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Bay Tavern

Martin's Bay, St John, Barbados, New Castle, Barbados
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (12 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Martin's Bay, St John, Barbados, New Castle, Barbados
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Reviews (77)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Martin's bay on several occasions and were surprised to see the old shack closed and this lovely new building next door. We only stopped off for a short while, but the premises, location and ambience were great. We didn't get a...More

Thank Simon1963
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent local food and an experience not to miss. Although here has now been 'updated ' from the old original rather dingy but 'proper' old rum shop to a new large bar/restaurant the food remains tasty and really good value. It's a mission to get...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great food, friendly service and a really good atmosphere. This was our second visit and the first visit for our friends, again it did not disappoint. We loved the fact that there were more local people than tourists, food was good and there was a...More

Thank Boscar
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If you visit one beachfront restaurant in Barbados, make it Bay Tavern at Martins Bay. It maybe out of the way... Most hidden gems are... it will be one choice that you would not regret...

Thank Eugene B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Food here is very good in quality, preparation and taste and the venue is very clean if simple. The available dishes were not on display when I visited although there is a long counter lined with chafing dishes. Many orders are placed via phone for...More

Thank KangarooQueen
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The wild and rugged East coast of Barbados is so special, we drove from the west for lunch at the Bay Tavern and were not disappointed. The Tavern is authentic and looks basic but the food was far from that. Fresh, delicious and we took...More

Thank macandiLondon
Reviewed 22 March 2017 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...More

Thank Des M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

Thank sid272014
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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...More

Thank cejsmith
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Robert T
Hi All, Am planning on going to the thursday fish fry but am a bit confused what time is best. Is it just a lunch time thing? or would about 5:30 be okay? Don't want to miss the food! Thanks
4 April 2017|
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Response from BajanLadyM | Reviewed this property |
I went for lunch and stayed till about 4 but noticed it was getting very busy, so suggest lunchtime to get a seat outside near the sea and enjoy the food sold by Bay Tavern.
Brian S
Do you serve grilled chicken. We have a picky eater.
21 February 2017|
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Response from Skipper1008 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. Very good. Only fish on Thursday tho. Popular night with DJ.
Amy B
Do you serve breakfast?
10 January 2017|
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Response from Skipper1008 | Reviewed this property |
No breakfast. Good fish and local cuisine with a great view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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