One of the delights of going on a vacation is the pleasure of dining out. In Bermuda, many of the restaurants serve Bermudian cuisine, which is influenced by the cuisines of Britain, America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and West Africa. As Bermuda is an island, fish and seafood also feature heavily in the island’s traditional dishes. There are also some excellent restaurants serving other types of cuisine, and there are options to suit all budgets. Here are the 10 best restaurants in Bermuda.
10. Sul Verde
For fans of Italian cuisine, one of the top options in Bermuda is Sul Verde, which is a southern Italian trattoria at the Rosewood Bermuda. Diners can choose from two different styles of dining. The first option is to order a la carte, and the menu consists of Italian favorites. Alternatively, diners can enjoy Dinner with La Nonna, which is a three-course, family-style meal. Diners can customize the menu to suit their tastes, choosing from a range of appetizers, sharing plates, platters, and pasta bowls, all of which are shared by the party.
9. Barracuda Grill
A fantastic place for seafood enthusiasts is Barracuda Grill, as it is an upscale seafood restaurant. There is a quiet atmosphere, and the tables are spaced out, so you can enjoy your meal without feeling like you are being overlooked or overheard by the next table. One of the highlights is the rockfish marinated in soy and Goslings rum before being grilled and served with garlic kale. Another highlight is the Bermudan fish chowder. There are also some meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu for those who do not enjoy seafood. You will find this restaurant on Barnaby Street in Hamilton.
8. Fourways Restaurant & Inn
If you enjoy eating in historic houses, then one of the best venues in Bermuda is the Fourways Restaurant & Inn, as it is set within a 1720s cottage. The menu is a combination of both traditional steakhouse fare and classic French dishes. Although there are some staples that are on the menu throughout the year, the menu also changes to include dishes made using seasonally available produce, such as the spiny lobster with crab stuffing. Make sure to save some room for dessert, as this restaurant is known for its souffle served with a choice of sauces.
Harry’s is named after entrepreneur Harry Cox. It is an upscale restaurant where people visit to enjoy power lunches in the day and steak dinners in the evenings. If diners order a la carte, they can choose classic steakhouse appetizers and entrees, including meat and seafood options. However, many people enjoy the set-price menu, including Harry Cox’s three favorite dishes. The meal begins with a jumbo shrimp cocktail with a wedge of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese and bacon. Next, diners enjoy a 14-ounce New York Strip cooked to their liking, followed by a slice of New York-style cheesecake.
6. Mad Hatters
The name of this restaurant has inspired the theme of its interior, as there are hats adorning the walls and hanging from the rafters. Those who know the eatery’s theme may choose to wear a hat to the restaurant, although that is by no means compulsory. Seafood is the specialty at this restaurant., and some of the most popular dishes are the jumbo lump crab cakes, and the mussels served in either garlic cream sauce or Thai coconut curry. You will find this restaurant in northwestern Hamilton along Richmond Road.
5. Blackbeard’s Hideout
Located on the far east end of the island in St. George’s, next to Fort St. Catherine, Blackbeard’s Hideout is set on a clifftop overlooking Achilles Bay and the ocean. It is an open-air restaurant, and many visitors enjoy watching the sunset as they dine. The menu boasts bar snacks, burgers, pasta dishes, and fish cooked in sauce. There is a relaxed vibe in this restaurant, and diners can follow their meal with a drink from the island-style beach bar.
4. Blu Bar & Grill
There is something for everyone for those who dine at Blue Bar & Grill. Various cuts of beef and locally caught seafood appear on the menu alongside Asian fusion dishes, Italian pasta options, sashimi, sushi, and nigiri. There is also a raw bar featuring osetra caviar. Therefore, it is a great option for groups with people who have different tastes and prefer differing cuisines. Like many of the top restaurants in Bermuda, Blue Bar & Grill benefits from gorgeous water views.
3. The Village Pantry
Although many of the best restaurants in Bermuda are along the coast or in Hamilton, there are also some excellent places to eat inland. Conde Nast Traveler says that one of the best places to eat in the center of the island is The Village Pantry. The wholesome dishes are made using locally sourced ingredients. One of the most popular options on the menu is the poke bowls, which have various protein options. Another favorite at this restaurant is the delicious Bermudan fish curry.
One of the top beachfront restaurants in Bermuda is Mickey’s, which is at the Elbow Beach Resort & Spa. The main restaurant is an open-air deck, and the menu consists of both island and Mediterranean cuisine, so there are options to suit varied tastes. There is a casual and relaxed vibe at this eatery, so you really feel like you can unwind. There are stunning views of the Bermuda sand and the ebbing and flowing waves.
According to Go to Bermuda, the best restaurant in Bermuda is Marcus’, which Marcus Samuelsson runs. It is in the Hamilton Princess Hotel in Hamilton. The menu is a combination of Bermudian and Caribbean cuisines. If you sit inside the restaurant, you can enjoy ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. However, you can enjoy better views of Hamilton Harbor if you sit outside on the terrace.
Written by Dana Hanson
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