May 6, 2019

A Helpful Guide To Fine Dining In Oistins Barbados

Tapas Oistins Barbados
Fine Dining

In my previous blogs, I have covered dining options that range from fast food, food on the go and authentic Bajan food. We have now come to fine dining options for those who want to go and have an elegant evening out. When we think of fine dining, it has to consist of ambiance, food, and the calibre of cuisine and both of these restaurants have all three. For us these restaurants are must do’s when we go to Oistins Barbados.

As one of the best fine dining restaurants on the island, Tapas checks all of the boxes when it comes to what a fine dining experience should be. The dishes are Italian-inspired mixed with some Bajan delicacies to make a Bajan/Italian fusion. All dishes are very high end in regards to the quality of taste and the presentation. When looking at the menu they offer a variety of Tapas as well as an A La Carte Menu.

When my wife and I went we ordered:

Caesar Salad- With Cajun Panko Chicken and Crispy Bacon or with Panko Shrimp

Fried Calamari- With Maryrose Dip

Shark Fritters- In Panko Crust with Sweet Chili Sauce

Thai Fish cakes- Tuna and Mahi Mahi with Sweet Potato and Green Curry Paste

Beef Short Ribs (Boneless)- With Sweet potatoes and Parsnip mash, Tender Broccoli & Sautéed Mushrooms

Pappardelle ai Funghi- Large Flat Ribbons of Pasta with Wild Mushroom & Truffle-Parmesan Sauce

Everything we ate was fantastic. I have no problem telling anyone and everyone that this is a place to go to if you are on the island. This is further bolstered by the excellent reviews it has on TripAdvisor, which you can see here .


The price is expensive as main courses can run from 50-80 Barbados dollars (25-40 US) with appetizers/tapas coming in around 15-25 Barbados dollars (8-12 US) which can add up when you include drinks, but it is well worth it.


The restaurant’s location is wonderfully positioned along the south coast boardwalk (Richard Haynes Boardwalk) so the water is just a couple of feet from where you are eating. So while you’re eating exceptional food you have a water’s edge view which is even more beautiful as the sun sets.


Tapas is located here on Boardwalk Main Road (Hastings Main Rd), Highway 7. If you are going from our condos you need to turn right onto Lower Carters Gap and go straight until you get to Enterprise Road (Highway 7). Make a left and drive until you get to Top Rock roundabout. Make a first left and continue to drive until you get to Tapas restaurant. Parking at the restaurant is limited but there is additional parking across the street.

Opening Hours: Open Every Day

Lunch: 11.30am – 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm

This one is going to be more of a drive if you are looking to eat here, as this restaurant is located in St. James. Located on the ‘Platinum Coast’ of Barbados, it is a unique beachfront venue with much to offer. Lunch and dinner choices include canapés, a la carte and buffet menus with a wide selection of wines and cocktails to choose from. We don’t dine at this restaurant as often as we would like due to the long drive but when we do the food and ambiance is worth it. The menu is a mix of a daytime, beach-side menu that appeals to hungry, as well as healthy eaters and the evening menu blends local flavours with a Mediterranean culinary cuisine. The menu can be found here . Overall, the food is good. There was not one major dish that I fell in love with but overall it is an excellent restaurant to eat at.


This again is a pricier option as the majority of the main dishes cost anywhere from 40-98 Barbados dollars (20-50 US). Appetizers cost 18-35 Barbados dollars (9-17 US).


Again this is another restaurant located right along the water so the views are beautiful as you eat your meal. As the sun sets, the view you can get just seems magical, as if you could walk right out and touch the sun as it goes down.


The Beach House is located in Holetown, St. James, on the Barbados West Coast. Just south of the shops and malls of Holetown and Limegrove and a few minutes north of the Sandy Lane Hotel. Parking is available on site, and across the road adjacent to the Holetown Chattel House Village. You can find this restaurant here .


If you are looking for more of an upscale option when going out to eat these two places would be your best bet. They are more conducive to a night out with the spouse versus a full family dinner, even though out of the two, the Beach House is more suitable for bringing the kids along. In either case, these are great restaurants to visit while on the island.

What fine dining restaurants do you go to when in Barbados? Let us know below!

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Thoywell & Shanelle
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