Oistins fish fry

March 27th 2013katie

Oistin fish fry, Barbados

We spent a fun Friday night in Barbados down at the coastal town of Oistins for its famous Fish Fry night market. It’s undeniably a big tourist draw – we could follow the hoards of white/burnt shoulders to find it – but there were plenty of locals down as well, and it felt like a genuine Bajan experience with the music, dancing and plenty of food a’frying…

Oistin fish fry, Barbados
Oistin fish fry, Barbados

Oistin fish fry, Barbados
Oistin fish fry, Barbados

After perusing all the stalls – each has its own seating area with informal waiter service – we sat at Mo’s Place and ordered beers, grilled fish and a big plate of veggie noms for me.

Oistin fish fry, Barbados
Oistin fish fry, Barbados
Oistin fish fry, Barbados

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food and, for an island where restaurants can get crazy expensive, it was a total bargain at around $40 Bajan per person – under £15 each including all the beers.

Oistin fish fry, Barbados
Oistin fish fry, Barbados

We sat for a bit afterwards and watched little kids and older breakdancers do their thing on the stage to some disco classics. The fish fry is there every evening but Friday is the busy party night, so get there early to grab a table.

Oistin fish fry, Barbados

Comments (4)

  • snappystreet

    March 27th 2013 at 11:58 pm

    This looks amazing!

    So lively! What a place :)

  • Cate

    March 28th 2013 at 10:28 am

    Wow! this looks amazing. x

  • Emma

    April 9th 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Your posts are making me so nostalgic! My godmother lived in Barbados for a while, and I went over a couple of times.
    I think my favourite memory is being in Oistins on a Friday night, and stumbling across a church hall full of old couples foxtrotting round – so magical right in the middle of a boisterous party.

    1. Katie

      April 9th 2013 at 4:42 pm

      That sounds wonderful! I loved seeing the little kids dancing up on stage.

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