A Barbados Guide for Foodies
Barbadians love food and they do it well. From tartes and gourmet creations at fine dining restaurants to grilled snapper and breadfruit chips at roadside eateries, the island is ripe with foodie experiences waiting to be explored. So, let’s get the ball rolling with some suggestions for our three types of favourite foodies.
Fine Dining Foodies
Photo compliments the Tides
If your plat-du-jour involves a serene atmosphere, immaculate presentation and the option of bubbly, then dress your best and explore the island’s fine dining restaurants. The west coast offers the widest selection, including the beautiful Tides with its sea-themed meals and décor; The Cliff, which is considered the pinnacle of fine dining on the island, as well as the opulent Cin Cin, whose chic décor, fresh salads and amazing cocktails are instant hits. In the heart of Holetown, there is also the Limegrove Lifestyle centre, which offers the best in gourmet fast-food bearing Italian, Thai and Greek tones to name a few. Hotel restaurants such as The Fishpot on the north with its exquisite seafood and the Asian-themed Zen on the east coast have also made indelible marks with fine dining aficionados.
Photo compliments travel & Leisure - Cuzz's Fish Shack Mullins Bay
Kick off your shoes or even don your swimwear as you enjoy the best of the island’s traditional fare. These types of food stops are characterized by throngs of locals, out-door grills, rustic containers and the sound of sheer food bliss. Try Cuzz’s beachside shack with its ‘cutters’ on the south; or Bombas (near Mullins), Santi or Juju’s (in Alleyne’s Bay) which all offer a wider range of sandwiches, fresh fish and other local treats along the west coast. Visit the fish-fries at the seaside towns Oistins, Moontown and Martin’s Bay to explore the island’s beautiful countryside, or trek inland to the Village Bar at Lemon Arbor, which comes alive each Saturday and offers delicacies such as Cow Heel Soup and Pudding and Souse to its anxious patrons. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a refreshing Banks beer or a rum punch!
Tom Tom at Sunset
If you relish the idea of curling up on the lanai at sunset while enjoying a sumptuous home-cooked meal then an in-villa chef may be the order of the day. Our exceptionally trained chefs bring years of experience with many types of cuisine, and quickly transform your villa into your own personal - and unique - dining experience. Here, you set the menu and can have the best of both worlds - from most succulent ribeye steak to the cheesiest Barbadian macaroni pie or the gooiest brownies for the youngsters. And, rest assured everything will be done specifically to your taste! The beautiful Tom Tom, Leamington Pavilion and Harmony House are amongst the top runners in our villa options with well equipped kitchens and top-notch chefs who are ready to prepare your most decadent meals. But, if you decide to take on the task of cooking yourself, the island has an array of markets that furnish the freshest and tastiest organic locally grown produce to create memorable meals for your family and friends.
So, whether you are a fine diner, a grassroots gourmet or crave a good home-cooked meal, our beautiful villas cater to all foodies. Thanks to our extensive listing of holiday homes located within convenient reach of restaurants and other eateries, you will find the perfect villa for you to explore the full foodie path across the island! Start looking for your holiday villa here!
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