A guide to best restaurants in Christ Church
The areas within Christ Church include Hastings, St Lawrence, and Oistins. If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves traditional Barbados Bajan cooking, you don’t have to look far. But there are loads of other tastes in Christ Church too, including Japanese, Mexican, Thai and Mediterranean. Popular local dishes include fried flying fish marinated with spicy local herbs, and of course, jerk chicken. Holiday in Barbados and you’ll soon be introduced to the island’s finest tipple — rum. You’ll find it in drinks, plus in cakes and sauces, too.
A taste of the Mediterranean at Tapas
This popular restaurant has a nice buzz about it, with an eclectic menu that sees Asian and Mediterranean flavours thrown into the mix. Try the spicy Thai fish cakes, meatballs or shark fritters. Food prices will vary on Barbados holidays, but this restaurant is very good value for money if you stick to the tapas choices.
Sushi at Naru Restaurant and Lounge
This Japanese Restaurant has a varied menu, so as well as the sushi and sashimi, visitors can enjoy anything from pork chops to Thai chicken curry. The staff are very attentive and take extra special care with their gluten free options. Eat your meals on the terrace to enjoy the stunning views across the Caribbean Sea.
Fine dining at Champers Wine Bar and Restaurant
Many people consider this to be one of the finest restaurants on the south coast. Aside from the delicious food, which is a mix of Bajan and other flavours from around the world, the view is sublime. The tables on the terrace feature elegant white linen tablecloths and there’s even an art gallery upstairs.
Tempting chocolate cake at Cafe Luna
Situated on top of a boutique hotel, thiatch the sus cafe is a romantic spot to wnset. Palm trees covered with fairy lights surround the terrace and there are gas lamps on each beautifully laid table. The food mixes local flavours with Mediterranean and Asian ingredients – don’t leave without trying the sublime flourless chocolate cake.
Vegan treats at The Good Life Eco Cafe and Bar
This vegetarian and vegan restaurant is a great find, with delicious wraps, gluten free salads and healthy smoothies the order of the day. The unpretentious venue looks like a hippy shack and is situated just above Hastings Main Road on Rockley Terrace. The Good Life really comes to life at night, as the tables outside start to fill up.
Classic Italian at Mama Mia Italian Deli and Pizzeria
Everyone loves a bit of hearty Italian food, and this is one of the best restaurants in the area for fantastic pizzas that come directly out of the wood fired oven. Mama Mia is an authentic and cosy restaurant owned and run by an Italian family. The minute you walk in the door you’ll no doubt by welcomed by Guise ‘Mama’ Ferri.
Catch of the day at Oistins Fish Fry
An active fishing town, this area buzzes with fish vendors on the weekends. On Friday, locals and tourists congregate at Fish Fry at Oistins Bay Gardens and it’s a veritable feast with swordfish, marlin, tuna, lobster, flying fish and more. Depending on the vendor you can have it fried or grilled, before finding a rustic table to enjoy the food and atmosphere.
Mexican delights at Cafe Sol
Get your sombrero on for a fun night out at this Mexican grill and margarita bar. Located on the edge of the nightlife centre, it’s a great choice if you fancy a bit of Tex-Mex or a particularly good margarita. With a patio overlooking the sea, it’s the perfect location to enjoy fiesta Fridays or happy hour.
Friendly atmosphere at Rude Boyz Jerk Kitchen
The family who run this restaurant are anything but rude. Jerk chicken is obviously on the menu at this restaurant, serving traditional Bajan and Caribbean food. The dishes are divine and the portions are big. Expect highly attentive service with a colourful interior and a nice decked terrace.
Spice is nice at Apsara Samudra
Everybody loves an Indian, or so they say. This is Barbados’ only North Indian and Thai restaurant with food prepared by top class Indian and Thai chefs. The setting is sublime with an extensive indoor space and a fantastic terrace overlooking the sea. It has an elegant charm with red dominating the colour palette.