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Bay Tavern

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Martin's Bay, St John, Barbados, New Castle, Barbados
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the local Caribbean food from Vans on the side of the road and most of the restaurants I've been to but unfortunately this one missed the mark. Below average selection. A lot of the menu was not available. The sword fish was over cooked. The ribs were good, but the sides were not. Expensive too for what was... More 

Thank Des M
Quorn, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to Martins Bay many times for the Thursday Lime and must admit that this year with all the new building we felt the place has lost much of its atmosphere. Perhaps we picked a bad day, it just did not seem anything like as busy as it used to be.

Thank Ray G
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was quite a surprise - nothing fancy, no table cloths and no plates. I normally only eat western style food so my guests were quite surprised when I ordered the red snapper. Not half as surprised as me when I opened the polystyrene package to see one fish eye staring at me. Once I got over that shock... More 

Thank sid272014
milton keynes
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice lunch stop here and it was great value by Barbados standards. The food is bajan and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is we had to eat the food of polystyrene trays where the locals where served on proper plates

Thank cejsmith
United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for a family day out. Parked in Bridgetown and took the bus to Martins Bay. Excellent for sight seeing and Bay Tavern did not disappoint. Great food, lovely scenery. Locals and tourists that are in the know experience a little gem. Will be going back loved it.

Thank BajanLadyM
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bay Tavern rocks! My girlfriend and I stayed in Newcastle (highly recommend) and walked to the Bay Tavern for dinner our first night there. We showed up around 8 and a local smoking a cigarette outside told us the kitchen was closed. But Junior, the owner, offered to fix us up dinner anyway. He set us up with rum... More 

Thank Seanonaes
Lincolnshire, UK
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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Martin's Bay is a small fishing village on the wilder East coast of Barbados. Fish and lobsters are landed from small boats, often brought ashore in sacks by swimming fisherman. Bay Tavern is a modern purpose built and very functional restaurant. Outside an ample car park across the road from the beach. Downstairs the bar and toilets. Upstairs the kitchen... More 

Thank Jimmysboy
Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised to see that layout on the second floor. Don't be surprised it look like a school cafeteria . You are not going there for the ambiance. We had a swordfish. Honestly even if it was'nt served on a fancy plate. It was the freshest I ever remembered eating. If you want , you could eat outside on... More 

Thank Christian G
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed near the Bay Tavern for two weeks and ended up getting food from here quite a lot. The food comes in fast food polystyrene wrapping, so rather than eat it in the restaurant area, we usually took it home or down to the beach and ate it there with a beer. Lovely food and huge portions One piece... More 

Thank Clark W
Chicago, Illinois
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194 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Such a great place to eat and have a drink on the East coast. So glad that we stopped here for some drinks and food. I loved every bite. They make it fresh and give you a buzzer to let you know when its done. So you can go downstairs and have some refreshing drinks while your food cooks. So... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Martin's Bay, St John, Barbados, New Castle, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint John Parish  >  New Castle
  • Phone Number: +1-246-433-5118

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?