Island Al Fresco: Bermuda's Best Outdoor Dining Spots
When you dine outdoors on the island, ocean breezes and alluring views pair up with delicious cuisine and drinks to create a dining experience like no other.
- Beyond the Beach,
- Local Hotspots
With a temperate climate year-round, Bermuda knows alfresco dining. Options include a rooftop deck perched over Hamilton's Front Street and an oceanfront terrace dishing out a star chef's inventive island cuisine. Here are some ideas for getting outside and chowing down.
1. 1609 BAR & RESTAURANT
Named for the year the wreck of the Sea Venture brought Bermuda's first known human inhabitants ashore, 1609 specializes in fresh seafood dishes, like ceviche, meant to be enjoyed in an open-air setting. Situated on the grounds of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, it's the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail as the sun goes down over Hamilton Harbour.
2. ASCOTS RESTAURANT
Experience one of Bermuda’s most recognized and award-winning fine-dining restaurants alfresco style. Located in the Royal Palms Hotel, a converted turn-of-the-century manor house, Ascots specialises in continental cuisine.
3. ASTWOOD ARMS
Enjoy classic pub fare with a Bermuda twist — ginger beer battered fish 'n' chips, English trifle with loquat liqueur at this popular spot on Front Street.
4. BELLA VISTA BAR & GRILL
Take a break from golfing to have lunch or dinner greenside at the heart of the Port Royal Golf Course. Bella Vista Bar & Grill sits next to the clubhouse at this renowned course on Bermuda’s West End.
5. BERMUDA BISTRO AT THE BEACH
Centrally located on Front Street in the City of Hamilton, Bermuda Bistro at the Beach has something for everyone. Settle into the outdoor patio for tasty pub classics and prime people-watching.
6. BLÛ BAR & GRILL
Located on the well-manicured grounds of the Belmont Hills Golf Course, Blû Bar & Grill offers alfresco diners sweeping views of the Great Sound. Sit back and enjoy one of the best views in Bermuda while you dine on favourite local dishes and drinks!
7. BONE FISH BAR & GRILL
Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard always buzzes with activity thanks to its museums, shops and regular cruise-ship arrivals. One of the best spots to sit back and people watch is Bone Fish Bar & Grill’s expansive patio, which has sweeping Great Sound vistas. Chef and owner Livio Ferigo specializes in seafood and Mediterranean-style dishes, but he also makes a mean rib-eye steak. The spot stays lively till the wee hours, with a late-night menu served until 1 am.
8. DEVIL'S ISLE RESTAURANT
Exceptional food and coffee coexist at Devil's Isle in the City of Hamilton. The restaurant's inventive menu is anchored by wholesome ingredients from local organic farmers and the outdoor terrace is ideal for sharing a meal or small plate over a glass of wine or award-winning cup of java.
The spacious terrace at this laid-back Divots Bar, Grill & Terrace and grill features a sweeping view of Bermuda's Great Sound, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a rum swizzle and a selection from the large menu.
10. DOCKSIDER PUB & RESTAURANT
Known as “Dockies” by locals, Docksider Pub & Restaurant on Front Street favourite is one of the best-loved sports bars on the island, serving wings, burgers, nachos, beef pies and other pub fare.
11. FLANAGAN'S IRISH PUB
Bermuda’s only traditional Irish pub, Flanagan’s Front Street location near the Hamilton Ferry Terminal makes it a great place to stop in after a snorkelling tour or a day of downtown shopping and sightseeing.
12. FOURWAYS RESTAURANT
The Fourways Inn Restaurant is one of the grande dames of island fine dining, enjoy alfresco dining in the famous Fourways’ gardens at this centrally located property.
13. FROG & ONION PUB
Sit back and relax with some classic pub fare in this traditional British-style pub, located in the Dockyard. Added attraction: The Frog & Onion is also the site of the Dockyard Brewing Co., Bermuda’s only craft brewery.
Located on the beautiful South Shore, in walking distance to picturesque Horseshoe Bay, Gulfstream specialises in the freshest seafood dishes.
15. HARBOURFRONT RESTAURANT
Savour a casual lunch or upscale dinner while taking in sweeping views of Hamilton Harbour at the Harbourfront Restaurant. Located right on the water at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI), the restaurant offers great views from the outdoor terrace.
16. HENRY VIII
Old English charm meets eclectic cuisine at Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub, on Bermuda’s South Shore. Henry VIII honours its namesake – whose enjoyment of food and drink was legendary – with a menu of diverse options.
17. L'ORIENTAL RESTAURANT
Just upstairs from the Little Venice Restaurant on Bermudiana Road in the City of Hamilton, L’Oriental is known for its made-to-order sushi bar.
18. LA TRATTORIA
A favourite lunch and dinner spot in the City of Hamilton since 1979, La Trattoria offers a large, family-friendly menu of Neopolitan style Italian dishes, including a variety of pastas, antipastos and classic entrees like chicken parmesan.
19. LIDO COMPLEX
Soak up sweeping ocean views while dining alfresco at the Lido Complex Sea Breeze Terrace, located at the Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort & Spa on the South Shore.
20. LITTLE VENICE RESTAURANT
A lively, welcoming vibe and upscale Italian fare await at Little Venice, a popular fine dining spot in the City of Hamilton since 1971. The outdoor terrace offers fresh air and street-level people watching.
21. LOBSTER POT
Enjoy some of the best seafood in the City of Hamilton at the Lobster Pot Restaurant and Boathouse Bar, a consistently popular lunch and dinner destination since it opened in 1973.
22. MAD HATTERS RESTAURANT
Mad Hatters is a humble haven of culinary delight in the city of Hamilton that has earned a sterling reputation as one of the finest Bermuda restaurants.
Fresh fish is abundant in Bermuda thanks to its mid-Atlantic location, and what better way to enjoy the ocean’s bounty than with sushi, expertly prepared at Pearl.
24. PICKLED ONION RESTAURANT
With expansive views of Hamilton Harbour and surrounding local architecture, Pickled Onion offers a multitude of refreshing Bermuda-themed cocktails perfectly created to quench your thirst on a hot summer’s day.
25. PINK BEACH CLUB RESTAURANT
The Pink Beach Club celebrates spectacular views, come rain or shine. The culinary team offers a casual interpretation of our commitment to seasonal locally-sourced cuisine.
26. PORT O' CALL
Get fresh-caught fish and homemade pastas served with Bermuda-grown produce at Port O' Call. Located on Front Street in the centre of the City of Hamilton, enjoy harbour views while you dine.
27. PORTOFINO RESTAURANT
Enjoy classic Italian dishes at Portofino Restaurant, a fixture in the City of Hamilton for more than 35 years. Find it on Bermudiana Road, just a quick walk from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal.
Find classic Italian fare at this casual spot in Flatts Village, offering fresh and flavourful menu of pastas, pizzas and Italian specialties like veal ossobuco and homemade lasagna. The large wine list at Rustico has selections by the glass or bottle, and outdoor seating is available.
29. SWIZZLE INN
Taste the Rum Swizzle that started it all at the original Swizzle Inn, located in Bailey’s Bay. The Swizzle Inn is also a popular lunch and dinner spot, serving everything from burgers and pizzas to English classics like shepherd’s pie.
30. THE DOCKYARD PASTRY SHOP
Pastry chef and photographer Joerg Rudolf’s café is a welcome retreat on Dockyard Terrace, at the edge of the Victualling Yard. The most casual of afternoon tea spots, enjoy a simple but classic selection of cream cheese, cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches and over-sized scones served with fresh cream and strawberry jam.
31. THE WHARF
Enjoy panoramic views of historic St. George’s Harbour from the large outdoor patio at The Wharf, the biggest waterfront dining spot in St. George’s. You’re sure to find something delicious on the eclectic menu, which features everything from curries and cottage pie to pastas and fresh seafood.
32. VILLAGE PANTRY RESTAURANT
Dine alfresco at Village Pantry, a neighbourhood restaurant with fresh, seasonal offerings and local ingredients. You will find them located in Flatts Village, an arresting scene of pastel Bermuda homes overlooking fishing boats in a turquoise bay.
33. WAHOO'S BISTRO & PATIO
Located in the historic Town of St. George's, Wahoo's Bistro & Patio is a perfect spot to enjoy alfresco dining. Try the Wahoo specials especially the award winning Bermuda Fish Chowder, certified Angus Beef, daily blackboard specials, home made desserts; including our imported Italian Bindi Gelato.
34. WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT
Enjoy a meal or drinks along the water’s edge at one of the oldest pubs in the historic Town of St. George. White Horse Pub & Restaurant occupies the former Esten House, which dates to the mid-1700s.
35. BOUNDARY SPORTS BAR & GRILLE
Boundary is the only sports bar in Bermuda’s West End. Bold & artisanal, our chefs craft smoked-to-perfection barbecue and other pub favorites. Boundary is just the establishment to indulge your cravings while dining outside on one of the restaurants 3 patios.
A must-experience Bermuda dining destination for locals and visitors alike, Brew is the hottest upcoming eatery in Bermuda! This new concept features grab and go bites as well as a full dining menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
37. CAFÉ AMICI RISTORANTE
Cap off a day of activity on the Royal Naval Dockyard at Café Amici Ristorante, located inside the historic Clocktower Mall on the West End. The welcoming, family-friendly eatery prepares simple Italian classics.
38. CROWN & ANCHOR
Delicious cuisine, lively entertainment and an exceptional rum selection. The lovely new outdoor seating area is set in the beautifully landscaped gardens, and overlooks the shining new Marina. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
39. TOBACCO BAY
Tobacco Bay Beach Bar & Restaurant, one of the most popular visitor attractions in Bermuda. The calm lagoon is surrounded by unique rock formations, and you’ll find everything you need for a relaxing day on the beach, from chairs and snorkel gear to food, drinks and live music.
40. THE ROBIN HOOD PUB AND RESTAURANT
Just a short walk from Front Street in the City of Hamilton, Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant is a popular hangout for locals and expats, with a weekly trivia night and nine TVs for popular sporting events. The large menu has a variety of bar snacks like buffalo wings and nachos, while entrées include bangers and mash, curries, burgers and pizzas. Meals are served all day, including breakfast.