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Bermuda 2019/20 DINING & NIGHTLIFE GUIDE

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Whether you want to deep dive into local cuisine, sample the island’s British heritage or explore sleek fine dining spots, Bermuda will feed your appetite.

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hilst Bermuda blends a variety of influences into its cuisine, the island is a British Overseas Territory, so the United Kingdom’s influence on Bermuda is undeniable. English and Irish pubs on the island serve up authentic British fare like fish and chips, bangers and mash, steak and ale, shepherd’s pie and carved roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. And of course, frosty local pints are the best pairing for these hearty British meals. Many Bermudians also follow the English custom of afternoon tea paired with finger sandwiches, cookies, cakes and pastries; and there are plenty of venues were visitors can indulge their fondness for tea time, ranging from eateries with lush garden settings to upscale hotel lounges.

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Whilst Bermuda was never colonised by the U.S., the island’s proximity to the States makes it an easy getaway for Americans, and as such, you’ll also find American fare prevalent on Bermudian restaurant menus. Bistros, cafés, and casual restaurants offer burgers, soups, salads, and other fare that’s sure to make American visitors feel at home.

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MODERN. MEDITERRANEAN. MEDITERRANEAN. MODERN.

Laid-back chic and creatively prepared tapas and shared plates Laid-back chic and creatively prepared tapas and shared plates inspired by the authentic flavours of the Mediterranean. inspired by the authentic flavours of the Mediterranean. Make your reservations on OpenTable.com or call 441 238 8000. Make your reservations on OpenTable.com or call 441 238 8000.


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HOMEGROWN GOODNESS Of course, Britain and the U.S. are far from the only culinary influences on the island’s fare. Sumptuous, robust flavours derived from AfroBermudian culture are a major part of the cuisine, along with flavours from India and other Caribbean islands. So whilst on the island, be sure to sample dishes like Bermudian-style roti, Jamaican jerk chicken, curry goat, oxtail and others. And of course, you can’t skip over the myriad local delights, such as the humble — but intensely flavourful — fish sandwich. Flash-fried and served on raisin toast, this dish is an institution; and several local establishments proclaim theirs is the best. Another Bermudian lunch

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or dinner staple is fish chowder, the island’s national dish that’s been a mainstay of the local cuisine ever since the 17th-century British colonisers developed this hearty soup. Though the recipe varies by chef, the agreed-upon ingredients include fish stock, fish fillets and tomato puree. Generally, the fillets are rockfish, and other ingredients often include onions, celery and carrots, spiced with bay leaf, thyme,

Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub

Bermuda’s tasteful array of fine dining establishments offer higher-end, international options.


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allspice and Worcestershire sauce. Two final undisputed ingredients are sherry pepper sauce, made with Bermudagrown sherry peppers, and Goslings Black Rum. As with the fish sandwich, there are plenty of places on island to find fish chowder; and of course, each establishment touts theirs as the best. The final must-try authentically Bermudian meal is found at the breakfast table. The Bermudian breakfast of salted codfish with a side of boiled potatoes and eggs, bacon and onion cooked with stewed tomatoes (and paired with slices of fresh banana and avocado) is a well-balanced meal that’s sure to fill you up. Salted codfish was

a staple of the Bermudian diet in the 18th century, when the fish was salted for preservation. Myriad cultural influences — from the British Isles to Portugal to the Caribbean — came together in the evolution of Bermuda’s codfish breakfast. This dish is generally served only on Sundays at the island’s eateries, so plan ahead if you want to savour this island tradition. OFFSHORE ASSETS You probably noticed something, ahem, fishy, about all of these iconic Bermudian dishes, though it’s not exactly shocking that an Continued on page 13

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Gavin Howarth

Myriad cultural influences — from the British Isles to Portugal to the Caribbean — came together in the evolution of Bermuda’s codfish breakfast.



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HEALTHY EATS These local favourites offer healthy but delicious alternatives.

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you have to take a vacation from your diet. Whether you’re just trying to eat healthy or follow a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free diet, Bermuda’s stores and restaurants make it easy for you to stick to your routine. The small island offers a surprisingly large array of venues with vegan and vegetarian options. The veggie burger at the famed Swizzle Inn earns rave reviews, and the restaurant’s gluten-free pizza is quite tasty and a local favourite as well. Harry’s offers a fine dining experience with a wide variety of glutenfree items on their menu. Options include the hearty vegetable stuffed roasted bell pepper or a roasted English lamb sirloin stuffed with feta, black olives, sundried tomatoes, caramelised onions and potato cake with a port wine reduction. In addition to these entrées, sandwiches can be served on gluten-free bread upon request. Vegetarians and gluten-free diners also laud the options at Waterlot Inn and Port O’ Call. For its part, House of India’s fare is almost entirely gluten-free; and La Trattoria boasts gluten-free bread, pizza and pasta selections.

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The Rum Swizzle likely began in the 19th century in Bermuda as a simple rum and water mix.

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THE SWIZZLE INN AND ITS NAMESAKE COCKTAIL, THE RUM SWIZZLE, are island

institutions in Bermuda. Family run for generations since opening in 1932, the Swizzle Inn is part British pub, part oldschool Bermudian watering hole. The establishment’s famous libation is an enticing concoction of Goslings Black and Gold Seal rums, orange and pineapple juices, grenadine and bitters. Sweet and smooth, fruity and bright, Rum Swizzles go down nice and easy. After you’ve had one (or several), unleash your creativity on Swizzle Inn’s walls like the many imbibers before you: It’s a tradition for visitors to scribble phrases and doodles on the wall. In some cases, they simply

affix their business cards to it, adding another element to this ever-evolving community art project. Rum, distilled from sugarcane, is as old as Bermuda itself. Since its discovery on Caribbean sugarcane plantations in the 17th century, it’s been paired with a wide variety of mixers to help it go down easy. The Rum Swizzle likely began in the 19th century in Bermuda as a simple rum and water mix. But after opening in 1932, the Swizzle Inn laid its claim to the official recipe that went on to earn the distinction of becoming the island’s unofficial national drink. These days, the finishing touch to the modern recipe is to place a swizzle stick into the drink, grip the stick between your two palms, then rub your hands together vigorously to inspire a frenzied

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Swizzle Inn Two locations! Bailey’s Bay - 441 293 1854 and Swizzle South Shore, Warwick - 441 236 7459 OPEN DAILY 11AM UNTIL. FOOD SERVED 11AM ~ 10PM email info@ swizzles.com

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stirring motion inside your glass. The result is a perfectly frothy and cool Rum Swizzle. Though a swizzle stick today is known as a brightly coloured plastic drink apparatus, the original swizzle sticks came from the swizzle stick tree — scientific name Quararibea turbinata — whose branches produce tiny protruding ends, perfect for swizzling up a delicious drink. Up until recently, you had to travel to Bermuda to enjoy an authentic Rum Swizzle experience; but now you can bring the taste of a Bermuda vacation home with you, thanks to the newly launched 9 Parishes, a bottled version of the island’s iconic drink. Even though it’s bottled, it’s not created by a machine in a factory. With lots of attention to detail and a lot of love, 9 Parishes is hand mixed by long-time bartender and hospitality worker Chris Furbert. You can pick up a bottle of 9 Parishes at several locations on island — including at the airport’s Bermuda Duty Free shop beginning in summer 2019 — or even order online. “When I was first starting out, I gave the drink to my girlfriend at the time, who really wasn’t a drinker, and she said, ‘Wow this is good,’” recalls Chris. “I knew how much alcohol was in there, and I think if you get a non-drinker to enjoy it, it’s gotta be good.” Pour 9 Parishes over ice — and don’t forget to give it a good swizzle before you tipple. Cheers!

RUM Swizzle Bermuda landmarks favoured by locals and visitors! Serving traditional pub fare, Bermudian and

American favourites. Casual, fun and reasonable since 1932. Gift shops at Both locations!

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TWO LOCATIONS! BAILEY’S BAY. 441 293 1854 SWIZZLE SOUTH SHORE. Warwick 441 236 7459 VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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The Reefs Resort & Club

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Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge | Charles Anderson

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island would be a seafood lover’s paradise. Whilst here, be sure to sample Bermuda’s craveable catches of the day, including its spiny lobster, which differs from Maine lobster in that it doesn’t have claws. However, this lobster can only be harvested from September through March, so be sure to visit during these months if you want to try it. You can also savour a variety of other seafoods harvested just off Bermuda’s shores, including pan-fried rockfish, baked snapper, pan-seared tuna and grilled wahoo. BEYOND BORDERS If your palate is feeling adventurous on certain days of your stay, Bermuda’s tasteful array of fine dining establishments offer higher-end, international options. From historic homes converted into romantic restaurants with classic European cuisine to modern bistros that source their produce from local organic farmers to upscale hotel

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restaurants offering a weekly chef’s table, there are a wide range of choices for sampling the creations of the island’s most talented chefs. However, when it’s time for dessert — even at restaurants with cutting-edge cookery — you may want to top off your meal with another native Bermudian staple: the rum cake. Traditionally baked as a Bundt cake, these moist, spirit-laced confections are easily found on the island in a wide variety of flavours. Try an original rum cake with notes of lemon and vanilla; other varieties feature notable Bermudian flavours, like The Bermuda Rum Cake Company’s Swizzle Rum Cake, named after the signature island cocktail and featuring fruits, including tart cherries, lemons, apri-

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cots and pineapple. Other rum cake varieties include chocolate, coconut, banana, ginger and coffee. Speaking of rum, this popular spirit has found its way into many of the island’s desserts, like syllabub, in which white rum is mixed with mango jam, then gently folded into whipped cream to provide a pillowy, flavourful finish to the meal. And Goslings Black Seal Rum pairs perfectly with bananas, also found prevalently in Bermudian desserts, such as the classic Bananas Foster.

AFTER-DINNER OPTIONS Once you wrap up your evening meal, Bermuda’s varied and decidedly low-key nightlife options should offer plenty of options to keep the festivities flowing. Fun, feisty sports bars with craft brews on tap, hookah lounges, stylish night clubs where DJs spin the latest tunes until late into the night, Victorian era–themed pubs and elegant cocktail bars welcome visitors for engaging after-hours experiences.

Gavin Howarth

Bermuda’s varied and decidedly low-key nightlife options should offer plenty of options to keep the festivities flowing.


BLÛ BAR & GRILL BLÛ BAR & GRILL Winner of “Best Business Dinner” and “Out of Town Eatery”

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FESTIVALS There’s always something to celebrate in Bermuda. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in our island’s culture, these fun-filled events will give you an opportunity to party with locals.

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Harbour Nights Front Street is the place to be on Wednesday evenings during the summer. As the sun sets, the night heats up with lively cultural displays by Gombey dance troupes and island artists selling their crafts. In addition to the restaurants that line the city’s main street, you’ll find food vendors lined up to offer local delicacies or sweet treats like deep-fried doughnuts. Harbour Nights runs from April 17 to September 4.

Destination Dockyard Royal Naval Dockyard in the West End is the place to be on Monday evenings during the summer for a full cultural experience. If you’re looking for evening entertainment that’s fun for the whole family, this festive celebration boasts many local vendors selling food and drinks, as well as displaying arts and crafts. Destination Dockyard takes place July 1 to August 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.

City Food Festival Island chefs go head-to-head in this three-day Iron Chef–style competition, and though they’re the ones vying for the title, it’s safe to say that the event-goers are the winners. From inventive appetizers and flavourful entrées to delicate desserts, there are plenty of examples of cheffy skill to sample at this foodie festival. There is also an international chef featured who will host demonstrations throughout the event.

Bermuda Restaurant Weeks Let Bermuda’s chefs show off for you at this popular annual event, when nearly 40 island restaurants offer up special three-course selections. Menu items typically highlight Bermuda’s unique culinary influences, and the best part is the price — prix fixe dinner offerings are budget friendly, and, to make it even easier on the wallet, two-course prix fixe lunch menus are also available.

Good Friday Brightly coloured handmade kites decorate the sky over Horseshoe Bay on this holiday in Bermuda, offering a feast for the eyes… and if you come to this event, you can also feast on the island’s delicious fish cakes and hot cross buns. Whilst this custom was originally rooted in the belief that one’s home would burn down if hot cross buns were not consumed on Good Friday, over time Bermudians have largely moved past the superstition whilst retaining the tradition of enjoying hot, tasty treats on this holiday.

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Celebrating over 45 years of fabulous food and fine wine, with classic and contemporary regional Italian specialities. Spectacular wine list and an ambiance that sparkles with zest. Great outdoor dining on the terrace. Our Wine Bar has the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Mingle at this cozy spot next to our restaurant.

Above Little Venice is Hamilton’s best Oriental & Chinese Restaurant. Fusion cuisine, authentic Chinese dishes, a teppanyaki table and a sushi bar all in one place. Seating available inside under the exquisite Pagoda or outside under the stars.

Open for Lunch (Mon to Fri) and Dinner (Mon to Sat) 32 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton T: 441-295-3503 I E: info@littlevenice.bm

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With so much to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Bermuda. Here are our top picks for dining and nightlife. 9 PARISHES AUTHENTIC RUM SWIZZLE 9 PARISHES KIOSK DOCKYARD TERRACE, ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS ALSO AVAILABLE ISLANDWIDE; SEE WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS TEL: 535-6463 WEBSITE: 9PARISHESBDA.COM

9 Parishes, the Authentic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, is a hand-mixed and -bottled, ready-to-drink Rum Swizzle. A potent cocktail irresistible to locals and visitors alike. As much a part of Bermuda culture as the Bermuda Onion, the vibrant hibiscus or the graceful Longtail, this unique blend of

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rum, liqueurs, juices and bitters makes for a truly delicious, refreshing alcoholic beverage, best served over ice with a slice of orange or a cherry. Once you taste 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, you will notice the smooth, palatable taste that is just too easy to drink. Put their brand to the test and choose your favourite. Available to purchase by the bottle; in two-, four- and six-packs; or by the case. Available islandwide or order online at orders@9parishesbda.com. ANCHOR RESTAURANT, BAR & LOUNGE 1 FREEPORT RD., ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 232-1345 WEBSITE: ANCHORRBL.COM

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge showcases a selection of international cuisine and a fusion of local traditional cuisine, all at affordable prices. They feature glutenfree and Paleo dishes on their menu. An-

chor Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with the added convenience of takeout. There is also live entertainment during the week, and they offer free Wi-Fi to their customers. The restaurant is located just inside Royal Naval Dockyard gates. AQUA TERRA THE REEFS HOTEL & CLUB 56 SOUTH SHORE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-0222 WEBSITE: THEREEFS.COM

Set atop the rugged limestone cliffs overlooking their secluded pink-sand beach, Aqua Terra serves creative dishes with New World flair and striking ocean views. With a fresh take on island classics and original dishes you won’t find anywhere else, you will find that their chefs use only the freshest ingredients available, locally sourced whenever possible. Enjoy your evening on the outdoor terrace that overlooks the

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ocean or enjoy the panoramic ocean views through a captivating, curved wall of windows. Serving breakfast and dinner daily as well as a spectacular Sunday brunch. Aqua Terra’s delicious spread has been named the Best Brunch in Bermuda. ASTWOOD ARMS 85 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 292-5818 WEBSITE: ASTWOODARMS.BM

The Astwood Arms is a Victorian era– styled pub with a dedicated dining area, a bar area and a separated cellar room to catch the games. Music with a blues, light jazz, ’70s, ’80s and classic rock feel. Conversation encouraged. Cocktails and pints on offer. BISTRO J CHANCERY LANE, HAMILTON TEL: 296-8546 WEBSITE: BISTROJ.BM

Tucked away in one of Hamilton’s most enchanting and historic alleys, Bistro J offers a unique, wholesome and imaginative daily-changing blackboard menu, with

an option of six appetizers, six entrées and six desserts for one set price, all served in a lively bistro setting. All wines on the list are available by the glass. Open for lunch five days a week and dinner nightly. BLÛ BAR & GRILL 97 MIDDLE RD., WARWICK TEL: 232-2323 WEBSITE: BLU.BM

Blû Bar & Grill’s stunning location overlooking the Great Sound gives it an unparalleled view of the water, local yacht and international sailing events. Its floor-to-ceiling picture windows offer breathtaking vistas of a watercolour sky and a memorable palette of blues. Its central location in Warwick, off Middle Road at the Belmont Hills Golf Course, provides the perfect backdrop of golfing greens and azure waters. Blû’s cuisine is bold American with generous Italian and Asian influences. This restaurant provides a chic, modern vibe in a singularly Bermudian setting where you can enjoy great service, food and wines. Visit for dinner any day of the week.

CADDY SHACK GRILL BERMUDA FUN GOLF ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 400-7888 WEBSITE: FUNGOLF.BM

Enjoy incredible views and magnificent sunsets at the Caddy Shack Grill in Royal Naval Dockyard. The Caddy Shack Grill is the best 19th hole in Bermuda. A casual gathering place for golfers, non-golfers or those that just appreciate great food. “Putt a Round” of miniature golf with them today or stop by for a refreshing drink at the bar. Open seven days a week (April to September). Located next to Snorkel Park Beach through the common archway. CALICO JACK’S FLOATING BAR DOCKED NEAR THE CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/CALICOJACKSBERMUDA INSTAGRAM: @CALICOJACKSBERMUDA TWITTER: @CALICOJACKSBDA

Calico Jack’s is Bermuda’s only floating bar. It has been appropriately named after Calico Jack, one of the only pirates to ever

Elegance, charm and superlative service await you at Fourways Inn & Restaurant. Long recognised as one of Bermuda’s finest gourmet restaurants, Fourways offers a first-class dining experience and an awardwinning wine list in a historic 18th-century manor-house setting. An Old World “peg leg” bar on the premises provides a casual atmosphere for a cocktail before dinner or a relaxing after-dinner drink. Dining service is available Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday, experience the inn’s extravagant, indulgent Sunday brunch. 441-236-6517 | WWW.FOURWAYS.BM

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COCONUTS THE REEFS HOTEL & CLUB 56 SOUTH SHORE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-0222 WEBSITE: THEREEFS.COM

Breezy beach views are the ever-changing backdrop to a superb dining experience at Coconuts, a remodelled and newly refurbished restaurant overlooking the beach. Enjoy lunch and dinner on the main deck with incredible ocean views. Or take it up a

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notch with a table right on the beach with your toes in the sand. Amongst Bermuda beach resorts, Coconuts is considered one of the island’s most romantic restaurants. And on Thursday nights in season, their beach barbecue is an event not to be missed. CONFECTIONS TEL: 505-DIE4 (3434) WEBSITE: CONFECTIONS2DIE4.COM FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/CONFECTIONSCOOKIES INSTAGRAM: @CONFECTIONSBDA

Confections is a licenced Bermudian boutique bakery passionately dedicated to the simple beauty and nostalgia of the traditional Bermuda sugar cookie. Their recipe has been tried, tested and painstakingly perfected for well over 20 years, thereby ensuring that each cookie has a seamless and delectable blend of airy lightness, a respectable crunch and just enough sweet persuasion to keep you coming back for more. Experience their exquisite Bermuda Pink

Sand Sugar Cookie, inspired by the beautiful beaches and baked fresh in Bermuda. Want to take the “beach” home with you to share with family and friends? Grab their hand-crafted Bermuda Pink Sand Sprinkles and make your own Bermudaful treats at home. They’re perfect for cookies, cupcakes and ice cream. Order your gourmet treats online, arrange for delivery to your hotel or pick them up at the airport or at select local retailers. Check their website to confirm “pop-up” locations and where you can find them on the island. DIVOTS BAR & GRILL BELMONT HILLS GOLF COURSE 97 MIDDLE RD., WARWICK TEL: 434-8687 WEBSITE: DIVOTS.BM

The new Divots Bar & Grill at Belmont Hills Golf Course in Warwick offers an American menu and stunning views of the Great Sound — it’s not to be missed. Check them out on Facebook and TripAdvisor.

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set foot in Bermuda. It is 75 feet of pure pirate glory surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views. A family-friendly, authentic and fun atmosphere enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Equipped with TVs, surround sound, a barbecue, two bars and an unlimited supply of rum! The adventurous guests can “walk the plank” or “yo ho ho” down their giant inflatable slide. Calico Jack’s offers an experience you will never forget. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (or later, and weather permitting).


THE DOCK AT THE WATERLOT INN MIDDLE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-8000 WEBSITE: FAIRMONT.COM/SOUTHAMPTON

Experience the chic, waterside lounge at The Dock at the Waterlot Inn. Sip a refreshing drink from their locally sourced cocktail menu whilst you watch spectacular sunsets over sparkling Jews Bay. Enjoy a beautiful Bermuda evening on the contemporary, stylish loungers listening to great music under a canopy of stars. Join them for grilled fare straight from the outdoor kitchen in the comfort of this dockside living room. The Dock has a chill, sexy vibe, perfect for catching up with friends or relaxing with your special someone. Subject to seasonal closures. DUCH POPS BERMUDA DOCKYARD TERRACE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 705-3824 WEBSITE: DUCHPOPSBERMUDA.COM

What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than a deliciously refreshing

Popsicle? Located in Royal Naval Dockyard, Duch Pops strives to quench your sweet tooth with mouthwatering frozen treats which are not only hand-crafted but also naturally sourced when in season. Through a passion for Bermudian culture, this vision was brought to life by owner Rickeisha Burgess. Crafted through an array of flavours and textures, each recipe is uniquely created and given a name to represent the beautiful island. Offering catering services as well as bulk orders, Duch Pops is the ideal choice for a scrumptious, revitalising frosted treat. FLANAGAN’S IRISH PUB & OUTBACK SPORTS BAR 69 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-8299 WEBSITE: FLANAGANS.BM

The award-winning Flanagan’s Irish Pub and Outback Sports Bar are favourites of locals and visitors alike. Relax in a cosy pub atmosphere at Flanagan’s on Front Street and sample the classic all-day English breakfast, or simply enjoy a delicious

draught beer on the balcony overlooking Hamilton Harbour. For sports fans, Outback is the place to catch any match of the day on one of their 22 HD TVs or watch from your own private booth. FOURWAYS INN & RESTAURANT 1 MIDDLE RD., PAGET TEL: 236-6517 WEBSITE: FOURWAYS.BM

Originally built in the 1720s, Fourways Inn & Restaurant has remained unchanged at heart despite extensive renovations. Nowadays an old 18th-century Bermuda fireplace, sturdy cedar beams and original stone walls lend an alluring sense of character to a space already steeped in tradition. Dinner at Fourways is not merely a culinary experience but also a journey back in time. Sophisticated yet relaxed, Fourways’ patrons enjoy unerring hospitality, lavish meals and a Wine Spectator award-winning selection of reds and whites. An old-world “peg leg” bar on the premises provides a casual atmosphere for a cocktail before dinner or a relaxing after-dinner drink. Dining service is available

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday, experience the inn’s extravagant, indulgent Sunday brunch. GO JO’S COFFEE SHOP 7 KING’S SQUARE, ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-0614

Go Jo’s Coffee Shop sits on the water’s edge next to the infamous Ducking Stool in the King’s Square, St. George’s. Enjoy some of the best local cuisine, coffee and homemade drinks, all freshly prepared for you each day: the cowboy breakfast; the bacon, avocado and tomato sandwich; home-made traditional codfish cakes or their No. 1 bestseller, the fresh local fish sandwich. Go Jo’s ever-popular, amazing carrot cake is a must-try, as are its assorted rum cakes and other delicious baked goods. GOSLINGS 33 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 298-7337 17 DUNDONALD ST., HAMILTON TEL: 298-7368 WEBSITE: GOSLINGSRUM.COM

To get the party started, enjoy the trade-

marked cocktail and National Drink of Bermuda, the Dark ’n Stormy®, the classic Bermuda Rum Swizzle, a Bermuda Mule or a South Shore; or have one of Bermuda’s skilled and knowledgeable bartenders prepare one of their fabulous, delicious signature drinks. The complete island experience features Bermuda’s world-renowned and award-winning Goslings Black Seal Rum, winner of the coveted Platinum Award, the beverage industry’s highest honour, “96 Points, Superlative, Best Buy.” This deep, luscious rum is so versatile it can be sipped neat or star in any cocktail, providing an extra level of richness. It pairs superbly with almost any cuisine and is the heart of several popular Bermuda food recipes. As Bermuda’s oldest company and largest export, you’ll find all of Goslings’ award-winning rums available islandwide, in Goslings’ own shops in town and duty-free at the airport. HARRY’S 96 PITTS BAY RD., PEMBROKE TEL: 292-5533 WEBSITE: HARRYS.BM

Harry’s is situated in The Waterfront

Complex at Pitts Bay Road, just to the east of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. Open for lunch and dinner daily, except Sundays and public holidays, Harry’s philosophy is simple. Their new American steakhouse style incorporates sustainably farmed meats, including their famous dry-aged beef and the best of Bermuda’s fish, which are delivered right to their door. Through their partnership with Miles Market and Miles Farms, they take the finest, freshest ingredients to create their homegrown yet internationally sophisticated cuisine. You are able to choose your Harry’s experience from their different options: Harry’s Bar, waterside patio with Hamilton Harbour views, private dining room or main dining room. So, whether you are looking for a light lunch, a drink at happy hour or dinner for two or 20, Harry’s will meet your requirements. Their extensive cocktail menu and Wine Spectator award-winning wine cellar cater to all tastes and budgets. Harry’s was named in memory of Henry C.D. Cox. His achievements, contributions to Bermuda’s culture and love of

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good food and drink shared with friends are the inspiration for all that they do. HENRY VIII RESTAURANT, SUSHI BAR & PUB 69 SOUTH RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-1977 WEBSITE: HENRYS.BM

Flanagan’s Irish Pub

Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub has been one of Bermuda’s premier restaurants for more than 40 years, offering inside and outside dining with breathtaking views of South Shore. Enjoy dishes from their international menu such as steaks, rack of lamb and pasta dishes. Try their excellent fish chowder or fresh local fish. If sushi is your choice, sample many different creations at Bermuda’s best sushi bar. For a more casual option, there is a pub menu. Unwind with the daily happy hour or join them later for great entertainment and dance the night away. HOUSE OF INDIA 58A NORTH ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-6450 WEBSITE: HOUSEOFINDIA.BIZ

For more than two decades, House of India has been recognised for its commitment to truly authentic Indian cuisine with an enduring emphasis on culture,

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T H E D E V A S T A T I N G, D E L I C I O U S

LIONFISH LURKING IN THE WATERS SURROUNDING BERMUDA is a species of fish

that — armed with venomous spines — is eating native fish species at an alarming rate. Curiously, this problematic predator also makes a delicious meal. The lionfish, with its tiger-esque stripes and spines and tentacles extending outwards would be quite beautiful if it wasn’t so devastating. A popular aquarium fish, the lionfish was possibly introduced to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea when 1992’s Hurricane Andrew destroyed a South Florida aquarium, allowing six lionfish to slip into Biscayne Bay. Since then, this invasive species has thrived, preying aggressively on established native species. “Females dump as many as 30,000 eggs once or twice a month in spawning season, and they tend to stay in one place and pretty much just wipe out the area,” said

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Bermuda Institute of Ocean Services’ Chris Flook, who first encouraged the Bermuda government to implement a lionfish culling programme in the early 2000s. “Every single lionfish we catch has fatty liver disease, so we know they’re overeating and not working hard enough to get their food. You don’t usually see that in wild predators.” Local eradication efforts have likely saved native species from being wiped out entirely, and with the added bonus of the lionfish’s delicate white meat, similar to snapper or hogfish, removing these invasive creatures from Bermuda’s waters is beneficial in more ways than one. “It’s quite a healthy fish to eat, and it’s a greener than green choice,” says Flook. “Each lionfish you remove is great because you’re not removing a native species like groupers, snappers and others that have been overexploited.” Lionfish aren’t eaten in areas with warmer waters due to ciguatera concerns, but the foodborne illness is generally

only found in subtropical and tropical waters in the Pacific and the Caribbean, so lionfish caught around Bermuda are safe to eat. A simple removal of the fish’s spines, where the venom glands are located, is all that’s required to make the lionfish safe for human consumption. Bermuda organisations like the Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce can’t remove lionfish quickly and consistently enough for the species to be a regular menu item, so some restaurants will feature the fish as a special when it’s available. “We’re not getting enough volume, but anybody going out and getting lionfish has no problem selling it to restaurants or eating it themselves,” says Flook. The lionfish battle is far from over, and other more complex efforts have been explored, including tech company iRobot’s consideration of an unmanned lionfish killing machine. In the meantime, Bermuda’s “If you can’t beat them, eat them” approach is removing these ocean predators, one delicious meal at a time.

Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio

In Bermuda, helping protect the environment is as simple as sitting down to enjoy a plate of lionfish.


quality and service. Their chefs take immense pride, using only the finest spices, roasted in-house; and they even prepare their own blend of garam masala. Everything is cooked with the freshest ingredients, and all their sauces are made from scratch. Try their prized chicken tikka masala, cooked in a delicious creamy cashew tomato-based sauce. Succulent lamb loin chops are marinated in yoghurt and infused with roasted cumin seeds and cloves, prepared to perfection. Or enjoy one of their mouthwatering tandoor charcoal-style dishes. With more than 50 aromatic curries from all regions of India that are prepared in various styles and heat profiles, House of India has something amazing for everyone. Accompany these with tasty breads or family naan and an ice-cold beer or glass of wine. Watch the chefs at work whilst waiting for a takeout order. The rich aromas at this cosy, family-run restaurant will excite your senses and tantalise your taste buds. Awardwinning food that is truly Indian.

LA TRATTORIA 23 WASHINGTON LANE, HAMILTON TEL: 295-1877 WEBSITE: LATRATTORIA.BM

La Trattoria is one of Bermuda’s longeststanding restaurants and a favourite of locals and visitors alike. It is perfectly placed in the heart of Hamilton, making it the ideal restaurant for a romantic dinner for two or a gathering with friends. This festive trattoria has warm and familiar red brick walls and rustic tile floors, giving it an authentic Italian feel; or a few outdoor tables provide an alfresco experience in Washington Lane. It offers the island’s only wood-burning pizza oven as a centrepiece and is recognised as the best in Bermuda for its hearty Italian food and warm, kid-friendly environment, all at an extraordinary value. LITTLE VENICE 32 BERMUDIANA RD., HAMILTON TEL: 295-3503 WEBSITE: LITTLEVENICE.BM

Little Venice is Bermuda’s first Italian restaurant, celebrating more than 40

years of fabulous service and fine food. It is touted as the best Italian restaurant in Bermuda by The New York Times and The Boston Globe. This Hamilton restaurant is dedicated to producing an authentic taste of Italy with superbly prepared classic and contemporary Italian specialities. The adjoining Wine Bar offers the island’s most comprehensive wine list, providing excellent selections from around the world and a popular happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Little Venice opens Monday through Friday for lunch from noon to 2 p.m.; Monday through Saturday for dinner from 6 p.m. onwards. THE LOBSTER POT RESTAURANT AND BOATHOUSE BAR 6 BERMUDIANA RD., HAMILTON TEL: 292-6898 WEBSITE: LOBSTERPOT.BM

The Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar is Bermuda’s oldest fish eatery and has a faithful following amongst both visitors and Bermudians. Service is friendly, prices are fair and the menu is enticing. There is

EXCITING NEW CULINARY ADVENTURES AWAIT Unveiling new dining options at Sul Verde

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always a good selection of fresh seafood from local and foreign waters. Specialities of the house include fish chowder, a succulent seafood feast, pan-fried local fish topped with banana and almonds, escargot and live lobsters. The staff welcomes you for lunch Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and for dinner daily, 5:30 p.m. until closing. Dinner only on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 6 p.m. Reservations for both lunch and dinner are advised; closed on public holidays. L’ORIENTAL 32 BERMUDIANA RD., HAMILTON TEL: 296-4477 WEBSITE: LORIENTAL.BM

With its dragons and Asian mystique, L’Oriental’s restaurant entrance, next to Little Venice, entices customers up the stairs into a world of fusion cuisine. L’Oriental is the island’s first Orientalfusion restaurant, offering the combined tastes and delicacies of the Far East. The meticulously hand-crafted pagoda and décor provide a unique backdrop to Ber-

muda’s only teppanyaki table and the elegant sushi bar, which provides immaculately prepared sushi. This awardwinning restaurant is well known for its food, service and outstanding interior. Hours are Monday through Friday for lunch from noon to 2 p.m.; dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. onwards. THE MEDIA LOUNGE CINEMA & WI-FI CAFÉ THE COOPERAGE BUILDING ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 526-6843 WEBSITE: MEDIALOUNGEBDA.COM

The Media Lounge Cinema and Wi-Fi Café is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a different media experience, have a refreshing drink or just take a break and surf the internet. Their air-conditioned lounge offers the best place in Dockyard to access e-mails, stay in contact with family and friends or just watch TV for a while. The Media Lounge Café serves a variety of local fa-

vourite pastries, cookies and cakes highlighting the island’s heritage; all made by locals, using local ingredients. The Media Lounge is also a small, intimate, single-screen cinema showing the latest box office hits, great for a night at the movies with friends and family. MEDITERRA 101 SOUTH RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-8000 WEBSITE: FAIRMONT.COM/SOUTHAMPTON

Mediterra is a refined, shared dining restaurant with culinary offerings influenced by the landscape surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. These tapas and shared dishes not only allow you to experience the dynamic flavours of the region but also create a sense of community with each ingredient. From their home-made pasta to their signature land and sea dishes, the selections are bountiful. Whether dining with friends or colleagues, the authentic dishes bring the essence and story of their native countries. Join them each night between 6 and 9:30 p.m. and taste oldworld cuisine on Bermudian shores.

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE NANNINI HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM PARLOUR CLOCKTOWER SHOPPING MALL ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, SANDYS TEL: 234-2474

No visit to Royal Naval Dockyard is complete without a visit to the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour in Clocktower Mall, open seven days a week and featuring only Häagen-Dazs ice cream, sorbets and frozen yoghurt. Treat yourself to one of the 16 flavours in a cone, sundae or milkshake. It can even be packed for you to take home. Nannini also offers a variety of indulgences from Italy. So, give yourself a treat and visit the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour. PEARL 87 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-9150 WEBSITE: PEARL.BM

Located above Port O’ Call on Front Street, Pearl is a welcome addition to Bermuda’s sushi scene. When creating the menu, their skilled sushi chefs have combined their traditional Japanese culinary training along with the culinary styles garnered through worldwide experience. A unique and extensive sake and wine list is available for you. The result is a modern and creative menu, which still satisfies the classic sushi experience. Open for lunch five days a week and dinner nightly. PINK BEACH CLUB THE LOREN HOTEL 116 SOUTH RD., TUCKER’S TOWN, SMITH’S TEL: 293-1666 WEBSITE: THELORENHOTEL.COM

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PORT O’ CALL 87 FRONT ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-5373 WEBSITE: PORTOCALL.BM

One of Bermuda’s most popular restaurants is Port O’ Call. Enjoy awardwinning signature dishes featuring contemporary styles with an emphasis on fresh Bermuda seafood. Enjoy their award-winning wine list, with over 40 selections by the glass, or a cocktail designed by one of their award-winning bartenders. Open for lunch five days a

week and dinner nightly. Dine inside or on the alfresco harbour-view terrace — either way, you’re sure to love the experience of superb service and a masterful menu in an elegant setting. ROBIN HOOD PUB & RESTAURANT 25 RICHMOND RD., PEMBROKE TEL:295-3314 WEBSITE: ROBINHOOD.BM

The best place to enjoy real English pub-style food and watch the best in live sports whilst enjoying a great menu with

Rosewood Bermuda

The Loren hotel is Bermuda’s newest, award-winning hotel. Its restaurant, the Pink Beach Club, overlooks the hotel’s private beach with stunning views of the Atlantic. Enjoy breakfast as the sun rises, a leisurely lunch or dinner and drinks under the stars. The open-air setting encourages a laid-back atmosphere whilst the Pink Beach Club’s signature dishes, like burgers and crab cakes, perfectly complement a day spent by the sea or poolside. Winner of The Bermudian magazine’s 2018 Best Hotel Restaurant Award, the Pink Beach Club at the outstanding Loren hotel is well worth a visit.


The best place to enjoy real English pub style food!

@robinhoodbda www.robinhood.bm | Tel: 441-295-3314 25 Richmond Road, Pembroke

Bermuda’s finest restaurant for Sunday Brunch, sushi or any occasion!

441-238-1977 | www.henrys.bm 69 South Road, Southampton

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affordable prices. Each day their chef prepares daily specials that are certain to tingle your taste buds. Enjoy fish and chips, bangers and mash, surf and turf or one of the best curries in town. On kickoff day, don’t miss out on their buffalo wings, nachos or a juicy burger. Seating is available inside or on their outdoor patio. Watch all the games (they specialise in sports) or pop by for their weekly quiz night that attracts a lively crowd. ROSEWOOD BERMUDA RESTAURANTS 60 TUCKER’S POINT DR., HAMILTON PARISH TEL: 298-4000 WEBSITE: ROSEWOODHOTELS.COM/EN/BERMUDA/DINING

The resort’s signature restaurant, Island Brasserie, features a vibrant space that introduces local Bermudian cuisine through traditional dishes which combine the island’s rich culinary roots with new-world flavours. Highlighted by hand-painted murals, the restaurant serves elevated island comfort food, whilst Tucker’s Bar has transformed into a rum bar, dedicated to teaching guests about the history of the island’s sig-

nature spirit. Featuring breathtaking views of Castle Harbour, the Conservatory Bar and Lounge is the beating heart of the resort where guests can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails enhanced by fresh herbs, house-made infusions, and the latest mixology techniques. With its twin fireplaces, black and white hand-painted tile floor and elegant beamed ceilings, the new bar is timeless with a touch of modern attitude. Boasting local art and welcoming Bermudian service, the Conservatory is complemented by the intimacy of the new courtyard, adding a rustic accent to the ambience. Sul Verde, the Golf Clubhouse restaurant, has been re-conceptualised to bring the rustic warmth and the traditional spirit of the southern Italian region of Campania to the fairways. Boasting an authentic menu of the highest-quality ingredients paired with a warm atmosphere, Sul Verde is reminiscent of an authentic family dinner in the heart of Italy.

RUBY MURRYS INDIAN CUISINE 2 CHANCERY LANE, HAMILTON TEL: 295-5058 WEBSITE: RUBYMURRYS.BM

Ruby Murrys is the newest addition to Bermuda’s restaurant scene and is quickly becoming the place to go for discerning diners who yearn for the real taste of India. Their menu features some of the most popular gastronomic delights from the many diverse regional styles of India, all served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They are open for lunch five days a week and dinner seven nights a week. Takeout and catering available. THE SOMERSET COUNTRY SQUIRE 10 MANGROVE BAY, SOMERSET TEL: 234-0105

Blessed by the scenic tranquillity of Mangrove Bay, The Somerset Country Squire is the place to go for picturesque lunches at reasonable prices. On a sun-drenched terrace lined by palm trees, the restaurant offers superb dining a la carte. Downstairs is a sports bar with excellent satellite coverage and lots of local character.

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE SPECIALITY CINEMA & GRILL 12 CHURCH ST., HAMILTON TEL: 292-2135 WEBSITE: SPECIALITYCINEMA.BM

Speciality Cinema & Grill is Bermuda’s premiere movie-going experience. Conveniently located in the City of Hamilton, this multi-screen cinema provides the perfect afternoon or evening out. A multiple-time Best of Bermuda award winner, Speciality Cinema & Grill also offers a delicious food menu. Grab a meal before the movie, take an order into the theatre with you or stop by for a quick lunch. Pair your order with a tasty milkshake, daiquiri or fruit smoothie. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday and public holidays, noon to 8 p.m. Visit their website for showtimes. SPECIALITY INN 4 SOUTH RD., SMITH’S TEL: 236-3133 WEBSITE: SPECIALITYINN.BM

Established in 1985, Speciality Inn is Bermuda’s favourite local restaurant and a Best of Bermuda 2018 award winner. Known for its range of local and international cuisine, this family-owned restaurant also boasts a pizzeria and sushi bar. Kid friendly, with a welcoming yet relaxed ambience, Speciality Inn has built a reputation for excellence in food and customer service. Whether it’s to dine in or take out, stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are open Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast is served until 4 p.m. Closed public holidays. Reservations not required.

Phone: 1-441-292-6898 Address: 5 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton Email: lobsterpot@logic.bm Facebook: Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar

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No vacation would be complete without a visit to Bermuda’s oldest pub, the Swizzle Inn, at Bailey's Bay, or their newest location, Swizzle South Shore in Warwick. First, sip an original Rum Swizzle, the deliciously potent national drink. Then, venture to the patio or in-

Harry’s

SWIZZLE INN 3 BLUE HOLE HILL, BAILEY’S BAY TEL: 293-1854 SWIZZLE SOUTH SHORE 87 SOUTH RD., WARWICK TEL: 236-7459 WEBSITE: SWIZZLEINN.COM


doors to enjoy the award-winning Swizzle burger or Bailey’s Bay fish sandwich, pizzas, or the best nachos or onion rings. Dinner includes local fish, steaks, classic pub fare like shepherd’s pie and fish ’n’ chips. After dinner, stick around for great live pub entertainment. Stop by for the hugely popular weekend barbecue menu with slow-smoked ribs, steaks, chicken and seafood. Portions are good, and prices are reasonable. Be sure to leave your card or a message on the pub walls, which are covered with graffiti from previous “swizzlers.” Both locations are kid friendly. Check out the gift shops, which offer a wide selection of Swizzle Inn Swagger Out clothing and gifts. TEMPEST BISTRO 22 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-0861

Tempest Bistro is situated in a restored former military warehouse on Water Street, Somers’ Wharf, and offers international-style bistro variations on local favourites that have proven to be pleasing to both locals and visitors alike. The exposed brick and original archways throughout give warmth and comfort, providing a relaxing atmosphere for any dining occasion. TEMPTATIONS CAFÉ 31 YORK ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1368

Temptations Café is a lovely sandwich shop which offers its customers a chance to experience a quaint slice of Bermuda. Whether you stop in for a piping hot beverage, an egg and bacon breakfast bagel, delicious home-made soup with a hearty sandwich made to order, or a sweet treat, you are welcomed like you’re at home. Eat in or take out, Temptations is affordably priced and open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. TEN CAFÉ 10 DUNDONALD ST., HAMILTON TEL: 295-0857 WEBSITE: TEN.BM

TEN is your best choice for home-brewed coffees, fresh and delicious salads, pastas, sandwiches, daily blackboard specials and home-made desserts for breakfast

Serving great food at a great price for over 30 years. Monday – Saturday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm Collector’s Hill • #4 South Shore Road • Smith’s (441) 236-3133 • facebook.com/SpecialityInn www.specialityinn.bm speciality@northrock.bm

THE SOMERSET COUNTRY SQUIRE PUB & RESTAURANT Enjoy the finest in Bermudian and English Pub fare on our roomy Terrace overlooking beautiful Mangrove Bay. Open Daily for Lunch from 11:30am - 4pm and Dinner from 6:30 - 10pm.

Tel: 234-0105 We are on your left just as you enter Somerset Village travelling west.

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WAHOO’S BISTRO & PATIO 36 WATER ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-1307 WEBSITE: WAHOOS.BM

Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio is centrally located in the heart of St. George’s and boasts panoramic views of the harbour. It offers a wide range of menu choices guaranteed to satisfy any picky eater, from the famous locally caught fish items — including wahoo nuggets, rockfish Picasso and, of course, the award-winning fish chowder — to the delicious schnitzel sandwich and ever-changing pasta special. Bring your family for a nice relaxing meal or come for a romantic dinner overlooking the moonlit harbour. WASHINGTON MALL RESTAURANTS CHURCH AND REID STREETS, HAMILTON TEL: 295-4186 WEBSITE: WASHINGTONMALL.BM FACEBOOK: WASHINGTON MALL BERMUDA

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Hungry? Washington Mall, in the heart of Hamilton, has a wide variety of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. For a full dining experience, head to La Trattoria, one of the longest-standing Italian restaurants in Bermuda; or Beluga Bar, the upscale seafood and sushi restaurant with an innovative Asian-inspired menu. Alternatively, The Cottage Bistro or Chatterbox make the perfect meeting spots for breakfast or lunch. If it’s a sweet treat you’re after, Glaze Bakery or Crow Lane Express are sure to satisfy. In addition, the Eateries Food Court has a variety of options to suit the whole family. WATERLOT INN MIDDLE RD., SOUTHAMPTON TEL: 238-8000 WEBSITE: WATERLOTINN.COM

Defining Bermuda’s steakhouse experience for nearly 350 years, the historic Waterlot Inn remains Bermuda’s best. Serving the finest prime-aged steaks and chops, this classic dining room has regular seasonal updates and inspired menus that span time-honoured signature speci-

alities and incorporate bold new flavours. Fresh ingredients, unique preparation and award-winning service surrounded by warm furnishings are all hallmarks of the Waterlot Inn. WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT 8 KING’S SQUARE, ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 441-297-1838 WEBSITE: WHITEHORSEBERMUDA.COM

The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is Bermuda’s most popular pub and seafood restaurant in St. George’s, well known for its creative and colourful dishes, friendly service and breathtaking views of St. George’s Harbour. The pub offers inside dining, covered waterside dining, an outdoor waterfront bistro area and their brand-new upstairs outdoor patio seating overlooking the historic King’s Square. The White Horse serves a wide selection of fresh local fish, flame-grilled steaks, as well as popular English and Bermudian pub favourites. Great food, great prices, great menu selections, all in a relaxed and casual atmosphere for you to enjoy.

Flanagan’s Irish Pub

and lunch. And for dinner, join them for Bermuda’s best tapas, wines by the glass and cocktails.


Fancy something cool and refreshing? Then sit back and relax at their inside or outside waterfront bar whilst sipping on one of their signature cocktails, mojitos or frozen drinks made especially for you. For all you sports fans out there, this is Bermuda’s No. 1 sports bar in St. George’s. Enjoy wall-to-wall sports coverage of your favourite teams from morning to night. The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bar open until 1 a.m. or later. Takeout is available. WONG’S GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT 13 YORK ST., ST. GEORGE’S TEL: 297-0408 WEBSITE: WONGSGOLDENDRAGONBDA.COM

Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant offers the most captivating, high-quality Chinese takeout food in the Town of St. George. The distinguished chef, Chunlee Wong, serves a fusion of Szechuan, Thai, Malaysian and Cantonese-style food, providing a rich pageant of the foremost seafood, meat and vegetarian meals. Check out their lunch and seasonal specials and their party-to-go menu. Open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Yours Truly provides a unique experience unlike any other in Bermuda. Their dedicated bartenders create hand-crafted cocktails using house-made syrups, bitters, infused liquors, fresh-pressed juices and hand-carved ice. Yours Truly offers a playful, seasonally changing cocktail menu, craft beers and boutique wines. A comfortable low-lit room, reminiscent of a 1920s style speakeasy, Yours Truly allows you to enjoy table service and features bartenders who are happy to create your own bespoke cocktail should you take Dealer’s Choice. Yours Truly will suit both classic and contemporary tastes alike. Look for the red door on Chancery Lane, ring the bell and enjoy your cocktail.

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Name

Address/Location

Parish/Area

Telephone

9 Parishes Authentic Rum Swizzle

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard

535-6463

Hamilton Locations

E6

Island Locations

Ana Luna Catamaran

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Bailey’s Bay

505-3780

N4

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

1 Freeport Road

Royal Naval Dockyard

232-1345

E6

Aqua Terra

The Reefs Hotel & Club

Southampton

238-0222

D13

Astwood Arms, The

85 Front Street

Hamilton

292-5818

H4

Bistro J

Chancery Lane

Hamilton

296-8546

H4

Blû Bar & Grill

97 Middle Road

Warwick

232-2323

G11

Caddy Shack Grill

Bermuda Fun Golf

Royal Naval Dockyard

400-7888

E6

Calico Jack’s Floating Bar

Docked near the cruise ship

Royal Naval Dockyard

Coconuts

The Reefs Hotel & Club

Southampton

238-0222

D13

Divots Bar & Grill

97 Middle Road

Warwick

434-8687

G11

Duch Pops Bermuda

Dockyard Terrace

Royal Naval Dockyard

705-3824

E6

Elizabeth

Dockyard Watersports Centre Royal Naval Dockyard

747-2204

Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Outback Sports Bar

69 Front Street

Hamilton

295-8299

Fourways Inn & Restaurant

1 Middle Road

Warwick

236-6517

H11

Go Jo’s Coffee Shop

7 King’s Square

St. George’s

297-0614

Q2

Griffin’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

6 Rose Hill

St. George’s

297-1200

Q1

E6

E6 G5

Harry’s

96 Pitts Bay Road

Pembroke

292-5533

Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub

69 South Road

Southhampton

238-1977

B7

House of India

58A North Street

Hamilton

295-6450

Island Brasserie

60 Tucker’s Point Drive

Hamilton Parish

298-4000

La Trattoria

23 Washington Lane

Hamilton

295-1877

F4

Little Venice

32 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

295-3503

D4

I9

H9 E13

North of I1

I9 O5

Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar

6 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

292-6898

D4

L’Oriental

32 Bermudiana Road

Hamilton

296-4477

D4

Media Lounge Wi-Fi Café, The

Cooperage Building

Royal Naval Dockyard

526-6843

E6

Mediterra

101 South Road

Southhampton

238-8000

E13

Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour

Clocktower Mall

Royal Naval Dockyard

234-2474

E6

Pearl

87 Front Street

Hamilton

295-9150

Pink Beach Club at The Loren Hotel

116 South Road

Tucker’s Town

293-1666

Port O’ Call

87 Front Street

Hamilton

295-5373

H4 N7 H4

Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant

25 Richmond Road

Hamilton

295-3314

C2

Ruby Murrys Indian Cuisine

2 Chancery Lane

Hamilton

295-5058

H4

Somerset Country Squire, The

10 Mangrove Bay

Somerset

234-0105

H9

B8

Speciality Cinema & Grill

12 Church Street

Hamilton

292-2135

Speciality Inn

4 South Road

Smith’s

236-3133

E3 L8

Sul Verde

60 Tucker’s Point Drive

Hamilton Parish

298-4000

O5

Swizzle Inn

3 Blue Hole Hill

Bailey’s Bay

293-1854

N4

Swizzle South Shore

87 South Road

Warwick

236-7459

H12

Tempest Bistro

22 Water Street

St. George’s

297-0861

Q2

Temptations Café

31 York Street

St. George’s

297-1368

Q1

TEN Café

10 Dundonald Street

Hamilton

295-0857

Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio

36 Water Street

St. George’s

297-1307

Washington Mall Restaurants

Church & Reid Streets

Hamilton

295-4186

Waterlot Inn

Middle Road

Southampton

238-8000

E12

White Horse Pub & Restaurant

8 King’s Square

St. George’s

297-1838

Q2

Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant

13 York Street

St. George’s

297-0408

Q1

Yours Truly

2 Chancery Lane

Hamilton

295-0429

C1 Q2 F3 - F4

H4


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