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“Down home food right next to the water”
Review of Waverider - CLOSED

Waverider
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Had dinner here as recommended by our hotel manager. The decor of the restaurant is simple: Plastic chairs, paper napkins. For my husband and me, the quality of the food is what is important.

I had the red snapper and macaroni pie, which was outstanding. We split an order of fish cakes, which was great, especially with the spicy dip.

We dined at night, so they had white lights around the outdoor dining area, and you could hear the waves crashing since it's right on the sea which was very romantic.

In all, we ordered 1 appetizer, two entrees, and 4 beers, which totaled about $50US, including tip, which is about what we are used to paying in The States for a nice dinner. The food is so well seasoned and it is one of the best places I have dined so far in Barbados.

Don't come here expecting a fancy place, because you won't find it here. But if you want real Bajan food without the frills, just yummy eats and good service, then head here. I highly recommend it.

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Thank Thla S
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

If you want to enjoy a relaxed and tasty dinner while listening to the waves of the ocean, then Wave Rider it is! This is a cosy restaurant and bar on the edge of Speightstown in St. Peter...steps away from the Speightstown Esplanade.

The food is excellent and the prices very reasonable. The menu is varied but the fish is to die for...always fresh and very well seasoned. I had the best salmon and snapper there!

There's entertainment on the weekend and the mood is light and casual. Decor is simple and breezy but the food and atmosphere can't be beat.

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Thank BarbadosMissy
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Reviewed August 14, 2010

The atmosphere is infectious,especially on Friday nights when there is live music. The service is friendly. The food is fresh and tasty...and the price is right.

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Thank EluniaZ
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Reviewed February 20, 2010

This place is situated at the top (north end) of the road running adjacent to the sea in Speightstown. It is in the same road as Mango's and Cassareep. If you walk along the by the sea wall - they have 2 or 3 tables outside -and enter that way it doesn't have a name on the entrance, however if you approach from the roadside there is a sign above saying 'Waverider' and sometimes a board with specials standing on the paverment. Going in this way you walk through a bar area first.

The place is basic with plastic chairs and simple decor, however don't be put off, the prices are very reaonable and the food fresh and tasty. Service can be erratic, but very friendly and unless you are in a real hurry then it is all part of the evening!

We ate here 7 times in 2 weeks and only ate the fish as we love fresh fish - Catch of the day at BD$25 included Swordfish, Dolphin, Tuna - the best I've ever eaten, King fish which we ordered 2 days before and they got it fresh from the market for us, Marlin is always on the menu and a bargain at BD$20 including potatoes and veg.

Starters include fish cakes, crab cakes and crab cocktail (when available!!) and soup. There is meat on the menu including steaks and T-bone - they looked appetising and portions are good. Also a few pasta dishes. If you want fancy dining at fancy prices don't go, but if you want good fresh food this is a real gem.

Chilean Wine is BD$40 - no list, just 2 to choose from. Banks beer is BD$4, rum punch BD$6.

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2  Thank bumblebeeCumbria
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Reviewed August 25, 2012
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Thank luisa70_11
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