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Grand Old House

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648 South Church Street, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-9333
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Grand Old House, formerly known as Petra Plantation, is one of Cayman’s...
Grand Old House, formerly known as Petra Plantation, is one of Cayman’s most beautiful and well known historic homes. Petra literally translated means gem, rock or stone. The Biblical city of Petra was described as a place of refuge. Our Petra is also a place of refuge, providing your senses with five star dining, soft piano music and colorful sunsets. Like biblical Petra, ours is located on the rock or “ironshore” as we call it locally, but overlooks another gem; the sapphire depths of the Caribbean Sea.
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dining by the sea

We had a lovely meal here with colleagues. We sat outside next to the sea and could spot a lot of fish, even small sharks. Food was very nice, service too. Not cheap but we enjoyed it very much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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tervuren
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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345 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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tervuren
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal here with colleagues. We sat outside next to the sea and could spot a lot of fish, even small sharks. Food was very nice, service too. Not cheap but we enjoyed it very much.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I picked this as our nice dinner on the island. It's a bit of a drive to get there but well worth it. Food was delicious and the service was great. The view was the best part. You can watch the sunset and then after dinner the tarpon come by. The water was too choppy for them... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a very nice diner here the last night on the island. The service was impeccable. The sunset was beautiful. The food was exceptional. It is pricey but well worth every penny for a really nice dinner.

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your evening here with us. To offer our guests the best possible dining experience we are using all local available ingredients. To enhance your stay we offer nightly changing Live Music while our guest can enjoy the gorgeous view over the Caribbean Sea and enjoy the creations... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Having been married a couple of times before, my wife and I wanted to just go off by ourselves, but to someplace that was unique and and memorable. Grand old House was perfect. The view was fantastic, and the photographer recommended by the GOH staff did a fabulous job. The staff took care of all the details and it went... More 

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Good Morning Sam, thank you very much for your appreciation. We thrive to create a unique experience for each and every couple who chooses our beautiful location here at Grand Old House. We can hold very intimate and very large parties here on our Deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Our world class chefs create you customized menus for any occasion... More 

Vandalia, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I visited with my family for an early afternoon lunch on February 9, 2015. The food was average. The service was competent. The place wasn't busy at all--the kitchen staff was apparently focused on an outside deck dinner that evening for 400. We've been taking lunch or dinner here for more than 30 years and, sadly, we've seen the menu... More 

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your last staying, it was an unfortunate situation. We hope at your next visit to Cayman you will come by and join us for another experience so we can rectify your latest opinion. More 

Setauket, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What a perfect place to go for a special occasion. The view was absolutely amazing. Tables are on a beautiful deck right on the water. This place has the best view for sunset on the island. The food was amazing and service was great. A very special thank you to Livia for helping me coordinate this special dinner and having... More 

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that you had such a great time. We understand the importance of special events and it is our utmost interest to make your day as special and memorable as possible. We would be happy to assist you in planning with another event in the future. Please come and join us... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Grand Old House has white linen table cloths, lots of silverware, and a harp player that goes from table to table. It seems a bit pretentious, giving the location and setting. It has a beautiful ocean view, and all tables can enjoy it. Service is excellent. Food was just OK, definitely not anything you would want to go back for... More 

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. I am a little baffled tough, why would it be pretentious to have white linen, silverware, and live music playing? Feeding tarpoon is a great attraction for kids, we provide a kids menu as well, we have a garden and plenty space for a kid to wander, but you still say that it... More 

Rumson, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was delicious. Service was perfect. The sunset view is amazing. And our waitress, don't remember her name but she's a blond woman with a german accent, was so honest she brought back my check because she believed I had overpaid. She was correct as a couple hundreds stuck together. Any time I'm in Grand Cayman I will go back... More 

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Hey Gary, thank you for your kind words. It is our policy to make sure you are enjoying your entire time here at Grand Old House, those things obviously play a huge factor in the equation. Further to create a great ambiance while enjoying your sunset dinner, we offer nightly changing LIVE Music directly overlooking the Caribbean Sea. We are... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate here on Easter after the 6pm mass (the Catholic Church is just around the corner, which is why we picked it). We thought we might not get a seat, but we were seated immediately at a lovely 2 top right at water's edge. My husband said he thought it was a very romantic setting, and it was easy... More 

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Grand Old House is known for its "romantic" setting. Having a sunset dinner overlooking the Caribbean Sea while enjoying the Creations of the kitchen. On any other given day we offer Live music, but for Easter we were not allowed due to government regulations. We hope to see you another time soon. More 

Waldorf, Maryland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Outside dining on the deck next to the beautiful ocean as the sun sets. Had a catered buffet with many foods all of which were delicious. From crab topped salmon to fresh cut roast to an outstanding cooked to order pasta station. Then after the sun goes down, the tarpon gather for feeding time as they are fed from the... More 

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Hey there, we are happy that you had such a great time. Please come and join us any time again for Happy Hour (5 - 7), or enjoy another lovely dinner while the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea and you listen to our nightly changing LIVE Music Bands. See you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 648 South Church Street, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman
  • Phone Number: +1 345-949-9333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Grand Old House, formerly known as Petra Plantation, is one of Cayman’s most beautiful and well known historic homes. Petra literally translated means gem, rock or stone. The Biblical city of Petra was described as a place of refuge. Our Petra is also a place of refuge, providing your senses with five star dining, soft piano music and colorful sunsets. Like biblical Petra, ours is located on the rock or “ironshore” as we call it locally, but overlooks another gem; the sapphire depths of the Caribbean Sea.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?