If you’re looking for a Barbados lunch spot where the wine is good, the fish is better and the setting is out of this world… then I know just the place!
Set against an almost unbelievable turquoise sea, the Fish Pot is a little gem of a restaurant that leaves a lasting impression long after you return home (on visiting Barbados a second time I think we were equally as excited to come back to the island as this restaurant!). There’s a beautifully relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere evident from the moment you set foot on the open air terrace, and the glorious ocean is visible from every table (however, the top spots are those closest to the sea with uninterrupted views)
The menu is fresh with a great selection of Caribbean-inspired dishes. We ordered a variety of scrumptious starters but the carpaccio of tuna with a mango citrus salsa was the stand out dish – a perfect blend of sweet, citrus and spice! For mains you cannot go wrong with the fish dishes – my father in law (who is an island/Fish Pot regular) swears by the seafood linguini – but I had a heavenly swordfish steak upon ordering the fish of the day. I’d also definitely recommend a side of sweet corn risotto, we tried to track down the recipe afterwards it was so delicious!
The service is good but can be slow when it’s busy, however when you’re on Bajan time with a rum punch in your hand, who cares?! They also make a fantastic fuss with an embarrassing sparkler if you’re celebrating (it was my mum’s 60th request to go back to the Fish Pot!).
As island rules dictate, you are thoroughly encouraged to take your time over a long, relaxed lunch and in this enchanting setting you really do want to. I’m sure it would be equally beautiful in the evening but for me it is all about the fantastic blues on the horizon so it’s our lunchtime favourite.
Barbados is full of fantastic, famous restaurants but the Fish Pot holds its own and its laid-back charm absolutely won us over – I am already plotting the next trip back!
Take It From Us
- REVIEW IN ONE WORD: Sublime
- BEST TABLE: All closest to the sea
- AVERAGE PRICE PER PERSON (including 2 courses, a bottle of wine): 300 barbados (about £120)
- UNIQUE SELLING POINT: The insanely beautifully setting
- WHAT TO WEAR: It’s Barbados so it’s laid back holiday gear – most other dinners will be in summery dresses and sandals for the ladies and shirts and shorts for guys
- WHAT WE LOVED: If you’re a white wine drinker the d’Arenberg Viognier was dangerously drinkable – ask for a bottle of the Hermit Crab!
- WHAT WE DIDNT LOVE: Apart from a sometimes slow service there's not much to dislike
- HOW TO GET THERE: Car/Taxi is the easiest way to reach Little Good Harbour