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Scarlet

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International, Contemporary
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Payne's Bay, BB24008, Barbados
1-246-432-3663
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 184
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Different, fun and worth the trip

Well it's not the standard Bajan beach side restaurant for sure! There are no windows to start with and there's no open air dining either. But it has atmosphere, the menus are a bit different, the cocktails alone are worth visiting for and although there were a few issues I could forgive them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Mark_Elliott
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Kent
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kent
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well it's not the standard Bajan beach side restaurant for sure! There are no windows to start with and there's no open air dining either. But it has atmosphere, the menus are a bit different, the cocktails alone are worth visiting for and although there were a few issues I could forgive them even though I really don't know why.... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great restaurant. We went on spec as it was right opposite our hotel and were able to eat at the bar. The decor is great and creates a fun atmosphere. The food was very nice indeed and the staff really nice. There was a great atmosphere in this small restaurant. It is definitely worth a visit but... More 

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this little restaurant twice during our week long stay. Wide ranging menu and caters well for a relatively simple meal. The lentil salad was very refreshing - excellent. My husband said the burger was one of the best he'd ever tasted (and he has eaten a lot!). This place is tucked away, the only shame is that, apart... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were recommended this place - it's quite a small restaurant (maybe 30 covers) so book in advance. We booked 48hrs and could only get seats at the bar but that was probably a better shout just meant you could have a laugh with the bar staff. Food was very good and they offer more than just seafood for a... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

From the outside it looks like a red painted house. On the inside it is a fantastic, buzzing eatery with great food to match the great atmosphere. The Bajan Welsh Rarebit starter is wonderful, so tasty. Definitely a hidden gem, one to which we will revisit on our next trip. Brilliant!

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UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay near Paynes Bay. It is a fairly uninspiring place to look at from the outside but inside is a riot of scarlet with big Warhol style prints of Monroe and Jackie O. It is also a fairly compact place which was very busy so better to book in advance if you can. The... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We ate here at the recommendation of friends who live in Barbados, and Scarlet is their favorite restaurant on the island. The menu is eclectic. Our favorite appetizer was the sesame prawn toast with the soy and sweet chili sauce, a generous portion that was plenty to share. I had the cold Thai beef salad, the meat was very tender... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited Scarlet after an unusually dull and rainy day in Barbados. It was just the place to uplift your spirits, beginning with a cocktail to put us in the mood, my Margarita certainly did the trick. You must be prepared for a jolly, noisy atmosphere sometimes perched on high chairs but the 5 of us managed well even if... More 

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Came here after landing and moving in to apartment. A welcome meal and glass of wine. I wish Trip Advisor had a 'good' mark, because the samosas weren't very good, they were ok, do I wouldn't say Scarlet is 'very good' but it isn't average either-the lamb chops with curry lentils were very good. Service was attentive and concerned. Would... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is very small and busy when we visited. Good cocktail to start but menu choice is a bit limited. Overall it would have been ok but we ordered tuna but what came was a mystery white fish. The waiting staff were not even told the tuna had been substituted for something else. Very bad service to do this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Payne's Bay, BB24008, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint James Parish
  • Phone Number: 1-246-432-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 65
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?