Top Bermuda Restaurants Serving International Food
Over the centuries, Bermuda has become home to many different nationalities. While the British were the first settlers in the island, many from different other countries including the Americans came to the island in search of work. It's natural that there would be diverse influence in Bermuda's culinary offerings.
Influence of Portuguese who have mostly flocked in from Azores has been so sustained and ingrained in the island that virtually all restaurants serving Bermudian cuisine or otherwise would have a Portuguese preparation like red beans in soup with spicy chorizo. In fact you can see such influence even in grocery stores and supermarkets.
However if you really want to experience authentic Portuguese food then visit the tiny eatery Cafe Acoreano located on Washington Street opposite the Central Bus Terminal in Hamilton City. They make traditional bread, cakes, malassadas (i.e. Portuguese doughnuts) etc and have carefully preserved the Portuguese culinary heritage. Every time we visited the place, we found it's packed with Azoreans watching TV playing Portuguese channels. The cafe boasts of being the first Portuguese restaurant in the island. They serve breakfast and lunch daily. Beer like Heineken and hot beverages are available. #2 Washington Street, Hamilton. Phone: (441) 296 0402.
There is no scarcity of Italian restaurants in the island and in all categories. One of the best and most popular in Hamilton City is Little Venice
which also happens to be one of the oldest in the island and originated by an Italian. It's located on Bermudiana road off Front street. There is elegant inside dining as well as upstairs terrace where you can dine al fresco. The owner had later gone ahead and created several other restaurants in the island.
Another prominent and upscale Italian restaurant is Sul Verde which is part of Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort located at Hamilton Parish. The restaurant is located in the golf club and serves rustic Italian fare. They also offer antipasti buffet which includes almost every possible Italian delicacies including their homemade mozzarella. Justifiably, the restaurant claims that they make some of the best pizzas in the island - try out the squid pizza if you like.
Some of the other great Italian restaurants in Bermuda are:
Portofino at Hamilton. Homestyle Italian food. Delicious Pizzas. Try out Pescatori pizza, accompany it by house wine.
Rustico at Flatts Village. Great pasta dishes, try the Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken.
Cafe Amici at Clocktower Mall, Royal Naval Dockyard.
La Trattoria - Pizzas are nice, good Italian menu. Try the chicken paninis.
Gulfstream at Southampton opposite entrance to Horseshoe bay beach. Good pizzas and pastas.
Angelo's Bistro at Walker's Arcade, Hamilton. Great homemade pastas and thin crusted pizzas.
Indian restaurants in Bermuda are typically favorites among the expat and visiting British and Indians.
Indigo located at Flatts Village. Try out the Chicken Biriyani. You will also get Chinese and Sushi here.
House of India in north Hamilton. Great north Indian food. They can make it low, medium or high spicy as you tell them. Nice vegetarian options are also available.
East Meets West in Hamilton and Southampton. Authentic Indian food. Try chicken tikka masala with naan.
Sushi has caught on in the island so much that many restaurants have opened extensions or bars serving Sushi, even the Supermarket in Hamilton called MarketPlace also offers Sushi. Some of the best places to go for Sushi are:
Pearl on Front Street, Hamilton
L'Oriental located in Hamilton on Bermudiana road above Little Venice.
Beluga Sushi Bar located at Washington Mall, Hamilton City.
Beau Rivage at Newstead Belmont Hills hotel in Paget. Classy ambience.
Tempest Bistro at St. George on Water Street. Moderately priced home-style food.
Bolero Brasserie at Hamilton on Front Street. Casual atmosphere, local's favorite. Inside & al fresco dining.
Bouchee at Hamilton. Relaxed ambience, classic French dishes. Great Sunday Brunch.
Cafe Coco at Coco Reef Resort, Paget. Overlooking the south shore with great views. Terrace dining available.
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