Scarlet is the type of place you dress up for and feel glamorous to be seen in. Get your camera ready: there are photo-ops all over.

A small chattel house saturated in its namesake color, it beckons from the road, a disco ball adorning its mini porte-cochere. Not to be bested by the vibrant exterior, Scarlet’s interior d├ęcor is offbeat and quirky with more sophistication than you’d think possible for such a menagerie of different artistic elements.

Curious aesthetics noted, Scarlet is first and foremost a truly wonderful fine-dining experience. The restaurant has earned a reputation as the before-and-after-dinner watering hole of Barbados’s chic, but anyone making the pilgrimage really should stay for dinner and dessert. The dinner menu, aptly named ‘Hunger’, manages to be unique yet, Caribbean, and most items are served as ‘Little Dishes’, tapas-sized portions ideal for sharing.

On par with the dinner menu, ‘Thirst’, the impressively creative bar menu, features an array of cocktails with fascinating names such as the ‘Oh Jackie’, ‘Elderflower Collins’, and ‘Alimony’.

‘Reservations are definitely in order, as seating is limited and in high demand. Also, they’re closed on Mondays.

‘First timers should start their night by the bar, which borders one whole side of the dining room and is always buzzing.

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