Located in Breakers and just a few of minutes east of Turtle Nest Inn & Condos, this oceanfront restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere and very good local cuisine at affordable prices. It’s in fact just a couple of hundred feet before the Lighthouse restaurant. This is one of few restaurants with tables right on the beach, literally at the water’s edge, illuminated by a gas torch permanently installed in the water!. There’s also an indoor dining room and bar. They have a delicious seared tuna with wakame salad among their appetizers; tasty lobster tail, juicy pork chops, as well as a couple of very good pasta dishes among their entrees, along with a decent selection of wine and beer.
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.
Formerly Morgans Harbour Restaurant in West Bay, this favourite of ours is now relocated to the Cayman Islands Yacht Club; a convenient location to grab a bite to eat if you happen to have a catamaran tour in this vicniity. Their varied menu features something for every appetite, from sandwiches and an excellent jerk burger with melted Brie cheese, to an original chicken schnitzel and the freshest of fish caught by local fishermen — all excellently prepared and at very reasonable prices. Excluding drinks, it’s easy to get away with a filling meal at around CI$20, on the seaside terrace or indoors, both in an intimate and informal atmosphere. Open daily from 11:00am to 12:00am.
The Brasserie restaurant, hidden in Cricket Square (George Town), is a sleeper. In spite of the French name, the menu is eclectic, and includes affordable snack dishes, weekly “theme nights”, and full, classic dishes. However difficult to categorize, the cuisine at The Brasserie is imaginative, and a sure bet for a pleasant surprise, for lunch or dinner, is the daily fish/seafood specials — and Monday evening’s three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine, at CI$99 per couple, is a great deal. No culinary sampling of the island is complete without at least one visit. The tasteful “plantation” decor is a pleasant visual surprise, as well. Closed on weekends.
Luca, recently opened by the owners of Ragazzi on the ground-floor of the Caribbean Club, an upscale condo complex along West Bay Road, offers an impressive selection of Italian/Continental dishes in a very sleek interior. There’s a snazzy bar section and several outdoor tables overlooking a pool and Seven Mile Beach. Very good service and a superb wine list compliment the cuisine that already ranks among the island’s best. Recently tried dishes were the prosciutto e melone appetizer, the spinach salad, and as main courses, beef stroganoff pappardelle and the yellowfin tuna — all excellent.
Excellent restaurant in Morgan’s Harbour in West Bay, with a beautiful seaside terrace. A bit of a drive, but well worth it. You can walk on the dock and look at the boats after dinner. Excellent and refined food, Mediterranean style, serving local fish. Beautiful setting and friendly service. Same owners and similar specialties as Agua Restaurant, both take pride in serving the freshest, best quality ingredients.
Good food and service at a superb, oceanfront location in South Sound. The Grand Old House seems to present itself as a spot for “special occasions”, but it’s not any more costly than other upscale dining spots — and more worthy of its pretensions than many. It’s a big operation, with dining areas inside and out, and some of its marketing may suggest a “tourist trap”, but the food — continental and Caribbean fare — is consistently delicious, the service attentive and efficient, the choice of wine extensive, and the ambience most romantic.
Located in Morgan’s Harbor, this restaurant has consistently good food, a varied and fresh menu, locally caught fish, lively ambiance and a scenic location. Some favorties are their Beef Carpaccio and Lobster Bisque appetizers, as well as their Seafood Pasta in wine sauce entree. They arguably have the best sticky toffee pudding dessert on the island.