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Bermuda has a surprising number of restaurants serving just about any type of foreign cuisine imaginable: Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, British, French—you name it. Truly Bermudian cuisine is, however, harder to come by. Codfish and potatoes, the national dish, tends to appear on some pub food menus and also in a number of diner-style restaurants. Vegetarians are generally well catered to, and most places have no problem with young children, but check ahead at some of the higher-class establishments just to make sure.
Meals and Mealtimes
Unless otherwise noted, the restaurants listed here are open daily for lunch and dinner.
A word of warning to those who are used to eating out late: it can be difficult to find a place that serves food after 10 pm. Your last option is a burger van called Jorjays, which is usually open late into the night on Front Street.
It's customary to ask for your check when you're finished, instead of waiting for the server to bring it. All major credit cards are accepted island-wide.
Reservations and Dress
Regardless of where you are, it's a good idea to make a reservation if you can. We only mention them specifically when reservations are essential (there's no other way you'll ever get a table) or when they are not accepted. For popular restaurants, book as far ahead as you can (often 30 days), and reconfirm as soon as you arrive. (Large parties should always call ahead to check the reservations policy.) We mention dress only when men are required to wear a jacket or a jacket and tie.
Wines, Beer, and Spirits
Bermuda's two national drinks, the Dark ‘n' Stormy (dark rum and ginger beer) and the rum swizzle (a mixed fruit cocktail with dark and light rum), both rely on the locally produced Gosling's Rum. These drinks are everywhere—so watch out! The only locally produced beers are available at Northrock Pub in Smith's Parish or at the Frog and Onion Pub in Dockyard. Otherwise available beers are fairly standard North American and European brands, and wines are plentiful. Liquor can't be bought from a liquor store on a Sunday or after 9 pm any day of the week.
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