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The Cliff

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The Cliff Review

Chef Paul Owens's mastery is the foundation of one of the finest dining experiences in the Caribbean, 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. Starter suggestions include smoked salmon ravioli with garlic sauce or grilled portobello mushroom on greens with truffle vinaigrette; for the main course, try char-grilled swordfish with Thai yellow curry sauce, seared tuna with saffron caper sauce and tomato coulis, or Cajun salmon with pesto cream sauce. Dessert falls into the sinful category, and service is impeccable. The prix-fixe menu will set you back $125 per person for a two-course meal or $145 per person for a three-course meal. Reserve days or even weeks in advance to snag a table at the front of the terrace for the best view.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Sun. Apr. 15–Dec. 15. No lunch.
Updated: 02-27-2014

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    The Cliff Review

    I just wanted to warn others that we found this restaurant very over-priced and underwhelming.

    We were astonished that this restaurant was a Fodor's Choice and wrote to Fodor's about it.

    If you go and see your bill, you will know why.

    by nadelson, 7/10/11
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    The Cliff Review

    It's impossible not to have an evening you'll remember for a lifetime at The Cliff - especially if you have the veal chop and the perfect wine. Not a thing to criticize. We had cocktails up top, and the staff had no problem letting us take our time with drinks before sitting down. Spectacularly lit from below, there is not a bad seat in the house. The most romantic evening ever. I live in NYC and am in a business where going to the finest restaurants is part of my job and would not praise The Cliff so highly if I didn't know any better. You must make this part of your trip. Of course, all of the food in Barbados was terrific. Be sure to have some chicken at Just Grillin too!

    by sbrasny, 1/9/10
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    Fabulous place, fabulous price

    This is a very enjoyable restaurant, great architecture, lovely view of the sea, excellent service. There's a buzz. People are enjoying themselves. I heard someone say "And what's your next movie going to be?". The food is quite good and the prices are high. Go anyway.

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    Worth a trip to Barbados

    One of our favorite restaurants in the world. The setting , professional service and most importantly the food and its presentation make for a must visit when in Barbados.Try late evening drinks in the lounge on the cliff above the dining room for a romantic interlude.

    by blonddog, 1/27/07

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