The Rustic Chef

Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Water Courtyard, Holetown BB00000
$$ Mediterranean

The Rustic Chef is a new casual restaurant and bistro at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, created by Polish Chef, Dawid Pniak. Our menu is an exciting combination of freshly prepared European dishes with an international gourmet flair.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Please provide us with a local telephone number to contact you, should there be changes to your reservation.

Business Info

  • Address: Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Water Courtyard, Holetown BB00000
  • Cross Street: Water Courtyard
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Caribbean | Continental | Desserts | English | European | Hamburger | Mediterranean | Pasta | Pizza | Polish | Seafood | Steak | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 0.00 | Outside alcohol not allowed
  • Phone: 246 4320117
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Breakfast/Lunch / Dinner 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.69 out of 5 stars based on 822 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 05, 2024
Renee P.
The fan above our table was a little concerning at times as it made noises throughout its rotation.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 04, 2024
Jaleesa C.
Excellent food and excellent customer service !! 10s across the board!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2023
Julia A.
A true Gem! Great service in a wonderful indoor/outdoor setting. Free parking in a multilevel parking ramp. Above all.. the Chef is amazing, excellent food. Family oriented with great kids menu. Staff were excellent and a special shout out to Olivia who was the hostes with the mostest.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Dec 08, 2023
Cate Q.
Very friendly staff and tasty food

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2023
Rashanna M.
Shan

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Oct 30, 2023
Susan T.
This is a hidden gem - the food is amazing! One of our favourite places in Barbados.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2023
Jason K.
The ravioli in the appetizer, while tasty, was a bit too crispy for me. The fried rice with an omelette on top was perfect however, and the brownie for dessert really rounded out what was generally a great meal. Let me not forget to mention that the lemonade/squash was refreshing and had just the right amount of tartness to cleanse your palate.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2023
Richard S.
Great food - very good value for money - friendly staff - all in all a good experience and highly recommendable

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2023
Laura H.
Rustic Chef never fails ro deliver an amazing level of all round experience. I will always be a patron here.

Overall: 10/10
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May 11, 2023
Denise B.
The staff were really lovely and made my birthday lunch special.

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2023
Robert G.
As ever superb, interesting and healthy food. Lovely guys serving - well done all and see you again soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2023
Keona N.
I truly had a blast & everything was so so good. Keep it up !!☺️

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2023
Sydney M.
Everything was fantastic. Loved the view and the waiters were very pleasant.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2023
Karl B.
Outstanding. Kevins service was second to none.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 26, 2023
Kimar T.
I loved everything about Rustic Chef. The service is prompt and one point, the staff are always nice and welcoming. I have no complaints. Will be back a third time.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2023
Jabari M.
Everything was top notch

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 26, 2023
Shana D.
My friend and I went to dinner for her birthday on Monday and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The drinks and food was 10/10. Service was excellent. Kudos to the team.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 25, 2023
Amy H.
Great food, great staff. Varied menu. Lovely, calm spot.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 20, 2023
Edward M.
An excellent restaurant with a varied and surprising menu. Food is prepared perfectly and served by a friendly staff. One of our favorite restaurants on the island.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 14, 2023
Hugh W.
We had a great evening. Food excellent, freshly cooked and very tasty. Service excellent, friendly smiling faces. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 06, 2023
Jane G.
The server had made two errors on the bill which we had to correct! Food was great and we loved the table.
Business Response:
Hi Jane. Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry for the inconvenience caused by our trainee waiter. We promise to do better on your next visit. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 25, 2022
Lillian W.
It was a lovely dinner! Everything was exceptional!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
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Nov 10, 2022
Elizabeth C.
Been three times in two weeks and ordered three different menu items. The food is excellent, fresh and tasty. The seating is basically in a hallway near a waterfall but it is comfortable. The service is very good. Rustic Chef will not disappoint. We’ve enjoyed every meal here and think it is good value.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2022
Maria T.
The burgers were out of the world delicious! I can’t recommend this place enough. It was one of our best meals on the island.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2022
Janelle L.
Food, service and price was on point. Will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2022
Ruth N.
This place is incredible. The staff went out of their way to provide exceptional service and also recommendations for our next visit. The food was superb! Service wonderful! 5 stars all the way!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Sep 11, 2022
Jamisha I.
Really perfered the single burger previously offered over the double patties. Nonetheless we had nice experience as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2022
Cherish B.
Everything was great but my only minor complaint would be having to move my seat when the rain came down but that was a simple fix.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2022
Ita G.
Excellent food with great service and lovely setting

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2022
Kimberley G.
Everything was excellent! Will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 17, 2022
Nicola K.
SHAQ was lovely ! He was very engaging and unbothered by our indecisiveness at times.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 03, 2022
Toni D.
I took my sister for a pre-birthday breakfast and I couldn't have made a better experience. Renico served us as well as a few other young men. They were patient, polite, attentive. That brownie, though! Absolutely decadent! I'll come again. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Liz L.
Always good food and helpful staff

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Mar 10, 2022
Shirley A.
This is just a great place to stop and enjoy food anytime of the day. Lunch is great staff are just so friendly. Keep it up guys you’re doing a great job

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2022
Chakiela M.
It was my first time and everything was great !! Thank you for such a wonderful experience

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2022
Femi M.
The service was superb. The ambience and food were exceptional. I immediately recommended others to try

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 09, 2022
Jane G.
I am grateful to have gluten free dishes offered. I will definitely go back for these. Maybe even as takeaway. My companion had a flying fish cutter and really liked it. Everyone around us seemed to be enjoying themselves and when you see local people mainly instead of visitors you know it's good value.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 25, 2022
Malissa C.
It was a great experience. The food is lovelyyyyyy (especially the chicken flatbread) and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable while going above and beyond.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 26, 2021
Sheena C.
Lovely experience overall, I would recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2021
Danielle C.
I love Rustic Chef, my favourite dish is the Salmon linguine! Great food, great service, its a must! i would eat there everyday i if could.. hehe

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 06, 2021
Lorenzo R.
We had such a wonderful time. The ambience was soothing with the live band, the service excellent, the food delicious. I definitely recommend. Booking was easy and seamless as I was able to do this the same morning via Instagram. Love it.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2021
shakela h.
Everything was amazing from the staff to the food, great service!! Will definitely be back again

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 10, 2021
Rob G.
Very interesting selection of excellent quality food at a reasonable price and served with a smile - can't ask for more. Well done!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2021
Mary O.
Great spot for a quick supper before the movies! Food was delicious and service was perfect!

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 25, 2024
Jane G.
wonderful food, good ambiance in the evening and excellent gluten free options. love this place!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 13, 2023
Marcia T.
water both tap and sparkling need to be icy cold. Was almost room temperature when arrived at table.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2023
Kemi A.
Great dinner! Food, wine, dessert, and waiter Mali were wonderful. Will definitely visit again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 16, 2023
DILHANI G.
Tasty Food, attentive staff. Casual environment for lunch. Will definitely go back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2023
Jahzara W.
Amazing service!!! Great food although the calamari was a bit tough to eat. Great portion sizes as well

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 24, 2022
Sonia R.
We had a nice time there. Our waiter/Server was very attentive . We had to leave his tip with the others we hope he received it, He went on break just before we left. We would definitely come again .

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
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Apr 17, 2022
Kerry W.
Waiting staff a little forgetful and not efficient although pleasant and polite. Table very rickety and unstable at the end where 1 of us sat as it was an add on. It was not the floor but the post in the middle that was failing.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Feb 18, 2022
Terry R.
Different but really enjoyable food - we had the fish cakes and mozzarella poppers - main course - stir fry omelette and the shrimp salad - the coffee was really good as well

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 20, 2021
Linda W.
Always good food can’t beat it

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 29, 2023
Shanna J.
Mostly great. However the server was hovering too much.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
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Sep 25, 2023
Jnana M.
Our waiter seemed a bit new as he was slower than expected and seemed to be unable to take too much information at once. However, he did not mix up any orders. Very accommodating for children. We had a fantastic time. Thank you for having us!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 03, 2023
Jalisa K.
Communicating with team members and with guest , food order serve short of expected pieces , when informed about it to the waitress it was a whole run around. A lot need improving!!!

Overall: 8/10
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Apr 17, 2023
Kyle G.
Such a beautiful experience, each and every time.

Overall: 8/10
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Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 08, 2023
ARLITA M.
We enjoyed the food, but I personally was disappointed that the more signature Polish dishes (no goulash, no sausage) were not available by the time we arrived at 7 p.m. The server explained to me that there had been unusually high demand that day, but still... So I guess we might return and hope that the same thing does not recur. On the downside we found the mixed drinks were quite watered down.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 06, 2022
Michelle N.
We had a good time! Looking forward to trying the chicken pizza on our next visit! :D

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 30, 2022
Sasha W.
Most of the food was excellent especially the Quesadilla and Alfredo but the Burger could have been a little more flavourful. Overall, great experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 12, 2022
Farrah G.
It was my son’s birthday . After paying over $500 for the tab I was expecting at least something saying happy birthday for him as this is done at most restaurants within this price point . That was disappointing. Do you do this and it’s just that they forgot ? The food was great and so was the service . One issue with payment and the waiter who dealt with this that I won’t mention . Nonetheless , we had a great time . Again I was a bit disappointed nothing in the slightest was done to commemorate my son’s birthday . Thank you for taking the time to read the review .

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 08, 2022
Joan S.
Good food with a varied menu. Loved the rum sour and the apple pie was the best I’ve ever tasted. Friendly efficient staff.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 08, 2023
Nicola W.
12.5% service charge too high, then asked by server to leave a tip! 25$ for a portion of mashed potato, it's a standard joke, cost more than a protein add on to a salad. Barbados is expensive but didn't realise they topped the world in the price of potatoes. Soured the visit somewhat. Otherwise food was lovely

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 26, 2022
Peter F.
We would have liked a bottle of wine. We chose one but it was unavailable. There were no other wines around the same price....all too expensive....so we did not have wine.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 22, 2022
Robert G.
20 minutes for water to arrive and 50 minutes for the food!?! However - the food was BRILLIANT! Luckily we weren't in a hurry. Will come again and recommend - great concept.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 11, 2022
Andrea T.
Overall my friend and I had an enjoyable night. Our server was very polite and courteous. There were many selections to choose from on the menu and it took awhile to make our choices; but we both had a light dinner and it was delicious. We will definitely be visiting again.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Kianna W.
Staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. Attentive as well, however the food was just ok. It may just be my taste however, I am a picky eater.