Fodor's Expert Review The Cliff

$$$$ West Coast Eclectic

Editor's Note: This location is reported to be under new ownership and therefore this review may contain inaccuracies.

Chef Paul Owens's mastery creates one of the finest dining experiences in the Caribbean—elegant, eclectic cuisine with prices to match. Steep steps hug the cliff on which the restaurant sits to accommodate those arriving by yacht, and every candlelit table has a sea view. The first course may include Scottish smoked salmon, snow crab cake, or savory snails in puff pastry. For the main course, try Caribbean shrimp with Thai green curry sauce, fillet of dolphin (mahimahi), or a prime beef tenderloin with Roquefort sauce. Dessert falls into the sinful category, and service is impeccable. The prix-fixe menu, whether a two-course or a three-course meal, will set you back triple digits per person. Reserve days or even weeks in advance to snag a table at the front of the terrace for the best view.

Eclectic Sophisticated Dinner $$$$ Lunch

Quick Facts

Hwy. 1
Derricks, St. James  BB24110, Barbados

246-432–1922

www.thecliffbarbados.com

Known For:
  • Sophisticated seaside dining experience
  • World-class cuisine and wine list
  • Extraordinarily pricey
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch; Apr. 15–Dec. 15 closed Sun.

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