You’re in for a real treat when it comes to food in this lush location. Don’t be surprised to see fish in the abundance – the island’s surrounding waters provide a never-ending stream of saltwater delicacies, especially the much-loved flying fish.
If seafood isn’t your forte, you’ll find rich meat dishes featuring succulent chicken, beef, duck and pork, usually served with traditional rice and the nation’s favourite side, cou-cou. Simply delicious!
No matter your dining style – be a lover of all things fine and elegant, or preferring the ease and cultural experience of local street food – Bridgetown has it all!
The best restaurants in Bridgetown
Champers is all about luxury – positioned right on the water’s edge, you can enjoy unbelievable sea views in a chic and laid-back Caribbean atmosphere.
Priding themselves on deliciously authentic dishes with bold Caribbean flavours, emphasis here is placed on fresh and quality local ingredients.
Go for lunch, dinner, desserts or a simple cocktail – Champers’ menus are nothing short of extraordinary. Sit and dine in comfort with an uninterrupted view of the Caribbean ocean, whilst delighting in tasty offerings such as poached calamari, Camembert, blue cheese burgers and Bajan-fried flying fish.
An evening meal here is truly magical. Watch the sun go down on the open terrace whilst surrounded by glowing lanterns and serene candlelight. Your evening meal can start with a slow roasted pork belly, shrimp and mango salad or crab crepe followed by grilled Atlantic salmon, ricotta stuffed ravioli or grilled 10oz ribeye.
Champers is an experience everyone should indulge in at least once when visiting Bridgetown!
Blakey’s bar and restaurant
A family restaurant with something ultimately scrumptious to please everyone, Blakey’s is the place to go relax, have a nice tipple and enjoy the local entertainment right on the boardwalk!
If you enjoy listening to live music, you’re in luck! Local musicians of all genres come here to perform. Prepare to dance the evening away on the beach after a delicious meal served by some of the friendliest staff in Bridgetown.
A location oozing those chilled out Caribbean vibes, evenings are the highlights here- however if lunch is all you’ve got time for, you’re more than welcome to still head over.
Enjoy sumptuous shrimp cocktails, flying fish strips, tasty salads and spring rolls for starters. Mains include steaks, jerk chicken, a delicious range of pasta as well as gorgeously grilled burgers. You can also build your own scrumptious stone baked pizza!
And you simply can’t attend Blakey’s without indulging in their delightful cocktails – they’ve got all your favourites, from Daiquiris to pina coladas, margaritas and refreshing Mojitos. All made with the best Caribbean rum!
Adored by the locals, this fabulous find offers great food, great service and spectacular views!
Famous for Tapas but offering so much more, even with mains you have the option to order smaller sized dishes to still enjoy the ‘tapas style’ of eating. Staff can only be described as long distant friends, and you’ll feel instantly welcomed from the moment you enter until the time comes to reluctantly move on.
When you see Tapas, you immediately think Spanish food – however this isn’t entirely the case here. There’s a wide range of tantalising, tasty foods on the menu! Enjoy everything from wild mushroom and truffle pasta to seared tuna with stir fried vegetables, or even Thai green curries and perfectly seared lamb shank.
If the food doesn’t already have you planning your next visit, the views certainly will. Positioned on the beach front, you can lap up the surrounding scenery of waves meeting the rocks, all whilst the sun glistens as it sets beneath the ocean.
One of the top restaurants in Barbados near to Bridgetown port, a taxi will get you to Tapas in just a short 15-minute journey. Plus, you can even pre-book a table online to make sure you’re instantly seated on arrival!
Street food in Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados is one of the most perfect places to visit for a gastronomical adventure! Whether you’re served food on a china plate, takeaway box or even straight from a banana leaf, the sensational taste, texture and flavour of various Caribbean delicacies across the islands will have any foodie blown away.
Street food locations in and near to Bridgetown offers some of the best foods to truly experience the heart and soul of Barbados. Get to know the island through the local vendors and patrons and enjoy meals that offer more than just appeasing your hunger.
Bajan food is full of fresh tropical ingredients with melt in your mouth flavours that you won’t be able to forget easily.
With many locations occupying the corners of the island we’ve devised a breakdown of the most popular offerings you just need to sample during your visit to Bridgetown…
Possibly the most popular find amongst street food vendors, fish cakes will appear on almost every menu you peruse. Always fresh and sourced locally, street food versions will mostly likely come complimented by a delicious Marie Rose sauce that’ll really get your taste buds tingling.
Bread & Two
A step further if you’re a lover of Caribbean fishcakes, bread and two is usually served in small rum shops throughout Barbados. Bread and two translated is the Caribbean version of a fishfinger styled sandwich – the bread being the local delicacy of salt bread, which ironically, isn’t at all salty!
Exactly as it sounds – this may seem a little gross but just think of delicious crispy bacon, barbecued to perfection and slathered in a spicy but oh-so-sweet sauce.
Breadfruit chips are simple to make and full of flavour. Sliced breadfruit is sliced to portions and sprinkled with seasoning before being deep fried – not the healthiest of options, but it’s nice to treat yourself when on holida,y right? This beautiful concoction is the perfect grab-and-go snack.
Cutters are one of the most versatile of street foods – and one you can enjoy no matter the time of day. Essentially a sandwich most likely found in rum shops, beach side food huts and food trucks, Cutters can be filled with anything from flying fish to cheese and ham, or even a simple fried egg. Top with a little hot sauce or Bajan bbq for that little extra something!
Time to set sail?
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