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Waterfront Cafe

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

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 204
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 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
Convenient location but prices a bit high

Had lunch here twice, can't beat the view right on the harbour. Food is very nice although I feel their portions are quite small for the money they charge. I didn't feel full after my lunch. Staff are friendly though and service good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
AdamWUK
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here twice, can't beat the view right on the harbour. Food is very nice although I feel their portions are quite small for the money they charge. I didn't feel full after my lunch. Staff are friendly though and service good.

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Vievis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Caribbean cuisine wonderful - all very fresh and delicious cooked! Crab cake is something! Grilled fish - one of the best in my life. The whole process of absorption of food - it is a holiday, especially in the evening when they play jazz. Real pleasure! Check per person was $ 50. A table is better to book all day... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It had been closed for 2 months and opened again in August for lunches only but with evening jazz and dinner Thursdays to Saturdays. Good location by the harbour where you can sit outside for just a beer and small bite to eat at lunchtimes and evenings. If you like live jazz whilst you eat then worth a night out.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Sat in the sun outside for chilled out lunch - all of us had the crab fishcake sandwich and it was delicious. Around $130 (£40) for three lunches and a drink.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Waterfront cafe is a nice place to enjoy a drink and a small bite downtown. Nice view on the marina and the Parliament building. Food was tasty and the menu offers a wide variety of choices. Staff were friendly and accommodating. A bit pricy but you pay for the location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Okay, let's face it, Bridgetown is not the most salubrious of places but when you're there a great place to have lunch or dinner is The Waterfront.The food here is always way above average and the staff are always very pleasant and it's just a lovely place to watch the world go past.

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Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely to eat on the wharf, great atmosphere. A great experience..Relaxing atmosphere, where you can sit and watch the world go by.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Hi, I have been to this lovley waterfront bar/restaurant many times and can honestly say it is one of the best places to eat, drink and relax in Barbados. However, when we were last there in April this year we were told that it was closing the following week as the owner was retiring

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great food. Excellent scenery. Easy walk into the heart of town and main shopping area.Staff very friendly and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised with the efficiency and friendlyness of the staff. I'm Caribbean and always don't get the service like international visitors. I ordered shrimp it was great. Ambience at the dock was good too

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?