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The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
1-246-427-0093
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 174
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  • 200
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 19
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place to have lunch

We had a stunning two course lunch while we watched a fisherman filleting a king fish. The food was beautifully served and the waitress was very kind. It is right in the middle of Bridgetown by the old bridge. We went back to enjoy a Jazz night. It was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Shirley O
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Estepona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great service, food and cocktails. Lovely location bent harbour in Bridgetown and with a better than average wine list. Very good value and the crab cakes are amazing. Would really recommend whether you want to have lunch, dinner or just a drink whilst in Bridgetown.

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Estepona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a stunning two course lunch while we watched a fisherman filleting a king fish. The food was beautifully served and the waitress was very kind. It is right in the middle of Bridgetown by the old bridge. We went back to enjoy a Jazz night. It was great.

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Barbados
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A great value for money restaurant in a picturesque location. Good live music most nights and at lunch, the best time to go, a peaceful setting by the Careenage to watch the boats bob up and down. If you are in Bridgetown for shopping, a recommended place to relax

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

You can sit close to the harbor, nice and relaxing atmosphere and shade. The food is average and the beer is cheap (a ice bucket with 5 bottles for 6$)

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Beds,UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

When we had lunch recently, waitress told me place was closing-so no-one was sure whether would continue to trade or what. Recommended esp for lunch, great location, lively and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Waterfront Cafe is a decent place, but the patio right on the docks with the boats is just a lovely place to sit and have lunch. I personally thought the prices were a bit high, and the service was just ok, and you definitely don't want to be in a hurry. They have a hot wings appetizer that was delicious... More 

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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Returned for our annual visit. Drinks and lunch in the sun overlooking the fishing craft., service is okay but not overly friendly but would not miss it. A holiday in Barbados is not complete without a visit to this cafe.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It has been many years since I first met the Owner and Operator of the Waterfront Café. On my most recent visit to Barbados, I was saddened to learn that Ms Walcott has decided to retire and sell the business as a going concern. Nonetheless, during my most recent visit to Barbados, I had to opportunity to visit with and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in town, food is 10/10, music 10/10 & the owner is 10/10. Me & my wife were there on Thursday 30th April with some friends what a great night - the best. We were there on 2nd May after the second days play of the cricket. It's very sad to hear it's closing in 3... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely owner found us a table although it was very busy and sat on the waterfront which was very pleasant. The service however was very slow, starters took 30 minutes to come and that was just for 3 chicken wings and then it was another 50 minutes before the main meal arrived. We had both ordered the meat pot dish... More 

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Additional Information about Waterfront Cafe

Address: The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 1-246-427-0093
Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown
  • Phone Number: 1-246-427-0093

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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