Sunday Buffet Lunch in Barbados: Our Top 5 Buffet Restaurant Recommendations
The links to its colonial past are evident throughout Barbados where Sundays remain special for the largely Anglican community. Despite the warm climate, suits and ties and best dresses are worn for church on a Sunday morning and the other fine old English tradition of Sunday Lunch with family and friends also remains popular.
Forget the image of a table by a roaring fire at the local pub however. Sunday lunch Bajan style usually takes the form of a marvellous buffet with a wide choice of local dishes, all eaten al fresco and often accompanied by live steel pan music. Here is our selection of some of the best places to enjoy a Sunday lunch with a difference on your Barbados holiday:
1. Bajan Blue, Sandy Lane, Barbados (on the West coast)
This Sandy Lane hotel restaurant is open to non-residents and provides a sumptuous Sunday buffet lunch which is hard to beat with a vast choice ranging from roast beef, lamb, ham, turkey and suckling pig through to lobster pie and Thai prawn curry.
We would strongly advise booking well in advance as the restaurant is popular with hotel residents. It will come as no surprise that this is not an inexpensive Sunday lunch option. Prices are around BDS$340 per person with a 10% service charge on top.
Address: Bajan Blue, Sandy Lane Hotel, Barbados
Villas Nearby: Sandy Lane Villas Collection
2. The Atlantis Hotel, St Joseph, Barbados (on the East coast)
Take a fascinating drive out to the Atlantic-facing East coast of Barbados where life is much quieter and where the scenery is much more natural and wild. Here, the beaches are virtually deserted and the waves are perfect for surfers of all abilities.
The Atlantis Hotel, situated at Tent Bay, was one of the first hotels on the East coast and its Sunday buffet lunch has become famous across the island. Eat indoors or out and take in the wonderful views. When we last visited there was also live steel pan music helping to create a very relaxed atmosphere.
As you would expect, the buffet is very comprehensive with a wide range of local specialities to choose from. Prices are around BDS$125 per person.
Address: Atlantis Hotel, Tent Bay, St Joseph, Barbados
3. Cobblers Cove, Speightstown, St Peter, Barbados (on the West coast)
Cobblers Cove is an iconic luxury hotel on the coast just south of Speightstown. There's a really relaxed, old-world charm about the place with impeccable, friendly service. Lunch is served facing the ocean and the Sunday buffet features a choice of barbecued fish and meat from jerk chicken and lamb cutlets to lobster tails and catch of the day.
There's a good choice of salad-type starters and tempting deserts such as rum baba, coconut panna cotta and a salted caramel sundae with butterscotch popcorn! Prices are around BDS$150 per person plus a 10% service charge.
Address: Cobblers Cove, Road View, Speightstown, St Peter, Barbados
Villas Nearby: Leamington Pavilion, The Great House and Godings Beach House
4. L’Azure at The Crane, St Philip, Barbados (on the South East coast)
The Crane beach has received many accolades including ‘one of the 10 best beaches in the world’ and ‘one of the top 50 places to go before you die’. Whether this is justified or not, the Crane beach is certainly special and offers something rather different on the island with pink, powder soft sand and more active surf than you usually find on the West coast.
L’Azure restaurant overlooks the beach from a high vantage point (the beach is accessible below via glass lift). Here you can enjoy a Sunday buffet lunch which includes the island’s national dish of cou-cou and flying fish, beef stew, rice and peas or roast beef from the ‘carving station’. Prices are around BDS$80 per person.
Address: The Crane Resort Crane, Barbados
Villa Nearby: Hectors House
5. Laguna Restaurante, The Colony Club, Porters, St James, Barbados (on the West coast)
The Colony Club is one of the island’s better West coast hotels and The Laguna restaurant has an amazing Sunday buffet lunch.
Prices here are a little higher than elsewhere but the food on offer is also rather more varied with green mussels, crab claws and grilled asparagus fighting for your attention along with prime rib of beef (with Yorkshire pudding!) and roast leg of pork. Prices are around BDS$130 per person.
Address: Colony Club, Holetown, Saint James, Barbados
Villas Nearby: Banyan House, Villa Melissa and Porters Great House Cottage
We have other blog post about restaurants in Barbados. You can check them below:
- Island Plates, Speightstown: One of the Best Lunches in Barbados
- Sunday Lunch at Lancaster Great House, Barbados