All depends what you want and where you go to eat. Go where the locals eat and you can't go far wrong!!
please note that there are some/many foods which are not native to Barbados and therefore not only incur the charges normally associated with restaurants, but also incur shipping charges, duties etc. The lobsters are flown in from the Grenadines, mostly (I believe this is correct.. the owner of Lobster Alive will likely pop up on this topic at some point). just like Shrimp etc.. not cheap.
Food prices in general are going up, but again.. it does completely depend on where you plan to eat. (and sometimes even the local fare is not the least expensive).
I hardly think the cost of lobster is a good indicator or typical of food prices in Barbados restaurants
There are plenty of places where you can eat for a lot less and some where you can spend more
Please try a few more menus to get a more realistic impression
As previous posters have said it depends on what and where you eat as in any country in the world. We were eating in reasonable cost restaurants and for 2 main meals, 2 beers and 2 rum n cokes was around 100BDS/$50/£33. When we had lunch we ate chicken n potato rotis or flying fish cutters, coconut punch and lemonade which was around 30BDS/$15/£10.
Shopping was 4BDS/$2/£1.35 for wholemeal bread, same for large bottle coke/fanta, 8BDS/$4/£2.60 for 4 pots fruit yogurt, 12.50BDS/$6.25/£4 for 6 bottles Banks beer, 6BDS/$3/£2 for pack cold roast beef are some examples. It's not like shopping in the UK where the large supermarkets have lots of competition so have special offers. We took things like cereal, pasta, biscuits,tea bags & coffee with us as they are light to carry.
The food we had was the usual high standard and we can't wait to get back to this lovely island once again.
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