• 26 Jul

The Best Places to Dine in Barbados

Once you have made the decision to view the list of barbados homes for rent, and you’ve decided where you’re going to stay it will be time to think about what you’re going to do on your vacation, and where you’re going to eat. One of the joys of going on vacation is the fact that it’s likely you’ll have a multitude of places to eat. So, whether you are looking for a quick breakfast, a light lunch, or an indulgent dinner, finding the right places to eat can make all the difference.

Let’s take a look at some of the best places to dine in Barbados:

Happy Days Cafe

Located at Chattel House Village, St. Lawrence, Happy Days Cafe is an American/British Cafe that offers good meals for a very good price. If you are looking to dine somewhere informal that is happy to serve you good food, this is the place to be. With its pink, white and blue exterior, the café is hard to miss, which is good, because you really wouldn’t want to miss it.

Serving up traditional English breakfast dishes along with burgers, salads and sandwiches, you also have the chance to enjoy a cup of coffee, or even a smoothie while you dine out. Enjoy using the free WiFi that’s available to customers, and sit back, relax and unwind. While the food at Happy Days Cafe is nicely priced it does not compromise on quality. Don’t forget to try their delicious pancakes with a range of toppings, or the ice cream shakes which are nothing short of delicious. Happy Days Cafe really is the place to be if you’re looking for a quick meal that won’t break the bank.

Island Plates

Serving a range of Caribbean dishes along with vegetarian meals, Island Plates can be found at 1 Town Square, Speightstown. This restaurant has an impressive menu, and it offers you anything from tasty breakfasts to delicious wraps. With the opportunity to sit outside on the decking, guests can relax in the shade while enjoying hearty and healthy dishes that have been cooked and presented to perfection.

The Island Plates team are a friendly bunch and nothing seems to be too much trouble. The cream and green exterior of the restaurant makes it look like an old American country house and  it really is delightful. However, you should be warned about the size of the portions served here, they are pretty big, so you will need to be hungry when you arrive! Serving gluten-free dishes, hot baguettes, tempting brownies, and much, much more, Island Plates is definitely worth a visit.

Nishi Restaurant

Found at Second Street, Holetown, Nishi Restaurant offers a more formal dining experience and proudly serves up seafood, and British and Caribbean dishes. The restaurant states that it serves up an eclectic mixture of cuisine, and it certainly does! For example, there are 10 different appetizers available, and you can order anything from the Thai Seafood Bisque to the Wild Mushroom Crepe. The ‘Mains’ menu features tempting dishes such as Aberdeen Angus Pie, and Jerk Chicken, among others, showing just how versatile the chef is. No matter what you order, you are guaranteed to receive a beautifully presented meal that tastes as good as it looks. While Nishi Restaurant is by no means the cheapest place to dine, you will be paying for a high-quality service and a delicious meal.

With its terracotta-coloured walls and Buddha statues, the interior of the restaurant has a very classy feel. Tables are nicely presented, and the choice of dining both inside or out offers you the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the nice cool breeze, should you wish. If you are looking to enjoy an elaborate meal that adds a touch of something special to your time in Barbados, you may want to consider coming to Nishi restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

Surfer’s Cafe

Located exactly where it should be, on Oistins Main Road, Oistins, just metres from the beach, the Surfer’s Cafe is just about the best place to dine if you want to enjoy your meal while looking out at the sea. Serving both Caribbean and American dishes, the café offers breakfast, lunch, and mains along with desserts aplenty.

The food at this café is nothing short of glorious, and while many of the dishes are made with fish, there are a few other options available if you’re not a huge fish fan, or you simply would like something different. The café itself has a very relaxed atmosphere and is what you would expect from a café geared towards surfers. There are surfboards dotted here and there, and, although the café may look like it needs to be decorated, it is very charming. If you don’t want to visit Surfer’s Cafe for the view, you may want to visit for the food. Although it is an informal place to eat, the meals here are very nicely prepared, and you’re unlikely to feel hungry afterwards as the portions are by no means small!

Enjoy a cooked breakfast, dine on a few burgers at lunchtime, and sample a sumptuous ice-cream sandwich whenever you please. If you love to discover hidden gems, you’ll be pleased to know that Surfer’s Cafe is one of them.

Barbados has some great cafés and restaurants, but we think that the above 4 eateries are some of the very best. Why not see for yourself how good they are and enjoy indulging yourself during your stay in Barbados?