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Little Good Harbour, Barbados

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The Fish Pot restaurant has recently opened at Little Good Harbour, Barbados. This unusual restaurant is part of a converted fort and sits directly on the beach at Sherman's fishing village 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. With the fish market a mere ten minute drive away, the entrees offer tempting dishes from the sea, such as oven-roasted sea bass, grilled swordfish, jumbo shrimp, pan-fried lobster and scallops served on buttered fettucine. The Fish Pot restaurant offers a truly gourmet dining experience in delightful surroundings.

Gourmet Travel 2000

"The tropical life's vital ingredient"

"As it happened, two sets of friends happened to be in Barbados at the same time as we were. So the days were spent on the beach, exploring and, inevitably, getting lost in the canefields, and during the evenings a meal out".

"One of my favourite spots is the Fish Pot, quite far north, beyond Speightstown, on the west coast. The dining room sits on a wooden deck and inside a former fort. There are huge shuttered windows and waves breaking right beneath you. It's a classic Caribbean setting".

James Henderson, Financial Times © Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2001. "FT" and "Financial Times" are trademarks of The Financial Times.

Fish Pot – St Peter, Barbados

He was raised in cold, damp Coventry, but chef Trevor Byer's bloodline runs straight to balmy Barbados, where his legendary mains with island spices is winning raves for the new Fish Pot in St. Peter. Set in a small eighteenth-century fort at the water's edge. the restaurant is airy and informal. Byer takes a purist's approach to cooking, and shuns stuffing, rolling, or otherwise playing with his food. He uses the freshest ingredients--flying them in if necessary--and pumps up the flavor with local seasonings. The result includes a pan-fried dolphin so delicately flavored 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 (246-439-3000; entrees, $15-$40).

Condé Nast Traveler's 100 hot tables

June/July 2001 Bride's

Take romantic refuge at Little Good Harbour, a cluster of cottages set near St. Peter's historic Fort Rupert. Opened just last year, this upscale enclave has already garnered a loyal European following seeking an off-the-beaten-track hideaway. From the balcony of your suite, watch the fishermen below - a reminder of a bygone era to match the colonial decor of your room. Frolic on the beach or by the pool, but the real social scene happens at the Fish Pot, where everyone comes to sample chef Trevor Byer's fabulous dishes. Doubles from $302; 246-439-3000 or littlegoodharbourbarbados.com.

T.C.

The Michael Winner Memorial Award for the Best Barbados Hotel goes to: "Little Good Harbour"

Forget all the hoo-ha about Sandy Lane (which looks like an explosion in a fabric factory), the house, five star service, three star accommodation) or Villa Nova (lovely hotel but it's a long walk to the beach)...

The best bolt hole on Barbados is Little Good Harbour, a cluster of cottages 'round a swimming pool in the north of the island. It feels like Barbados of 20 years ago, in the days before in-room plasma screens became de rigueur; Rooms are elegant and comfortable - try to get one on the beach side of the road - and there is an excellent restaurant serving wonderful lobster (The Fish Pot Restaurant Tel: (246)439-2604)

Rob Ryan (2003)

Sunday Times September 28, 2003

Barbados is Back in the vanguard and style. After a few tired years, the island has raised its game with the successful re-launch of Sandy Land and new hotel projects such as Villa Nova, The House and Little Good Harbour.

Rob Ryan and David Wickers

Financial Times Magazine

" .................., my favorite restaurant was the Fish Pot at Little Good Harbour near the Northern Tip of the island. In these parts they still build boats under the palm trees on the beach. The restaurant , which is part of a small hotel, has been made in the shell of one of the oldest buildings in the country, with mint green shutters at its window and its toes in the sea. Ten tables are set on a verandah under a mint green awning. Executive Chef Stephen Belgrave was born on the island, graduated from the Barbados Culinary College and worked in London at the Connaught and La Gavroche..........

Peter Hughes and Paul Slater

Guest Comments

After 5 holidays to Barbados, we have found Paradise. An idyllic location. Little Good Harbour is a newly and tastefully converted coral stone warehouse with stunning views both up and down a deserted lovely beach. This is a gem. a) Don't tell anyone b) Cant wait to return c) Keep it Quiet

Anthony Glenton and Family C.A, Whinbank, Rothbury Northumberland NE65 7YJ United Kingdom

Don't like being back one bit as it has just turned cold again... Thank goodness for memories ... sitting in the gazebo and gazing out to sea watching the frigate birds and feeling that lovely warmth around me. Thanks again for the lovely stay ... and long live Little Good Harbour and the Fish Pot - don't change the style - you have something special there! Very best wishes to you all

Sally & Richard George

I just wanted to send you a little note to voice my appreciation for the great ambience, service, food and privacy that you provided to us. We had a wonderful time in Barbados, which was partly due to having a wonderful room with a great view, and good snorkeling on our doorstep. I will recommend your hotel to anyone of our friends looking to get away from the major resort vacation, without forfeiting luxury.

Marcus Venth

We have now been to Little Good Harbour three times and it just gets better and better. If you want to relax in style, if you want to get away from the big hotels and enjoy a hotel and restaurant that has been designed and managed with a real personal touch in a fantastic location then stay at the Little Good Harbour. We will certainly keep going back and would recommend it to anyone wanting to chill out in style!

Simon, Helen, Francesca and Megan Wright. Oxford. UK

A whole week has passed already since we left your marvelous 'little place' - very aptly named. We were delighted to find you and to be able to stay for three nights at only a week's notice. We loved everything about LGH especially the cottage with its large sitting area & kitchen, and the spacious room & bathroom. Even the pathways through the green foliage are a special feature. We also much liked the FishPot restaurant with the sea crashing onto the beach below the windows - excellent food too! Your team in both the restaurant and the housekeeping department are lovely Bajan folk as well. The atmosphere is one of 'a happy ship'. Many thanks for a very enjoyable & memorable stay...

Colin & Jane....Colin Tindal, Tiroran House, Isle of Mull PA69 6ES, Scotland

Little Good Harbour is a luxurious and tranquil hideaway. It looks like it is not impossible to get away from the crowds and sample the local way of life on Barbados, and while the rest of the West Coast is teeming with jet skis and beach hawkers, the Little Good Harbour provides that much needed quiet retreat option without compromising on luxury.

We stayed in one of the tastefully decorated one-bedroom garden cottages overlooking the lovely swimming pool and the historic Fort Rupert, and we were pleasantly surprised to find a decent sea view thrown in for a good measure.

The downstairs featured a verandah, a comfy lounge area with a CD player and a fully equipped fitted kitchen. You may not want to use it too often as, after all, you are on holiday. Also, the Fish Pot restaurant across the road served the most delicious and well presented dishes. But, the kitchen provided an opportunity to cook our own catch of the day bought at the local market in the romantic little fishing village of Sherman's, only a 5 minute walk away.

The upstairs of the cottage had an emperor-sized four poster bed and an en-suite bathroom with shower. There was also a balcony with a view, a perfect spot for that early morning cup of coffee. While our stay at the Little Good Harbour was thoroughly enjoyable and wholeheartedly recommended, the beach...essentially a quiet place separated from the local road by lush vegetation...give me a car passing by every now and then over the constant roar of jet skis on all the other West Coast beaches any time.

...the comfy gazebos were an absolute godsend, and for that ultimate relaxation experience you can always lounge by the pool, an idyllic oasis of tranquility.

Overall, it was a fantastic accommodation set in lush gardens with a quietly luxurious and romantic feel, excellent sea view restaurant at a historic location, and a good low-key beach. Enjoy! Best wishes & kind regards

Tom and Ivonka Carroll; Mddx UK Visited: 11-2002

Just a quick note to Andrew, Graham and Margaret. Brenda and I had a great time at Little Good Harbour. The room was very nice, and your overall service was excellent...The food at the Fish Pot was also exceptionally good. We found none better anywhere else on the island in the short time we were there. Our week there will be remembered as one of our best vacations.

The McQuays

Please pass on our thanks to all concerned for a very memorable visit to Barbados. Your hotel surpassed our expectations and I hope to be able to visit you again in the near future. For once Michael Winner's comments were not only accurate, and the food was even better than his comments. Thanks again Andrew and Graham.

Peter Trapmore

Thanks for the card received today.

We had a great time at Little Good Harbour.

Everything at the hotel was great .The Quality of the accommodation is first class, and the daily service was excellent. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the furniture in the rooms and on the balconies. As good as we have had on the island. Even the poolside and beach furniture is very good quality.

The Fish Pot restaurant is as good as the best on the island. We dined out every night (expensive!) but we went to the Fish Pot most often. The food is excellent, and the prices are the best we saw.

The restaurant is very attractively presented, again with very high quality furniture and levels of service.

All in all highly recommended...If you get the chance, Thank Andrew Warden and his wife. Nothing was too much trouble, and they have a marvelous hotel and restaurant.

Stuart Turner

Thank you for a terrific holiday, we really enjoyed our stay and had great service, living comfort in amazing surroundings and peace and quiet - we wish we could come back tomorrow, laze on the beach again and enjoy lunch and dinner in the Fish Pot

David and Elizabeth

Mel and I want to again thank you, your family, Graham and your staff for everything. Our wedding could not have gone more smoothly - the cake, champagne, arranging the sailing and general good vibes of Little Good Harbour made the week damn near perfect. We picked up the pictures yesterday - we left one of your family with Addison, the photographer. We will email and mail other photos as we get thru them. Also, Pastor Roach did a wonderful job, and I would recommend him for others taking the time with us while in Bridgetown was a huge help.

Hobie Whitmore - Norfolk, VA

We have returned to our paradise in Alabama safely. John and I just wanted to let you know what a nice, relaxing time we had in your paradise at Little Good Harbour. The accommodations were perfect and the laid back atmosphere is what we seek while on holiday. The food at the Fish Pot was super as well as the staff (especially Glyne). Most of all, thank you for providing the information or arrangements for whatever we wanted to do. Your individual attention made us feel more at home than as guests in a hotel. We shall tell our friends about your little spot in paradise. We will make it a stop when we are sailing around the Caribbean in a few years. Once again, thank you.

Jody & John Horner - Lillian, Alabama USA

We met on November 30 when I stopped by to see Little Good Harbour. I want to thank you again for your kindness in hosting lunch for my wife and me at the Fish Pot Restaurant. My wife is still talking about the excellent food and attractive setting. I appreciated the time you devoted to showing us around the property. I was particularly struck by the three bedroom accommodation located directly on the beach. I have passed on my impressions to my colleagues here in the office and hope that we will be able to send clients your way.

Bill Eaton, Van Slycke & Reeside Travel, Washington DC

Hi - I was in Barbados last week and had dinner at the Fish Pot one night. And I wanted to let you know how much I truly enjoyed my evening. My dinner was the best I had all week. I had the fish congalese.

And I tried your Bajan Honey Bee drink and that was so wonderful. I have been trying to duplicate it since I got home. Just not the same!

Annie Pilson - G1, HQCC

I hope you had a good weekend off...it sounds like you deserved it after all the work the Pearl & Dean groups made for you! Thank you *so* much for making everything go so smoothly, everyone has said that you were so helpful & so friendly, it wouldn't have been half as fun for them all if you hadn't been there making it so great! So thank you so much.

Little Good Harbour sounds gorgeous, I'm looking forward to seeing their photos!

Anyway thank you again for being such a wonderful co-ordinator in Barbados.

Jesise

We just wanted to thank you for a great stay.................We intend to return again .......and were most impressed with the relaxed style of Little Good Harbour and the Fish Pot. If ever you are in Vermont without the kids......come and try us out!

D2 & Stanley…(Dora, David and Stanley)- Woodstocker Inn; Woodstock; Vermont

Just a note to say thank you for a wonderful lunch yesterday. My friends and I enjoyed it so much - great food and lovely staff. Hope we get to come again. I've put a mention on my blog site. www.swphotoblog.typepad.com

SARAH WRIGHT (UK)

Hi, Just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic meal we had the day after the world cup final (Cricket April.2007) this year., I was searching the web to pass on your details to some friends who might be visiting Barbados in the future. I will certainly be back in the future myself.

Steve J Raven, Duncraig, Western Australia

I would just like to Thank You all so much for our wonderful stay at "Little Good Harbour" We enjoyed every minute of our 10 night stay. You have created such a wonderful place to stay in Barbados, so different from any other hotel we have stayed at in our previous visits.

Your staff are a credit to you, so helpful and friendly. It was our first "long haul trip" as a family and we felt totally at ease leaving our baby "Luca" with Kay. That made a big difference to us being able to enjoy ourselves at night, and sample some of the other restaurants on the island... although "The Fishpot" was the best!

We are still dreaming about the "lobster with sweetcorn risotto" and the "Prawn Massman Curry" What a wonderful restaurant.

We are definately planning on coming back next year, with some other family members. We would love to try one of your "3 bed cottages" and will email you for availability as soon as we can all agree on a date.

Nicola Yildiz