Waterlot Inn Restaurant Bermuda
$$$$, Steak, Seafood & Continental
Waterlot Inn is one of our favorite restaurants in Bermuda for a special night out in the island. It serves some of the finest steak, seafood and continental food. The restaurant is part of hotel Fairmont Southampton
. The service was impeccable from the moment we were greeted at the door. Waterlot Inn is a graceful, two-story manor house, which dates from 1670. Merchant sailors used to unload cargo at the basement and used it as a warehouse.
Many local Bermudians approach this restaurant by water mooring their boats at the sheltered cove. Over the years, the inn has attracted guests like Mark Twain, James Thurber, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Eugene O'Neill.
Nestled in Jew's Bay, the Waterlot Inn offers breathtaking sunset views. There is an upstairs bar where you can have a drink. We love the local cocktail Dark ‘N’ Stormy as we listen to a pianist playing classical numbers. There is an outdoor terrace and also an adjoining garden that are excellent places for taking a cocktail prior to the dinner.
Then there is colonial staircase to bring you to one of the dining rooms. Each features Captain's or Windsor chairs, oil paintings of old clipper ships, ceilings with beams, and lots of exposed wood.
Waterlot Inn Bermuda
Steaks and grilled beef items are our favorites here. Some of the other great menu items that we have tried are seared foie gras and Bermuda fish chowder. Atlantic Oyster or the chilled seafood platter could be the other great appetizer choices.
In main course, try out dishes like pan seared grouper/tuna, grilled salmon, rib eye or roasted chicken. However, Waterlot is best known for its great steaks, and today probably serves the best steaks in the island. The restaurant also runs a special lobster festival through December 1 and they have a separate menu for lobster dishes.
Finally desserts like sticky toffee pudding or profiteroles in sweet vanilla cream round off an extremely satisfying meal. Waterlot Inn is also well known for its fine wine list and its cigar selection.
Having said all this, I would like to put in a word of caution here. This is an expensive place. As I mentioned earlier, this is our favorite when it comes to a special night out. On a normal day, we would try out another restaurant because similar food and wine would cost significantly lower in other places. I have heard strong reactions from some of the visitors who could not anticipate the high cost here and therefore could not appreciate the overall offering of the restaurant.
Waterlot Inn is an upscale and expensive restaurant. To give you an idea, during our last visit we were three of us, my wife, my son & I. David was the attentive waiter and once again had given excellent service. The meal included seared sea scallops wrapped in proscuitto; an 8 oz petit filet mignon; and an apple pie/tart with sour cream. We had some appetizers to start with; the local cocktail Dark ‘N’ Stormy, a bottle of wine, three vegetable side dishes, dessert and coffee. The total cost was over $350.
Dress code is elegant and jackets are required for men. They accept credit cards. Reservations required. They have children's menu as well.
Update May 2013: Waterlot Inn has introduced iPad based menu for their extensive wine list. They have over 550 different types of wine and more than 2,250 bottles stocked in the wine cellar. You can now use the touch pad menu and select your wine quickly by searching with name, region, variety and price.
Soups & Salads: $13-$18, Starters: $16-$18, Main Courses: $35 - $70.
Daily 6pm - 10pm. Closed on Mondays.
The restaurant is closed from January to Mid March. Lunch is not served in Waterlot Inn.
Location and Contact
101 South Shore Road, The Fairmont Southampton Hotel, Southampton Parish.
Bus route: #7 (operating between Hamilton and Dockyard)
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Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Michael Newburger (June 2013)
We would like to make a brunch reservation at the Waterlot Inn for July 7, but I can't find an email to them to book this. Can you send me their email address or the Southampton Princess email to book this. Many thanks
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2013
Hi, The restaurants at Fairmont Southampton do not have email addresses of their own. Reservations are usually accepted over phone (441/238-8000). However you can write to the hotel's email address ([email protected]
) or call up the toll free no. 866 540 4497. Regards,