Barbados Restaurants

One of the exciting parts of visiting a new country is trying out the local cuisine. When choosing a restaurant, many factors come into play such as price, type of cuisine, health conscientiousness and kid-friendliness. Be sure to check the restaurant rating and any reviews from people who have eaten there. Reviews can give you an idea of the level of service at the restaurant and the type of food, but keep in mind that everyone’s palette is different. We’ve provided a list of some of the popular restaurants in Barbados.

Top Local Restaurants

Restaurants in Barbados

- Aussies Beach House
- Cariba Restaurant and Bar
- Champers
- Coast Restaurant and Bar
- Fish Pot
- Flying Fish Restaurant
- Gigi's Gourmet
- Harlequin Restaurant
- Mullins Restaurant
- Paulo's Churrasco Do Brazil
- The Cliff
- The Tides

Barbados National Dish Recipe

Cou-Cou and Flying Fish

Ingredients

2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 pkg frozen okra ¼ tsp pepper ¼ cup butter 1 tsp salt 3 cups water 12 flying fish fillets lime juice 6 scallions 1 garlic clove 1 tsp hot pepper 2 tbsp celery 1 tbsp dried marjoram ½ tbsp dried thyme ¼ cup fresh parsley ½ tsp salt 2 eggs 1¼ cup flour 1 cup milk 1 cup water 1 tsp baking powder ½ pepper 2 cups breadcrumbs 2 cups flour

Directions

Clean, wash and dice okra. Boil 3 cups of water in a large saucepan. Add salt and okra, boil for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat. Reserve 2 cups of water from pot, and discard the rest. Stir cornmeal into pot with okra and water. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until mixture is thick. Soak fillets in lime juice and salted water for 5 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. In a blender, combine scallions, garlic, pepper, celery, marjoram, thyme, parsley and salt unil finely minced. Season fish with blended seasoning. In a bowl, combine eggs, flour, milk, water and baking powder for fish batter. In a seperate bowl, mix 2 cups each breadcrumbs and flour, seasoned with salt. Dip each fillet in batter, then cover with breadcrumb mixture. Fry fillets in a heavy skillet of hot oil until brown.

Caribbean Spices

Settlers from all parts of the world have influenced the cuisine in the Caribbean. Popular elements of Caribbean cooking include spices such as pimento, ginger, nutmeg, garlic and cloves. Many of the Caribbean islands use spicy peppers such as the scotch bonnet, habanero and jalapeno peppers. Jamaica is most famously known for its spicy jerk seasoning, while Grenada is known for its use of nutmeg and Cuba is popular for it’s garlic and lime marinades.

Caribbean Beverages

Many of the islands produce their own brand of beer and rum, such as Red Stripe and Appleton Rum in Jamaica, and Banks in Barbados. Along with these popular alcoholic drinks, be sure to try these non-alcoholic drinks: mauby, Ting, ginger beer, carrot juice, Irish moss, coconut water, soursop, sorrel, horlicks, mango juice and guava juice.