Din­ing by the Water’s Edge

Whether you are a tourist or a local res­i­dent, din­ing by the Ocean­side is one of the most roman­tic places to enjoy a nice din­ner with your sig­nif­i­cant other. Ocean­side din­ing is also good for inti­mate occa­sions for exam­ple a cozy birth­day din­ner with close friends or fam­ily. What­ever the rea­son you choose to dine near the sea, Bar­ba­dos has a wealth of restau­rants with ocean views in var­i­ous loca­tions across the island. “Din­ing by the Water’s Edge” will take you through six parish, we start off this series with Christ Church.

Fine Din­ing

Apsara Samu­dra

This restau­rant is the only one on the island offer­ing a blend of North Indian and Thai cui­sine. As one dines, it would feel as if the food was flown in from India or Thai­land itself. It offers healthy break­fasts with gluten, wheat and egg free options. There is also the option of din­ing in the pri­vate din­ing room (air con­di­tioned), which also makes Apsatra Samurda suit­able for pri­vate events and spe­cial occasions.

What they said:

Def­i­nitely the best restau­rant in Bar­ba­dos. The food, the atmos­phere and the ser­vice [were] sim­ply perfect…@ Louie-​Anne

As veg­e­tar­i­ans we are used to lim­ited choice on menus but it was not the case here. The food was excel­lent, the place is stun­ning… @Dilys G

Azul Restau­rant

Located on the prop­erty of the Sea Breeze Beach Hotel, Azul Restau­rant pro­vides a fine din­ing expe­ri­ence with a vari­ety of inter­na­tional dishes, with a Caribbean twist. The atmos­phere is seduc­tive, and it also pro­vides an area to lime with friends while sip­ping cock­tails. Guests at the hotel are allowed to dine twice dur­ing their stay.

What they said:

Hav­ing the Azul restau­rant lim­ited to two nights per week was a great idea because you were able to feel you were hav­ing a spe­cial night out. Indeed one of these days was for our wed­ding anniver­sary and we were made to feel very spe­cial by the atten­tive staff. @ADandSD

Azul restau­rant has a stun­ning view for a roman­tic din­ner and the front lobby opens up to the most breath­tak­ing view of the ocean. @dianatravelss

Café Luna

With a unique set­ting on the rooftop of the Lit­tle Arches Hotel, Café Luna has one of the most breath­tak­ing views of any restau­rant in Bar­ba­dos. As you sit and dine, you can see the set­ting sun and the white sil­ver sands beach down below. In the Zagat Sur­vey of 2008÷09÷10, it was ranked in the top 3 for best food, best décor, best hotel din­ing, best Mediter­ranean food and best eclec­tic food, also win­ning restau­rant of the year in 2012 (awarded by the Bar­ba­dos Hotel and Tourism Asso­ci­a­tion). It offers all day din­ing with inter­na­tional cuisine.

What they said:

This is a great restaurant…and this place has an amaz­ing view! Five stars may not be enough for the staff serv­ing you at this restau­rant. They really make every­one feel spe­cial. I would rec­om­mend this place to every­one! @Mark H

We recently had din­ner at Café Luna and it was a truly won­der­ful expe­ri­ence for sev­eral rea­sons. The food was first class, the ambi­ence was amaz­ing, the ser­vice was super, the evening sky was sprin­kled with stars, the moon was in full bloom glim­mer­ing on the sea, the warm evening breeze made the palm leaves sway in such a hyp­notic way that I felt I was truly in a dream. I can’t wait to go back. @LindaParrack

Cham­pers Restau­rant & Wine Bar
One of the lead­ing restau­rants on the south coast, Cham­pers offers great food with a true value for money expe­ri­ence. It is an open air restau­rant, perched on a cliff with a breath­tak­ing view of the ocean. It serves lunch and din­ner daily with a vari­ety of inter­na­tional dishes to suit any taste.

What they said:

Cham­pers is a lit­tle gem serv­ing fab­u­lous food and is really rea­son­able, the set­ting over­look­ing the sea is beau­ti­ful, all lit up and twinkly… Thor­oughly enjoyed and will be return­ing over Christ­mas 2014!! @KerryRothon

The food and bev­er­ages were very good. The set­ting is gor­geous over­look­ing the sea and there was a very relaxed atmos­phere. Would def­i­nitely go back; very enjoy­able. @Elaine O

Lanterns by the Sea

Open daily for break­fast lunch and din­ner, Lanterns by the Sea at the Bougainvil­lea Beach Resort is famous for its beau­ti­ful South Coast ocean view and deli­cious local cui­sine. On Mon­day, they pro­vide a Bar­beque Buf­fet, while on Thurs­days they host a Caribbean Buf­fet and show.

What they said:

We went here for lunch and it was very good. It’s right on the beach and the ser­vice was great. @Candie S

My son and I enjoyed two great meals at Lanterns dur­ing our recent stay in Christ Church, Barbados…We enjoyed lunch one day while tak­ing a walk along this pris­tine beach, I must say I enjoyed the best veg­e­tar­ian lasanga I have ever tasted. It came with a side of fly­ing fish and salad…I was set for the rest of the day and did not need dinner…Lovely view from our table. @Cheryl K

Mer­maid Restaurant

Also located at the Sea Breeze Beach Hotel is the Mer­maid restau­rant, pro­vides all day din­ing (break­fast, lunch and din­ner), with the din­ner menu chang­ing every 2 days.

What they said:

Food served in all three restau­rants was lovely, most evenings the food in the mer­maid was ordered off the menu rather than buf­fet which was great.@Jobo 10

Mer­maid restau­rant {offers] superb buf­fet break­fasts and lunches.@ paula s

Naru Restau­rant and Lounge
Serv­ing a blend of Pan Asian and Caribbean Cui­sine, the Naru Restau­rant pro­vides a unique din­ing expe­ri­ence in Bar­ba­dos. The kitchen is quite open, thus allow­ing guests to see their food being prepared.

What they said:

The staff were extremely accom­mo­dat­ing, atten­tive, friendly and flat­ter­ing. The food and wine were deli­cious as well… The ambi­ence was nice… the table was nicely dec­o­rated to suit. All in all I had a great expe­ri­ence. @ReallyBaje

This restau­rant is beau­ti­ful designed, right by the beach. Food is deli­cious. I was there with group of friends and we all love the food we ordered! Try the cock­tail too, they are so good! @lulu_mango

Primo Bar & Bistro

This restau­rant is located in the hub of activ­ity on the south coast, St. Lawrence Gap, and offers a multi-​cuisine menu with sur­pris­ing twists on local favourites. Primo will not only offer you great food and a vari­ety of fine wines, but a beau­ti­ful atmos­phere com­plete with a stun­ning view, and fan­tas­tic service.

What they said:
Wanted some­where to go for a spe­cial anniver­sary din­ner and NOT dis­ap­pointed, food and ser­vice fan­tas­tic from enter­ing to leav­ing includ­ing extra’s on pud­ding plate(death by choco­late), all staff atten­tive and very well trained giv­ing a won­der­ful time @PeterS

We were stay­ing in Bar­ba­dos a cou­ple of weeks ago. We met a guy at the bus stop called Richard, he actu­ally works at Primo — He told us we should give Primo a try, so we did.
We had a lovely meal, made to feel really wel­come by Richard and the crew.
Lovely place right by the sea, great ambi­ence with that spe­cial some­thing. @DeniseM

Pure Ocean Restaurant

With a menu includ­ing a Bajan favorite such as fly­ing fish, Pure Ocean at Divi South­winds Resort offers an upscale fine din­ing expe­ri­ence to savor. It has a large selec­tion of cock­tails made with Bar­ba­dos’ sig­na­ture rum, Mount Gay, and serves break­fast, lunch and din­ner daily. The expe­ri­ence is com­pleted with a relax­ing beach­side atmos­phere, per­fect for a roman­tic din­ner night.

What was said:

Oil lit path from main road to the beach side gives an impres­sive entry to this open bar & restau­rant. The menu is mod­ern inter­na­tional with some Caribbean twists. Nice area to have a drink before din­ner. My wife had chow­der fol­lowed by king fish and I had tem­pura fol­lowed by filet mignon. All pre­sented very well and very good to eat…Staff were friendly and atten­tive. Sur­round­ings very nice with beach, sea & sky. Will def­i­nitely return. @Freddiee777

This restau­rant belongs to Divi South­winds hotel and is def­i­nitely worth a visit. Stun­ning beach­side set­ting, amaz­ing ser­vice, very relaxed atmos­phere and some of the tasti­est food on the island. Highly rec­om­mended [with] very rea­son­able prices. @Cassysue

Rachel’s Restau­rant

This restau­rant is located at the Savan­nah Beach Hotel and is ideal for both locals and tourists. Like most of the ocean view restau­rants, it offers an open air set­ting, and vis­i­tors have their choice of what to eat for break­fast and din­ner. This restau­rant is per­fect for those who want a seek­ing a great din­ing expe­ri­ence infused with a lit­tle bit of Bar­ba­dian cul­ture with the ori­gin of the restaurant’s name (Rachel is derived from the Bar­ba­dian Rachel Pringle who was a slave but later became the first black woman to own a hotel in Bar­ba­dos) epit­o­miz­ing the rich­ness of cul­ture evi­dent at this restaurant.

What they said:

We had our din­ners at Rachel’s and it was deli­cious. @Donna647965

…superb food in Rachels. You would be hard pressed to get bet­ter in a top class restau­rant. @Magoo26

The Soco Restaurant

This air-​conditioned restau­rant by the water’s edge is open for all day din­ning with a con­stantly chang­ing menu, increas­ing the vari­ety of dishes avail­able to its cus­tomers. The cui­sine is a nice blend of Caribbean and Inter­na­tional. Music is played in the back­ground dur­ing meals, with live music pro­vided occa­sion­ally by the poolside.

What was said:

The restau­rant pro­vided food of very high qual­ity espe­cially the deli­cious home­made soups. @Christophermorley

On the beach, this delight­ful bou­tique hotel, bar, and restau­rant is won­der­fully charm­ing, low key and a find. The drinks were wet, and the food was fresh and deli­cious. We enjoyed the impec­ca­ble, lovely ser­vice, and choice of charm­ing indoor or out­door din­ing expe­ri­ences. @Honeywood


This restau­rant can be found in Hast­ings Christ Church, near to the pop­u­lar “board­walk”. and offers a vari­ety of inter­na­tional dishes. The restau­rant itself has two floors with each offer­ing equally stun­ning views of the Caribbean Sea. The chefs also pre­pare cakes for the best birth­day celebrations.

What they said:

We went here with a group of about 10 of us. The ser­vice was impec­ca­ble, the views of the beach were incred­i­ble and the food was out­stand­ing. The tuna straight up melted in my mouth. @Lemonmerangue1

This was one of our favourite restau­rants in Bar­ba­dos. The food was freshly pre­pared, it had great ser­vice and the ambi­ence was excep­tional. The man­ager was wel­com­ing and very kind. So a big thank you to all the staff, we had a lovely time. @Ayisha T

Water­side Restau­rant
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Located in St. Lawrence Gap on the south coast, The Water­side Restau­rant has a beau­ti­ful and tran­quil view, per­fect for a roman­tic din­ner. The food served is of a high qual­ity and a wide vari­ety. It is also an ideal loca­tion for spe­cial func­tions such as wed­dings, as it has a pri­vate air-​conditioned room, able to hold 28 per­sons. There is also a lounge avail­able for a casual lim­ing experience.

What they said:

My wife and I ate at Water­side three times in one week on our recent trip to Bar­ba­dos. We loved the food, the peo­ple, and the set­ting. Erica and every­one else we had the plea­sure to speak with at the restau­rant were warm and friendly, adding icing to the cake of deli­cious food. @328Doug

We dined here for the sec­ond time on our recent trip to Bar­ba­dos. The food is excel­lent. Upscale pre­sen­ta­tion and deli­cious prepa­ra­tion. The prices are a bit higher than many restau­rants on The Gap, but the restau­rant rivals most in NYC and Boston and is priced accord­ingly. It’s worth it! The venue is mag­nif­i­cent. Roman­tic, ele­gant. @rrlongowens

Casual Din­ing

Blakey’s Bar and Restau­rant
The casual, beach­front atmos­phere of Blakey’s Bar and Restau­rant offers locals and tourists alike a relax­ing and sooth­ing din­ing expe­ri­ence. The view is excel­lent espe­cially at night with the lighted lanterns and the sun set­ting over the ocean. The cui­sine is a blend of Caribbean and Amer­i­can and patrons can take a nice stroll ob the board­walk before and after din­ing. Live music is pro­vided on Fri­days and Sun­days. There are also TVs broad­cast­ing sports com­pe­ti­tions so the sports lovers can enjoy a night out at the bar.

What they said:

We had a lovely meal here last week with my fam­ily and I can say it was lovely. The scenery is breath tack­ing. Fish tasted good and the burger was fresh. Rec­om­mended. @Filip S

Round Rock Restau­rant and Bar

This West Indian restau­rant serves deli­cious Bajan cui­sine with a lovely view over­look­ing the ocean. It is per­fect for a Sun­day Buf­fet style lunch and also hosts a Bar­beque night each Thursday.

Surfers Café

Nes­tled on the beach and over­look­ing Oistins bay, this café offers a casual atmos­phere with fan­tas­tic ser­vice only bet­tered by deli­cious cui­sine and drinks. It is open for all day din­ing, and pro­vides live music in its Acoustic Lounge on Sun­days and Wednesdays.

What they said:

Gor­geous view. Had a Rum Punch, hubby had a Banks We shared the Fish cakes — very good, a lit­tle on the greasy side, but that’s to be expected when some­thing is fried! Still very tasty. Rea­son­able price of $14 for the fish cakes ($7 US) Very friendly staff. @NorthernSpirit.

The Tiki Bar

The Tiki Bar is located on the edge of the Accra Beach on the south coast, and pro­vides an exten­sive list of cock­tails for you to try. It also has a DJ, prov­ing music for you to enjoy as you relax in this casual atmos­phere, whether it is on the pic­nic tables in the restau­rant or on the lounge chairs on the beach.

What was said:

I love this place espe­cially on a sun­day night when there is a DJ great atmos­phere best cock­tails any­where on the south coast and very rea­son­able prices, lit­er­ally on the beach at Accra beach, the beach and sea are flood­lit what a cool place to sit sip a cock­tail and watch the sea. @Diveguide

Water’s Edge Restaurant

Located at the Bougainvil­lea Beach Resort, the Water’s Edge Restau­rant offers a nice, casual open air din­ing expe­ri­ence Fri­days, through to Tues­days. Dur­ing the after­noon, you can visit the restau­rant for tea, where you will find lovely selec­tion of freshly baked par­ties. At night, it offers var­i­ous inter­na­tional cuisines, with the “small plates, big flavours” con­cept allow­ing guests to sam­ple sev­eral menu options at once.

What they said:

Just got back from Bar­ba­dos ( 3 times) — we did not stay in the hotel, but did eat at the Water’s Edge Restau­rant twice! The man­age­ment did every­thing to make a tough NYC fam­ily happy. We told them we wanted to sit RIGHT ON THE BEACH and they took care of it twice! The food did not dis­ap­point either…Everything very fresh and cre­ative. Thanks again guys! @TerryNY

All reviews frim Tri​pAd​vi​sor​.com

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