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23 hours ago, KennethT said:

My wife and I were there for a long weekend in October, 2014....  a hurricane arrived shortly after we did!

 

Ha that happened to us too, in 2011 I think.  We were the last plane to land before the storm caused the airport to close.  It was wild when we got up the next morning: our room faced the harbor and it did not seem like anything was happening.  Then we went to the ocean side of the hotel and the wind and waves were crazy!  Luckily the storm blew out quickly and the rest of our vacation was lovely.

 

Light photos from yesterday.  We walked on the beach trail down to my favorite beach, Warwick Long Bay, with the intention of coming back up on the road and having lunch at the South Shore Swizzle Inn.

 

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Unfortunately we ended up walking in the wrong direction and ended up back at our resort haha.  Grilled shrimp wrap from the Beach Cabana:

 

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Dinner was at the Waterlot Inn, one of the oldest restaurants on the island.  It's been around in some form or another since 1610.  We shared a tart made of local Bermuda onions for our starter.  

 

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For mains I got the fish sampler, which was tuna, salmon, and grouper.  My husband had a waygu steak.  This is an a la carte restaurant so for sides we shared some sautéed spinach and truffled mac and cheese.  Too full for dessert, though they did give us some chocolate covered sea salt caramels.  They are in the fridge for later.

 

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Everything was tasty but don't go here if you are on a budget.  The bill was punishingly expensive.

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A morning spent hiking around and up to the top of a lighthouse earned us a nice lunch.  Lighthouse view

 

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We walked over to a nearby hotel for lunch.  The Reefs

 

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Drinks, because hiking earns drinks in my world

 

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Conch fritters

 

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Snapper sandwich

 

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Mahi tacos

 

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View from our table

 

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Dinner was a return to the Ocean Club

 

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Calamari

 

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Rockfish with banana

 

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Rockfish with lavender thyme lava salt

 

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Lobster

 

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Mini ice cream cones

 

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Last meal.  Early lunch at Jasmine.  Restaurant view

 

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Mahi sandwich with guacamole

 

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Bermuda codfish sandwich with curry sauce and avocado on hot cross bun

 

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The end

 

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Thanks for the ride, it all looks delicious, and you took delightful photos :)

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Oh, you go to lovely places!  Thank you for taking us along and sharing the food - visually, at least.  :B

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I'm in Bermuda for a quick vacation.  We are staying at the Southampton Princess.  Here's the view from our room.

 

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A quick bite in the Jasmine Lounge, tuna on masa rounds  with some sort of spicy slaw

 

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We had dinner at the Ocean Club.  Our table view 

 

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Drinks

 

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Warm rolls

 

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Wahoo seveche

 

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It's lobster season, so husband got the grilled lobster special

 

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I had a grilled seafood assortment of wahoo, shrimp, scallops, and calamari

 

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we shared some spinach

 

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and the hotel sent us a complimentary dessert of mini pina colada ice cream cones

 

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I was worried that Bermuda was affected by some of the recent hurricanes, but it certainly looks fine in your photos!

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@liamsaunt  Oh, what lovely memories you are bringing back.  Mr. Kim and I were there back in the late 1980’s.  The trip was a gift from his mother celebrating him attaining his Master’s.  We adored it!  We were still broke from graduate school and so we did everything on a budget!  I’ve never met such lovely people.  We still order the sherry pepper sauce to make the fish chowder we loved at the Hog Penny. It was our first trip out of the US and we were told by another couple (who had started their Bermuda trips with their honeymoon in the 1950's) that we had done things in the wrong order.  Coming to Bermuda first would ruin us for the other islands - we'd never be satisfied with them.  It was true!  Thank you for sharing!

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On 9/22/2017 at 9:48 AM, KennethT said:

I was worried that Bermuda was affected by some of the recent hurricanes, but it certainly looks fine in your photos!

 

Nope, not at all.  So many islands in the Caribbean were devastated.  One of the reasons we came down now is that we are investigating homes to rent next summer.  We usually go to St. John for two weeks, but thanks to Irma and Maria, that won't happen next year.  So many homes were destroyed and it is going to take a while to rebuild.

 

On to happier thoughts...we were upgraded to the Gold floor, which includes free breakfast, snacks, tea, desserts, and an honor bar.  So far we have taken advantage of the breakfast, and a glass of wine from the honor bar. We have not been at the hotel when the other stuff is on offer.   Here's a random breakfast plate.  The offerings are extensive.

 

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And the breakfast view

 

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Here's the hotel beach

 

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We had fish sandwiches on the beach for lunch.  They were made with wahoo, one of my favorites.  Lunch view

 

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Grilled fish sandwich

 

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Fried fish sandwich

 

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The hotel is adjacent to Horseshoe Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.  We spent the afternoon swimming there and working up an appetite for dinner

 

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We ate at Mickey's Bistro at the Elbow Beach Hotel.  The restaurant is right on the beach

 

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House cured salmon

 

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Grilled seafood platter.  This had amberjack, mahi mahi, octopus, scallops, and I think calamari.

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Seafood stew: shrimp, salmon, mahi mahi, scallops, and calamari in a lovely herbed tomato sauce

 

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We were too full for dessert.

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John and I cruised here last month.  I want to go back!!!!! Especially since the other islands we had been to on the last cruise we took together are now totally devastated.  Ate in St. George's at the White Horse...never thought about putting fish on raisin bread.  What a revelation.

We were berthed at the Royal Naval Dockyards and I had a blast walking around learning so much about the history in this area.  Loved the fish.............brought home some gifts that included sauces, onion jam and black cake.

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After a morning at the beach

 

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we went to the beach cabana for lunch.  Pretty good caesar salads--one with wahoo

 

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one with shrimp

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We went back to the Ocean Club for dinner because lazy.  Drinks

 

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Shrimp appetizer

 

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grilled asparagus

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old bay fries

 

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wahoo

 

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pink sunset

 

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I've been back since Monday but have not had time to finish this up.  Here are the last couple of meals.  One day we stopped in to the hotel lounge for a snack of guacamole

 

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We hiked along Bermuda's South Shore to work up an appetite for dinner.  Here's a picture of my favorite beach

 

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We headed to The Dock for pre-dinner drinks

 

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View

 

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Dinner was at the Waterlot

 

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We were seated in the Wine Cellar, which was extremely dark, so I did not get pictures of everything.  Garlic roll

 

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Wedge salad

 

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Beef tartare

 

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Fish sampler

 

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Last day...we had a quick lunch at Jasmine before heading to the airport.  View

 

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Shrimp caesar

 

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Southwest chicken salad

 

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And that's it.  It does look like we will be coming down for two weeks next summer.  We will be staying in a house (two houses, actually), with a group, and probably only eating out once or twice.  I should be able to share some photos of the markets and local foods then.  That trip might end up being a better post on the "Bermuda cooking" thread.

 

Until next summer

 

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I’ll be at the Hamilton Princess for 5 nights or so in early August as my husband has a business trip there and that’s the hotel they’re putting us up in. We are adding a few days to the trip. 

  I haven’t been to Bermuda since I was a kid so I don’t know what to expect besides Island prices. Any “must go to” restaurants? The hotel recently opened a Marcus Samuelson restaurant. 

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5 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:

I’ll be at the Hamilton Princess for 5 nights or so in early August as my husband has a business trip there and that’s the hotel they’re putting us up in. We are adding a few days to the trip. 

  I haven’t been to Bermuda since I was a kid so I don’t know what to expect besides Island prices. Any “must go to” restaurants? The hotel recently opened a Marcus Samuelson restaurant. 

Ohhhhhh!  I'm very envious!  We went to Bermuda in 1989 and fell in love.  Nicest people I've ever met.  The only place I remember eating was the Hog Penny Pub.  We tasted the chowder everywhere we went and theirs was the best.  But, of course, that was almost 30 years ago.  Please report back!

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On 6/27/2018 at 4:49 AM, MetsFan5 said:

I’ll be at the Hamilton Princess for 5 nights or so in early August as my husband has a business trip there and that’s the hotel they’re putting us up in. We are adding a few days to the trip. 

  I haven’t been to Bermuda since I was a kid so I don’t know what to expect besides Island prices. Any “must go to” restaurants? The hotel recently opened a Marcus Samuelson restaurant. 

 

 

I have heard good things about Marcus, but have not been.  Barracuda is good, right in Hamilton.  If you like Indian food there's a really good one in Hamltion...I'll try to think of the name.  Mickey's for beachfront dining.  Art Mel's Spicy Dicey for fish sandwiches.  Miles Market for gourmet beach snacks and wine for the room.

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So I am back in Bermuda for the next couple of weeks, with my family.  We've rented a big old house and so will be cooking more than eating out, but I'll share my restaurant experiences here again.  Yesterday we went to Breezes at Cambridge Beaches, a casual beachside restaurant that is a two minute walk from the house we are staying at this week.  Drinks.  Left to right, a Pims No. 1, a Kamikaze, a Mai Tai, and a Dark and Stormy.

 

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My nephew with the shellfish allergy chose a club sandwich

 

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Most people got a fish sandwich on raisin bread with mango chutney and slaw. 

 

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My brother in law chose a fish wrap

 

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And my brother chose the pan seared snapper.

 

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The teens got dessert, a brownie with ice cream

 

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and a coconut-passionfruit panna cotta

 

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Sunset from the beach at the house

 

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If you stayed in a hotel on BDA...which would you pick?

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On 7/18/2018 at 1:28 PM, gfweb said:

If you stayed in a hotel on BDA...which would you pick?

 

My personal pick would be The Reefs https://www.thereefs.com

 

It has a beautiful private beach and is adjacent to some excellent snorkeling and close to the beautiful South Shore beaches.  Multiple restaurants including beachfront dining, and it has a charming "old Bermuda" feel.  That said, my husband and I have been staying at the Fairmont Southhampton lately because they run a sale each year offering 50% off their rates which is a great deal, and we have always been given an upgraded room despite paying the discounted rate.  It's walkable to the Reefs and the South Shore beaches.

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Some other Bermuda meals.  Frog and Onion pub at the Royal Naval Dockyard.  Folks wanted to go here because they brew their own beer.  Beer tasting

 

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Drinks for some others (all deemed too sweet).  Note that my wise butt niece insisted on her water being included in the photo. 

 

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Soft pretzels with dipping sauces for the allergy nephew since he could not have anything fried here

 

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Onion rings

 

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Cheesesteak for the allergy nephew

 

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Most other got fish and chips, made with grouper

 

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Husband went for the snapper sandwich with spicy sauce

 

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Some vegetable samosas.  There's a large Indian and Pakistani population on Bermuda so most restaurants offer at least a few Indian style dishes

 

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The kids got dessert, sticky toffee pudding

 

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Another night we went into the capital city of Hamilton to attend Harbor Nights, which is an arts and food festival.  It was not as interesting as I remembered from some years ago.  Not very many artists, and most of the food was junky.  There was one stand with island cuisine but the line was really long.  The teens got ice cream but it was melting too fast to take a picture.

 

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Another day we went back to the dockyard for a an early dinner at Bone Fish Grill (no relation to the US chain)

 

Niece wanted avocado fries

 

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And tuna tartar

 

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Adults shared some wahoo bites

 

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Nephew got spaghetti and meatballs

 

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Most others got fish and chips, this time made with snapper

 

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I got chicken milanese, which I did not enjoy. The salad was good though

 

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My sister scored best with the rockfish prepared Bermuda style, which is with a rum cream sauce and bananas.  Sounds weird tastes good

 

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The kids had dessert...berry panna cotta

 

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Triple chocolate mousse

 

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Yesterday we went to St. George's and ate at the Wahoo Cafe.  

 

Adults shared some conch fritters.  Very good and filled with tender chunks of conch

 

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Niece wanted mozzarella sticks

 

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Nephew could not have anything on the appetizer list so contented himself with the bread basket.  

 

Wahoo burger

 

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Cheeseburger

 

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Honey fried chicken

 

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Wahoo bites

 

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Smoked wahoo pate-this was awesome

 

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Wahoo tacos

 

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Wahoo three ways: burger, bites and grilled with curry tomato chutney, rice and peas and slaw

 

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Grilled rockfish with rice and peas and plantains

 

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Np plans to eat out for the next few days.  We've moved to a new house which is waterfront and has a pool so plan on just hanging out here and grilling.  Here's a picture of lovely Tobacco Bay

 

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Indeed.

 

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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. 

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My son and family visited Bermuda a few weeks ago.  Sadly they are not into food, at least by eGullet standards.

 

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