We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great night!”
Review of The Fish Pot

The Fish Pot
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Speightstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Fantastic restaurant overlooking the sea, with excellent lobster. Can't believe no-one has reviewed it before!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you take thirteen people out for a meal, ranging in age from 6 to 80, it can be a challenge to ensure everyone has a great experience, but The Fish Pot met the challenge head on and provided entertainment, great personalities and amazing food! A definite place to visit for all you foodies out there...

Thank Shona E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,896)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

14 - 18 of 1,896 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little effort to get here is well worth the effort. Absolutely fantastic setting overlooking the sea.

The service was excellent, my only recommendation for improvement would be to slow things down a little to allow you to soak up the atmosphere. The team are warm, friendly and professional.

Great food. My wife’s grilled king prawn starter was amazing. Good wine list.

Of course all of this comes at a price...we were celebrating so didn’t hold back. 3 courses, plus cocktails, a glass of champagne, good bottle of wine and course rum to finish. $720BD for 3. Ouch, but definitely worth it!

Thank Silverwestie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
moondance2010, Owner at The Fish Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to review our little restaurant. Sounds like a lovely date night with your wife.
We look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely recommend trying Fish Pot. The food and cocktails are amazing, the décor is lovely and the service was fantastic. By far my favourite restaurant and meal in the two weeks we were in Barbados

Thank Sox81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fish Pot may be 'off the beaten track' for many in the south of Barbados but its cuisine and location make it a must-go-to for many discerning diners.
We were staying at the adjacent Little Good Harbour hotel (q.v. review) for two weeks and took a meal plan (half board) with the Fish Pot, and so got to know it better than most. Anyone's Trip Advisor review will be influenced by expectations - we had none, other than would we enjoy the non-English style menu? We did, enormously. Over the fortnight we had the opportunity to try most menu items and to repeat one or two favourites. Menus are shown, of course, on the Fish Pot website, so no need for excessive detail here.
Many of the tables are right on the edge of the beach overlooking a jetty and reef area. At breakfast, we could look out over a turquoise sea and (usually) watch the Magnificent Frigatebirds wheeling over the water. Fishing boats would occasionally pass by, but the outlook was mainly one of tranquillity and the mood of relaxation.
While we were there, extra decking was being constructed on the beach side and a turtle nest of hatching young was uncovered right under the part of the restaurant where we had been seated an hour before (pic). The staff recalled the mother turtle laying the eggs there some two months before.
At dinner (7pm ish) we would watch the sky darken over the sea and, for part of our stay, watch the moonlight shimmering on the water.
As the name implies, the menu includes a fair proprtion of fresh fish, with meat and vegetarian options. We sampled Red Snapper, Barracuda, Swordfish, Flying Fish and Mahi mahi - all eminently edible. On the first night, we were offered Lionfish, but I chose the Snapper (delicious!) and would have tried the Lionfish later, but it didn't come up again as catch of the day. (Lionfish - usually found in the Indian Ocean / Pacific - is a recent invader of the local reefs. It's unwelcome owing to the fact that it eats the young reef fish and has no local predators. The plan is to get rid of them by putting them on restaurant menus and I would have enjoyed the chance to help out).
All the food was cooked to perfection and served appetisingly as simple dishes with side options. Side vegetables were tastily offered with some very pleasant sauces, spices and herbs. For UK /US visitors, this is NOT a burger and fries menu, but relish the change! There were some very nice sweets on offer too, from Breadfruit Cheescake to Rum and Raisin Ice Cream.
Breakfasts, again, were plentiful and tastefully prepared and unusual for a UK palate - no 'Full English' here, but embrace the healthy change of diet! Flying Fish on toast, or Scrambled eggs with red onions, supported by fruit and vegetables were too good to turn down, but conscious of waistlines, we occasionally went for something simple like muesli.
One cannot omit mention of the staff, who, after a day or so, welcomed us at each meal like long lost friends. Always ready to smile and enjoy a joke, they were constantly professional and attentive and ready to describe the attributes of each different dish (such as the range of fish species) to the enquiring visitor. Mealtimes were an enjoyable experience.
The menu was not inexpensive compared to many UK outlets, but prices in Barbados generally reflect a need to make the most of the tourist trade - but, hey, you're on holiday! I have ticked the 'expensive' box below, but, not eating elsewhere, we had nothing to compare prices with. It depends on what you're used to and what your budget is. Look at the menus.
At one visit to a garden on the island, we chanced to meet a Barbadian couple who asked us where we were staying. When we mentioned Little Good Harbour and The Fish Pot, the lady said ' That's the only place I'd go if I was having a staycation.' She was as good as her word; we later saw them at dinner one evening. A fair recommendation.

Duncan Shepherd - Author

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Dave A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on the West Coast of the island, Fish Pot boasts a beautiful view of the West side beach. Nice and Blue. The staff are super courteous and efficient. Food was full of flavor and they have an amazing freshly made Fruit Punch. I added a little rum to mine :D!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Gav R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
moondance2010, Owner at The Fish Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting . We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Really appreciate your comments.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Fish Pot also viewed

Speightstown, Saint Peter Parish
Holetown, Saint James Parish
 
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
Holetown, Saint James Parish
 
Speightstown, Saint Peter Parish
 

Been to The Fish Pot? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing