5 best restaurants in the Cayman Islands
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Grand Old House
A recipe for romance
Sit on the stunning veranda or in one of the intimate gazebos on the water’s edge at the historical landmark that is Grand Old House. An elegant fine dining restaurant set within a preserved building more than 100 years old, it exudes warmth and class with its spectacular ocean-front location and the soft sounds of the house band. Sample mouth-watering international dishes with a Caribbean twist, from lobster to bacon-wrapped wahoo, and glance into the atmospheric Wine Room to choose a house-label tipple.
648 South Church Street, George Town, Grand Cayman
Tel: 345 949 9333 www.grandoldhouse.com
For a more casual meal that’s just as tasty as any fine dining option, head to Miss Vivine's house in the relaxed surrounds of Grand Cayman’s East End. This charming eatery is set on the water under the shelter of sea grape trees, where you can watch birds diving for fish. You’ll have some locally sourced fresh fish of your own, too - from conch and whelks to lobster and shrimp, along with classic fried chicken and curried goat. A rustic Caribbean delight.
Austin Drive, Gun Bay, East End, Grand Cayman
Tel: 345 947 7435
Tel: 345 949 2231 www.wharf.ky
Sunsets, starlight and tarpon-feeding
After nearly 25 years, The Wharf remains one of the Cayman Islands’ most popular restaurants. Dine under the stars on the edge of the sea on Seven Mile beach, enjoying an a la carte menu that includes indulgences like Caribbean Champagne Lobster Bake Spiced Rubbed Angus Steak. Sip on a cool Cayman Lemonade at sunset, and enjoy vintage wines from the underground cellar with your meal. Feeding of the tarpon fish in the bay is a nightly event at 9pm – a memorable and unmissable experience.
43 Grand Cayman, at the beginning of Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Hidden behind the modest Sunshine Suites Hotel, this could be the best-kept dining secret on Grand Cayman. You need to be in the know to find this casual little eatery with its painted furniture and small bar, which serves up some of the tastiest dishes around. The predominantly Cuban kitchen staff and friendly waiters will recommend the ever-popular Havana Chicken for dinner, while lunchtime favourites include the grilled snapper sandwich and loaded mahi tacos. A great-value and moreish menu.
1465 Esterley Tibbetts, Sunshine Suites Resort, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Tel: 345 946 5848 www.sunshinesuites.com/restaurant
Chester’s Fish Fry
No-frills authentic feast
Pull up at this roadside restaurant in the East End and you might just wonder what the fuss is about. But step outside for the smell of fresh fish and jerk chicken cooking under the grill and you’ll be drawn in. Dine at picnic tables sheltered from the road, with views of the sea opposite, making the most of the buy-one-get-one-free offer on jerk cuisine. Loved by locals, this is a family-friendly stop for a Caribbean snack or to load up on lunch or dinner after a day of exploring.
563 Bodden Town Rd, Grand Cayman
Tel: 345 939 3474