Best Places to Eat Near King's Wharf Port
From pubs to pastries, from breakfast to late night munchies, there are a variety of places to eat at all hours near the the Kings Wharf cruise port in Bermuda.
Start your morning with coffee and a pastry at The Dockyard Pastry Shop at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Or, if its Sunday, have a traditional Bermudian breakfast at Cafe Amici before shopping at Clocktower Mall. Another dining option at the mall is Beethoven's.
If you're feeling adventures, rent a scooter, hail a taxi or grab the bus to Somerset Village. Here you'll find Somerset Country Squire, a British-style pub, and the Salt Rock Grill, which is the place to get sushi in Bermuda.
A local favorite that's perfect for lunch but also a little out of the way is Woody's Sports Bar. The fish cakes are a must here!
If you'd rather stay close to your boat, belly up to the bar at the Frog & Onion Pub, grab a seat on the patio at Bone Fish Bar & Grill or Freeport Seafood Restaurant & Bar, or spend the day at Snorkel Park Beach and satisfy your hunger at Hammerheads Bar & Grill.
Just make sure your Bermuda vacation includes some fresh seafood and a cold drink.
10 Freeport Seafood Restaurant & Bar
This intimate bar and restaurant serves everything with friendly island flair. Sit on the patio and enjoy the view of the historic dockyard. Try a pasta or curry dish from the creative menu, or sample some of the freshest seafood on the island. Before, during or after your meal, be sure to try the fresh mango juice. Savor a glass with or without a splash of something stronger. If you're in a hurry, order lunch from their TakeOut shop. You could even enjoy a picnic at the Dockyard. If you're feeling the need to connect with the mainland, there's also an internet cafe at the restaurant (441-234-1692)
9 Frog & Onion Pub
This English-style pub is located in a renovated naval cooperage (where casks and barrels were made), and the exposed stone walls, old barrels and antique forge are still part of the decoration. Many fine brews are on tap but be sure to sample the superb pub food as well. For lunch try the steak and mussel pie, bangers and mash, or a fresh salad. The lamb and curry pie makes a delicious supper, or feast on liver and onions or lasagna. Save room for sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Stop by on a Monday or Thursday evening for a side of live entertainment with your pub grub. (441-234-2900)
8 Salt Rock Grill
Sushi in Bermuda? Why not? The Salt Rock Grill has more than 100 items at its sushi bar. They serve only locally-caught fish, Bermuda lobster and a variety of other dishes. Open for lunch, Salt Rock Grill is an even better dinner destination. Sit on the terrace and watch the sunset over Mangrove Bay while listening to live music. The house band plays Friday and Saturday evenings, and Wednesday evenings during the high season. Located 10 minutes from the cruise ship pier, transportation to and from the restaurant is available by request. Reservations are highly suggested, dress is casual, prices are moderate compared to other places on the island. (234-4502)
7 Bone Fish Bar And Grill
Location. Location. Location. Bone Fish Bar & Grill has got it. Located at the Royal Naval Dockyard, this seafood restaurant is just steps away from the ferry dock. The festive outdoor patio is excellent for people watching. You could spend the afternoon here sipping a Bermuda Run Swizzle and watching the comings and goings at the Dockyard. The Bone Fish menu features Mediterranean cuisine prepared by an award-winning chef. Prices are high. Expect $15 and up for lunch. Enjoy live entertainment (Salsa, Karoke, DJs and Spanish guitar) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in season. Bone Fish is also popular for small wedding receptions. (441-234-5151)
6 Cafe Amici
An Italian restaurant with an extensive menu, Café Amici is a family-style eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prices are high for the type of food served. The atmosphere is casual; it's located in the Clocktower Shopping Mall. Indoor or outdoor seating is available. Order the pizza. There are 13 varieties of specialty pies, from traditional Margherita to the more original Chicken Tikka. Or you can create your own. Top Amici's signature whole wheat pizza dough with any combination of toppings. Save room for the tiramisu. Finish your meal by sipping on Limoncello, Grappa or a glass of a fine Italian wine. (235-5009)
5 Woody's Sports Bar
Enjoy a casual dining experience in a casual setting at this seaside pub. Dine outside at one of the picnic tables and soak in the panoramic view of the Boaz Island Bay. Order a fish cake, breaded wahoo or grouper, toasted, i.e. grilled, and a beer. Locals love Woody's Sports Bar, which is open daily for lunch and dinner. Prices are very affordable,the food is good, the atmosphere is festive, and the service exemplifies Bermuda hospitality. There is parking available if you rent a scooter to get here from the Dockyard or there is a bus spot directly across from the restaurant. (441-234-2082)
4 The Dockyard Pastry Shop
Located at the entrance of the Vitualling Yard at the Royal Naval Dockyard, The Dockyard Pastry Shop serves it all. Enjoy freshly baked pastries and breads with your morning coffee. Dine on the patio for lunch. Experience an authentic English afternoon tea. Pair an early dinner with a glass of wine. The shop is open daily from 9 a.m-5 p.m. Best known for custom cakes,wedding cakes and birthday cakes, the pastry shop also bakes up cookies and chocolate creations in addition to serving sandwiches, coffee and other drinks. The Dockyard Pastry Shop has a gluten-free menu. Order your sandwich made with Genius Brand gluten-free bread from the UK. (232-2253)
3 Somerset Country Squire
While away the afternoon at this British pub with lots of outdoor space overlooking Mangrove Bay in Somerset Village. The food is quite good, with ample choices for seafood lovers, meat-and-potatoes types and even kids. Open daily for lunch, dinner and nightlife. Evening entertainment ranges from televised sporting events to DJs to karaoke. The full bar features beer, bottles and draft, wine, cider, frozen drinks and specialty cocktails like the Squires Owne Yellowbird and The Casm Waters of Mangrove Bay. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service friendly and the prices affordable, especially for Bermuda. Most dishes are in the $10-20 range. (441-234-0105)
2 Beethoven's Restaurant & Bar
Beethoven's is a cozy Swiss restaurant with café-style seating indoors and out. Sit inside at a cozy half-booth table covered in a white tablecloth and nestled against dark wood paneling. Or dine outside on the patio and watch the ships sail in and out of the dock. The menu at Beethoven's is Swiss inspired pub food. Popular dishes include fish chowder, roasted lamb, fried chicken and burgers. Try the fresh catch of the day. Beethoven's serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, making it a convenient dining spot for visitors to the Dockyard. Reservations are recommended for dinner. Open daily. (441-234-5009)
1 Hammerheads Bar & Grill
Hammerhead's Bar & Grill is an island-themed outdoor restaurant located at Snorkel Park Beach, adjacent to the Royal Naval Dockyard. The atmosphere is fun, festive and beachy. Sit on the terrace and sip a frozen drink in a monkey coconut while watching the waves hit the pink sand beach. Try a grass-fed burger or fresh wahoo fish wrap for lunch. Dine on sophisticated seafood dishes for dinner and watch the sunset. Stay for the late night and enjoy a cocktail or two. Hammerheads becomes Club Aqua, a top 40 outdoor nightclub, when the sun goes down. There's even a late night menu if you get the munchies after all that dancing. (441-234-3100)
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