ou may already know that Bridgetown and it’s Garrison have recently been named a UNESCO world heritage site; with boundless architectural and cultural splendor, shopping and tours just waiting to be experienced. Sounds and sights are all part of the Bridgetown scene, but the city of Bridgetown also has a smell. Yes! A smell! An oh so important smell that enters your nostrils and vibrates down your throat to make your tummy grumble with delight. Traditional island dishes, Italian, fast food, Bajan buffet, Bajan cutters, and alfresco dining can all be found in Bridgetown and the surrounding environs.
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Ideal Restaurant Ask a Bajan where to eat in Bridgetown and one common suggestion is likely to be the Ideal Restaurant, top floor, Cave Shepherd. Bajan buffet style at less than $US10 per plate. Waterfront Café | Take a casual walk across the bridge for a la carte, alfresco dining at the Waterfront Café; and for a treat on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings there are Jazz sessions that go until 11pm. Chicken Barn | A personal fast food favorite of mine is Chicken Barn; their slogan “Home of the heavenly chicken” says it all. Who knew that the combination of great Bajan seasonings and rotisserie chicken could be oh so good!