The restaurant scene in Barbados is blowing up. There are many incredible places to eat which deserve to be highlighted and every one has their favorites. Here are few of my favorite restaurants that. I think you should check out.
Hands down, Nishi gets my award for the Best Restaurant in Barbados. I love the food, the setting and the location are all perfect. I’ve been here so many times when I walk through the door, it doesn’t take long to feel at home. The vibe is upscale but completely unpretentious, while serving incredibly delectable food. The sushi is the best on the island and their Asian-influenced bistro menu matches up perfectly.
What to Order: Thai Seafood Bisque as an appetizer.
It’s just delicious. I get it every time. The flavors are bold and stay interesting up to the last bite. So good, you will be questioning why you didn’t get it as a main.
2. Chefette / Barbecue Barn
Barbados’ local fastfood chain. You haven’t been to Barbados if you haven’t been to Chefette. Instead of fried chicken it is broasted – which is to say fried chicken thats ‘healthier’. Regardless, it is perfect; crispy on the outside moist on the inside, it is incredible.
What to Order: Broasted Chicken Breast Sandwich.
*Extra Points if you call it a ‘Chicken Bubbie Sandwich’ and get a mauby to go with it. If you don’t know what mauby is, just order it. But don’t sip. You need a long drag to get the full experience.
3. Bento Box
These delicious sushi boxes can be found from Massy Supermarket to take-away fridges all over Barbados. However, their Warrens location is the prime stop for great sushi, poke bowls and dim sum. A serious trend setter on the Barbados food scene you should always check in to see if there is anything new to try.
What to Order: California Roll.
While this roll may seem basic it is another favorite of mine. Always fresh, consistent and delicious. What more could you ask for?
4. Sea Shed
A great place to get your daily cocktail going by the beach. Sea Shed is what every hip seaside restaurant aspires to be. The music is good, the food is good and the drinks are even better. As the trendiest restaurant on this list, it is a great place to experiment with food you wouldn’t ordinarily order because it may very well be your new favorite dish.
What to Order: The SeaShed Nachos
Made with local Crisps made from a variety of vegetables. It is one of their more playful dishes that any nachos lover would be able to appreciate.
5. Cafe Sol
Best Mexican Food on the island. Not interested in Mexican food in Barbados? That’s alright because the drinks are good too. A great place to hang out and get a bite to eat before you head into the Gap for a night out. But if you do decide to eat, the food is on point. Sit back, relax and sing your favorite verse of ‘La Cucaracha’.
What to Order: The Nachos, mostly so if anyone asks for some you can say “Not-yo Cheese”.
Mojos, the Chopping Board
The perfect place on the island to get a casual bite to eat with friends. As with Nishi, the vibe is super relaxed and the food is unsuspectingly good. It’s the standard casual restaurant menu but everything here tastes incredible. The pastas, the burgers, the salads… Everything. Don’t believe me? Just close your eyes and point – I’m sure you will be fine. Describing it won’t sound original but trust me, you can’t go wrong.
What to Order: The Mojomania Salad
The Meatiest heartiest salad you can find, bacon, chicken, a creamy dress and corn to top it all off. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
*Extra Points if you order it with a Rum and Coconut Water. Delicious.
Article Updated Oct 2021.