Courtesy Nishi Restaurant
Eating out in Barbados
Although most restaurants welcome walk-in diners, there are many that
are fully booked in advance, especially between December and May, so
reservations are highly recommended.
Sunset varies between 5:30pm in December and 6:30pm in June. An early
evening reservation sipping cocktails while the sun goes down on either the
south or west coast is a wonderful idea.
The quality of the restaurants in Barbados is superb, ranging from fine dining
establishments to friendly beach bars and bistros, so visitors can enjoy a
wonderful variety of dining options while on the island. Wherever you decide
to dine, be sure to try the island’s fresh fish. A very good choice is Mahi Mahi
or Dorado, referred to locally as Dolphin. This moist, flaky fish is absolutely
delicious and is not in any way related to the beloved porpoise, known as
‘Flipper’. Other recommended catches include Flying Fish, Barracuda, Red
Snapper, Tuna and King Fish. Shrimp here are usually very large and very
good. Most of the beef served is very high quality US Prime.
Unless otherwise stated all prices are in Barbados dollars and include 17.5%
VAT. A restaurant bill is usually not presented until it is requested.