Where to Eat in Holetown: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 13, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Holetown (UN/LOCODE: BB HLT), is a small town located in the Caribbean island nation of Barbados. Holetown is located in the parish of Saint James on the sheltered west coast of the island.
Things to do in Holetown

1. The Tides

Holetown, Barbados Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$785 +1 246-432-8356
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Tides

Reviewed By John G - London, United Kingdom

Had the scallops starter which was delicious and different fish options as mains. Good sized portions and we could not manage a sweet but sat and savoured the view for an hour or so over a glass of wine - the restaurant is by the sea and one looks over the lights of the bay as well as catching sight of the liners coming from And going to
Bridgetown. Service is efficient and
Friendly.

2. The Mews

Second Street, Holetown, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi European, Caribbean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +1 246-432-1122
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 401 reviews

The Mews

Located on trendy 2nd Street in Holetown, Barbados, The Mews is known as the first and only restaurant to offer Farm to Table, Barbadian Fine Dining using fresh ingredients and produce from local farmers and suppliers. The restaurant is situated within a traditional Barbadian 'townhouse' with artwork from top local fine artists on display. After hours, the cosy downstairs bar becomes a bustling after dinner rendezvous and drinking spot. Enjoy a friendly, intimate atmosphere in this charming, lively locale. What you should know about us: Dinner is served Monday to Saturday (Sunday in the season) from 6:00pm. Live Entertainment on Friday nights. There is complimentary parking. Reservations are recommended.

Reviewed By AndySkipton - Skipton

Good decor , well amanged, nice food and good service. Steaks were excellent and they do have a half decent winelist.

3. Zaccios

St James, Holetown, Barbados Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +1 246-432-0134
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Zaccios

Reviewed By Aaron F

I think that everyone that gave this pizza a good review has been seriously deprived in their life when it comes to pizza.
Despite, Reading the other bad reviews the group I was with decided to order the pizza anyways. Mainly because so few places in Barbados delivered to where my family and I were staying.
Being from Canada I have ate several pizzas over the span of my life and I have my share of good ones and bad ones.
This pizza clearly takes first place as the worst pizza I have ever had in my life.
Even the worst frozen supermarket pizza I have had was better than this pizza.
Problem with this pizza include:
1. Crust was like a piece of cardboard made from dough. I don’t quite understand how it is possible to make crust so poorly, but they have mastered this technique.
2. Very little cheese.
3. Very little sauce…but maybe that is a good thing as it tastes like sweet ketchup.
4. Little toppings, that don’t taste good.
5. Ordered ahead of time and it still took 1 .5h hours to get it.
6. Showed up cold.
7. Ended up costing $25 US a pizza.
Do yourself a favour, if you want pizza while in Barbados, go to Bert’s Restaurant, they know how to do a decent thin crust pizza properly. If you want to eat at a Bajan restaurant that maybe close to where you are staying, get chicken or fish, those dishes aren’t bad.

4. The Beach House Restaurant & Bar

Holetown | Sunset Crest, Holetown BB24015, Barbados Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$471 +1 246-432-1163
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

The Beach House Restaurant & Bar

Located on the ‘Platinum Coast’ of Barbados, we are a unique beach front venue with much to offer. Whether it is a big celebration or an intimate affair, the Beach House can be hired exclusively, semi-privately or in conjunction with other Reservations.Our lunch and dinner choices include canapés, a la carte and buffet menus with a wide selection of wines and cocktails to choose from.

Reviewed By Evo0216 - Montreal, Canada

Setting is fabulous! Was looking forward to our luncheon based on reviews but found the reception and table service uncharacteristically “grumpy” this day, and the food not too memorable. Could not find the fish in the fish cakes, mostly doughy, bu presented nicely nonetheless. My grilled catch was very dry. Maybe we did not pick a good day to visit and hope this improves for the next visitors experience.

5. Elbow Room

2nd Street, Holetown, Barbados Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Grill, Healthy Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$157 - HK$392 +1 246-432-1927
Excellent
31%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 270 reviews

Elbow Room

Elbow Room is a casual dining establishment located on the bustling 2nd street strip in Holetown, on Barbados’ famous West Coast. Elbow Room features stonegrill dining where patrons are presented with their meals sizzling on a hot lava rock, ready to be cooked to mouth-watering perfection!

Reviewed By Johnfb56 - Bristol, United Kingdom

We came back here again after last year and were not disappointed yet again, we both had the rib-eye steak on a stone, there was pleny of food on our plates and the steak, well, you cook it yourself to how you want it and eat it hot off the stone as it cooks, what an amazing flavour, the staff keep ypur wine glass full and the owner will often drop over to tables for a chat (especially about cricket!) the music is low and the toilets are spotless. if you do not visit here you will miss out!

6. Flindt Patisserie and Bistro

1st Street, Holetown, Barbados Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$8 +1 246-432-2626
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 334 reviews

Flindt Patisserie and Bistro

This chic boutique West Coast eatery is not just known for its celebration cakes and decadent sweet creations, Step inside and be wowed! Our ever-expanding range of savouries and sweets are ideal for breakfast, lunch or home/corporate entertaining.

Reviewed By swish53 - Scotland, United Kingdom

We went after doing a search online, the menu looked nice. We went on a Saturday and discovered when we got there that there was no lunch on a Saturday. We just managed to get a snack, and the cake choice was por, it is maybe better on a weekday.

7. Nishi Restaurant

Second Street, Holetown, Barbados Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover British, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$353 - HK$471 +1 246-432-8287
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Nishi Restaurant

Since February 2014 Nishi is under the ownership of Paul Edwards, one of the founders of Nishi and Steve Prebble a UK entrepreneur who lives in Barbados. Nishi incorporates a funky outdoor dining area and bar where you can dine under the stars, air-conditioned dining watching our famous sushi chefs and a private dining area. We are family friendly offering everything from great sushi to homemade British pies and an early evening takeaway service.

Reviewed By sparco76 - London, England

Stylish courtyard setting. Nice change from waterfront dining. Good food. I particularly enjoyed the fish pie. Perfect comfort food after boat cruise. Girlfriend enjoyed her sushi bento box. Certainly worth a visit when in Barbados. The owner Paul quite clearly cares about the guests and his team worked hard to make it a good meal.

8. just grillin

Chatel Village, Holetown, Barbados Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Fast Food, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
39%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

just grillin

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Quick and convenient, very reasonable price good value for money. No need to dress up. This place also does takeaway which is brilliant

9. Cafe Bar Carizma

12 Chattel Village, Holetown BB1000, Barbados Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$63 - HK$235 +1 246-432-7198
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 796 reviews

Cafe Bar Carizma

A Charismatic Cafe Bar in the centre of Chattel Village Hoeltown. Open for Breakfast , Lunch 6 days a week and Authentic Spanish Tapas on Tuesday and Thursday, in winter and Thursday's in summer with live music . Great ambience , food and wine. We have again achieved Tripadvisor certificate of excellence for last five years. Our annual holidays are almost here apologies but we will be closed from wed the 7 th June to Thursday the 6 th July

Reviewed By Jilllian - Liverpool, United Kingdom

The band is really good, and the staff really friendly. Not quite sure about the food. For tapas I didn’t quite expect so many fried dishes on the menu.

10. Relish Epicurea

Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, Barbados Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Healthy, Cafe, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$235 +1 246-836-0639
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Relish Epicurea

It is a new trattoria cafe in the new Limegrove Mall in Holetown, opened within the last month or so. It is not well known yet but as we visit Barbados often we get around and came across it on a Sunday lunch time. I did a small review in a trip report. I also have a copy of their Sunday menu. I spoke with the manager and business seemed quite good and that's in the off season. The type of cuisine is more international than Caribbean or North American but could fit into either category.

Reviewed By Janeinthewood

Early in during our stay we visited Relish for breakfast. I am delighted to report, their coffee has improved greatly since last year , not sure if they have changed the make or blend but it was really nice. My husband had a cappuccino and I plain coffee with almond milk. We had very good croissants with their exceptional wild blueberry jam. We bought two jars to take to,our apartment it’s that good! The service was much improved and the staff were well trained. The owner, was as usual very helpful and friendly .

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