The Best West Coast Restaurants
Staying on the platinum coast of Barbados may come with a price tag but the high quality goods and services you can mine from this stretch cannot be beat!
Famous for our culinary prowess and fine dining experiences, we suggest splurging, at least once, on one of our highly rated restaurants. Here, we have curated a list of 7 of the best restaurants Barbados’ west coast has to offer, where service and atmosphere cannot be replicated and the delectable food cannot be rivalled.
Lone Star Restaurant
Frequented by celebrities like Hugh Grant and Johnny Depp, Lone Star Restaurant is the stop to make if you’re looking for a buzzy but laid back atmosphere to nosh or for some good old celebrity spotting. Located in the glitzy parish of St. James, the alfresco or open air restaurant offers breakfast right on their boardwalk looking out to sea, a mouthwatering Sunday lunch and a romantic dinner atmosphere to be enjoyed after a chilled glass of champagne by the bar. Their friendly and professional staff are always waiting with a kind smile to help create an unbeatable experience.
Located upstairs the luxury shopping mall, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Fusion Rooftop “perfectly crowns the new heart of the west coast of Barbados.” Also an open air restaurant, fusion casually blends the picturesque views of Holetown, the lush ‘live wall’, the Zen water table, fire pits and the cool Caribbean breeze into a feng shui dream. Specializing in sushi, Fusion Rooftop is the restaurant to visit if you’re looking for a peaceful, harmonious atmosphere and the creme de la creme of Japanese cuisine.
Found in the popular 2nd street, the grand attraction here is their farm to table practices. This special business model results in seasonal changes to their menu which adds to the excitement of dining at this modern restaurant. Inspired by local farmers, The Mews combines the best and freshest ingredients to create original, high quality, delectable meals.
The Tides Restaurant
A personal favourite for lunch, The Tides Restaurant, sits in what was once a charming seaside home, built just after the 2nd World War. Offering 4 seating sections with various views and ambiances, there is The Tree House, Centre Lanai, The Gazebo or The Air Conditioned Garden Gazebo to choose from and various bars and lounges to suit your mood. As for the food, the eclectic fusion of flavours culminates into delightful culinary creations that you’ll be raving about to your friends back home.
If you’re looking for modern but authentic Italian dining, Daphne’s is the restaurant for you! Noted as Rihanna’s favourite restaurant when she’s home, Daphne’s offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea with your delicious dinner. No one factor can be singled out as what makes Daphne’s special; the food, the view, the ambiance and the staff are combined to create the ultimate dining experience.
Having been opened in 1995, The Cliff has earned its stripes as one of the finest and most popular restaurants in the Caribbean and, according to international awards and lists, one of the best in the world. As with many of the restaurants on this list, The Cliff boast of a beautiful ocean view which the dramatic decor perfectly compliments. The food, which is obviously exquisite, is prepared with flair by world renowned chef Paul Owens.
Cin Cin By The Sea
Keeping with the theme, Cin Cin By The Sea is also an alfresco restaurant. The refreshingly contemporary decor makes it the trendy new spot to grab lunch or dinner. You can dine outside in the open air or relax inside by the air-conditioned lounge bar where the expansive glass wall allows you uninterrupted views of the ocean.
(If you do decide to get a bite here, we suggest having the pork buns as a starter.)