5 best restaurants in Bermuda
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Waterlot Inn Restaurant
Sunset and steak
A two-storey manor house dating back to 1670, Waterlot Inn is Bermuda's most elegant, elaborate steak restaurant. Top-notch service, stunning sunset views over Jew’s Bay and a seasonally changing Bermudian–Continental menu are its hallmarks, along with the famous Sunday Brunch. If succulent steak isn’t for you, try the truffle pasta or local tuna crudo, saving space for a sticky toffee pudding. You’ll be in fine company, as famous names from Eleanor Roosevelt to Mark Twain have also dined here.
The Fairmont Southampton, Middle Road, Southampton Parish, SN02
Tel: 441 238 8000 www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/dining/waterlotinn
First for romance
Set within an opulent former mansion on the outskirts of Hamilton, and part of the Royal Palms Hotel, Ascots specialises in an innovative menu inspired by French and Italian cuisine. Classic techniques and fresh ingredients combine in seasonal specials to make this one of the island’s best-loved and longstanding restaurants. Feast on sautéed tiger shrimps, oven roasted snapper or duo of lamb paired with fine wines, and finish with a delectable and beautifully designed dessert.
Royal Palms Hotel, 24 Rosemont Avenue, Pembroke Parish, HM06
Tel: 441 295 9644 www.ascots.bm
Tel: 441 293 8020 www.tommoores.com
Tom Moore’s Tavern
A date with history
Begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the terrace at Tom Moore’s Tavern, which is named after the Irish poet who used to dine here and dates back to 1652. Enjoy the views of Walsingham Bay and choose chili-rubbed pork, slow-roasted salmon or wild mushroom and cous parfait for main course, then try delicious desserts like butterscotch crème brulée and peanut butter chocolate mousse cake. There are five cosy, intimate dining rooms in this quaint venue, which is also Bermuda’s oldest eatery.
7 Walsingham Lane, Bailey's Bay, Hamilton Parish, CR04
For seafood specialities
A local favourite that attracts foodies and tourists, the Lobster Pot has been Bermuda’s best bet for seafood for more than 40 years. Black rum and sherry peppers are the unique but not-so-secret ingredients in the fish chowder, while daily delivered fresh fish can include local rockfish – pan-fried and served with banana and almonds - and succulent snapper that gets a special herb crust. Live lobsters are flown in weekly from Maine, and meat-lovers can go for filet mignon or rack of lamb.
6 Bermudiana Road, City of Hamilton, Pembroke Parish
Tel: 441 292 6898 www.lobsterpot.bm
House Of India
A touch of spice
If you’re craving a curry – which, let’s face it, isn’t considered a Bermudian speciality – House of India serves up authentic cuisine just 10 minutes from the centre of Hamilton. The finest Indian spices create traditional masalas and southern vegetarian dishes, from mild flavours to the hotter than hot chicken chetanod. Naans are freshly made, and the lassi drinks quench your thirst like nothing else. The stylish and formal dining area also hosts a great-value lunch buffet on weekdays.
58 North Street, Hamilton, HM17
Tel: 441 295 6450 www.houseofindiabda.com/index.php/about-us.html