Fodor's Expert Review Daphnes

$$$$ West Coast Italian Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

The chef and his brigade whip up contemporary Italian cuisine at The House's beachfront restaurant, a chic outpost of the London eatery of the same name. Grilled yellowfin tuna, for example, becomes "modern Italian" when combined with spicy chickpeas and peperonata (stewed peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic). Perfectly prepared melanzane (eggplant) and zucchini alla parmigiana is a delicious starter; a half portion of risotto with porcini mushrooms, green beans, and Parma ham is fabulously rich; and branzino (sea bass) in salt crust with buttered potatoes and tartar sauce is a sublime main course. There's even a gluten-free dinner menu and a "summer special" prix-fixe menu. The extensive wine list features both regional Italian and fine French selections.This is not the place for anyone in a hurry.

Italian Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Modern Italian Lively

Quick Facts

Hwy. 1
St. James  Barbados

246-432–2731

www.eleganthotels.com/daphnes

Known For:
  • Classy cuisine presented in a classy environment
  • Delightful beachfront atmosphere
  • Although not a "family" environment, there is a children's menu
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: June– Oct. no lunch and closed Mon.