Best Restaurants in Bermuda September 1, 2022
Here’s our list of some of the best restaurants in Bermuda! Fresh seafood, British-style pubs, fish sandwiches, local craft beer, casual fare on the beach, and iconic dishes you just can’t miss out on. They have it all!Your only job is to make sure you have enough time to get to all of them, and definitely bring your stretchy pants.
Before you start digging in, here are a few things to know about restaurants in Bermuda and dining around the island:
- Bermuda is not cheap, but we bet you knew that already! Just make sure your wallet is prepared before hopping on that plane because nearly everything will cost more than it does back home. You’re on an island in the middle of nowhere, after all.
- Tipping is expected but it’s often included. Usually, a 17% gratuity is added to bills in most restaurants or it will be explicitly stated that it’s not.
- Credit cards are accepted in most places around the island, and cash is accepted everywhere. Since the Bermudian Dollar and the US Dollar are 1:1, you can pay in either currency. Just note that your change will be in either currency, too–it depends on what they have on hand.
Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy
We can guarantee you’ve never had a fish sandwich like the one they serve at Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy. Not only will you be getting some of the freshest fish–that’s a given–you’ll also be getting a MASSIVE portion! The fish here is fried to perfection and double the size of what you’d get on any other fish sandwich.
The fish sandwich is built between two pieces of thick raisin bread (trust us, it works) and topped with a hefty portion of homemade coleslaw. You can get wheat bread and other toppings like cheese and the regular lettuce, tomato, and onion, but if you want it prepared as the locals do, you know what to order.
Chicken sandwiches, homemade mac and cheese, fried shrimp, and other delicious food are offered, but this spot is famous for its fish sandwiches. They don’t offer any inside dining and are a run-in-and-out, eat-it-at-the-beach type of restaurant. Bring lots of napkins.
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the island’s oldest pub. This is THE place to enjoy Bermuda’s national drink, the Rum Swizzle. Order it by the glass or the pitcher; this cocktail is a must-try while visiting, so why not order it at this iconic pub?
Do you know what’s paired well with the national drink? The national dish—Bermuda fish chowder.The ingredients are deliciously simple: tomatoes, onions, fresh fish… but the twist is with the dash of sherry pepper sauce and black rum. It’s a legendary combo, but the pub offers many other favorites like burgers, sandwiches, nachos, and more.
Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlour
We hope you saved some room after enjoying your meal at the Swizzle Inn because Bailey’s Bay Ice Cream is just across the street. Homemade with fresh and all-natural ingredients, you’ll love getting cooled off here after a day of adventuring around Bermuda.Try local favorites like Bermuda honey, Bermuda banana, Dark ‘n Stormy, and rum raisin, or stick with what you know like fruit sorbets, chocolate chip, and vanilla—you’ll “only” have 30-40 flavors to choose from! Sundaes, brownies, and floats are also offered or grab a milkshake to go.
Frog & Onion Pub and Restaurant
Located on the island’s far west side, The Frog & Onion Pub and Restaurant was created by a Frenchman (the frog) and Bermudian (the onion). This English-style pub is the perfect place to refuel while wandering the Royal Navy Dockyard.
This spot is in the center of the action with a cruise port, mall, museum, and other attractions. While there are tons of places to dine, we think the Frog & Onion, Bermuda’s only brewpub, is the spot! This is a true craft microbrewery serving up British imperial pints of their fresh beers, your favorite island cocktails, and some seriously tasty pub food.
You’ll find German-style pretzels, nachos, authentic homemade British pies, pub curries, and even some good ol’ bangers and mash. You can also enjoy island favorites like fish chowder and blackened wahoo here while you’re being serenaded by live music in a 19th-century cooperage building.
Sea Breeze Lounge
For some tasty fare without having to leave the sandy shores of Bermuda’s beautiful beaches, head to Sea Breeze Lounge on Elbow Beach. Just a few steps up from the sand, you’re sat on a casual open-air terrace with gorgeous views of the azure waters.
Creative tapas and sushi rolls, po’ boys stuffed with fresh seafood, ceviche, and other scrumptious eats are what you’ll find here. This is also a superb place to simply sip on cocktails and lounge around while soaking up the sun until you get hungry. Since the beach is just below the terrace, you can make this spot your base for the day while you enjoy Elbow Beach.
TIP: If you’re staying at the Newstead Belmont Hills, just ask the front desk to get you a complimentary shuttle to Sea Breeze Lounge and Elbow Beach. They will be happy to accommodate this request. Then simply ask the restaurant to ring the resort when you’re ready to return, full of food and sun.
While exploring Bermuda is fun, nobody will judge you for staying at your resort all day. Especially if you’re staying at the Newstead Belmont Hills, where you’ll have everything you need, including the award-winning restaurant, Aurora.
Aurora will quench your thirst and fill your tummy all day, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. For a kick in your taste buds, the monkfish curry is to die for, their octopus is grilled to perfection, and the nourishing salmon poke bowl will fill you up just enough so you have some room for dessert. Be sure to ask for the specials of the evening for a delicious treat not offered on the menu.
Make sure to dress nice for dinner (no flip flops and men should wear collared shirts) and call to make a reservation before heading here as they get busy.
To explore more dining options from Newstead Belmont Hills, you’re ideally located just across from Hamilton. Take the complimentary boat shuttle and try out one of these best places to eat in Bermuda…
If you loved Frog & Onion, you’d love their new concept eatery in Hamilton, Brew. Serving the same fresh craft brews on tap but with the option of grab-and-go bites if you’re on the run or a full menu if you’re looking to relax.This is a pretty happening spot since it’s located in the city center, and for some reason, it feels seemingly appropriate to have breakfast with a brew. It’s OK, you’re on vacation; just go for it, we did! Quick and delicious brekkie bagels, superfood bowls, fresh smoothies, coffees, and even a NASA-designed nitrogen generator spilling out wine is what you’ll find at Brew.
Devil’s Isle Cafe
Another exemplary restaurant in the Hamilton area and a local favorite is the Devil’s Isle Cafe. Pop in for a quick coffee or come in for a wholesome dinner; you can’t go wrong.
Everything is made from fresh, nutritious ingredients from local organic farmers and ranchers and put together to create an artistic and inspired menu. Hearty breakfasts fuel you for the day, complete with small-batch hand-roasted coffee beans in your piping hot coffee. For later in the day, you’ll have the choice of rustic sandwiches, nutritious bowls, homemade pasta, and more. Don’t feel guilty about repeating your visit here; we don’t blame you!