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The Full Story

The Cliff

Originally opened in 1995, The Cliff quickly became world renowned as Barbados’ Premier dining destination. Its food, service and ambience were unparalleled. 

Now under new ownership the aspirations have increased from the best in Barbados to the best in the world! The previous structure has been modernised and The Cliff has been replaced with an elegant, sophisticated design. 

Our glass sea facing kitchen allows guests to catch a glimpse of our Culinary Team as they create dishes that excite the eyes and wow the taste buds. 

Our fine wine cellar holds over 1500 varieties of carefully selected wines from around the world chosen by our expert team of Sommeliers by our director of wine, Alessandro Cassano

Meet the team font
Michelin star chef Matt Worswick at The Cliff Barbados

Matt Worswick

Culinary Director

It brings us great joy to introduce you to Matt Worswick as our Culinary Director at The Cliff.⁠

Chef Worswick is an experienced professional with 17 years of experience in Michelin Star restaurants and 5 star hotels throughout the UK.⁠

He has most recently worked at the infamous
Savoy Grill for Gordon Ramsay In London inside the iconic
The Savoy Hotel. Worswick has a wealth of experience under his belt having earned a coveted Michelin twice in his own right at The Latymer Restaurant and Gelnapp Castle In Scotland at the age of just 26.⁠

Peter Harris (Huggie)

Guest Relations Director

Peter Harris, affectionately known as Huggie has been an integral part of the Hospitality sector in Barbados for many years. Peter has been involved with many of the iconic establishments over the years such as The Ship Inn and Bamboo Beach Bar before beginning his Cliff journey in 1997 to present day Cliff reborn.

The Cliff Barbados, guest relations manager Peter Harris also known as Huggie

Ciro Perna

General Manager

Since graduating from one of the best hotel management schools in Italy, Ciro has worked in London, Tuscany and Naples, at prestigious establishments such as Hotel Romeo, and

Hotel Adler Thermae Resort, both 5 star rated.


Incredibly guest focused, he has been with us since the

re-opening of the new Cliff in September 2022.


Ciro now leads the Front of House Team with his unwavering attention to detail and wonderful sense of humour. 

Ernest Perepeczo

Sushi Chef

Certified by the “All Japan Sushi Association”, our sushi chef
Ernest Perepeczo has over ten years of professional experience globally. 

Born in Poland, Ernest has a keen interest in Japanese culture. This passion led him to work for several critically acclaimed restaurants such as NOBU in Paris, Roka and Zuma in London and Dom Sushi in Poland.


The constant desire to explore new places, travel and experience new cultures has led him to our Barbadian shores at The Cliff.


Now he wishes to share his mouth-watering sushi delights with you!

Sushi Chef Ernest Perepeczo at The Cliff Restaurant
Wine Director at The Cliff Barbados, Alessandro Cassano

Alessandro Cassano

Wine Director

Alessandro Cassano has a wealth of experience curating exclusive wine lists for various establishments such as Novikov in Mayfair, London, Blue Jasmine and Vinoteca.

Every wine and spirit has a story, Alessandro is looking forward to sharing their narratives to all Cliff diners and guests.

Narissa Beckles

Bar Manager

Narissa Beckles is a creative Mixologist and

Bar Management professional, with a wealth of diverse experience spanning casual to fine dining and luxury hospitality.


Barbados born but internationally influenced, Narissa’s thirst to experience new cultures has elevated her palate and expanded her knowledge of flavor profiles. A knowledge she willingly shares with the talented bar team she leads at The Cliff.


Under her leadership, the bar team complements the world-class fare on offer at The Cliff, with delightfully innovative cocktails and reimagined concoctions you are sure to enjoy.


Paul Austin

Chief Steward

With over 23 years experience within the Barbados tourism industry, our Chief Steward, Paul Austin has gained extensive experience in the stewarding department.
Prior to his current role at The Cliff Restaurant, Paul served as Chief Steward at many prestigious hotels within his career.

He currently leads the stewarding and housekeeping departments, and continues to exhibit much dedication in
leading his team!


He is passionate and committed to ensuring that his team contributes to maintaining the high standards required for the company’s success.

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