Barbados’ Cliff Restaurant sets sail

The Cliff Restaurant, Barbados, famed for being one of the “Top 50 Restaurants in the World” as heralded by Restaurant Magazine three years running, is to open a new chapter in its illustrious history. Its loyal clientele will be able to enjoy the restaurant’s very own chef Paul Owens’ culinary finesse aboard an elegant 136-foot yacht, Aurora, while cruising the Caribbean Sea off Barbados’ famous West Coast.

Aurora is a labour of love for Brian Ward, owner of The Cliff. He and his son Barnaby designed the Edwardian Gentlemen’s yacht in conjunction with renowned naval architect Robert Johnston, to include the finest intricate detailing and exquisite appointments.  Aurora has been deliberately designed to mirror a restaurant on land, with large bathrooms featuring relaxing lounges and spacious accommodation.  The yacht also features four spacious “en suite” cabins, five bathrooms, and a full restaurant kitchen, accommodating up to 40 guests in a traditional dining setting and up to 80 dining al fresco.

The team aboard Aurora comprises of a captain, engineer, chef and restaurant staff, ensuring that the voyage runs smoothly.  A bar, several shaded and open-air deck spaces, an air-conditioned, traditional club-like lounge, a massage room, a quiet room for older guests or children, as well as a variety of options for water sports make Aurora a truly unique experience.

Aurora will begin her journey down the North American East Coast to The Cliff in September 2006. Those wishing to book the Aurora can do so from December 1st.