Fine Dining in Bermuda
Fine dining in Bermuda is an opportunity to dress up elegantly, because most such restaurants would require that you dress up formally. For example men are required to wear jackets with ties. After all you will be part of an elegant ambience where starting from service, food, interior to settings are all delicately designed. However dress code may differ for some restaurants in the island. So better ask while reserving your table. Reservation however is a must.
You will notice that most fine dining restaurants are part of luxury hotels. Does that indicate something? Yes, you need to go with a loaded wallet. However they strive to offer an experience which you will remember for long. So if it's your special occasion or you want to experience the elite dining life in Bermuda, then certainly try one out.
Here are some of the most loved fine dining options in Bermuda (visit the links for detailed reviews):
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(At Fairmont Southampton Hotel, Specialty: Steaks)
Overlooking the Jews Bay, Waterlot Inn has been known as one of the best steakhouses in the island. The view of sunset is something special. They have won several awards including AAA Four Diamond and Wine Spectator Awards.
(At Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel in Hamilton Parish, Specialty: Bermudian)
Great elegant ambience and eye catching marine murals by Eurasian artist Gerard Henderson. Some of the greatest collections of wine. Lovely view of Harrington Sound from the outdoor terrace.
(At Newstead Bellmont Hills Hotel in Paget, Specialty: French Cuisine)
Great view of Hamilton harbor and the city line beyond, wonderful sunset view and authentic French cuisine as you dine al fresco or inside. The menu is quite extensive, and wine selections are excellent.
(At The Reefs Hotel in Southampton, Specialty: Seafood, Western)
This was the erstwhile Ocean Echo restaurant. It offers lovely views of the south shore waters (perhaps one of the best in the island), large windows, elegant greenish blue interior, choice of al fresco dining on open terrace and great seafood are the reasons to go for it. The private beach looks gorgeous when it's lit up at nights.
(At Bellmont Hills Golf Club in Warwick, Specialty: American, Sushi, Asian)
Lovely view of the golf course and beyond the Great Sound water area. Take a window side table.
(On Front Street Hamilton, Specialty: Seafood)
A sophisticated restaurant often frequented by businessmen and politicians. With cedar paneling and brass fittings, the restaurant looks elegant. It gives a choice of dining inside, or alfresco on a terrace overlooking the harbor, in a private dining room, or in the bar lounge. Nice cocktails and wine. Other than seafood, you get steaks and meat dishes as well.
(On Front Street Hamilton, , Specialty: Steaks) X Closed
A great steakhouse which replaced the earlier one that was equally famous. The first thing to grab would be the little sofa seating at one corner of the upstairs terrace... lovely view of the harbor and the Front street below.
(Located off Front Street in Hamilton, Specialty: Italian)
This is certainly the King of all Italian restaurants in Bermuda and one of the oldest ones. The dining room ambience is elegant with large chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Or dine al fresco at the terrace upstairs.
(Western part of Hamilton, Specialty: Steakhouse and Western Cuisine)
View of the harbor, choice of private dining, excellent food, homely service and attention to details are its strength.
(At Hotel Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Specialty: Mediterranean) X Closed
View of the harbor from the terrace is wonderful. Island inspired food.
(At Royal Palms Hotel in outskirts of Hamilton, Specialty: Seafood)
With antique porcelain, armed chairs, exquisite paintings and sketches on the walls and soothing greenish interior, this is an upscale elegant restaurant housed in a colonial building and in a quiet garden setting.
(Hamilton, Specialty: Italian, Seafood, Sushi)
Wonderful view of the harbor through its large windows. There is a newly renovated outdoor terrace overlooking the harbor. The Sushi is excellent.
(Bailey's Bay in Hamilton Parish, Specialty: Bermudian)
This upscale restaurant with several dining rooms and housed in a building which was a classic private home is all about elegance and details. Luxembourg China, German silver, fireplaces, cedar walls and the fact that the Irish poet Thomas Moore once lived here in the early 1800s - all add up to the delicate ambience.
Exclusive Private Dining
(Update: March 2015)
If you are looking for an exceptional fine dining, in a super lavish, exclusive yet delicate and elegant ambience, and if money is not a constraint, you have a great option now in Bermuda. Coco Reef Resort located in Paget and on Elbow Beach is offering fine private dining in its royally decorated library room (also known as The Red Room).
So how is the decor?... candelabras, original expensive artwork on the walls, crystal and gold chandelier from the ceiling, an antique mosaic dining table with grand intricate design, French baroque furniture... well those are just a few to give you an idea. And of course all these complemented with impeccable service and attention. So what dishes and cuisine? Well there are 9 courses and you can customize that to your choice in consultation with a dedicated chef.
And with each course you will be served with some of the finest selections of wine. And there are gifts for guests such as perfumes and Cuban cigars. Cost for such dinner? The introductory rate is $1,000 per person and up to 8 persons in a group. For inquiry or reservation, call (441) 236-5416 or email to the General Manager: [email protected]
By Raj Bhattacharya
Raj, a seasoned travel writer and Bermuda destination expert, has extensive global travel experience. This website reflects his profound insights, garnered over nearly two decades of dedicated findings and research on the island. Raj has assisted countless Bermuda-bound visitors by providing direct, personalized responses to their queries and imparting his wealth of knowledge through this platform. This site serves as an indispensable guide for those seeking informed and reliable insights into Bermuda's treasures.
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