Bridgetown Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bridgetown

March 7, 2018 Leida Jutras

Shopping is plentiful in Bridgetown. The capital of Barbados offers duty-free shopping at cruise ship terminals and upscale boutiques on Broad Street. Additional activities include yachting, fishing, viewing cricket matches and the nightlife on Baxter's Road. For history, visit the Barbados Museum, National Heroes Square (formerly Trafalgar Square) and the oldest Jewish synagogue in the western hemisphere, as well as the house where George Washington stayed and the church he attended.
Things to do in Bridgetown

1. Waterfront Cafe

The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$78 +1 246-427-0093
Excellent
39%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 897 reviews

Waterfront Cafe

Reviewed By Bronchomom - Oklahoma City

Good service, and the patio dining was fun for lunch. Was a little surprised by the prices. Drinks are $15-20BBD Entrees were $40-70 BBD. The pepper pot was delicious, tender, with perfect seasoning. The salad dressing was a fruity vinaigrette, that was a good compliment to the spices of the entree. The vegetarian primavera was also good. Good service, and unique atmosphere.

2. Champers Restaurant

Skeetes Hill, Barbados Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 246-434-3463
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Champers Restaurant

Reviewed By claudiast - Rockville, Maryland

We had a business lunch in this place and one of the best things of this restaurant is the marvelous location besides the beach. At noon, you are surrounded by the turquoise transparent water and craddled by the noise of the waves on the side.
The food is very good and reasonable by Barbados standards. It is a sophisticated version of bajan food plus international. Service was very good and they managed to give quick service to a large party

3. The Boatyard

Bay Street Carlisle Bay | St Michael, Bridgetown BB11156, Barbados Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$47 - HK$392 +1 4362622
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 535 reviews

The Boatyard

We are open daily, 365 days a year and there's never a dull moment. Whether you're visiting on a cruise ship, staying at one of the many hotels or a resident of our beautiful island you are guaranteed to have a great time. Our central location in Carlisle Bay on the outskirts of the Capital Bridgetown makes The Boatyard the ideal place to come relax and enjoy the friendly Barbadian hospitality. The Boatyard offers unbeatable beach facilities enhanced only by the natural white sandy beach and calm azure water. Upon entering The Boatyard, a beach package is offered at Adventure Beach which ensures you a day filled with fun and pleasure in paradise. Site amenities include: Beach Lounge chair/Day bed, shared umbrella (while stocks last), ocean trampoline, iceberg climb and slide, dive platform, rope swing (ask for scheduled times), fresh water showers, restrooms, pool table, WiFi, Volley Ball Net, Basket Ball Net (balls provided), beachside restaurant & bar, Souvenir Shop and lively music. Be sure to ask about our turtle and snorkel tour available on select days throughout the year. Relax in our seafront restaurant and savour the flavour of the Caribbean. We are sure to satisfy your hunger from our extensive menu of local and international dishes. Sharkey's Bar is fully stocked and just the place to be to quench your thirst after soaking up the warm Caribbean rays. Sip on one of our many exotic cocktails while we pamper you silly! Adventure Beach at The Boatyard - where the fun never stops!! *Please note that ID may be required for entry*

Reviewed By BrendanHardy - Essex, United Kingdom

Great value for cruise ship passengers, entrance fee 20 USD pp includes sunbed, parasol, cocktail, snorkel trips to turtles and shipwreck and return taxi to the ship. Great musci, great vibe. Very safe, good for and relaxing or splashing about on the inflatables. Food is good too, try the flying fish. This place has everything and a rule or two aswell. Go enjoy, soak ot up.

4. Harbour Lights

Bay Street | Carlise Bay, Bridgetown, Barbados Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks 4367225
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 603 reviews

Harbour Lights

Reviewed By Staplefield1

A superb evening, We attended evening Dinner and Show. From start to finish extremely well organised, collected from apartment and returned back at the end of the evening. Fantastic freshly cooked buffet style dinner,choice Shrimps,Steak,Chicken or Fish. Bar staff friendly and efficient at serving drinks. The show was great fun with dancing,singing and suitable for all ages.Highly recommend this for an evening out.

5. Brown Sugar Restaurant

Waterfront, Bridgetown, Barbados Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 426-7684
Excellent
37%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Brown Sugar Restaurant

Reviewed By Sherrie M - Birmingham, United Kingdom

4 of us visited after making a last minute reservation. We had the a la carter menu which was good. There was a nice selection and we each equally enjoyed our meals.
The restaurant wasn't too busy, the service was ok. Would return again as we liked the food.

6. Lobster Alive

Wesley House, Bay Street | lower Bay Street, Bridgetown BB11121, Barbados Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Seafood Lunch, Dinner HK$314 - HK$1,570 +1 246-435-0305
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 941 reviews

Lobster Alive

The restaurant initially began as a wholesale distributor for the island's hotels and restaurants. Cooked takeaway service was added; along with a friendly free beer while you wait. Shortly after that the health inspector demanded we go the whole way or "wholesale only". This was around 1998. Long time friend and fellow musician with the local VSOP Jazz band "Stu Jenkins" became the resident artist (designer) and we named the up coming restaurant "LOBSTER ALIVE and all that Jazz". We felt our way; with many of the usual restaurant mistakes. But it seems now, we have scored quite well with international critics, restaurant guide books; and our many repeat customers.

Reviewed By John R - Leicester, United Kingdom

You go here for Lobster, you have to try it, it's the best, fresh and cooked to perfection. We were there on a Thursday night, the Jazz was good and the girl singing added a nice touch, particularly her rendition of Route 66.

7. Shakers Bar & Grill

Browne's Gap, Rockley, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +1 246-228-8855
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 777 reviews

Shakers Bar & Grill

Reviewed By s9mgr - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Set in the middle of a residential estate this is an amazing local restaurant. Not fine dining by any means but a rustic shack with a great atmosphere and fantastic local food. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and the service was excellent.
Highly recommended but be prepared for something different!

8. Naru Restaurant and Lounge

Shak Shak Complex, Hastings | The Shak Shak Complex Hastings, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$78 - HK$275 +1 246-228-6278
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Naru Restaurant and Lounge

Reviewed By maggi r - Barbados

We have turned up a few times before they open and they have been amazing, having been in the trade myself I know how annoying that can be,,, They deserve more than 5 stars just for that,, the service top class the food top class,,, nothing and I mean nothing is too much trouble the whole team rock, I’m laying on my couch eating my take away marlin and jasmine rice, off the scale chef, keep doing what you’re doing and Andre I still want to adopt you and the manager sorry we never got your name but you have been amazing too, see you real soon and thank you the vodka and tonic sisters
ps I recommend everything as everything we’ve had to date has been delicious

9. Mustor's Restaurant

McGregor St., Bridgetown, Barbados Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff Caribbean Lunch, Breakfast +1 246-426-5175
Excellent
60%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Mustor's Restaurant

Reviewed By Peter C - London, United Kingdom

Had been searching for authentic Barbadian food from local vendors.
During our visit to Bridgetown, we came across a restaurant called Mustor’s. This restaurant ticks a lot of boxes for us:
1. Authentic cuisine ✔️
2. Frequented by locals ✔️
3. Good service ✔️
4. Very reasonably priced ✔️
5. Substantial quantity ✔️
We decided to get a takeaway - ordered fried chicken with macaroni pie, stewed chicken with rice and peas. The total price of this was $38 BBD and the food came very quickly. There was so much of it, we could not finish it in one sitting!
Would definitely recommend Mustor’s

10. Sahara Arabic Grill and Falafel

Bay Street | St. Michael, Bridgetown 246, Barbados Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$118 +1 246-437-8281
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Sahara Arabic Grill and Falafel

Sahara, where flavour comes alive! Bringing you the natural, vibrant and flavourful foods from the Middle East, all prepared and grilled before your eyes by our Arabic Chef. It's your food, and we make it your way! We cater to all foodies out there with a variety of wraps, plated options and vegetarian dishes using only the most natural ingredients, so you can indulge in our food.

Reviewed By AreWeThereYetNowThen - Wrexham, United Kingdom

After reviews on this site saying there are gluten free options we went here at lunch. We asked what they had that was gluten free and the reply was "nothing".
Though friendly (and helpful when we went back a few seconds later to ask about any supermarkets nearby that might offer something we could eat) no attempt to offer anything gluten free was made.

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