Fodor's Award

Dining at the Fish Pot restaurant at Little Good Harbour is a reason in itself to visit Barbados. This unusual restaurant is part of a converted fort that sits directly on the beach at Sherman's and the open terrace dining area looks out to the ocean beyond.

For starters, the enticing menu includes baby clams in Creole sauce and lobster ravioli with Jim Beam butter sauce. Six Men's fish market is a mere 10 minute walk away and the entree menu offers tempting dishes from the sea, such as oven-roasted sea bass, grilled swordfish, jumbo shrimp, pan-fried lobster and scallops served on buttered fettuccine. The Fish Pot restaurant offers a truly gourmet dining experience in delightful surroundings.

Set in the small eighteenth-century fort at the water's edge, the restaurant is airy and informal. The chef takes a purist's approach to cooking, and shuns stuffing, rolling, or otherwise playing with the food. He uses the freshest of ingredients (flying them in if necessary) and pumps up the flavour with local seasonings. The result includes a pan-fried mahi-mahi so delicately flavoured that it's sublime, and a lamb shank worthy of Henry VIII, with a dark, bold, and fragrant bite. Also noteworthy are the grilled lobster medallions and hash browns, drizzled with a mild spinach pesto, and gazpacho.