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Dining on the West coast of Barbados

Saturday, December 16, 2023

The Tides

The Tides restaurant is our top pick for fine dining because of its close proximity to Sea Salt Studios. Offering a delectable fusion of international and Caribbean flavors, the service here is always top notch. What sets The Tides apart is not only its exceptional cuisine but also its prime location, providing stunning views of the sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, the vibrant blue decor of the restaurant enhances the dream-like atmosphere. This is where we bring our visiting friends. We recommend booking an early seating to capture the sunset. Reservations are a must for this unforgettable and convenient dining experience.

The Seashed

The Seashed is a stylish beachside spot that's hugely popular for weekend lunches, especially with locals. The owners got engaged here three years ago, making it a special place for them. With a trendy beach chic vibe, the menu features international fusion dishes that incorporate local ingredients like breadfruit chips. Share plates and sip on chilled rose while enjoying breathtaking sea views from an outdoor table, some even in the sand. The vibe is right, making it a must-visit spot. We expect it to be among the most coveted restaurants on the West coast in winter 2024, so make your reservation weeks in advance.

La Cabane

La Cabane is a must-visit restaurant known for its French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes made with seasonal ingredients and creative flavors. It offers a unique dining experience with tables on the sandy beach. This popular spot among locals has been a favorite for three years and shows no signs of slowing down this winter 2024. It's best to go for dinner with cocktails at sunset to enjoy the stunning views. Locals gather here on weekend afternoons where you'll see tables growing in size as the evening approaches. This is a place where the drinks and laughter flow, and lunch can quickly turn into dinner. It's a must, reservations nearly always required.

Local & Co.

This is a relatively new hot spot that showcases everything local, from their incredible collection of Barbados rums to their modern Caribbean dishes that highlight the flavors and ingredients of the region. This popular establishment is not only a favorite among locals and celebrities but also caught the attention of Prince Charles during his post-pandemic trip to Barbados, as it was where he chose to dine. Securing dinner reservations last minute may be a challenge, given its popularity, so it's recommended to make reservations weeks in advance for winter 2024. Whether it's a leisurely lunch or a dim-lit romantic dinner, Local & Co is a must.

Baia

Baia restaurant is a new and stunning addition to the local dining scene. With Mediterranean-inspired tapas-style dishes and beautiful sea views, it's worth the trip from Sea Salt Studios (about 20 minutes North, by car). Their creative cocktails (and unique vessels), are really outstanding, and even distracting. The owners of Sea Salt Studios instantly fell in love with Baia the second they walked in. A word of caution: it can be challenging to focus on your date in such a stunning setting. Treat yourself to a memorable long lunch or dinner there, if you can. We predict it'll be booked weeks if not months in advance this winter 2024.

QP Bistro

QP Bistro is definitely one of the top three restaurants in the area. You might remember it as "The Cliff Bistro," but it has completely changed over the past year. It's now a stylish and modern venue that even catches the eye of celebs like Rihanna. This upcoming winter, it's sure to be a favorite hangout for socialites. With live entertainment and a mix of international flavors with a Caribbean twist, QP Bistro is perfect whether you're celebrating a special occasion. Their breakfast and lunch may be more affordable for some. Regardless, you can't miss the outstanding atmosphere that sets this place apart. See you there!

Lonestar Garage

The iconic Lonestar restaurant in Barbados has solidified its status as a true legend by remaining resilient during the challenging times of the pandemic. Nestled against the backdrop of the magnificent Caribbean Sea, the restaurant's stunning navy furnishings perfectly complement the picturesque surroundings, creating a truly breathtaking setting that will leave you in awe. For a leisurely lunch or a special occasion, Lonestar will remain a front runner on the hot dining scene this winter 2024. Blending the best of European and British flavors with an enticing Caribbea influence, the restaurant offers a diverse and exquisite fusion of cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

The Cliff

If you're looking for a legendary dining experience on the glittering shores of Barbados' West Coast, The Cliff is the pinnacle of fine dining not only on the West coast but in Barbados. Recently renovated and even stronger than before, it now includes an upscale bakery in Holetown, making it the leader in Barbados' food scene this winter 2024. Be prepared to spend here, and check the menu beforehand, but trust us, it's worth every penny. The Cliff serves gourmet international dishes with a Caribbean twist in a breathtaking cliff-side setting. With their Midas touch, this place is sure to make your vacation shine. Oh, and don't forget to follow their Instagram account for special prix-fixe events.

Disclaimer

Our recommendations are based on the assumption that you are staying with us at Sea Salt Studios. We want to clarify that we have no affiliation with any vendors mentioned or recommended on this site. None of the mentioned activities, products, or services are included in a stay with us at Sea Salt Studios. These recommendations are simply suggestions, and we do not provide itinerary planning services beyond the tips provided on this site. We cannot be held responsible for the outcome of guest experiences with recommended vendors. Our insights and examples are intended solely to inspire you to take the time to plan your ideal stay in Barbados. Please note that you should research the costs of restaurants and vendors to avoid any surprises. If links are broken on this website, we recommend simply googling the vendor's name to pull up their site. Where we mention walkable locations and nearby vendors and attractions, we assume an average healthy adult. Keep in mind that individual abilities may vary, and it is essential to assess your own physical capabilities and limitations. If our insights or recommendations are insufficient, beyond your budget, or do not meet your interests, we encourage you to use your research skills online to explore other options. It's important to find the best choices that align with your preferences and needs.