Bermuda Restaurants

What's incredible about the Bermuda restaurant scene isn't so much the number or quality of restaurants, but the sheer variety of cuisines represented on the menus, especially considering that Bermuda is such a tiny island. It hosts a medley of global cuisines—British, French, Italian, Portuguese, American, Caribbean, Indian, Ch
What's incredible about the Bermuda restaurant scene isn't so much the number or quality of restaurants, but the sheer variety of cuisines represented on the menus, especially considering that Bermuda is such a tiny island. It hosts a medley of global cuisines—British,
What's incredible about the Bermuda restaurant scene isn't so much the number or quality of restaurants, but the sheer v

What's incredible about the Bermuda restaurant scene isn't so much the number or quality of restaurants, but the sheer variety of cuisines represented on the menus, especially considering that Bermuda is such a tiny island. It hosts a medley of global cuisines—British, French, Italian, Portuguese, American, Caribbean, Indian, Chinese, and Thai—palatable reminders of Bermuda's history as a colony.

Many superior independent and resort restaurants attract a constant and steady stream of internationally acclaimed chefs, assuring that the latest techniques and trends are menu regulars. At the same time, virtually all restaurant menus list traditional Bermudian dishes and drinks, so you have the opportunity to taste local specialties at almost any meal.

As you might expect, methods are not all that's imported. Roughly 80% of Bermuda's food is flown or shipped in, most of it from the United States. This explains why restaurant prices are often higher here than on the mainland.

Nevertheless, there are a number of delicious local ingredients that you should look for. At the top of the list is extraordinary seafood, like lobster (best during September through March), crab, oysters, mussels, clams, red snapper, rockfish, tuna, and wahoo. Additionally, many chefs work with local growers to serve fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, leeks, tomatoes, corn, broccoli, and Bermuda onions (one of the island's earliest exports); and in the fruit department, strawberries, cherries, bananas, and loquats (small yellow fruit used for preserves). Imports notwithstanding, Bermudian cuisine really begins and ends with local ingredients and traditional preparations, and therein lies the island's culinary identity.

While in Bermuda, try to eat like a local and put a couple of traditional dishes to the test. Bermuda is a seafood lover’s paradise, with favorite dishes including mussel pie, shark hash, and codfish and bananas. As for soups, you can go for fish chowder, conch chowder, or traditional Portuguese black-eyed bean soup. Don’t forget to kick back and relax after your meal with a rum swizzle, a Black and Coke, or a Dark ’n' Stormy. Ginger beer—which is quite different from ginger ale—remains the island’s most popular soda for the kids.

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  • 1. House of India

    $ | Indian

    Slightly off the beaten track, this authentic Indian restaurant is well worth the 10-minute walk or short cab ride from the town center. Outstanding...Read More

  • 2. La Trattoria

    $$ | Italian

    Tucked away in a narrow Hamilton alley, this family-favorite Italian restaurant has a warm yellow and brick interior and a crew of friendly...Read More

  • 3. Ocean Club

    $$$$ | Seafood

    This seasonal spot at the Fairmont Southampton has earned its reputation as one of the top restaurants on the island for fresh, local fish dishes...Read More

  • 4. Swizzle Inn

    $ | American

    Swizzle Inn created one of Bermuda's most hallowed drinks, the rum swizzle: gold and black rum, triple sec, orange and pineapple juices, and...Read More

  • 5. Wahoo's Bistro & Patio

    $$ | Seafood

    With a name like Wahoo's, it's no surprise that this restaurant's menu features a wide variety of fresh, local seafood. Though often crowded...Read More

  • 6. Angelo's Bistro

    $$ | Italian

    Located in a busy alleyway between Reid Street and Front Street, this unassuming eatery is a well-kept secret for great Italian food. The menu...Read More

  • 7. Blackbeard's Hideout

    $$ | Caribbean

    Well off the beaten path, overlooking Achilles Bay next to the historic Fort St. Catherine, Blackbeard's Hideout offers a dining experience...Read More

  • 8. Bouchée

    $$ | French

    It's worth the walk west out of Hamilton to see why this charming French restaurant is a firm favorite with locals and tourists alike. Rise...Read More

  • 9. Bulli.Social

    $ | American

    Bermuda's only gourmet burger restaurant spices up Hamilton's lunchtime scene with an array of creatively topped patties, poutines, and hot...Read More

  • 10. Buzz

    $ | Café

    With 10 venues across the island, Buzz is a cheap and cheerful café with a variety of made-to-order breakfast and lunch options. Inexpensive...Read More

  • 11. Café Coco

    $$$ | Caribbean

    At this warm, ocean-side restaurant with a real European vibe, you can enjoy a candlelit dinner in the dining room, which looks like a white...Read More

  • 12. Chopsticks

    $ | Asian

    Locals and visitors alike come here for an extensive menu that includes Szechuan, Hunan, Cantonese, and Mandarin favorites. Top Chinese choices...Read More

  • 13. Coconut Rock and Yashi Sushi Bar

    $$ | Eclectic

    Whether you're in the mood for shrimp tempura and sashimi served in a quiet room with black-lacquer tables and paper lanterns, or you're hankering...Read More

  • 14. Coconuts

    $$$ | Caribbean

    Nestled between high cliff rocks and a pristine private beach on the southern coast, this outdoor restaurant is one of the best, most romantic...Read More

  • 15. Crown & Anchor

    $$ | Eclectic

    Light and airy, with an upscale hotel feel, the Crown & Anchor offers everything from quiet afternoon tea service to lively happy hour specials...Read More

  • 16. Dangelini's Cafe & Bakery

    $ | Café

    Watch Hamilton come alive from the shade of a harbor-view table at this little spot located right next to the ferry terminal. You'll find hot...Read More

  • 17. Dockyard Pastry Shop

    $ | French

    When you want a quick coffee or a gourmet sandwich in Dockyard, this is the place to stop, just across from the Visitor Services Centre. Focusing...Read More

  • 18. Flanagan's Irish Pub

    $$ | Irish

    Bermuda's only Irish pub is a dining, music, and sports hot spot with a balcony overlooking Hamilton Harbour. Choose from an extensive list...Read More

  • 19. Frog & Onion Pub

    $$ | British

    Housed in the former Royal Naval Dockyard warehouse, this nautical-themed restaurant is loved locally for its good, satisfying food, craft beers...Read More

  • 20. Gulfstream

    $$ | Seafood

    Opposite the entrance to one of Bermuda's most popular beaches, Horseshoe Bay, this restaurant offers a selection of surf-and-turf dishes (including...Read More

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