OVERVIEW: We were pleased with the food in Bermuda. There was lots of local fish and fresh ingredients in their meals. Most of the restaurants we went to had a kid’s menu and were quite accommodating to our kids. We passed several pubs that gave off a British vibe and there were many restaurants to choose from that offer beautiful views of the water.
SWIZZLE INN: (Hamilton Parish) We discovered this place on our first night in Bermuda. After a crazy mix-up with our room and a long day of swimming, we were ready to get some dinner. Sounds easy right? Not so much. Both restaurants were booked at the hotel so we started to panic. We were all hungry and angry…we were HANGRY! So we walked over to closest restaurant to the hotel. Turns out it is the oldest restaurant in Bermuda and we ended up having a great meal outside. There’s not a view of the water, but there’s a covered patio and a menu full of kid-friendly food. If your kids get antsy during the meal, bring them inside to check out the crazy décor. People put business cards everywhere in this place, including the ceiling. And where there are no cards there is graffiti. Try to picture a charming biker bar look… then just go with it. You’ve got to try a pitcher of the Rum Swizzle…hahaha…yes a pitcher…not a glass!
TAVERN BY THE SEA: (St. George Parish) We went here on a day we were visiting St. George. The restaurant is right on the water but there is no railing around the patio so maybe opt out on the table right next to the water if your child does not do well sitting at the table. Great menu with lots of kid options including pizza, burgers, and pastas. My husband had his first Dark and Stormy here (the first of many). It is one of Bermuda’s 2 national drinks (the other being the Rum Swizzle). It is made with run and ginger beer and was on every cocktail menu we saw.
PICKLED ONION (Pembroke Parish- City of Hamilton) My plan was to eat outside on the patio that overlooks Hamilton Harbour, but because we were there on Harbor Night, the wait was about an hour and rather than risk a meltdown (both adult and kid meltdown) we decided to eat inside. Food was good but not incredible. The location is perfect if you are visiting the city of Hamilton.
FROG AND ONION (Sandys Parish- Royal Naval Dockyard) We had the best lunch in this pub. While you’re there you feel transported to a British pub. It is a welcoming pub with huge fireplaces and often live music. The menu is filled with traditional English food such as fish and chips, shepard’s pie, and Porter Ale pie. My kids loved the burgers.