At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the food combines with the surroundings to deliver the perfect experience.
Dine like a local
Flying fish with cou cou, the local version of fungee, remains the quintessential Bajan dish, while Banks beer and Mount Gay rum have their fair share of international fans.
Where to go
St. Lawrence Gap near Bridgetown is the place to go for some lively local dining on the waterfront, while St. James parish has more upmarket restaurants to cater for the island’s exclusive clientele. Don’t miss the Oistins Fish Fry on Saturday nights to rub shoulders with the entire island population over a plate of kingfish.