Tasting Bermuda from East to West: A 3-Day Food Itinerary
Embark on a culinary voyage through Bermuda, experiencing the island's gastronomic delights and its warm, welcoming spirit. This 3-day itinerary celebrates some of the best in local flavour.
This itinerary takes you across Bermuda's stunning landscapes, from serene beaches to vibrant neighborhoods, introducing you to the heart of its foodie culture. This itinerary is not just about savouring the flavours but also about connecting with the island's soul through its cuisine.
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Each step of this culinary journey is an opportunity to taste the unique blend of Bermudian hospitality and culinary innovation. From seaside shacks serving the freshest seafood to cozy cafés offering traditional Bermudian pastries, your palate will be treated to a rich tapestry of flavours. Engage with local chefs and food artisans who pour their passion into every dish, and learn about the cultural influences that shape Bermuda's cuisine.
Whether you're a foodie seeking new culinary experiences or a traveller eager to get immersed in local culture, this itinerary promises a journey filled with delicious discoveries and warm island memories.
WHERE TO STAY
Stay at The Loren at Pink Beach, a haven of laid-back luxury and modern elegance perched on Bermuda's southern cliffs. Indulge in expansive oceanfront suites, villas or a grand six-bedroom residence, all offering breathtaking panoramic sea views. Experience sustainable, culturally inspired dining at The Pink Beach Club, relax by the pool deck and rejuvenate at the Sisley Paris Spa with its serene ocean-view treatments. The Loren is an immersive retreat, perfectly aligning with your gastronomic adventure across Bermuda.
Start your first day with a picturesque journey aboard the Pink Ferry, one of several ferries providing convenient public transport around the island. The ferry offers a range of ticket options including day passes and single rides, making it an ideal way to explore.
Upon arriving in Belmont, take a leisurely stroll to Divots Bar & Grill, located at the Belmont Hills Golf Course. On a spacious terrace overlooking Bermuda's Great Sound, savour a classic rum swizzle paired with a lunch selection from their extensive menu.
Hop back on the Pink Ferry to Hamilton, where you can catch an unforgettable After Hours food tour with Bermuda Food Tours. This 3 to 3.5-hour walking tour is not just a culinary expedition; it's a journey through Bermuda's history, culture, and architecture. You'll visit seven exceptional establishments, each offering a unique taste of the island's gastronomic landscape. Each venue provides an array of appetizers and handcrafted cocktails, showcasing the skills of Bermuda's finest chefs and bartenders. The tour culminates with dinner at Little Venice, where Italian hospitality shines, offering a delightful dinner, drinks, and dessert.
Your second day takes you to the historic East End, beginning with breakfast at Temptations Café in the Town of St. George. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with options ranging from bagels and pastries to a variety of teas, coffees, cappuccinos, and lattes.
Next, embark on a self-guided tour of St. George's, starting at the Town Hall in King's Square. Enjoy the beautiful colonial-era structures and enjoy a stop at the Bermuda National Trust Museum. Discover the town's rich history, including its role in the American Revolution and the Civil War, at the museum, located in one of Bermuda's oldest stone buildings dating back to 1699. Continue to St. Peter’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in continuous use outside the British Isles, to learn about Bermuda's role in the African Diaspora.
For lunch, head to The Wharf, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of St. George’s Harbour from their large outdoor patio while savouring dishes like traditional Bermuda fish chowder with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and sherry pepper sauce.
In the afternoon, visit the Carter House Museum on St. David’s Island. This 17th-century farmhouse provides insight into Bermuda's colonial history and early settler life. Then, unwind with a beach walk on the serene Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay, nestled in the Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve.
End your day with a sumptuous dinner at The Loren at Pink Beach. Experience unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and a diverse menu that combines the finest seasonal ingredients with sustainable dining practices.
Your final day takes you to Bermuda's West End, where you’ll enjoy a delightful breakfast at Bridge Trading Post, which was once the Somerset post office. Make sure to try their famous banana bread!
After, cross the world’s smallest drawbridge – Somerset Bridge – in Sandys parish. This unique architectural marvel is even featured on the Bermudian $5 note.
Next, experience a modern twist on exploring historical sites with a Dockyard Segway Tour. Glide around the Royal Naval Dockyard, visiting landmarks like the National Museum of Bermuda and the Commissioner’s House. Take a moment to shop at the Clocktower Mall, visit Dockyard Glassworks, and don't miss sampling the famous rum cakes at the Bermuda Rum Cake Company.
For lunch, stroll to the Frog & Onion Pub, which offers classic pub fare in the 19th-century Cooperage building. Make sure to try traditional British favourites and the signature Somers Amber Ale, which is brewed on-site.
After, explore the National Museum of Bermuda, which delves into more than 500 years of the island's history. Make sure to visit Dolphin Quest, located in the lagoons of the National Museum. Open to all ages and swimming abilities, you can participate in interactive encounters with dolphins, while also learning about marine conservation efforts.
Conclude your day with dinner at Aurora at Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa. The restaurant's seasonal menu highlights fresh local seafood and produce while also showcasing Bermuda's commitment to sustainable, ocean-to-table dining. Aurora provides a perfect setting to reflect on your day's adventures while enjoying a culinary delight.