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By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us) exclusively for Bermuda Online
See Bermuda Cuisine for a list of local foods served by some restaurants
2017. January 9. Environmental health officers are working to put “scores on doors” for every restaurant, café and bar in Bermuda. The scheme is to be implemented “within the next year”, according to Jennifer Attride-Stirling, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health. She shared the plan with this newspaper after we made a public access to information request for the health and safety “grades” given to restaurants in Bermuda. Our request was turned down by the Department of Health’s information officer on the grounds that retrieving the records would disrupt or interfere with the work of the department and such records were exempt because they contained commercial, confidential and personal information. Dr Attride-Stirling reviewed that decision, at our request, and upheld the information officer’s refusal, concluding that “on balance, the public interest is better served by non-disclosure”. But she revealed: “The Department of Health supports the establishment of a publicly available ‘scores on doors’ scheme for food and beverage establishments and is taking steps to implement it within the next year. Fair application of such a scheme will require that: establishments know in advance that inspections will result in scores that will be put in the public domain; the inspection system methodically applies criteria to derive the scores; scores be attributed systematically to every establishment inspected; and that the scores be regularly maintained and published.” This newspaper’s Pati request was made with the aim of publishing a list of all restaurants and their most recent grades, similar to the inspection lookup tool offered by NYC Health. The New York version enables members of the public to search a database and retrieve health inspection results for each of New York City’s 24,000 restaurants before deciding where to eat. In Bermuda, it is estimated there are between 150 and 200 restaurants, cafés and bars. Phil Barnett, president of Island Restaurant Group, said he would not have a problem with a “scores on doors” scheme for the island. “It wouldn’t be different to many other jurisdictions,” he said. “That wouldn’t be necessarily something we’d be upset with. If it’s coming down the pipe, it’s coming down the pipe. We get inspected every single year and, particularly if there is an issue, we reach out to them [environmental health officers]. We care very much about the safety of our clientele. I can understand how some other restaurants may find that a little concerning.” Mr Barnett said pests were an issue in Bermuda and restaurants would want the opportunity to deal with temporary infestations before being awarded a public score. “Something could break out one day and four days later, it’s solved,” he said. Dr Attride-Stirling said that the grading of restaurants was not a “standardised part of the current inspection regime so scores have not been given consistently to every establishment or recorded on the inspection report”. For that reason, she said, the Pati request was denied on the grounds that the record requested did not exist in full. The other valid reasons for non-disclosure, according to Dr Attride-Stirling, were that inspection reports were filed by street address and the Ministry of Health did not have the manpower to retrieve them for every restaurant and that releasing incomplete and dated records could “potentially prejudice the credibility and authority” of the Department of Health.
2016. October 22. Environmental health officials have refused to reveal the health and safety “grades” given to every restaurant in Bermuda. The information was requested by The Royal Gazette under the Public Access to Information Act but the Department of Health’s information officer denied our application after consultation with Susan Hill Davidson, the acting Chief Environmental Health Officer, on four grounds. This newspaper sought the information in order to publish a list of all restaurants and their most recent grades, similar to the inspection lookup tool offered by NYC Health. The New York version enables members of the public to search a database and retrieve health inspection results for each of New York City’s 24,000 restaurants before deciding where to eat. In Bermuda, it is estimated there are between 150 and 200 food and beverage premises. The Department of Health said in its refusal letter that to comply with our request would, “by reason of the nature of the records requested, require the retrieval and examination of such records [and] cause a substantial and unreasonable interference with or disruption of the other work of the public authority”. Information officer Verlina Bishop wrote that complying with the request would require pulling the inspection records of each individual file of food and drink establishments. “The files are maintained by street address and are not filed according to food and beverage establishments,” she said. “The environmental health section of the Department of Health does not have the manpower to review and compile the records requested.” Other reasons given for the refusal to disclose information were that the records contained personal, commercial and confidential information, exempt from disclosure. The Pati Act lists a series of exemptions which allow public authorities to refuse to grant a request, including on administrative grounds. But public authorities can only rely on that exemption, where retrieval of the records would be too onerous, if they have offered to help the requester amend their request. No such offer was made in this case. An exemption can apply where personal information is involved, though the Act says personal information does not include any information relating to any “discretionary benefit of a financial nature, including the granting of a licence or permit, conferred on an individual by a public authority, including the name of the individual and the exact nature of the benefit”. Restaurants in Bermuda are licensed by the environmental health section of the Department of Health, based on inspections carried out by officers to check for hygienic conditions and operations. They monitor food and beverage importation, storage, preparation and sale and they ensure food is fit for human consumption by sampling milk, frozen desserts, other foods and drinks, and inspecting locally slaughtered meat. The Pati legislation includes an exemption for commercial information and states records can be withheld where disclosure “would have, or could reasonably expect to have, an adverse effect on the commercial interests of any person to whom the record relates”. The exemption for information received in confidence states that “a record shall be disclosed if disclosure is in the public interest”. Ms Bishop wrote: “The records requested pertain to the business of food and beverage establishments, which are private businesses. The information gathered is for regulatory and compliance purposes and [it] does not serve the public interest to disclose to an unrelated third party.” She said a restaurant’s grading was not always recorded on an inspection report as it was an internal tool, used for an incentive initiative called the Mayor’s Awards, some time ago. “The Mayor’s Awards have not been held in several years,” Ms Bishop wrote. “The grading is not something that is publicized and there is no policy or law requiring notifying the public of a grading.” She said an inspection report was a tool for environmental officers to use to determine if restaurants were complying with health and safety standards and whether improvements were needed. “It is a snapshot, reflective on the day the inspector makes the inspection,” Ms Bishop added. “If corrective action is required, the inspector will notify the establishment in writing regarding improvements required. Following a site inspection, the inspectors do not give a grade externally. A record is maintained of the number of food premises inspected, not a compiled record of the grades recorded on the inspection reports.” In New York, the health department conducts unannounced annual inspections of restaurants and each violation of a regulation gets a certain number of points. According to NYC Health’s website, “at the end of the inspection, the inspector totals the points, and this number is the restaurant’s inspection score — the lower the score, the better the grade”. Sharing the restaurant-grading system with the public has not been without controversy, with critics claiming it is unfair on businesses. But Michael Bloomberg said in 2013, when he was mayor, that it had helped drive down salmonella cases. This newspaper intends to appeal the decision of the information officer to the head of the authority, as is the right of any requester.
Since 2011 all restaurants have been required to pay a Bermuda Government-legislated Food Establishment Licence Fee. It has made the cost of restaurant eating appreciably more expensive. The fee changes were approved by Members of Parliament and Senators and also apply to bakeries, catering establishments, food manufacturers, food stores and delis, refreshment shops and restaurants. A sliding scale is in place meaning businesses with larger numbers of customers have to pay more. The licensing fees charged by the Department of Health are set by legislation, the Government Fees Regulations. The licensing and inspection of food service facilities is a key public health function carried out by the Department of Health. The process helps to ensure the quality and safety of the food served to the public, and the current fees reflect the cost of providing the service to the public. Any complaints from locals or visitors about what they eat at any Bermuda restaurant, or any suspected accidental food poisoning arising from eating there are dealt with by the Bermuda Government's Department of Environmental Health, an agency of the Department of Health.
American Fast Food restaurants. None, except a Bermuda majority-owned franchised KFC. There are no Bermuda outlets of Papa John's, Subway, Little Caesar, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, Domino's Pizza, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Burger King or McDonald's or their British or Canadian or European equivalents. However, there are several Bermudian fast-food restaurants. All non-hotel restaurants must by law be both majority Bermudian -owned and Bermudian-operated.
No non-local fast food places or restaurants
Bar food restriction. Bars - not shown here unless they are also a restaurant - do not serve bar food of the type common in most bars in the UK and Ireland.
Choice of food. Varies from place to place. Expect to pay well upwards of US$ 4.75 for a hamburger.
Daily luncheon specials. When offered.
Dress code. None for any eating place - cafeteria, diner, snack bar, restaurant - for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Always play safe by asking ahead at the restaurants you favor. But some restaurants reserve the right at dinner especially to expect male patrons to wear decent clothes including a jacket and tie; or jacket; and women to wear an appropriate top, skirt or trousers. Casual, clean and in good taste clothes are fine for most places. What may not be allowed at all are any kind of swim suits or revealing clothing.
Disabled or physically challenged. Persons in wheelchairs or with a balance problem will find four places in the Disability website under Restaurants. Note that no restaurant in Bermuda offers all the following - disabled entrance parking, disabled exterior, disabled interior and disabled toilet - to USA-ADA standards. Only one has a toilet for the disabled.
Early Bird dinners. When offered, Good value for those willing to eat early dinners (5:30 to 6:30 pm).
Food and its origin. Unless specifically stated as Bermudian or local, assume 100% of restaurant food is imported, most from afar, with some food pre-packaged specifically for restaurants. There is no local legal requirement to give origin of food and no Bermuda product or packing or labeling legal requirements, considering most food is imported.
Gratuities (tips). Most restaurants automatically add 17 percent to the bill.
Hours. Most hotel and non-hotel restaurants are open at certain times for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Jewish guests. No kosher food restaurants. Contact the small Jewish Community of Bermuda at telephone (441) 291 1785 for advice on which to favor.
Non-Smoking only. Since April 1, 2006 smoking in public places has been banned in Bermuda. Legislation enacted - the Tobacco Products (Public Health) Amendment Act 2005 - makes it an offence to light up in bars, restaurants hospitals, hotels, offices and schools across the Island.
Open on Sundays and Public Holidays. All hotel-owned restaurants are, but not all non-hotel restaurants. They should be contacted to see if they are open or not on a particular day or time.
Payment. Cash in Bermuda or US dollars (no other currencies) or by leading international credit card. Diners should check beforehand with each restaurant to see which credit cards are accepted. Only Bermuda (not other) debit cards will be accepted. Travelers checks will not be accepted.
Prices are in BDA or US dollars, of same value. All restaurants not owned by hotels must by law by either owned or majority owned by a Bermudian. Some owners or managers shown below, if not Bermudian originally, are married to one. Opening and closing times shown below are for regular days. On Public Holidays, most non-hotel-owned restaurants will be closed. The impartial basic list below indicates whether the restaurant is at a resort hotel, small hotel, cottage colony or independent premises. Reservations are recommended for dinner. Prices are much more if they include alcoholic drinks. The major reason all beer, wine and other liquor are so expensive is because of a huge Bermuda Government import duty.
|$$$$$ Extremely expensive, over $130||$$$$ Very expensive, about US$ 100 to 130||$$$ Expensive, 80 to 100||$$ Moderate, 60 to 80||$ Under 60.|
Special diets. There are none with vegetarian dishes only. If you are on a low sodium or low cholesterol or other restricted diets, no restaurant features them.
Sunday Brunches. Expensive in Bermuda (averaging over $40 per person plus gratuities), but there's always a huge choice of buffet foods hot, cold and spicy, fish, fowl and seafood. Restaurants advertise in the Saturday print edition of The Royal Gazette daily newspaper.
Vegetarian/vegan dishes. There are no known vegetarian-only restaurants but several have vegetarian dishes or can make one up, such as the mango salad below.
Waiters and waitresses. Some will be Bermudian, others may be from many different parts of the world, on Work Permits.
To dial the numbers shown please note that if not calling from Bermuda, use prefix (441).
Bermuda fish chowder, national dish
Also look at those in Pembroke Parish, as parts are so close to the City.
In the brown square of the yellow area
|Angelo's Bistro||Phone 232-1000. 12 Walker Arcade, 12 Reid Street, between Reid and Front Streets. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Monday-Saturday.|
|Arabian Deep Fried Chicken||Phone: 292-1314. 53 Court Street, Hamilton HM 12, P.O. Box HM 2150, Hamilton HM JX|
295-9644. Fax 292-4986. Royal Palms Hotel, 24 Rosemont Avenue
|Baked||Cafe||Phone 400-5800. Bermudiana Arcade, Queen Street. 2nd Floor. Cafeteria and transport museum. Since December 2014. Portuguese pastries and desserts, as well as cakes including the traditional Azores favorite quejada de villa, a custard tart. Also breakfast sandwiches and meals and a traditional Portuguese buffet lunch. Open 6am to 4pm, while the museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.|
|Barracuda Grill||Phone 292-1609. Fax 292 8354. 5 Burnaby Hill. Formerly Fisherman's Reef. Above the Hog Penny. Seafood. Lunch, dinner. $$$$.|
|Bermuda Bistro at The Beach||
Phone 292-0219. 103 Front Street, Hamilton. Hours: 10:00 – 03:00 (7 days.) Cuisine: Pub, American. Dress: Casual. Credit Cards: MC/V
|Bistro J||Phone 296-8546. 102 Chancery Lane, HM 11. 10 or so tables each sitting 2-4. Lunch and dinner. Smart casual. $$$$.|
|Bolero Brasserie||Phone 292-4507. Fax 292-0011. 95 Front Street, Hamilton HM11. Jonny Roberts, chef/owner. European, $$$$.|
|Bulli.Social||7 Queen Street. 232-BULL. Premises once the Lemon Tree Café. Burgers and similar. Eat in and takeaway. Jonny Roberts, owner, restaurant manager Tyler Nearon..|
|Cafe 4||Phone 295-8444. Windsor Place Building, Ground Floor, 18 Queen Street, Hamilton HM 11.|
|Cafe Cairo||Phone 295-5155. Fax 292-8057. 93 Front Street, Hamilton HM 12.|
|Chopsticks||88 Reid Street East. Phone 292-0791. Take out fax 292-9834. Szechuan, Cantonese, Hunan, Mandarin and Thai. Lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $$$|
|Coconut Rock & Yashi Sushi Bar||Phone 292-1043. Williams House, 20 Reid Street, Hamilton, Pembroke Parish, HM 05. P. O. Box HM 1889, Hamilton. Lunch and dinner. $$$|
|Common Ground Cafe||Phone 292-2353. 11 Chancery Lane (walkway between Front and Reid Streets). Breakfast, paninis, wraps, centre for display of local artworks. Mon-Fri, 7 am to 3:30 pm, Sat 8 am-2 pm.|
|Cottage Cafe & Bistro||Washington Mall, 2nd floor. 30 seats. Formerly Dandelion. Breakfast and lunch.|
|Devil's Island Restaurant and Bar||292-3284. 19 Burnaby Street. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, catering.|
|Docksider Pub and Restaurant||
Phone 296-3333. Fax 296-3300. 121 Front Street, Hamilton, Pembroke Parish. Pub fare, fish. Casual, $$$
|Ferrari Bar at LV's||
Phone 296-3330. 12 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton HM 11. Dinner.
|Flanagan's Irish Pub and Restaurant||Phone 295-8299. Fax 295-8304. Emporium Building, Floor 2, 69 Front Street, Hamilton, Pembroke Parish. Overlooking Hamilton Harbor. Irish Pub. Lunch, dinner. $$$.|
Phone 295-8580. Bermudiana Arcade, 27 Queen Street, Hamilton. Since April 15, 2016. Mostly takeaway, limited seating. Fries and waffles with a range of special toppings, cakes and healthy eating options. Fish sandwiches, using waffles as a base, and burgers also available.
|Grand Cafe||Phone 292-2777. Corner of Church and Parliament Streets. Since September 2012. Breakfast and lunch (both buffet), dinner. Monday-Friday 7am-10am breakfast, 11am-3pm lunch and 6-9pm dinner; Saturdays dinner from 6-9pm.|
|Harley's||Phone 295-3000. Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Specialties are many and include over-sized steaks. Lunch or dinner. $$$$|
|Hog Penny||Phone 292-2534. Ground Floor, 5 Burnaby Hill. Pub and restaurant. With traditional English pub fare, beef, curries Lunch, dinner. $$$|
|House of India||Phone 295- 6450. Park View Plaza, 57 North Street, HM 17. Indian. $$$|
|Jamaican Grill||Phone 296-6577, 32 Court Street, Hamilton|
|Juice ‘n Beans||55 Court Street, where Rotis used to be. Formerly on Front Street. Back in business from late November 2016 ten months after it had closed down. Apart from the signature smoothies, there are several dishes with an Indian influence, including samosas, a popular chickpea dish, kati rolls and roti with basmati rice. Also meatless chicken sandwiches and fishless fish fillet sandwiches. The substitute products are made with soy, wheat and other proteins to mimic the real thing. mOpen between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday.|
|Kentucky Fried Chicken||Telephone 296-4532. 21 Queen Street. Fast food.|
|La Trattoria||Phone 295-1877. 22 Washington Lane, HM 11. Pizza, pasta, more. Lunch or dinner inside or take out. $$$$.|
|Le Figaro Bistro||Phone 296-4991. Reid Street. Lunch and dinner. $$$$.|
|Little Venice||Phone 295-3503. 32 Bermudiana Road, HM 11. Italian specialties with veal, chicken and seafood. Lunch and dinner. $$$$$.|
|Lobster Pot||Phone 292-6898. 6 Bermudiana Road, HM 08. Since 1973. Seafood specialties and fresh fish, including local. Lunch and dinner. $$$$|
|L'Oriental||Phone 296-4477. 32 Bermudiana Road, HM 11. Oriental/fusion. With a Sushi, Oyster and Caviar Bar. $$$$$|
|Mad Hatters||Phone 297-MADI. Formerly Surf and Turf. Next to Mariner's Club, 22 Richmond Road, HM 08. Seafood and meat dishes. $$$$.|
|Mango Leaf Deli and Juice Bar||Phone 295-8131. Joell's Alley, off Church Street. West Indian and Trinidadian dishes. Lunch and dinner, traditional codfish and potatoes weekends. $$$|
Phone 296-3330. 12 Bermudiana Road. Formerly the Ferrari Bar. From 5 pm. Dinner options.
|Muse||17 Front Street, Hamilton HM 11. Phone 296-8788. Fax 296-8786. Lunch, dinner. The executive chef is the winner of the 2016 Restaurant Weeks People’s Choice Award.|
Bermudiana Road, Pembroke. Since 2013 by Nonna Thomson. New owner from November 2016 is Katerina Smith. Breakfast and lunch. New dishes include lamb and sautéed vegetables, as well as some Bulgarian salads.
|Oliver's||69 Pitt's Bay Road, HM 08. Phone 295-0103. Fax 296-7175. Deli and catering. Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet.|
|Pasta Basta||295-9785. Fax 295-1509. 1 Elliott Street.|
|Pasta Basta/Blue Dragon||295-9785. Italian cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. Eat in and take-out. $$$|
|Pickled Onion||Phone 295 -2263. 53 Front Street, overlooking harbour. Casual. American menu. Lunch and dinner. $$$$|
|Porch||Phone 292-4737. Steak, seafood, vegetarian. $$$$.|
|Port'O'Call||Phone 295-5373. 87 Front Street. Lunch and dinner. Accessible to disabled visitor in wheelchair. (See under "Restaurants" in Disabled site). $$$$.|
|Portofino||Phone 295-6090. 20 Bermudiana Road, HM 11. Italian cuisine. Lunch and dinner. $$$.|
|Primavera||Phone 295-2167. 69 Pitt's Bay Road, HM 08. Italian cuisine, seafood & pizza. $$$$|
|Red Carpet||Phone 295-6774. Armory Building, 37 Reid Street. Continental. Smart casual. Lunch and dinner. $$$$|
|Red Steakhouse and Bar||
55 Front Street, Hamilton. Rick Olson and David Madeiros. Overlooking Hamilton Harbour.
|Robin Hood Pub||Phone 295-3314. Fax 292-9338. 25 Richmond Road, Pembroke HM 08. Lunch, dinner, breakfast at weekends. $$$|
|Rock Island Coffee Cafe||Phone 296-5241. 48 Reid Street, Hamilton HM 12. Coffee, sandwiches, home-made soups and bistro-style lunches.|
|Roosters||Phone 292-0731. 53 Court Street. Lunch|
|Rosa's||Phone 295-1912. Front Street. Tex--Mex specialties, fish sandwiches, more Lunch or dinner. $$$$|
|Royal Bermuda Yacht Club||Phone 295-2214. Point Pleasant Park. P. O. Box HM 894. Since 1844. Breakfast, lunch and dinner for members and guests. $$$$|
|Ruby Murrys||2 Chancery Lane, off Front Street. Where Fresco's used to be. Since September 2014. With a range of Indian dishes. Business is part of the Yellowfin group that also owns Pearl, Bistro J and Port o' Call. $$$$|
|Shiraz Cafe||68 King Street. Next to Millennium. Phone/fax. 296-9996. Iranian, Bermudian, Caribbean, dishes. Vegetarian salads.|
|Smokin Barrel||A mobile restaurant near the Ferry Terminal, where Bermudian and Caribbean fares are served from a truck on Front Street.|
|Somer's Cafe||Opened 2015, 25 November. At AS Cooper & Sons main department store on Front Street, first floor. With sweeping views of Hamilton Harbour. Lunch (only) menu featuring sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soup.|
|Speciality Cinema and Grill||Phone 292-2135 or 295-3571. 30 Queen Street Hamilton HM 11. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.|
|Spot||Phone 292-0962. 6 Burnaby Street. Since 1941. No liquor. A diner, with breakfast, lunch and early dinner. $$|
|Spring Garden Restaurant & Bar||Phone 295-7416. Washington Lane at 19 Reid Street. Lunch, dinner. $$$.|
|Surf Club||Phone 292-6566. 28 Front Street. Lunch or dinner. $$$$|
|Sung Sing||Phone 296-8758 or fax 296-8759. Take out only. 57 Victoria Street.|
|Swinging Doors||Phone 293-9267. 22 Court Street, HM 10.|
Phone 292-0777. Seon Place, 141 Front Street, Hamilton HM 19. Breakfast, lunch, happy hour and light dinner small plates/tapas.
|The Snug||Phone 295-8399. Cafe, Emporium Building, Front Street, on site of old Kathy's Cafe, from late May 2014. Breakfast and lunch, hot and cold food.|
|Tribe Road Kitchen||Phone 734-1637. Former Windjammer Gallery, Corner of King and Reid Streets. Mexican from May 2016. Menu highlights fresh, handmade tacos, enchiladas, fajitas.more. Also serving dinner. Has a bar. No longer just a cafe bakery.|
Phone 296-5050. Victoria Place, 29 Victoria Street. Lunch, dinner.$$$$. Same management as Barracuda Grill, Hog Penny. Pickled Onion.
|Windsor Garden||Phone 295-4085. Windsor Place, 18 Queen Street. Breakfast, lunch. $$$.|
|Wok Express||Phone 293-9999. Formerly Caribbean Queen and Bombay Palace. 60 North Street. Lunch buffet, dinner.|
Phone 232-6109. 17 Watlington Road, east of Lindo's Market. Beryl and David Furbert. Fish sandwiches, shrimp, swiss and mushroom burgers, chicken options.
|Feeding Tree (The)||Since March 2003. Phone 292-5333. Robin Swan. At former Anchorage Club, North Shore, Devonshire. Daily lunch specials, Sunday morning Codfish breakfast.|
|Last Tee||Phone 295-9069. Fax 295-5864. Ocean View Golf Course. Lunch or dinner. $$$$.|
Phone 292-1241. 81 North Shore Road, Devonshire FL03.
|ASU Beastro||Phone 296-2429. Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, 40 North Shore Road, Flatts. Lunches and desserts for visitors at this attraction.|
|Bayside Terrace Bar and Grill||Phone 293-8333. Grotto Bay Beach Resort, 1 Blue Hole Hill, CR 04. Alfresco dining. $$$$|
|Four Star Pizza||Phone 292- 9111. Flatts. Pizzas, submarine sandwiches and chicken wings.|
|Greenhouse||Phone 293-8333. A dining room of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort, 1 Blue Hole Hill, CR 04. For breakfast, lunch, dinner. $$$$$|
|Hibiscus Room||Phone 293-8333. Grotto Bay Beach Resort, 1 Blue Hole Hill, CR 04. For breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. $$$$$|
|Indigo||Phone 292-9800. 6 North Shore Road, Flatt's Village, FL 04. Cuisine: Asian fusion.|
|Jamaican Grill||Phone 293-8899. Ducks Puddle, Bailey's Bay.|
|Landfall||Phone 293-1322. 165 North Shore Road, Crawl Hill. Lunch, dinner and buffet Sunday Lunch. $$$$.|
|Palm Court||Phone 293-8333. Grotto Bay Beach Resort, 1 Blue Hole Hill, CR 04. Lunch, dinner. $$$$$|
|Pizza House||Phone 293-8465. Shelly Bay.|
|Rustico||Phone 295-5212. Brightside Guest Apartments. Flatts. Lunch, dinner.|
|Shelly Bay Beach House||Coming||2016. May 28. Plans to turn a building at Shelly Bay into a new restaurant have been granted planning approval by the Development Applications Board. While the plans for the Shelly Bay Beach House sparked controversy due to the inclusion of a new parking lot near the existing playground, that element of the plan was shelved by the developer in the wake of a public outcry. The plans approved by the DAB instead proposed an expansion of the existing parking area to the east of the property, providing spaces for 14 additional cars, and minor alterations to a parking area to the west of the building to create a handicapped parking space and one space for an existing rental unit on the property. When completed, the proposed restaurant would have seating for 100 patrons, an ice cream counter and a beach rental shop. According to the minutes of the meeting, the board questioned the technical officer about who owned the property. The technical officer responded that the building and park were both owned by the Bermuda Government, and the Estates section of the Ministry of Public Works had confirmed that only the building would be leased out to a private entity — which would pay for all renovations for the building. The board also asked about bathrooms, and were told the restaurant would have three bathrooms on the upper floor, while bathrooms on the ground floor would remain open to the public and renovated by the Ministry of Public Works. Given all the details, the board resolved to approve the application.|
|Spa and Poolside||Phone 298-4070. Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa. 60 Tucker's Point Club Drive. Light meals, spa dining, pool menu, drinks.|
|Sul Mer||298-4000. Beach Club, Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa. 60 Tucker's Point Club Drive. Since 2009. Lunch, dinner. $$$$$|
|Sul Verde||Phone 298-4000. Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa. 60 Tucker's Point Club Drive. Since 2009. Lunch, dinner. Italian. $$$$$|
|Swizzle Inn||Phone 293-1854. 3 Blue Hole Hill, Baileys Bay, CR 04. Lunch or dinner. Pub fare. $$$$|
|The Point||Phone 298-4070. Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa. 60 Tucker's Point Club Drive. Since 2009. Lunch, dinner. $$$$$|
|Tom Moore's Tavern||Phone 293-8020. 7 Walsingham Lane. French and Continental. $$$$$$|
|Tucker's Bar||Phone 298-4070. Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa. 60 Tucker's Point Club Drive. $$$$$|
|Village Pantry||8 North Shore Road, Flatts, in premises formerly occupied by Rustico. Wheelchair-accessible, as is one of the bathrooms.|
|Beau Rivage||27 Harbour Road, Newstead Belmont Hills Resort and Spa, Paget. Phone (441) 232-8686. Since April 2008.|
|Blue Point Poolside||Phone 236-3535. Fax 236-8043. Elbow Beach Hotel, 60 South Road.|
|Cafe Coco||Phone 236-5416. Fax 236-9766. Coco Reef Resort, 3 Stonington Circle, South Road, Paget. $$$$. Lunch, dinner|
|Coral Beach and Tennis Club||Phone 236-2233. 34 South Road. PG 04. Horizons Ltd.|
|Lido||Phone 236-9107, Lido Complex, Elbow Beach Hotel. 60 South Road, PG 04. Mostly seafood, Mediterranean. $$$$$|
|Fourways Inn||Phone 236-6517. Fax 236-5528. 1 Middle Road, Paget. Sunday brunch. Lunch or dinner. $$$$$. Gourmet.|
|Garden Cafe||Visitors Centre, Bermuda Botanical Gardens, since August 2015. Focuses on fruit and fresh food to align with Botanical Gardens. Sandwiches, wraps, salads, all day breakfast, featuring waffles and pancakes with fruit on them. Open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.|
|Jamaican Grill||Phone 232 0420. 33 Ord Road. Caribbean cuisine.|
|Juanito's||Phone 236-5416. Coco Reef Hotel. Lunch or dinner. breakfast for hotel guests. $$$$.|
|Marina Terrace and Lawn||Phone 236-9107.Lido Complex, Elbow Beach Hotel. 60 South Road, PG 04. Dinners. $$$$|
|Mickey's Beach Bar & Bistro||Phone 236-9107. Lido Complex, Elbow Beach Hotel. 60 South Road, PG 04. Lunch, dinner, May to October. Closed November to April. $$$$$.|
|Norwood Room||Phone 236-5416. Coco Reef Hotel. International, $$$$|
|Palm Gardens||Since September 2015. September 25. Adjacent to the Fourways Inn, on Middle Road, Paget. Although attached to the latter, the new restaurant has its own entrance, and it offers a different experience for diners. Offers a wide variety of menu choices, from traditional local items to international cuisine, including French, Italian, oriental and Indian.|
|Paraquet||Phone 236-9742. South Road. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Diner. $$$|
|Peg Leg Bar & Pub||236-6517. Fourways Inn. Pub Fare. $$$$|
|Pink Cafe||Phone 236-2488 or 236-9742. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Operated by Bermuda Hospital Auxiliary. Temporarily closed February through March 2016 for major refurbishment and extension. Re-opened March 23 2016 after 3 weeks of renovations. Open 7am to 11am, 12-2pm and 5pm to 7pm Monday to Friday. Plenty of parking for visitors and residents. Proceeds raised by the Pink Café, as well as HAB’s thrift shop The Barn and the HAB Gift Shop, go towards supporting the hospital. The café, which is run by volunteers except for four paid kitchen staff, now offers an open, clean and whole new modern look.|
|Rockfish Grill||Phone 236-6060. The more formal of the two restaurants at Newstead, an early Bermuda manor house. Newstead is now shut.|
|Sapori Restaurant & Terrace||Phone 236-7201. 55 Grape Bay Beach Hotel, PG 06. Phone 236-7201. Lunch and dinner. $$$$$.|
|Sea Breeze Cafe||Phone 232-3999. Breakfast, lunch, light evening fare. $$$|
|Seahorse Grill||Phone 236-3535. Elbow Beach Hotel. 60 South Road. Lunch, dinner. $$$$$|
|Splendido||Phone 236-0048. Horizons and Cottages, 33 South Road, Paget. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $$$$.|
|Tamara's Terrace||Phone 236-5416. Coco Reef Hotel. Lunch.$$$$|
|The Prospect Room||Phone 236-9000, extension 4461. Bermuda College. $28 menu prepared by culinary arts students.|
|The Top of the Harbour||Phone 236-2250. Dining room of the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. Lunch and periodic dinners. $$$$|
In the yellow area except for the brown square
|1609 Bar and Restaurant||Phone 295-3000. Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Seasonally, from early spring to late fall, from 11 am to 10 pm. Lunch, dinner and cocktails. Located on the hotel’s new state-of-the-art marina. So-named from the year Bermuda was colonized. $$$$$.|
|Aggie's Garden & Waterside Café||Phone 296-7346. 108 Pitts Bay Road, fresh food from local grower Tom Wadson. Bermudian and International Cuisine. Casual. $$$|
|Art Mells Spicy Dicy||Phone: 295-3965. 9 St. Monica's Road, Pembroke HM 14|
|Ascots||See City of Hamilton|
|Bouchee Francais||Phone 295-5759. 75 Pitt's Bay Road, HM 08. Diner. French-style bistro. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $$$$|
|Crown & Anchor Bar, Restaurant and Terrace||Phone 298-2028. Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.|
|Flying Fish||Phone 295-2167. 69 Pitts Bay Road. Seafood. $$$$|
|Grannie's Kitchen||North Shore Road, Pembroke. Bermuda favorites, including fishcakes and fish sandwiches, omelettes, burgers, chicken tenders and wings, sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, together with fish, shrimp, chicken and seafood platter dinners. Opposite First Church of God. Monday to Saturday from 7.30am, Sundays 6.30am until 11am.|
|Harley's||Phone 295-3000. Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $$$$.|
|Harry's||Phone 295-1233. 96 Pitt's Bay Road, Hamilton HM 08. $$$$$. Named after Harry Cox.|
|Harbourfront||Phone 295-4207. 40 Crow Lane/East Broadway, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Sushi bar/restaurant. Lunch or dinner. $$$$$|
|Marcus Bermuda||Phone 295-3000. 76 Pitt's Bay Road, Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. From May 27, 2015. Run by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. In premises once occupied by the Gazebo ballroom. Dinner only, from 5:30 pm. $$$$$|
|Jamaican Grill||Phone 292 3269. 40 Parsons Road. Take Out. Caribbean cuisine|
16 Parsons Road, at former Parkside Restaurant.
|Yardie Kitchen||Phone 295-6652. 65 Glebe Road, Pembroke East HM 14.|
|9 Beaches||4 Daniels Head Lane, Sandys MA 03, P.O. Box MA 238, Mangrove Bay MA BX. Cell 516-6078|
|Anchor Restaurant, Bar and Lounge||Phone 234-1692. Fax 234-3605. Formerly Freeport Restaurant & Bar. 1 Freeport Road, Dockyard, Sandys. Selection of Bermudian cuisine to satisfy the demands of tourists and locals alike. Open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with entertainment on the weekend, also takeout. $$$|
|Bone Fish Bar and Grill||Phone 234-5151. Royal Naval Dockyard.|
|Cafe Amici||Phone 234-5009. Dockyard. Italian. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.|
|Frog & Onion Pub||Phone 234-2900. Fax 293-0226. Cooperage Building, 4 Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard. $$$$.|
|Hammerhead's Bar and Grill||Phone 234-1343. Snorkel Park, 31 Freeport Road, Dockyard. Casual. $$$.|
|Hi Tide||9 Beaches, 4 Daniel's Head Lane. Phone 232-6655.|
|Long Beach Cafe||Cambridge Beaches. Phone 234-0331. Fax (441) 234-2252.|
|Mangrove Bay Terrace||Cambridge Beaches. Phone 234-0331. Fax 234-2252. 30 King's Point Road, Somerset, MA 02. $$$$.|
|Naval Gallery Restaurant||Phone 234-3593. 22 Pender Road, Somerset MA 01. Codfish and potato breakfast.|
|New Traditions||Phone 234-3770. 2 Middle Road. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Indian and Chinese cuisine. $$$.|
|Pirate's Landing||Phone 234-5151. 20 Terrace Road, Ireland Island, Royal Naval Dockyard, MA 01. Lunch or dinner. $$$$.|
|Salt Rock Grill||Phone 234-4502. 27 Mangrove Road, MA 02. Site of earlier Loyalty Inn. Lunch, dinner. Fish, etc. $$$$.|
|Somerset Country Squire||Phone 234-0105. 10 Mangrove Bay, Somerset. Lunch, dinner. $$$$.|
|Tamarisk Room||Phone 234-0331. Cambridge Beaches. Lunch, dinner. $$$$$.|
|The Village Cafe||Phone 234-3167. 29 Mangrove Bay Road, MA 04. Fast food. Late night.|
|The Upper Crust||Formerly Four Star Pizza. Phone 234-2626. Pizzas, submarine sandwiches and chicken wings.|
|Bermudiana||Phone 293-1666. Pink Beach Club. Five course Gourmet dinners. Special dietary requirements. Lunch, Dinner. $$$$.|
|Devils Isle||Devil's Hole|
Phone 293-8869. 71 Harrington Sound Road, Smith’s, Smith's HS 01. Coffee. tea, light bites.
|Rotisserie Grill||Collectors Hill. Former site of Mr. Chicken. Menu is based on Boston Market concept with four main ingredients; chicken, ribs, fish and pot roast.|
|Specialty Inn||Phone 236-3133. South Road at Collector's Hill. Restaurant, pizzeria and sushi bar. Since 1984. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $$$.|
|1609||Phone 238 8000. Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel, 101 South Road. Named for the date Bermuda was colonized. $$$$.|
|Bacci||Phone 238 8000. Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel, 101 South Road, Italian. Lunch or dinner. $$$$.|
|Bella Vista Bar and Grill||Port Royal Golf Course. Opened its doors for the first time immediately after the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which was held at the Port Royal Golf Course in October 2013. French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Lunch and dinner, wine cellar. $$$$$.|
|Cabana Bar and Grill||Phone 238 2555. Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Lunch and bar.|
|Cedar Room||Phone 234-0222 or fax 234-1694. Pompano Beach Club. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$$$$.|
|Clubhouse Dining Room||Phone 238-0222. The Reefs. Local/Island, $$$$.|
|Coconuts at the Reefs||238-0222. Fax 238-8372. The Reefs, 56 South Road. Overlooking main hotel beach. International, $$$$, Casual, lunch, dinner, open May through October/seasonally.|
|East Meets West, Southampton||
Phone 295-8580. 11 Industrial Park Road, Southampton Parish. World cuisine, wraps, salads, sandwiches, selected Oriental, Mediterranean and Indian, also sushi.
|Golf Hut||Phone 238-2555. Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. On the golf course. Sandwiches, salads, $$$$.|
|Gulfstream||Formerly Tio Pepe. Phone 238-1897. 117 South Road, SN 03. Since February 2014. Continental, lunch, dinner, wine list, $$$$|
|Henry VIII Pub and Restaurant||Phone 238-1977. 69 South Road, SN 02. Lunch and dinner. $$$$. Credit cards. Originally the Windjammer Restaurant.|
|Island Cuisine||Phone 238-EATS (3287). 235 Middle Road, junction of Camp Hill, by Heron Bay. Local and international fare.|
|Jasmine||Phone 238-2555. Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Bar food, meals.|
|Mr. Chicken||Phone 238-2319. Heron Bay Plaza, 227 Middle Road.|
|Ocean Echo||Phone 238 0222. The Reefs. Asian fusion. Since May 2006. Evening dinner, May to October. $$$$$|
|Ocean Grill||Phone 234-0222 or fax 234-1694. Pompano Beach Club. Breakfast, lunch and dinner for all participating guests and locals.|
|Pizza House||Phone 238-2753. Heron Bay Plaza. $$|
|Royston's||Phone 238 0222 or fax 238 8372. The Reefs, 56 South Road, SN 02. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$$$$.|
|The Dining Room||
Phone 238-8649, Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, 68 St. Anne’s Road, Southampton SN 02. Now re-opened after damage from Hurricane Gonzalo in October 2014. Owned by Odilio Angeli, boss of Dining Bermuda, which also includes Rustico in Flatts and Gulfstream on South Shore Road. Casual dining and a wide-ranging cuisine, can seat 50 people, with extra space on the outdoor terrace available during the summer months. Open for lunch from Thursday to Saturday from 11.45am to 2.30pm and for dinner every day from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Breakfast on Sundays is also available from 10.00am to 2.30pm.
|The Dock at The Waterlot||Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Phone 238-2555. Waterlot Inn. Cocktails, grilled fare and live entertainment on Wednesday to Sunday at 3pm until 9pm.|
|The Newport, A Gastro Pub||Phone 238-8000. Fax 238-8968. Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. 101 South Shore Road, SN 02. $$$$$$.|
|The Ocean Club||Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Phone 238-2555. Beachside restaurant. $$$$|
|Waterlot Inn||Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Phone 238-2555. Middle Road. 323 year old inn overlooking Riddell's Bay. Middle Road. Lunch or dinner $$$$$|
|Whaler Inn||Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Phone 238 2555. South Road. By the beach. Lunch or dinner. $$$$$.|
|Wickets||Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Phone 238-2555. Breakfast, lunch. $$$$.|
|Windows On The Sound||Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Phone 238-2555. Near Main Lobby. Breakfast only. $$$$|
|Wok Express||Phone 238-8888.180 Middle Road, Southampton SN 03.|
|Angeline’s Coffee Shop||Phone: 297-0959. 48 York Street, St. George’s GE 05.|
|Art Mels Spicy Dicy||Water Street, St. George's. Sandwiches, fish and chips, another outlet in Pembroke.|
|Beach It!||Fort St. Catherine Beach. Christopher G. West|
|Blackbeard's Hideout||Phone 297-1400. St. George's Club Ltd. Grub and grog. Achilles Beach, Fort St. Catherine Road. Open daily except Mondays from 11 am to 3 am. Casual. $$$|
|Black Horse Tavern, Restaurant & Bar||Phone 297-1991. 101 St. David's Road, St. David's Island, DD 01. Lunch or dinner. Smart casual. $$$$|
|Breakers||Phone 293-1666. Bermudian and West Indian dishes from a la carte menu. $$$$|
|Cafe Boulevard||Phone/fax 293-1321. At Bermuda International Airport, before the BA departure gate. Breakfast, lunch or early dinner.|
|Curry House||297-3170. St. George's. Indian. Lunch, dinner.|
|C V Cafe||
Phone 297-0208. Water Street, St. George's. Since 2011. Breakfast and lunch, sandwiches, omelettes, ice cream.
|Dennis's Hideaway||Phone 297-0044. Local/Island. Casual. Cashew City, St. David's. Unpretentious. Go there for the fresh seafood, not for the small decor (rustic and basic). $$$.|
Phone 777-0555. Southside, St. David's, half of Pizza House there.Seafood, Bermuda fish chowder, meats.
|George and Dragon||Phone: 297-1717 Fax: 297-4747. 3 Kings Square, St. George's GE 05.|
Phone 297-0408. 13 York Street, St George's. Chinese. Mandarin and Szechuan.
|Griffin's Bistro||Phone 297-4235. 6 Rose Hill. St. George's Club. Lunch and dinner. $$$$|
|Gombeys Restaurant & Bar||Clearwater Beach, St. David's Island.|
Phone 297-3904. Mount Road, at foot of St. David's Lighthouse. Once the Mount Area nightclub. Lunch, dinner.
|Mid Ocean Club||Phone 293-0330. Fax 293-8837. Mid Ocean Club Limited, 1 Mid Ocean Club Drive, Tucker's Town. $$$$$|
|Pasta Pasta||Phone 297-2927. Lunch and dinner. $$$$|
|Pizza House||Phone 293-5700. Southside, St. David's. Owned by Franz Egaenolf. Formerly McDonald's when Southside was a USA military base, then Runway restaurant.|
|Soccer and Friends||New in September 2014. Larry Perinchief. Above the sports bar of the same name in King’s Square. Traditional local cuisine — with a special emphasis on seafood.|
|Sul Mer||Rosewood Tucker's Point Beach Club, 16 Natural Arches Drive, Tucker's Town|
|Tamasun's Japanese House||Phone 295-9296. 38 York Street. Located where Crisson's used to be. Japanese cuisine including tempura, sashimi, sushi and nigiri. Lunch, dinner.|
|Temptations Cafe'||Phone: 297-1368. 31 York Street, St. George's GE 05.|
|The Tempest||297-0723. Carriage House, Water Street. Lunch, dinner. $$$$. Since August 2014. Run by the team who own the Mad Hatters in Hamilton. The building, once owned by the British military and used as warehousing, was occupied by Polaris until earlier in 2014 after the original restaurant closed as a result of the recession.|
|The Wharf||Phone 297-3305. Formerly Tavern by the See, earlier The Wharf, now renamed as such.14 Water Street, west end of Somer's Wharf. Milos Damjanovic. Extensive menu. Lunch, dinner. $$$$|
|Tucker's Point Golf Clubhouse||Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel.|
|Wahoo's Bistro and Patio||Phone 297-1307. Site of former Cafe Gio. 36 Water Street. Town of St. George. Lunch, dinner. Monday through Saturday. Buses 1, 3, 6, 10, 11. Credit cards. Smart casual. $$$$.|
|White Horse Tavern||Phone 297-1838. 8 King's Square, Town of St. George, GE 05. English style pub with a Bermudian flavor. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $$$$.|
|Blu Bar and Grill||Phone 232-2323. Fax 232-6464. 25 Belmont Drive, Middle Road. Belmont Hills complex.|
|Palms Restaurant & Bar||Phone 236-7100. Fax 236-9765. Surf Side Beach Club. 90 South Road. breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, overlooking pool and ocean. Most credit cards. $$$$|
South Shore, Warwick. Barbeque ribs, chicken and other dishes.
|Riddell's Bay Golf & Country Club||Phone 238-1060. 26 Riddell's Bay Road. Lunch, dinner. $$$$|
|The Swizzle, South Shore||Phone 236-7459. 87 South Road, Lunch or dinner. $$$$. Sister of the Swizzle Inn, Hamilton Parish, near airport.|
January 17, 2017.
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