What is the Local Bermudian Cuisine Like?
Bermuda’s modern cuisine is considered a fusion of English and Portuguese cuisines and on par with top restaurants in International cities around the world. With local seafood in abundance you will see rockfish, spiny lobster and fresh tuna available often served with Portuguese style sauces, a tomato sauce and sautéed spices. Shark meat is also visible on many menus as an appetizer. Bermuda’s climate allows just about any vegetable to grow although flax is a local favorite, as is the imported British Onion!
The National dish is the ‘Bermuda Seafood Chowder’ which is replicated in most of Bermuda’s restaurants, from fine dining to quick eats. When you search for ‘Best Restaurants in Bermuda’ you will see Devil’s Isle appears repeatedly with top ratings. We have hundreds of top star reviews with our clients raving about our quality food, beverages, service and presentation.
Here are some samples.
‘Their tofu dumplings are to DIE FOR! So, so, so good – I have never had better dumplings in my life! Awesome drinks too and great vibe. Highly recommend.’
‘Excellent cafe/restaurants. Had breakfast and dinner here. Quality food, you get what you pay for. Only discovered this on our 2nd last day in Bermuda otherwise would have eaten every meal here.’
‘Loved this place, great set up and decor. Coffee was perfect, good place for a healthy meal.’
Like our peers we strive to provide excellent food, memorable experiences and fantastic service. Here are some suggestions of other top restaurants in Bermuda.
The Ascots Restaurant inside the Royal Palms Hotel
If it’s ‘Fine Dining’ you are looking for in Bermuda than look no further than Ascots Restaurant in Hamilton. Ascots is known for its outstanding cuisine, service and ambience. Located inside the Royal Palms Hotel – one of the most beautiful boutique hotels and gardens. Its modern but intimate environment is where great food meets friendly and professional service. For a fine dining experience its plates are $18 — $66 and comparable to top tier dining experiences in London or NYC.
A signature plate is the ‘Bermuda Fish Chowder’, a chowder soup that is considered the national dish of Bermuda. Originally, considered a poor man’s dish that is now served in Bermuda’s top restaurants. Its basic ingredients are fish, tomatoes and onions, seasoned with black rum and a “Sherry Pepper Sauce”. If this doesn’t match your taste-buds, you could try a steak cooked to perfection.
The restaurant caters for lunch and dinner with Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options and Gluten Free Options. It is top voted as an ideal venue for large groups, business meetings or romantic evenings.
Find out more here: https://ascotsrestaurant.com/
The Bolero Brasserie
Another top-rated venue in Hamilton is the Bolero Brasserie serving French, European, and Contemporary cuisine, and is known for its scenic views, accommodating and efficient service, complimented with a fully stocked bar. The avocado fries and steak tartare come highly recommended!
As are these dishes:
‘There are so many amazing places to eat in Bermuda, however, Bolero was one of our favourites. The butternut squash soup melted in my mouth. The added corn and pistachio nuts added just the right bit of crunch. My husband and I shared a burger and it too was tender, juicy, and delicious. Great service too. Put this restaurant on your list.’
Sounds like a must! https://www.bolerobrasserie.com/
The Tempest – Famous seafood restaurant
The Tempest, is famous for being a seafood restaurant but also with an extensive European and International menu. The restaurant is noted to have fast service and attentive staff as well as mouthwatering food. Which is what most of us look for on a holiday right?
A favorite for this Bermuda tourist veteran:
’I’ve been to Bermuda over 20 times, I believe I’ve been to every restaurant there. Tempest is the best, food and service are outstanding. Dining room is spacious and quiet. Nice wine list’.
The scallops with white wine & herbs are top rated as is the arugula salad with shaved fennel. Outside of a beautiful setting with great service from floor to the bar staff, it is family friendly and has highchairs available for use.
Currently, they don’t have a website, here is their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/tempestbistro/
*reviews sourced from Trip Advisor