Sip Sip (local slang for “gossip”), overlooks the Atlantic Ocean on Harbour Island and serves "Bahamian with a twist" dishes made with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.
Julie Lightbourn, whose family has owned the Sip Sip property for over fifty years, turned her family land into a restaurant in 1999, and thus Sip Sip was born.
The restaurant’s menu contains all of the staples of a modern Bahamian restaurant. But each dish uses the very best local, seasonal ingredients, and transforms the dishes into modern masterpieces.
The watermelon and goat cheese salad is made with fresh, local watermelon. Fish specials are pulled straight from the day’s catch, and served with spicy local Arugula salad. The Burger comes with Angus beef, sharp white cheddar, bacon & Strongback onion, and is served on a soft, fresh homemade bun. The Spicy Conch Chili and Lobster Quesadilla are traditional dishes that have been given a Bahamian flair using crustaceans from local purveyors. And, our blackboard lists the daily specials, featuring the best of the seasonal ingredients.
To accompany the delicious dishes, Sip Sip offers refreshing cocktails, like the signature Sip Sip Rum Punch, Passion Fruit Sangria, Margaritas and frozen Daiquiris.
In addition to the gorgeous view of the ocean, every element of the restaurant has a story, from the wooden barracuda dangling from the ceiling to the historical photographs of Harbour Island (many taken by Julie’s father). Handcrafted artwork made from reclaimed beach detritus and ocean buoys carved into sculptures line the walls.
So come to Sip Sip and discover the Bahamas beautiful past nestled within the delectable present.