Saint James Parish, known as the “platinum coast” of Barbados, is replete with gourmet eateries, beachside snack shops, and family-friendly restaurants. Basically, there’s a place to eat in Saint James for every taste and budget.
The Tides in Holetown is a fabulous eatery that serves meals fit for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary dinner. The lovely ambience and demure lighting is enhanced by spectacular ocean views. Menu items include seafood favorites such as lobster and oysters, as well as typical Caribbean and European fare. Vegetarian, Vegan, and gluten-free options are available.
Featuring some of the best ocean views in Barbados, The Cliff provides its customers an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you choose scallops or steak, this restaurant will wow your taste buds with true Barbadian cuisine. The elegant interior and exterior make this establishment a favorite with locals and travelers alike.
For some a tad less pricey, try Nishi Restaurant in Holetown. This casual diner offers British, Asian, and Caribbean fare. It’s a great place to find excellent sushi and seafood. Menu items include dim sum and tuna tartare. Sit in the courtyard area for cozy dining under the trees.
Cafe Bar Carizma
In addition, Cafe Bar Carizma provides a romantic, yet casual atmosphere that just might be the ticket if you’re looking to celebrate and spend a little less. They serve mainly Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as British comfort food. You can also visit for a quick drink with friends, or grab a cup of joe at the cafe. Menu items include toasties, french fries, milkshakes, and roti. They also serve breakfast.
Little Bristol Beach Bar
Check out Little Bristol Beach Bar near Saint James for some budget-friendly bajan fare by the beach. Grab a quick, relaxed lunch, or come back at night for some lively entertainment.
Fisherman’s Pub in Speightstown offers a mix of authentic and delicious treats like macaroni pie and fish cakes. Located on Queen Street facing the sea, this place is well-known for its friendliness and laid-back atmosphere.
A Classy Lunch
Limegrove Lifestyle Centre
One of our favorite spots to find a large variety of cuisine is the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre near Saint James, a high-end mall with an excellent selection of restaurants. It’s a great place to grab lunch while in the town center during the day. For example, you can find African/Caribbean fusion food at Relish Epicurea. While you’re there, you can shop at over 100 shops, many of which are among the world’s biggest fashion brands.
A Quick Lunch
Need a bite to eat– fast? Head to Just Grillin’ in Holetown. As their name suggests, they offer fare like jerk chicken sandwiches and grilled fish dishes. You’ll get your food in a jiffy– and they have great cold beer as well. With its simple eats and competitive prices, Just Grillin’ has long been a favorite with the locals.