This gem located in Seven Mile Shops, along West Bay Road, is primarily a deli and bakery for snacks and take-out, with the best bread and croissants on the island. But, it also boasts a dining room and a couple of outdoor tables for delicious breakfasts and lunches, including the very best Eggs Benedict we’ve ever tasted. Excellent pastries, chocolates and good salads, as well as homemade juices and a number of healthy dishes.
Eats, in the Falls Shopping Centre (opposite the Westin Hotel), consists of a more family-oriented room and a “bar”-type room, and offers take-out, good and substantial American breakfast, lunch, as well as reasonably priced dinners. Very popular for snacks, sandwiches, burgers and a range of full meals. No coleslaw but, if you’re into avoiding meat, try the tasty, oriental-style, vegetarian stir fry, served in small or large portions.
Located on the waterfront in North Side, this lively and informal beachfront restaurant and bar serves good and reasonably priced Caribbean and Cayman fare. Known for delicious fresh fish dishes, Over the Edge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers take-out meals and a seaside terrace. The menu and staff are the same as The Edge, which regrettably closed its doors in Bodden Town at the end of September 2003. Service is very informal — and quite slow at times — but this is a fun spot for when you’re not in a rush. A good “pit-stop” on your way to or from Rum Point and Cayman Kai.
Small and quaint restaurant in downtown George Town for those who want to enjoy deliciously modern and healthy food prepared responsibly (no animal products are used). Delicious breakfasts, excellent black bean tacos and Jerk tofu (island bowl), and a different soup every day. Terrific chocolate chip cookies and caramel brownies. They also make their own ice cream with coconut milk. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday (9am to 4 pm), and Saturday (from 10am to 3pm). A paradise for vegans, but an enjoyable and intriguing alternative for all.
Conveniently located about a two-minute drive from the airport, this restaurant is a perfect “last meal stop” for guests with afternoon or evening flights. Along with the mouthwatering warm fritters with butter you’ll get as your complimentary appetizer, their lunch/dinner menu includes a tasty selection of pastas, sandwiches, and pizza just to name a few. Their Cracked Conch appetizer is addictive with the three different spicy dipping sauces that it comes with. The Oxtail Shepherd’s Pie entree is a unique twist to this long-standing recipe. If a Mojito is your drink of choice, you’ll be intrigued by their Mango-Ginger or Dirty Coconut flavor options. It doesn’t hurt that this restaurant boasts a relaxing, marina/sea view or that they have an outdoor pool for the kids either.
This delightful and affordable restaurant, just off West Bay Road, is located next door to the old cinema (now closed), and pretty close to Grand Cayman’s new one in Camana Bay. Ideal for an after-movie snack or meal, seven days a week. Good caesar salad and bruschetta among starters, and very good pizza, pasta and some imaginative sandwiches including an excellent (and filling) Caribbean roti, or rolled sandwich, with jerk chicken and curried veggies in a fire-roasted flat bread. Dine inside or on the outdoor terrace — or order “to go”.
In place of Portofino, in Gun Bay (just past East End, about 13 miles east of Turtle Nest Inn), this new restaurant offers a few Australian dishes, but many more familiar Caribbean meat and seafood appetizers and full course meals. Chef and owner Ron Hargrave and his capable staff assure you of intriguing dishes, and fresh fish from village fishermen. The setting is on the water and secluded, and the service informal yet generally efficient. Lunch and dinner are served, as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and a Sunday brunch. Ever eat a hamburger with fried egg and a slice of beet? What about kangaroo or crocodile?
Just added pizza to the menu, from their new brick oven. It’s an affordable alternative, and the pizza is one of the best on the island! Situated in Breakers, just a couple of minutes east of Turtle Nest Inn & Condos, this oceanfront landmark is open for lunch and dinner, and boasts a very professional serving staff, and a first-class wine selection. The Lighthouse offers a creative menu of local seafood, continental and Italian dishes, a screened patio, a bar area, and dining on their dock, right over the water!