When we ventured to Bermuda, we would have never believed that this escape would be a foodie's paradise. This little island lost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean had more to provide than we would have ever expected. The majority of foods sold in Bermuda are imported and unfortunately causes costs to increase due to taxes. Therefore, food costs for Bermudians and tourists alike are quite high. Now the best part. There are so many local traditional meals and such a large diversity of international foods that make Bermuda irresistible. From world renown chefs on the island to traditional Bermudian eats, we couldn't wait to start our culinary journey. Let's dig in!
Breakfast: For the early birds
Nonna's Kitchen, 4 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton
Situated in the heart of Hamilton, this little hidden gem was perfect for a quick tasty breakfast. They also serve a great option of soups and fresh salads for lunch. Don't forget to order a side of their signature corn bread, you will not regret it.
CV Cafe & Conscious Vibes Store, 8 York Street, Lower South East Building, St. George
If you're looking for an affordable tasty breakfast, you should make your way to CV Cafe. This little cafe is situated underneath the bus stop in St George. A great place to enjoy a quick meal and coffee before heading out for a day of sightseeing. They serve excellent sandwiches and one of the best lattes on the island.
Brunch: For those who love to sleep in
Tribe Road Kitchen, 87 Reid Street, Hamilton
We arrived on a rainy morning to experience their famous brunch scene. We ordered the Dixi Waffle & Chicken and it did not disappoint. #Sweettravelers tip : Don't forget to order their maple bacon donut.
Devils Isle, 19 Burnaby Street, Hamilton
Also situated in the heart of Hamilton, this was the only restaurant we visited twice during our stay. Therefore, they must be doing something right. We tried their popular breakfast and dinner. It's a great place for a quick coffee and brunch. They offer as well some fantastic fresh salads for lunch or dinner.
Bermuda's Famous Wahoo Sandwich:
Art Mel's Spicy Dicy, 9 St Monica's Road, Hamilton
Art Mel's is known to have the most popular fish sandwich in all of Bermuda. There's only one setback, it's hard for tourists to reach. Hidden away in the local area of Hamilton, you will need to take a cab or get there by scooter. Once arrived, you will not regret your trek to this establishment. You will be treated to a huge delicious fish sandwich. Don't forget to order the famous sandwich on raisin toast, the truly authentic Bermudian way. #Sweetravelers tip: This sandwich is really big, one can easily be shared.
Woody's, 1 Woodys Drive, Boaz Island
When we arrived to the Dockyards, we rented a scooter to tour this area and visit this local bar/restaurant. We ordered their famous Wahoo sandwich, mac and cheese and a side dish of fresh shrimps. The food turned out to be extremely tasty and it was in fact one of our favorite restaurants. Expect mostly locals and the food prices were extremely reasonable compared to the rest of the island. Woody's can be reached by bus from the dockyards or it is only a few minutes away by scooter.
Dining Options in Bermuda:
Paraquet, 68 South Road
After taking a swim at Elbow beach, this is the perfect spot to satisfy an appetite. Only a few minutes away along the main road, we found this local family diner. We opted for a light lunch to leave room for dessert. The food was great, but their homemade lemon meringue pie and famous milkshake was out of this world. #Sweettravelers tip : Make your way here if you want to try a traditional Bermudian breakfast.
Wahoo Bistro & Patio, 36 Water St, St. George
If you're planning a visit to St. George, you will need to make your way here. It may be a little expensive as many restaurants in Bermuda, but it's worth every bite! We had a pleasant lunch with a beautiful view overlooking the harbor. #Sweettravelers tip : We strongly suggest the fish chowder.
Swizzle Inn, 3 Blue Hole Hill
As we completed our guided tour of the Crystal Caves, we knew exactly where to go for lunch next. Steps away is the Swizzle Inn, Bermuda's oldest and most popular pub. Excellent comfort food with generous portions are served here. A fun place to enjoy a meal and Bermuda's signature drink, the Rum Swizzle. #Sweetravelers tip : Don't forget to leave room for ice cream since Bailey's Bay Ice Cream Parlor is right next door.
The Beach House at Blackbeard's, 5 Coot Pond Rd, St George
Two possible options are available here. One is to enjoy a relaxed meal overlooking the ocean before or after taking a swim at Achilles Bay. The other possible option is to make reservations at night and enjoy a fancy dinner while taking in the beautiful sunset.
Marcus, 76 Pitts Bay, Hamilton Princess
Bermuda can be an expensive island to dine in, but budgeting for a few good meals is a necessity. Maybe the best option would be eating at Marcus, located inside the Hamilton Princess Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed their award-winning burger by famous Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson. #Sweettravelers tip: We strongly suggest you make reservations as place gets very busy.
Devils Isle, 19 Burnaby Street, Hamilton
As we mentioned before, this was our favourite restaurant on the island. We made our way here for breakfast and dinner. Both options were great! Located right next to the bus terminal, it's easy to plan a stop to this restaurant while visiting Bermuda's capital city, Hamilton.
Mickey's Bistro, 60 South shore Road, Elbow Beach Hotel
Another great option right on Elbow beach is Mickey's Bistro. It's very elegant and unfortunately the menu is quite expensive. Dining right by the beach is unique and it must be done at least once on your trip. This restaurant is a great option and believe us it will not disappoint.
Any foodie should consult the map below for directions: