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11 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:

I have a feeling I may not eat all that well. Being in the Hamilton Princess. 

  That’s okay anything is better than this rainforest like climate in the NYC Tristan’s area right now. I’ll be on my own for a few days and maybe nights. Is it safe for me to explore the area around the hotel on foot? If not I’ll just stick to Marcus’s and the pool bar. 

  Is there a decent Uber presence there? I’m thinking we should hit up duty free on the flight out. 

 

You'll have the opportunity for some good meals.  There are lots of restaurants in Hamilton and some are very good.  There's nice shopping too if you are in to that sort of thing (I'm not much of a shopper).  

 

Bermuda in general is very safe, especially during the day.  You will be OK in town alone.  Stay in the main areas and out of dark alleys 🙂  Most crimes are petty theft and the like.  It's rare though.  For example yesterday my husband went to the market and left his iPhone X with his license and credit cards in the wallet part of his phone case in the basket of his shopping cart.  When he realized and went back, it was still sitting there.  Someone had opened it and looked for cash, but nothing else was touched (no cash in there).

 

Uber as such does not exist on Bermuda.  There's a different app you can download, HITCH, which is kind of like Uber.  There are not always drivers available though.  You can always call a cab, the drivers are wonderfully nice.

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Avocado fries! Why have I never thought of that before?! That sounds delightful and decadent.  Other dishes on your more recent restaurant post are also inspiring. 

 

Since you don't plan to do much in the way of restaurants in the near future, please remember that we are also fascinated with local grocers and what you do with that food in the rental kitchen. :)

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 I forgot that last night was our one dinner out with the group.  We went to Mickey's Beach Bar and Bistro at the Elbow Beach Hotel.  Wahoo seveche

 

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Wahoo carpaccio

 

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Fried calamari

 

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Tuna tartar

 

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Rigatoni bolognese

 

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Salmon

 

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Local grouper

 

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Mixed grill with shrimp omitted

 

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Grandma's Cake

 

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Chocolate dome

 

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@liamsaunt thanks for the advice. My husband has works dinner 2 of the 5 nights we will be there so I’ll be solo. 

 

  Is there a grocery store in Hamilton? Do you have any recommendations for a solo female diner? 


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10 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:

@liamsaunt thanks for the advice. My husband has works dinner 2 of the 5 nights we will be there so I’ll be solo. 

 

  Is there a grocery store in Hamilton? Do you have any recommendations for a solo female diner? 

 

 

The finest grocery on the island is right by your hotel, Miles Market.  They have everything you could possibly need, from fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and fish to prepared foods like soup, sushi, grilled meats etc.  They have a large selection of beer and wine, plus a full liquor selection.  There's a Godiva cafe in there, and a large (for an island) bakery.

 

http://www.miles.bm

 

 

As far as dining, there are a bunch of restaurants on Front Street (the main road through town and the road your hotel is on) that have outdoor dining looking over the street and harbor.  The outdoor seating is up on the second floor so you can have a good view for people watching to entertain you while dining solo.  Most of the tables up there are for two, so you should not have a problem getting seated at one.

 

I remembered the name of the Indian restaurant I mentioned earlier: House of India.  Last time we ate there we were seated next to the Premier of Bermuda, so you know it has to be good 🙂

 

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Now that I am home and organized I'll post our last meal.  My niece and nephew begged us to go back to the Frog and Onion on our last full day because they offer all day waffles on Saturdays.  Of course we caved.  The waffles

 

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Blackened wahoo salad

 

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Fried calamari--very tender

 

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Fish and chips

 

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Chicken and mushroom pot pie

 

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Tortellini 

 

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Apple crumble

 

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My husband and I are coming back for a long weekend at the end of next month and will be exploring some new to us places, I hope.  We are staying at Elbow Beach for the first time so a repeat visit to Mickey's will definitely happen.  Everything else is up for grabs.  If you eat anywhere good on your trip MetsFan5, post it here!  Until then...

 

My favorite beach, Warwick Long Bay

 

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Last sunset of the trip

 

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@liamsaunt thanks for sharing. I have been curious about The Frig and the Onion. 

  We don’t land today (omg I need to go to bed) until 8:30pm and I’m worried we won’t be able to get dinner. Seems like the Lobster Pot May be open late. Also, the shopping is super appealing. I’ll add to this thread soon enough. 

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@liamsaunt

 

thank you !

 

I always enjoy your posts.

 

those from your Home and those from your Trips.

 

P.S. : maybe I will indeed get some computer glasses soon.


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I'm back in Bermuda for a long weekend.  There's a rain shower passing through so I thought I would update this topic while waiting it out.  We flew out yesterday and had breakfast at Legal Sea Foods at Logan Airport.  Airport food is very much hit or miss but :Legal usually does a pretty good job.  My husband ordered a lobster omelet.  I should have taken a picture after he cut into it because it was completely stuffed with huge chunks of lobster

 

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I ordered a crab cake and egg sandwich.  I asked for the egg to be over easy, but as you can see it was completely overcooked.  I just pushed it off and ate the crab cake with the avocado and tomato.  The crab was very fresh.

 

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We had a bumpy flight in including alarms blaring and lots of turbulence but we made it.  We are staying at Elbow Beach hotel.  Here's the beach

 

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Last night we had dinner at Mickey's which is at the hotel.  Cocktail of champagne with elderflower and mint

 

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View 

 

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Wahoo carpaccio

 

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Poached shrimp with torched avocado and orange

 

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Tuna with broccolini and olives, with a cape sauce.  This was delicious and I managed to finish most of it

 

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husband had the seafood mixed grill

 

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Another beach shot

 

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And just like the that, the sun is out.  Off to find lunch!

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How is the Elbow Beach hotel?  For a while, they were advertising quite a bit on the business news radio station I listen to...

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22 hours ago, KennethT said:

How is the Elbow Beach hotel?  For a while, they were advertising quite a bit on the business news radio station I listen to...

 

It's very nice, very old Bermuda.  We are staying in an ocean view room, and those are a bit separated from the rest of the garden view rooms.  I don't think I would be as happy in a garden view room.  It does not have as many amenities as some of the other hotels (for example, there is no on site dive shop or even a resort gift shop).  There are multiple very good restaurants on property that are managed by a different group than the one that runs the hotel.  The beach is beautiful.  There is definitely at least one corporate group here now, maybe more.  You can spot them by the drinking on the beach at 10AM and the use of amplified music 😉  Luckily the beach area is large so it's easy to avoid them.  

 

So, yesterday for lunch we headed in to Hamilton to do some errands and stopped in for lunch at Harry's Bar.  We decided to split a couple of things.  Tuna tartar in wonton tacos

 

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Salt and szechuan pepper shrimp (a tad too salty)

 

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and then we split a fish sandwich.  The kitchen split it for us in the kitchen which was nice

 

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Last night we had dinner at the Ocean Club at the Southhampton Princess.  View

 

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Bread service with kaffir lime butter and amuse bouche of pea puree with scallop tartare

 

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drinks

 

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Tuna tartare

 

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Lobster duo of lobster seveche and lobster cappuccino

 

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By the time the entrees came it was pitch black.  My husband had a grilled Bermuda lobster but you will have to take my word for it because the picture did not come out.  I had the seafood mixed grill which was wahoo, calamari, shrimp, and scallops with lemon butter sauce and fries.  I'm sure you can tell how dark it was from this photo!

 

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Too full for dessert.  

 

Today we had breakfast at the Lido.  View

 

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Omelet with tomatoes, onions, and cheddar

 

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Smoked salmon plate with poached eggs.  There was a ton of salmon, I did not come close to eating it all

 

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Last night we went in to Hamilton and dined at Marcus, which is Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant in the Hamilton Princess Hotel.  

 

Menu

 

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Drinks

 

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bread service

 

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Fish chowder bites with the flavors of Bermuda fish chowder (rum and sherry peppers)

 

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Deviled eggs

 

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Local wahoo

 

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Crab spaghetti--this was amazing

 

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Creme brûlée for dessert.

 

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Overall a fine meal.


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Last post for this visit.  We went back to Mickey's for dinner last night but it was much too dark to take photos.  So here are our last breakfasts from Lido.  Yesterday I ordered the Lido breakfast, which is eggs, bacon, sausage (I omitted that), mushrooms, potatoes and spinach, cereal (omitted) toast, juice and tea.  Yes it was way too much food!

 

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Husband went for the salmon breakfast 

 

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And then this morning we both went for the "Healthy Breakfast" which is a piece of country toast topped with goat cheese, radishes, tomatoes, avocado and arugula, two poached eggs, yogurt with granola and berries, juice and a green smoothie.  Again, too much food, but tasty.

 

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That's it until the next visit.

 

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On 7/26/2018 at 10:31 AM, liamsaunt said:

 I forgot that last night was our one dinner out with the group.  We went to Mickey's Beach Bar and Bistro at the Elbow Beach Hotel.  Wahoo seveche

 

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Wahoo carpaccio

 

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The first time through, I read Wahoo as "WAHOOOOO!"  I was wondering why you were so excited.   Like maybe you just really like ceviche and carpaccio.  :blink: Then, I realized it was probably a fish.  Further scrolling confirmed - fish.  Where's the facepalm emoji :D 

 

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I didn’t enjoy the good much at Marcus’s. I found it aggressively spiced. The crab spaghetti wasn’t on the menu when I was there. I did like their burger. 

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16 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:

I didn’t enjoy the good much at Marcus’s. I found it aggressively spiced. The crab spaghetti wasn’t on the menu when I was there. I did like their burger. 

 

I'm sorry to hear that.  We thought it was really great.  Was your food too salty?   Ours was perfectly seasoned.  Every place has an off night, I guess.  I hope the rest of your meals in Bermuda were more enjoyable!

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On 10/3/2018 at 12:02 PM, liamsaunt said:

 

I'm sorry to hear that.  We thought it was really great.  Was your food too salty?   Ours was perfectly seasoned.  Every place has an off night, I guess.  I hope the rest of your meals in Bermuda were more enjoyable!

 

i didn’t find it too salty, more like aggressively seasoned. Certain spices just don’t sit well with me— it’s just a personal thing. 

   The scallops and froze at 1609 were great. We enjoyed most of our meals! 

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