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Waterfront Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, , Cafe
The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-427-0093
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while in Bridgetown. Outside seating was on the sidewalk, fairly full, empty inside. Situated right along the careenage canal. Placed the food order but after 20 minutes they figured out they lost the order, so then reordered. Stuff happens. Food was...More

Thank HoustonRobert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely lunch, food was really good and the service was excellent, definitely back to a great standard

Thank Helenpd85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on reviews I made this place a must-visit on our trip to Bridgetown. While it was fine, I wouldn't make a special trip again. We went for lunch and had sandwiches - crab cake and flying fish. The flying fish was very heavily battered...More

Thank BC-Westcoaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a city with such a long maritime history I can’t help thinking that Bridgetown could do more with the waterfront as this is virtually the only place to eat or drink there. There is an upper level which we didn’t visit but the ground...More

Thank 190764Ramblingman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Waterfront Cafe with some friends. The position was great, overlooking the sea. Plenty of tables and chairs outside, perfect for coffee or lunch. There was a Dixieland Jazz group playing, they were fabulous, everyone was up and dancing. During the fantastic evening, we...More

Thank 578jacky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Waterfront Café on our last night in Barbados and what a great place it was, the staff were very friendly and the cocktails were delicious. What finished the night off was a steel band that was playing and they were brilliant will...More

Thank Tracy2565
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amidst the hurly burly of a bustling capital, this is a good place to relax and watch the world go by on land and water. The sport sea fishing boats are moored at the marina alongside this bar which is also close to the centre...More

Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience is great. Right downtown by the tourist fishing boats. I had a salad and my guest had a whole snapper. Food OK but not worth an extra star. Great carrot cake. Bit on the high side price wise.

Thank Bernard S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place has become a tradition to dine at! Lovely view of the marina and good food, although slightly pricey. As a vegetarian, however, I always manage to find something to eat. A nice variety of choices to select from and the bread pudding dessert...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 4 November 2017

well the last time we were in Barbados quite a few years ago now, we visited here and well this time round we just had to come back as the staff and atmosphere is simply great. We had some good refreshments and just enjoyed watching...More

Thank alphonsus10
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David Y
15 January 2016|
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Response from Edison W | Reviewed this property |
Your question seems to have been adequately answered by others. But I would recommend you walk there and take a taxi back to your ship. The walk, provided you are up to it, will permit you to stop in at Pelican Craft Village... More
20 July 2015|
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Response from Nigel E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to poor cold water on things but Susan Walcott, the owner of Waterfront has indeed closed it down and will not be reopening it. She hopes to find a buyer who might reopen, but nothing on the horizon as yet. Perhaps you... More
8 March 2015|
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Response from allison b | Reviewed this property |
well its not that far if you like to walk its about 20mins walk in the nice hot sun and with a bottle of water and sun block and would be able to see a lot more that you would in a cab but if you want to take it should be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 246-427-0093
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