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, 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. Tom Moore's Tavern

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    Tucked away from Harrington Sound Road, one of the island's oldest restaurants occupies a 17th-century Bermuda cottage with historical charm. Tom Moore was an Irish...Read More

  • 2. 1609 Bar & Restaurant

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    Ascend a short flight of stairs at the end of the Hamilton Princess pier and enjoy the chic island vibe at this harbor-view restaurant. Stylish,...Read More

  • 3. Ascots

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    Housed in an elegant former mansion just outside downtown Hamilton and run under the exacting standards of owners Angelo Armano and Edmund Smith, Ascots has...Read More

  • 4. Bistro J

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    Delivering prompt, impeccable service and outstanding value, this quiet spot offers fixed-price two- and three-course meals at lunch and dinner. Fresh pasta, seafood, and local...Read More

  • 5. Lido Restaurant

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    The beachfront dining room at the Elbow Beach Resort, with waves breaking just below, is regarded as one of the island's most romantic settings. Reserve...Read More

  • 6. Mad Hatters

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    Guests can spend their meal trying on all manner of crazy hats at this quirky restaurant, but fortunately, the food here shines, mixing traditional European...Read More

  • 7. Tempest Bistro

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    Located a short stroll from King's Square, the inspired Tempest Bistro has a secluded entrance and a stunning view of the harbor, along with a...Read More

  • 8. Tuck Shop

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    Dressed in bright pink, the Tuck Shop stands out against its neighboring stores in stark contrast. The relative newcomer to the Heron Bay complex puts...Read More

  • 9. Carriage House

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    Hearty British fare is the daily bread at the Carriage House, an attractive slice of the restored Somers Wharf area. Try to secure a table...Read More

  • 10. Waterlot Inn

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    This graceful, two-story manor house, which dates from 1670 and once functioned as a bed-and-breakfast, now holds one of Bermuda's most elegant and elaborate steak...Read More

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