Restaurants in Bermuda

Vacationers will notice a reverence for traditional dining in restaurants throughout Bermuda

Restaurants in Bermuda

Visitors will notice the British reverence for dining in Bermuda, where English colonization has left its mark in the form of afternoon teas and long dinners. A few differences in dining customs may surprise international travelers, but should ultimately serve to enhance their restaurant experience.

Dining on Bermuda has always been a relatively conservative affair, and diners should adhere to a general dress code. Shorts (even the beloved Bermuda variety) are rarely appropriate at respectable sit-down restaurants; bathing suits never are. Some establishments require male guests to wear a jacket and tie for dinner, particularly in the high season. If you are unsure of the exact requirements, feel free to inquire when making reservations.

Restaurants on the island get extremely busy, particularly during the peak season. Consequently, vacationers are advised to make reservations well in advance to ensure that tables are available. You can even fax your reservations to some restaurants before you leave home. Hotel concierge staff should be able to give personalized recommendations and make reservations for their guests, as well.

Diners who prefer a very casual dining experience may be interested in the small local restaurants that have a diverse menu. These can provide an opportunity to sample the most authentic local fare, and an average meal should cost less than $15(USD) per person. Fast food has also made its way onto the island and can be a familiar alternative for guests looking for an inexpensive bite to eat. Meals at fast food restaurants will cost between $5(USD) and $10(USD).

Moderate dining in Bermuda often showcases many of the cultural influences that have played an important role in shaping the area. The menus generally reflect an interest in international cuisine, and even the local dishes are often served with a continental flair. The cost of dining in a mid-range restaurant is between $20(USD) and $30(USD). See the full list of cuisines available in Bermuda and where they the restaurants that serve them are located in the following table.

Ethnic and International Cuisine Restaurants Locations American 7 Restaurants Flatt's Village, Hamilton, St. George, Warwick Parish, Henrys Hill, downtown Hamilton, St. David's Island Asian 2 Restaurants Par-la-Ville Park, downtown Hamilton British 6 Restaurants Somerset Village, Warwick Parish, Henrys Hill, Smith's Parish, Ireland Island South, downtown Hamilton Caribbean 19 Restaurants Somerset Village, Warwick Parish, Castle Harbour, St. George, Henrys Hill, Sandys Parish, Ireland Island South, Par-la-Ville Park, downtown Hamilton, St. David's Island Chinese 2 Restaurants Par-la-Ville Park Continental 5 Restaurants Castle Harbour, Par-la-Ville Park, Warwick Parish, St. George, Southampton Parish English 1 Restaurant Hamilton European 3 Restaurants downtown Hamilton, Warwick Parish, Ireland Island South French 6 Restaurants Paget Parish, Par-la-Ville Park, downtown Hamilton, Warwick Parish Indian 2 Restaurants Par-la-Ville Park International 23 Restaurants Hamilton, St. George, Warwick Parish, Henrys Hill, Paget Parish, Smith's Parish, Par-la-Ville Park, downtown Hamilton, St. David's Island Irish 1 Restaurant downtown Hamilton Italian 9 Restaurants Bermuda, Par-la-Ville Park, downtown Hamilton, Warwick Parish Lebanese 1 Restaurant Par-la-Ville Park Mediterranean 8 Restaurants Paget Parish, Hamilton, Par-la-Ville Park, downtown Hamilton, Ireland Island South Mexican 1 Restaurant Hamilton Harbour Middle Eastern 1 Restaurant Par-la-Ville Park Moroccan 1 Restaurant Par-la-Ville Park Spanish 1 Restaurant Par-la-Ville Park Tex-Mex 1 Restaurant Hamilton Harbour Thai 1 Restaurant Par-la-Ville Park Contemporary 2 Restaurants downtown Hamilton, Warwick Parish Eclectic 9 Restaurants Hamilton, Warwick Parish, Paget Parish, St. George's Parish, Par-la-Ville Park, downtown Hamilton

Traditionally, Bermuda has not been known for adventurous and creative dining. This has started to change as renowned chefs have begun cooking in fashionable restaurants. Visitors can pay more than $35(USD) per person for a meal at one of the more tony restaurants, but can expect a satisfying and innovative treat for their money.

Travelers should be aware that restaurants may add a service charge of 15 percent to the bill. This is a gratuity for your servers and the staff who prepared your meal. If the charge is present, additional tipping is not needed. If your check does not include this charge, the tipping standard in Bermuda, as in the United States, is around 15 to 20 percent. As always, guests should tip to reflect the quality of service.

With world-class service and a blend of colonial refinement and island spunk, hungry vacationers will discover that Bermuda is a great place to enjoy exotic foods in a refreshing atmosphere.