restaurants and bars

Restaurants and bars are very limited and are open at certain times only, have to be booked in advance or close out of the tourist season, so please call them to see if they are open before you go. Some food can be ordered if you ask a local person and real Barbudan specialities like land turtle, deer meat, crabs and conchs are only available at certain times and harder to find, so if you are there at the right time at a food fair or event - you are in luck. Fresh caught fish depends on good sea-faring weather and is often sold on the street. Most Barbudan food is sold early in the day and gone by the afternoon so don't miss out by looking too late, or buy it early and save it for later.

ArtCafe

Squeezing fresh bitter oranges for cocktailsArtcafe pop-up suppers

The ArtCafe serves a selection of local home made food and drink in our art gallery and cafe. We have mint, breakfast and local bush teas; fresh juices, Caribbean-roast coffee and we often make a cake. We do a snack dish of the day lunch, and delicious pop-up gourmet suppers (book in advance) with Barbudan produce. Look at our sample menu or phone or email to see what we have on (268) 4600434 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We also have a Facebook page. We do lively Caribbean rum tasting evenings for those who want to learn about the history and practice of rum making in the Caribbean or you can come to one of our friendly Happy Hours - usually on Fridays from 7 - 9pm, where we serve cocktails with jazz, soca, reggae and good old pop music. Here you will meet local people and other travellers staying with us - but call first to see if we are open. We are always closed on Sunday.

Barbuda Outback

Outback restaurant is at Low BayThe view at Outback

Barbuda Outback is right on the beach at Low Bay, a spectacular fourteen mile stretch of pink and white sand between the sparkling Caribbean sea and the healing waters of Codrington Lagoon. We specialise in lunches as part of our island day tours or you can book lunch or dinner for a special occasion. Enjoy lobster, fresh Barbuda fish and our other specialities, and have a drink with us here in this beautiful setting. To book, contact Jala or Calvin on (268) 721-3280 or (268) 721-1972, or call Yvonne in Antigua on (268) 776-3378, who will help you organise your trip.

Byron's Snackette and Grill

byrons 2015byron himselfByron can be found at the kiosk at the Lagoon wharf most days, serving hot dogs, burgers, fish and chips, popcorn, ice cream and traditional breakfasts at the weekend. He serves beer and wine in the cool Lagoon breeze, often playing great music from soul to soca, reggae and jazz. Byron caters to order for a special occasion or celebration, and he can cook for you on the beach. Call to say you are coming and he will prepare for you.  Contact Byron Askie on (268) 783-7243 or at the Snackette on (268) 734-1893 or at Green Door on (268) 460-0065 where you can leave a message.

Chez Olice

Chez OliceOlice cooking

At Olice's restaurant you can eat delicious proper local home-made Barbudan food such as stewed pork, rosemary chicken, grilled lobster, fish and souse. Olice is open every day except Monday, from 4.30pm until late and at weekends from 10am. On Sunday she cooks lunch. Call Olice on (268) 772-0480.

Extra Man

On the main road to River, Extra Man aka Evans Bar is a popular drinking and loud music spot especially after horse-racing and other events. Noisy and sometimes rowdy it's now one of the only places left to go for a drink.

It's a bit Fishy Seafood Grill and Bar

FISHY Restaurant tableFISHY Restaurant

Currently temporarily closed this popular venue served a wide range of cocktails, wines, beers, spirits and lovely food at River Road. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (268) 783-8073 to find out more and ask her to hurry up and re-open.

Lyme Bar and Club

The Lyme was a bar and late night dance club and currently sometimes open on Friday nights, some Sundays, special occasions and as a Mas Tent for Caribana.

Lynton's To Go

lyntons to go viewLynton lounge 1

Lynton Thomas has a lounge bar and shop below his guest house that sells drinks, ice cream and fried chicken with johny cakes. He can do a great breakfast, lunch or dinner to order, just give him a call on (268) 721-2796. Lynton owns and operates The Bus Stop B&B above the bar and offers a taxi service and tours of the island.

Madison Bar

This bar is now under new management serving a limited selection of wines, soft drinks, beers and spirits here in the centre of the village at Madison.

 

River Beach Bar and Grill

Levi at his barbecueThe beach bar and grill

The River Beach Bar and Grill is located at River beach - also known as the pink sand beach - and is one of the easiest beaches to get to in Barbuda. Book a meal here and your host, Mr Levi John, will offer you the best in local food and drink; lobster, conchs, fish and chicken, all served from his barbecue grill. He serves this with freshly made salads and home-made local drinks such as lime juice, and for dessert - a home-made cake. He can be contacted on VHF Channel 16 by boat, or on his numbers (268) 788-5378, 779-4652, or 723-5012 and has a facebook page for more pictures and comments. Mr John also runs a taxi and day tour service which includes lunch at his bar on the beach.

Uncle Roddy's Beach Bar and Grill

Roddys BarUncle RoddyProbably the best known of Barbuda's restaurants and bars, Uncle Roddy's is located right on the beach at Coral Group bay on Barbuda, next to Barbuda Cottages. Recently he has renovated and enlarged the space and it's now possible to moor your boat right outside. Uncle Roddy's is Barbuda's first and only 100% solar powered restaurant - and is most famous for his grilled Barbudan lobster. But a new chef now cooks delicious grilled fish and other dishes, all accompanied by lovely side dishes including sweet potato fries, rice and peas, salads and vegetables. Reservations are required to ensure availability so please call first on (268) 722-3050 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Street Food

butchering meat on the street roasting corn

Street food is very good on Barbuda. At both schools before break-time you can buy home-made snacks like bread pudding, meatballs, chicken and patties. There may be fried fish and johnny cakes outside Canutes shop on a Friday or Saturday lunchtime and Wanda will be selling the best ribs, chicken and burgers at her new venue by the Duck Pond most days. Jerk Man has a central village stall selling various things including stews and Jamaican style jerk pork and chicken. You can buy roti from Marcia at Roti Queen just off Madison Square. The Block Club and the churches do breakfast events and there are others who sell from various places in the village at different times. If you are cooking, local meat (mainly pork or beef) is often sold from a table in the village, and is much cheaper and better quality than the imported frozen meat. If you are looking for Barbudan beef, goat, lamb or deer meat you can often only buy from people on the day they are selling it and you have to be quick!

 

 fish with soldier fungijerk man

Local Drinks

Jamoree and Majid selling coconut waterWe make our own fruit punches and other local drinks like soursop and passion fruit and there is often fresh coconut water to buy. The bars serve our local beers - Wadadali and Carib - as well as Heineken or whatever else is available. Antigua produces its own rums - Cavalier and English Harbour and you can buy wine and some cocktails in the village for about a quarter of the price of one in a hotel. The ArtCafe does cocktail happy hours on some Friday evenings 7 - 9pm and Caribbean rum tasting evenings if you want to learn more about the making and blending of Caribbean rums.

 

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