reservations in advance to ensure that you can get in. They do not take walk-in customers. All-in-all, if you are looking for a seaside meal – and maybe if you want to browse the Caribbean artwork collection on-site – the Tides restaurant is a great place to go.
Another high-end, classy restaurant in Barbados is the Champers restaurant. Located on the South Coast of the island, Champers offers excellent service, a romantic atmosphere, and some of the best food in the Caribbean. They have an internationally-inspired menu that includes bold Caribbean flavors in every dish. Plus, there are some gorgeous ocean views. This restaurant has a few other amenities that are worth mentioning. Champers offers free wi-fi, as well as private, attendant-supervised parking. They are handicap-accessible as well. One of the main draws to the restaurant – besides the food and drink offered here – is the art gallery. It features a lot of pieces from local artists, as well as artists all across the Caribbean.
Cin Cin By the Sea
Cin Cin by the Sea is another place that is worth checking out if you are going to Barbados. They offer a refined, understated appeal and a lounge-like atmosphere. The food here consists mostly of local dishes, with seafood making up a huge part of what is offered. Other fare – such as chicken and steak – is also available at Cin Cin by the Sea. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list with perfect pairings for every dish. The ocean views alone are worth a meal at the restaurant. This restaurant also recently opened, so the interior is all-new and quite nice. It is trending heavily in Barbados right now, so it has become somewhat exclusive. Reservations should be made in advance if you want to eat at this chic luxury restaurant.
The Café Luna is located on the roof of the Little Arches Hotel. This means some of the very best sea views available on the whole island. The restaurant sends a distinctive Mediterranean vibe and features al fresco style meals. It is also among the most romantic restaurants on the island, so it is perfect for a date. The unmatched service and food are also worth mentioning – their commitment to local fare is undying, and they will only use imported ingredients if they cannot be purchased in Barbados. There is not a strict dress code here – merely dress “elegantly casually” – but it is still exclusive. They recommend making a reservation early. You should go to the Café Luna if you want to eat at a Zagat-recognized location that has also won the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Award for “Restaurant of the Year”.
The Cliff Beach Club
Our final recommendation for a luxury restaurant in Barbados is The Cliff Beach Club. It is another gorgeous restaurant, with a seaside location and a gracious, colonial-inspired architectural design. There are views to be had here, as well as a Barbados-centered, seafood-based menu. The restaurant also has an extensive cocktail menu, so you can purchase whatever beverage you might desire. This restaurant is quite exclusive and luxurious. Thus, they require reservations – but the effort you make in calling ahead will be well worth it. After you eat at The Cliff Beach Club, and experience a delicious, fresh meal in full panoramic view of the Caribbean, you might never want to leave.
After reading this article, you should have a better idea of where to go to get some great food for your trip in Barbados. If you end up taking our advice, you should let us know how your experience was. Best of luck on your trip!
Written by Garrett Parker
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