Staying there this T-F.
Staying there this T-F.
ANY of the three(3) dining rooms at THE REEFS HOTEL--Royston's (indoor), OCEAN ECHO (indoor & outdoor dining terrace on the cliff-tops), COCONUTS (covered dining deck, built into the living rock, a few feet above the sand and back from the surf)-- http://www.thereefs.com/dining/index.shtml
HENRY VIII RESTAURANT & PUB--both more formal dining room and Pub dining...pretty good '..pub entertainment after dinner service--
The DINING ROOM--at the base of Gibb's Hill Light House--
Other good fine dining options in the general vicinity--
IL SPLENDIDO--(at Horizons & Cottages)--
I'm sending my parents to the Fairmont Southampton in 2 weeks. They can take taxis anywhere for dinner. Would you kindly recommend what you consider the 4 best restaurants in Bermuda? Money is no object - I am looking for special occasion places or places with exceptional food.
When I visited 3 years ago, I ate at Acqua - not so great; L'Oriental - I liked it but I don't think they will like it; Waterlot - fair, but they live in New York, and have access to great steakhouses; and Blue - unusual, but good food.
FOURWAYS INN-- http://www.fourwaysinn.com/#
and for the rest, you could probably pick any of these options (and perhaps others) for the next three on the list--
Either of the two dining options at CAMBRIDGE BEACHES--Tamarisk Room or Breezes Terrace-- http://www.cambridgebeaches.com/dining.cfm
HENRY VIII-- http://www.henrys.bm/
BARACUDA GRILL-- http://www.barracuda-grill.com/index2.html
Write off any of the Fairmont hotels' dining options (Southampton or Hamilton)...except perhaps for the Sundy Brunch at the Waterlot Inn...and those at the Elbow Beach Hotel.
Get around any notion that you'll find anything approaching '..great..' food in Bermuda. It's no accident that there are no Michelin-starred restaurants in Bermuda. The best it rises to is '..very good..', on some occasions. Bermuda has better beaches...Paris has better restaurants. Everything's a trade-off.
Thanks so much for your advise and insight. From my very limited exposure to Bermuda food, I would agree that Bermuda is not a gourmet dining destination.
GR, I tend to agree. It always blows me away how lacking it seems the dining scene truly is on BDA. I find there are some amazing food critics on www.chowhound.com who can definitely steer you in the right direction. Click on the Caribbean board. Athena is reliable in her recs.Edited: 4:09 pm, September 06, 2010
I would highly recommend Barracuda Grill and Tom Moore's Tavern for their dinners. Both were excellent quality. Would not recommend Waterlot Inn or Rustico.
Black Horse Tavern is great for casual, off-the-beaten-path lunch.
I would have to add Ascots to KDK's list. I particularly like lunch there. Very relaxed.
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