Barbados offers an impressive range of regional and international cuisines to delight your palate. Our cuisine offers a mélange of signature influences, from African to Indian and English.
You can select fine dining in hotel dining rooms, gourmet ocean-front restaurants, authentic island “eateries, bijou cafés tucked away in shaded shopping malls, and of course our famous rum shops and outdoor pop-up caterers. Adding to the festive ambience some dining experiences include a healthy portion of entertainment, both live and recorded, such as jazz, calypso, ringbang and steel drums.
Of special note is the Oistins Bay Garden, home to the popular Oistins Fish Fry, and one of Barbados’ main open-air Nightlife spots on weekends. You can enjoy a traditional Bajan fish fry with all the trimmings at any of the many decorative, well-maintained food stalls and sidewalk vendors.
Rum Shops are a strong part of our Barbadian heritage. While they sold rum, they also provided groceries and provisions and served as a community meeting place for games like dominoes and heated conversations on politics and cricket.There are all sorts of rum shops all over Barbados: from high end diners to the village shops that provide everything. The meals are simple: you can get the famous Bajan cutters as well as good West Indian fare of rice and peas, macaroni pie and chicken. Saturdays is a time to relax with friends and enjoy the Barbadian dish of Pudding and Souse, with local beer and rum.
THINGS TO NOTE
- The standard rate of tipping in Barbados is approximately 10%.
- A service charge of between 10% and 15% is typically added to your bill. Once this appears on your bill, any additional tipping is at your discretion.
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Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth
Sky Mall Complex
Tel: +1-246-621-2700 Ext 721
Cultural Industries Development Authority
The National Cultural Foundation
Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Government Information Service
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation
Caribbean Media Corporation
Barbados Hotel &Tourism Association
Book Barbados Now
Intimate Hotels of Barbados
Barbados Museum & Historical Society