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Mouth-watering Starters,Tacos, Wraps, Burgers, King Ribs, Hot Dogs, Kababs, Cocktails, Craft Beers, Prosecco & Wines Together with Great Funky Music & much much more....
PRICE RANGE
£6 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Barbecue, Wine Bar, Dining bars, Street Food
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem, this cute and cosy cocktail and burger bar doesn't disappoint. With a relaxed vibe, friendly staff and fun quizzes, this is the perfect place for drinks or a bite to eat!

Date of visit: June 2024
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this fantastic review Hope we can see you soon.

Reviewed 10 May 2024 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. We live in Bembridge and I’ve finally found a place that does an amazing burger!!! I mean amazing. I’ve spent alot of time in London searching out the best burgers and miss them until Barbosa!!! The ribs aren’t the usual bone with little...meat, they are also brilliant with lots of meat. I fully recommend this place. The staff are personal and great. Thanks for having us, we WILL be back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2024

Wow Thank you for the fantastic review. Love to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 6 May 2024

the food and the atmosphere were brilliant let down by expensive drinks that were only half full, and the coke was flat. the fries were extra and a very small potion. the waiter was brilliant entertainmentMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2024

Thank you for your honest review. I don't really understand about the drinks being half full. All our beer is served by the bottle or can and the Coke is served by an individual glass bottle too. Re being flat I can only apologize. Wine...More

Reviewed 25 March 2024

Such a fun find. Front of house service was great but service out of kitchen a little slow , but food made up for this as was was amazing and really nicely presented , Id say portions are very big, but this may have been...what we ordered . Music is quite loud which we didnt mind. its a tiny restaurant so you will need to book. ask for one of the booths as you can then do the Car trivia movie quiz which was really fun. And if you get all questions right you get a free shot.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2024

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Hope we can see you very soon!!

Reviewed 22 March 2024

Lovely atmosphere was made to feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble , I’m a bit fussy but they made my burger to my exact order and I’ve got to say it was delicious , perfect size and my plate was clear .

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Hope we can see you again soon...

Reviewed 11 March 2024

I actually have to agree with the review below mine. The portions are small! I’m not sure what the hype is? Maybe the cocktails are super great? The burger was just a burger, very clean and nicely put together. But having to pay so much...extra for fries is a tad on the pricey side. You don’t mind paying £15 for a burger but just chuck some chips on the side. The slaw was nice but again, nothing special. I also feel the extraction in the place could do with some work as it’s really quite ‘greasy’ smelling whilst waiting for food. And if you’re not into drum and bass whilst eating then this isn’t the place for you. Locally you can get a great burger down the Birdham with slaw, chips for £9:95! That’s basically half the price for the same burger product. Tried it, that’s the main thing. Maybe just not our vibe. But don’t knock it till you try it! Every person is different.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

We always enjoy our visits to Barbosa. Really tasty and interesting food in a small fun and friendly restaurant . Great service and fabulous cocktails, lovely atmosphere. It is a favourite with all the family. It is always busy so do book in advance.

Date of visit: February 2024
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Thanks so much for this Great Review. Hope to see you again very soon!!!!

Reviewed 29 February 2024 via mobile

Went hear on a Wednesday night after reading all the good reviews and was looking forward to the meal. We ordered 3 cokes, the drinks came up half full, talk about trying to get more money out of you. We ordered burgers none of which...came with fries or anything, the burgers looked nothing like the pictures online and at £15 pound a burger it’s not cheap, the fries were so small I could have counted them on my fingers. The tray/plate the food was served on looked empty, just a burger full of lettuce and a tiny handful of fries for almost £20, it was wasn’t right to give full grown adults these size meals and drinks. If we had wanted children’s portions we would have gone to McDonalds and got happy meals. Don’t believe the hype of this place, it is so over priced for the size of the portions.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Sorry you were not happy with your meal from us. We have never had a review like this before. Most people complane that the portions are too big!!! It would of been good if you could of let us know when you were with us...More

Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Love this place! Fantastic food, staff were amazing, great atmosphere. We loved it when we ate here tonight. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: December 2023
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2023

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR FANTASTIC COMMENTS. HOPE TO SEE YOU VERY SOON.....

Reviewed 20 November 2023

Had a meal for two at the end of summer - I was previously a chef & eat out quite a lot - this place was a fabulous find, do so glad we took the time to visit. 1 veggie burger, 1 beef burger, shared...some corn rubs, which were devine. Service was attentive and relaxed, nice little car quiz too. food was an absolute solid 10 out if 10. Can't recommend this place enough. We will def be back. Don't hesitate - get yourself booked in.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Wow Thanks so much for this Great review. Hope we can see you soon...

Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

My partner and I have visited barbosa before a couple of years ago and were egar to go back when in Bembridge. We decided to call by this evening and see if we could nab a table, we were lucky (usually booking is advised). The...place is small, but perfectly set out, I like the fact that it's not overly busy and full of people and noise chat etc. The music is cool and not too loud, the decor is spot on for the place and the food....amazing! Perfectly cooked which only indicates the chef, knows his stuff. The young lady, Katelyn who served us with both drinks and our meal was lovely. Her cocktail skills are brilliant 👏 well worth trying! Thanks guys for making our last evening on the island an enjoyable one and we'll see you soon when we return 😀More

Date of visit: November 2023
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

WOW!! Thank You for the GREAT Review !!!! Hope to see you soon....

Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

This place is amazing. Went tonight Friday the 3rd of November. I had tried before but they are always fully booked. I can see why the minute we walked in the door the atmosphere was incredible and the waitress was awesome. We had some cocktails...and some top notch food. We felt very at home and the service was first class. We can not wait to go back I would highly recommend this restaurant. Might be our new go to place to eat and drinkMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2023

Glad you enjoyed... Thank you for the Great review. Hope to see you again very soon....

Reviewed 27 October 2023

Tasty, flavourful, large portions, which were very filling but we still had room for the brownie!! Lovely decor, family friendly and most importantly dog friendly. The food was freshly cooked by one chef and just one waitress, which will tell you how small it is...inside. Perfect place to eat. I had to change the time of the booking by email due to a change in Ferry times back to the mainland, and the owner was very kind and accommodating. Had to also reduce the number in the party dining and again, the owner replied really quickly, I felt like a pest, but was never made to feel so by the staff. A lovely final meal after a great family holiday.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2023

Thank you so much for your wounderful comments. So glad you enjoyed our little restaurant. I hope we can see you next time you are back on the Island....

Reviewed 29 September 2023

Small, but perfectly formed restaurant. We were made to feel at ease and welcome from the moment we entered. Katelyn front of house waitress/bar tender was excellent at hosting and made the best cocktails. The food was delicious, we had kebabs/ribs/burger with fries as sides...and corn ribs and potato salad, nothing left on the plates...we also had a pudding brownies/waffle. It's the first time in ages anywhere were we haven't got a single negative comment. Hats off to Mark the chef and Mia behind the scenes, a wonderful evening, and a real shame we don't live on the island as it would definitely become a regular haunt. Thank you Mark, Katelyn and Mia (and any other staff members we didn't meet ast night) for making it an evening to remember. ❤️More

Date of visit: September 2023
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Hope to see you again soon....

Reviewed 3 September 2023

Fabulous meal had by all 4 of us, the ribs, chicken skewers, prawn and cray fish taco and falafel were absolutely delicious, our waiter Conner was very attentive polite helpful and helped out with the naming the film from the pictures of cars THANKS :),...not sure of the name of the waitress but she was very polite and helpful to the customers on the tables near us, we met the owner who was lovely and answered all our questions definitely going back to this very quirky restaurant. Thanks!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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David Walker, Owner at Barbosa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed. See you soon Thanks…

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It is a small indoor restaurant.A local pops in with a very small dog just for a drink.Not sure it's the best place for dogs.
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