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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to eat
“Ideally situated on the buzzing South Coast boardwalk, just a few feet away from the water’s edge, Tapas awaits. It’s the perfect place to enjoy great scenery while indulging in delectable food and drinks. This elegantly rustic beachside restaurant is out to win your hearts with its warm ambiance and its international menu, perfectly designed by Chef Franco Parisi with touches of Italian and Caribbean flair. His expert kitchen staff loves to see Tapas full of happy people enjoying his creations. Locals and tourists alike flock to enjoy a glass of wine from their extensive wine list or a cool signature cocktail prepared by their talented mixologist. At Tapas, awarded BHTA Restaurant of the Year, there is something for everyone. Alfredo, the host, exudes a warmth and a charm that will make you feel right at home.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Open mall opposite the boardwalk with lots of options for casual eating - including indian, pizza, subway, health, chinese, caribbean and more”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Charming and relaxed atmosphere with ocean views, good local food and drinks. Live entertainment offered on some nights.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Go here for great organic & fresh breakfast and coffee. There is also a farmers market that happens on certain days of the week (look them up online!). It's opposite the boardwalk so you can go for a walk after”
  • 11 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“This hidden gem is unknown to even some of the most Bajan Bajans! One of the top spots for a good meal at the right price. The banks beer battered flying fish and even the new lion fish dish are must-trys in this repurposed chattel house in a residential neighbourhood. Book in advance or you may not get a seat!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“A little further to get to from Holetown (25 mins by car) but one of our own personal favourites. Try the BAOS for something deliciously different! Great value and excellent quality food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Great convenience store which sells some food items, toiletries, excellent for sunscreens and beach gear. The mall also has some great stores and a bank.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Good food and drinks, live music, located on the Boardwalk with an ocean view”
  • 8 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Naru Restaurant offers a full Hot Plate Caribbean and Pan-Asian Menu as well as a full Sushi Menu. We cater to both Sushi and Non-Sushi Dining.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“The Hastings Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday morning at the ArtSplash Centre from 8am to 2pm year-round. There is a wide selection of local food, produce, prepared meals and a range of hand-crafted pieces from some of the islands top artisans. Everything is grown, created, and crafted in Barbados.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“South 7. THE place to go to watching sporting events in Barbados. Great TVs just above eye level. They crank the sound. Food was pretty good. Excellent decor inside. Nice open air venue with the breeze blowing in from the ocean. And great 2 special. not one but 2 happy hours over the course of the night.. High marks for this establishment. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kentucky Fried Chicken Ltd is a fast food establishment, which host a number of Locations Island wide, which also deliver”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great Trinidadian Rotis. Try the boneless chicken roti with vegetables for lunch, if you're hungry, or an aloo pie if just peckish. Don't forget Tamarind sauce, and 'slight pepper' if you like it hot!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Sushi! Opened for Lunch & Dinner! Also provides a Thai Menu for those non-sushi eaters! Located on The South Coast Boardwalk overlooking the Ocean.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“A walk along the sea shore in Barbados on the south coast boardwalk past nature and heritage. A Project of Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Lewis is a drug store with some amazing and very knowledgeable pharmacist. They also sell sun tan lotions.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Charming and relaxed atmosphere with ocean views, good local food and drinks. Live entertainment offered on some nights.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Go here for great organic & fresh breakfast and coffee. There is also a farmers market that happens on certain days of the week (look them up online!). It's opposite the boardwalk so you can go for a walk after”
  • 11 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“This hidden gem is unknown to even some of the most Bajan Bajans! One of the top spots for a good meal at the right price. The banks beer battered flying fish and even the new lion fish dish are must-trys in this repurposed chattel house in a residential neighbourhood. Book in advance or you may not get a seat!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“A little further to get to from Holetown (25 mins by car) but one of our own personal favourites. Try the BAOS for something deliciously different! Great value and excellent quality food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Naru Restaurant offers a full Hot Plate Caribbean and Pan-Asian Menu as well as a full Sushi Menu. We cater to both Sushi and Non-Sushi Dining.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“South 7. THE place to go to watching sporting events in Barbados. Great TVs just above eye level. They crank the sound. Food was pretty good. Excellent decor inside. Nice open air venue with the breeze blowing in from the ocean. And great 2 special. not one but 2 happy hours over the course of the night.. High marks for this establishment. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kentucky Fried Chicken Ltd is a fast food establishment, which host a number of Locations Island wide, which also deliver”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great Trinidadian Rotis. Try the boneless chicken roti with vegetables for lunch, if you're hungry, or an aloo pie if just peckish. Don't forget Tamarind sauce, and 'slight pepper' if you like it hot!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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