Enjoy a very special light lunch at The Cliff Beach Club
 

Fine dining, street food, rum shops and beach bars

We love the diversity of the food and drink in Barbados. The island is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, offering exceptional cuisine in exceptional settings but local street food is also wonderfully tasty and beach bars welcoming. Expect full flavours and even fuller smiles.

Fish on Fridays at Oistins Barbados

by Mark Hammerton

Oistins is a small Barbadian fishing community in Christ Church parish on the south coast of the island (fairly close to the airport). Over the years it has become known for its Friday Fish Fry, a go-to spot in Barbados for brilliant food, loud music and smiling faces.

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Se-Se is our local food van heroine

by Lisa Hammerton

Barbados is a foodie’s paradise with many fine-dining restaurants dotted up and down the coast. But true Bajan cuisine has deep roots and is more likely to be found out on the street where hundreds of makeshift serveries regularly appear each evening and where food vans take up position at the roadside each lunchtime.

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An evening at The Tides in Holetown

by Mark Hammerton

If you push me to name my favourite restaurant in Barbados, I would give it just a few moments consideration and then reaffirm my loyalty to The Tides in Holetown. The Tides was one of the first fine dining restaurants we visited on the island and over the years, as other restaurants have gone in and out of favour, The Tides has remained consistently brilliant.

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Bajan fish cakes – become a legend with this simple recipe

by Mark Hammerton

Bajan fish cakes are an island staple. You’ll find them for sale at the side of the road or as an appetiser in bars and restaurants across the island of Barbados. Of course, not all fish cakes are made equal – at least so would most who sell them have you believe. Follow this simple recipe and make your own fishcakes whilst staying in your villa in Barbados or once you get home.

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Fish and chips with a Bajan twist – a simple flying fish recipe

by Mark Hammerton

Barbados is often known as the land of the flying fish and it is even depicted on the island’s one dollar coin. You will usually find fresh, filleted flying fish for sale at your local fish market in Barbados or, if the catch isn’t yet in, packets of frozen fish are also available at the local supermarket. It's easy to prepare yourself, fried with plenty of seasoning.

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The Bajan roti – a delicious island favourite

by Mark Hammerton

Originating from the Indian Subcontinent, the roti is a simple unleavened flatbread, traditionally eaten as an accompaniment to cooked vegetables or curries. In the mid 1940s, the first roti shop appeared in Trinidad with the curry already enveloped in the roti – just like a modern-day wrap and easy to take away and eat on the go.

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Mark and Lisa Hammerton

We are Mark and Lisa Hammerton and we are lucky enough to spend our time organising villa and apartment holidays to the wonderful Caribbean island of Barbados.

We have been involved with the travel industry for most of our working lives but fell in love with Barbados after many visits and ended up buying a second home there.

We would love to talk to you about the island and our selection of wonderful properties and, as our priority is matching the right property to your requirements, we will always be open and honest in what we have to say.

Mark & Lisa

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