It’s no surprise Bermuda is more than just beautiful pink-sand beaches. The island is also known for its incredible cuisine. Make sure you don’t leave Bermuda without trying each item on this list.
1. Fish Sandwich at Art Mels Spicy Dicy
Art Mels is a local fan favourite for its fish sandwich, described by many as the best on the island. The fresh snapper is flash-fried in soybean oil, making for an incredibly light, not-greasy outer layer. It is served between two layers of raisin bread and complimented by tangy tartar sauce. Wash it all down with a ginger beer for a classic Bermudian experience!
2. Rum Cake at Bermuda Rum Cake Company
Bring home a taste of Bermuda with a rum cake baked with Gosling’s Bermuda Black Seal Rum. Located at Dockyard Glassworks, visitors at Bermuda Rum Cake Company can watch the baking of cakes and the creation of delicate blown glass vases and figurines. Rum cake flavours include traditional black rum mixed with ginger, banana, and fruit juices as well as specialty Christmas rum cakes.
3. Bermuda-style Ice Cream at Bailey’s Bay Ice Cream
Bailey’s is famous on the island for exotic homemade ice cream flavours ice cream. Feeling adventurous? Try the Bermuda Banana, Rum-No Raisins, Ginger or Dark ’n Stormy, which is peppered with crystallized ginger — a flavour you’ll only find in Bermuda!
4. Fish chowder at Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio
Centrally located in the heart of St. George, Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio serves an award-winning version of Bermuda’s national dish — fish chowder. Made with fresh fish, tomatoes, onions, seasoned with black rum and “Sherry Pepper Sauce,” this traditional dish is best enjoyed with Wahoo’s panoramic views of the harbour.
5. Rum Swizzle at Swizzle Inn
Opened since 1932, the Swizzle Inn is known as the oldest watering hole in the country. The family-run pub serves up a legendary version of the potent national cocktail, the rum swizzle, a combination of Gosling’s Black Seal and Gold Rum with various juices and other secret ingredients.
6. Traditional Bermuda codfish and potatoes breakfast at Go Jo’s Coffee Shop
Located on King’s Square in the historic Town of St. George, Go Jo’s offers much more than delicious coffee. Find an all-day breakfast menu plus a wide selection of excellent sandwiches and fresh seafood dishes. No trip to Bermuda is complete without trying a traditional Bermuda codfish breakfast — a heaping plate of steamed salted cod, boiled potatoes, ripe bananas, hard boiled eggs and sliced avocado. Served every Sunday, both locals and tourists rave about this dish at Go Jo’s.
7. Cinnamon Buns at Sweet Saak Bakery
Make your trip to Bermuda even sweeter with some fresh-baked goods from the family-run Sweet Saak Bakery in the Town of St. George. The menu of pastries, cookies, cakes and bread changes frequently, but one mainstay is the cinnamon buns, which are beloved all over the island.
8. Dark ’n Stormy at The Dock at Waterlot Inn
Built in 1670, The Dock at Waterlot Inn is a graceful two-story manor house that was once used as a warehouse by merchant sailors. Enjoy a refreshing, pre-dinner cocktail like Bermuda’s official drink, the Dark ’n Stormy, a delicious blend of Gosling’s Black Sea Rum and ginger beer served over ice.