10 Must-Try Bermuda Restaurants In and Near Hamilton

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Daily caught Caribbean Lobster dish. Photo credit: Theresa DeMaria

Known for pink sand beaches, rum and those oh-so-cute namesake shorts, Bermuda is a super choice for an island getaway. It’s easy to get to, with 2-hour flights from many East Coast cities. And it’s a popular cruise destination. Whether you’re visiting for a few hours or a few days, you’ll want to taste Bermuda’s unique cuisine. Here are the top dining spots in Hamilton, the island capital, and beyond.

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Dry Aged Naturally Raised Niman Ranch Steak. Photo credit: Hamilton Princess and Beach Club

Intrepid Steak, Seafood & Raw Bar

Hamilton Princess and Beach Club
76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda

Located at The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, steps from the Hamilton Harbour, this restaurant offers a contemporary twist on classic American cuisine.

With panoramic harbor views and a stylish Art Deco ambiance, it’s a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Savor prime cuts of beef, expertly dry-aged, fresh sushi rolls, and an array of fresh seafood delights.

Intrepid is rated by diners on Open Table as “the top seafood restaurant that transcends the ordinary”, led by Executive Chef de Cuisine Antwan Ellis.

Read More: Hamilton Princess and Beach Club Review

10 Exceptional Dining Experiences in Bermuda - Exterior of 1609 on the harbourfront.
Exterior of 1609 on the harbourfront. Photo credit: The Hamilton Princess and Beach Club

1609 – Bermuda’s Alfresco Delight

Hamilton Princess and Beach Club
76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda  

Another The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club featured restaurant, 1609 overlooks the stunning Hamilton Harbourfront in Pembroke Parish.

Named after the year of the island’s first colony, this restaurant offers a fusion of island and Latin flavors. We delighted in ceviche, golden-fried shrimp, tacos, and more while enjoying vibrant cocktails like the Mango Sriracha Margarita.

As the sun sets over the harbor, 1609 provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening.

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British teatime at Crown & Anchor. Photo credit: Theresa DeMaria

Crown & Anchor – The Modern Island Lounge

Hamilton Princess and Beach Club
76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda  

Crown & Anchor is a traditional island lounge with a contemporary British twist. Located at The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, it features an array of island-inspired flavors for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.

The perfect setting as a casual dining restaurant yet it felt like a sophisticated dining experience, I enjoyed the Beer Battered Red Snapper and Chips, the Sassy Pineapple cocktail, and uplifting live entertainment.

10 Exceptional Dining Experiences in Bermuda - Spaghetti and Scallops at Village Pantry.
Spaghetti and Scallops at Village Pantry. Photo credit: Theresa DeMaria

Village Pantry – A Culinary Caribbean Oasis

8 North Shore Road
Flatts Village, FL 03, Bermuda

Located in Bermuda’s heart, Village Pantry embodies the essence of wholesome dining with a commitment to locally sourced, healthy cuisine.

The family-friendly Village Pantry offers a casual and welcoming atmosphere a brief stroll from the aquarium. No reservations are needed during weekdays for seating on the delightful patio or cozy indoor space.

We highly recommend the Supernova breakfast with its delectable romesco sauce. It’s the go-to spot for comfort food in a central location.

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Fried Cod Sandwich on Raisin Bread. Photo credit: Theresa DeMaria

Wahoo’s Waterside Bistro & Patio – Local Charm with Scenic Views

36 Water Street St.
St. George’s GE 05 Bermuda

Nestled in St. George’s, Wahoo’s Waterside Bistro & Patio offers a taste of Bermuda’s local cuisine in a relaxed, pub-like setting. While the eatery’s ambiance is casual, the real highlight is its picturesque back patio overlooking tranquil waters.

The menu impressed with dishes like the crispy wahoo nuggets and the service left no room for improvement. Our friendly server remained patient with our questions about the fish varieties.

The location and the waterfront dining add to the appeal, making it a promising choice for a laid-back evening.

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Byrdies food truck. Photo credit: Theresa DeMaria

Byrdies – Culinary Gem Near Victoria Park

19 Burnaby Street
Hamilton HM 12 Bermuda   

Known affectionately by locals as “DeGraff’s,” Byrdies is a well-kept Bermuda secret. Despite its unassuming appearance, this food truck has been delighting taste buds with hearty Bermudian breakfasts, delectable fish cakes, and mouthwatering burgers since 1939.

For a few hog pennies (the first Bermudian currency), savor the finest local breakfast, and be sure to order ahead as it runs out quickly. It includes fresh cod, eggs, beans, and seasonal fruits. How do you order ahead? Call 441-292-6130.

For lunch, indulge in their juicy smashed-patty burgers and crispy chips. Not to be missed are the tender and flaky fish cakes, a local favorite.

To dine like a Bermudian, grab a dozen fish cakes, and some tasty sides, and make your way to the nearby park for a picnic.

10 Exceptional Dining Experiences in Bermuda - The “Original Rum Swizzle.”
The “Original Rum Swizzle.” Photo credit: Theresa DeMaria

Swizzle Inn – “Bermuda’s Best Pub”

3 Blue Hole Hill
Baileys Bay, CR 04 Bermuda 

After a visit to the mesmerizing Crystal Caves, walk about 5 minutes until you stumble upon the Swizzle Inn.

Perfect for a quick lunch, it exceeded our expectations. It offers a variety of fish sandwiches, such as the Blue Hole Wahoo sandwich and the Bailey’s Bay Fish sandwich, both bursting with flavor.

However, the true standout is a pitcher of the Original Rum Swizzle. It surpasses all other island versions and, as the birthplace of the Rum Swizzle, it’s a must-try.

The staff’s warmth and hospitality added to the charm. Swizzle Inn’s commitment to eco-friendliness and welcoming ambiance made it a must-visit stop.

Devil’s Isle, A Bermudian Favorite

19 Burnaby Street
City of Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda

Devil’s Isle Restaurant offers a captivating culinary experience including a to-die-for brunch that marries local flavors with international flair.

With its stunning waterfront location and a menu celebrating fresh seafood and island produce, this establishment provides a unique blend of Bermudian culture and global culinary influences.

Straight from the dockyard, we savored dishes like fish chowder, local catch of the day, and inventive cocktails while enjoying panoramic views of the azure waters.

The restaurant’s commitment to sustainable sourcing and creative cuisine and extensive wine list have made it a popular destination for both locals and tourists seeking a taste of Bermuda’s rich gastronomic heritage in a picturesque setting.

10 Exceptional Dining Experiences in Bermuda - “Catch of the Day”, Pan-fried Red Snapper, served on top of mussels puttanesca
“Catch of the Day”, Pan-fried Red Snapper, served on top of mussels puttanesca Photo credit: Bite of Bermuda

Bolero Brasserie – Not Your Ordinary Italian Restaurant

95 Front Street
Hamilton Bermuda

Hidden in an alley between Front and Reid streets in Hamilton, Bolero is a culinary gem cherished by locals and helmed by the accomplished head chef and owner, Jonny Roberts.

Since its inception in 2007, Bolero has enthralled diners with a distinctive take on Italian cuisine. Signature dishes like parma ham with fried baby artichokes, parmesan, and truffle oil, along with the zesty shrimp pil pil, have graced the menu from the beginning.

However, the real excitement lies in the daily specials, which often steal the spotlight.

Visitors rave about Bolero’s excellence, comparing it to New York City’s fine dining establishments. The charming Mediterranean ambiance of their dining room, coupled with outstanding offerings like French onion soup, pizzette, mussels, steak, and creme brulee, ensure a memorable dining experience.  

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Rockfish with banana and almond. Photo credit: Theresa DeMaria

Ocean Club

101 South Shore Road
Fairmont Southampton, SN 02 Bermuda 1

Ocean Club, like many of Bermuda’s renowned dining establishments, maintains a close partnership with local fishermen, ensuring a daily supply of the freshest tuna, wahoo, and rockfish. However, shellfish, including oysters, crab claws, and mussels adorning the seafood towers, are flown in.

Recommendations abound, with the wahoo ceviche, boasting pineapple, jalapeño, and pomelo vinaigrette, and the tuna tartare with a quail egg and crispy points making for excellent starters.

Bermuda’s signature rockfish is a must-try, featuring flaky white snapper prepared with torched bananas and toasted almonds.

The Vietnamese lobster summer roll, served with sweet chili and daikon vinaigrette, is a delectable option, although on the smaller side for sharing. The sight of a towering sushi platter at neighboring tables may leave you longing for more.

An extensive wine selection and delectable cocktails round out the experience.

The service, cuisine, and atmosphere are exceptional, with praise for the standout award-winning grouper and the addition of live music. And the kids’ menu features miniaturized adult dishes.

Reservations are a must. 


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