Those of you who have been to Bermuda a long time ago may remember this restaurant as the Fisherman’s Reef. Following a major redesign in 2002, it reopened as the Barracuda Grill and went onto win its first of many Best of Bermuda Awards.
This seafood restaurant has an upmarket contemporary look with numerous booths separated by etched glass partitions. Designer lamps hang from the ceiling, bringing out the gentle tones of the mahogany furnishings. It’s certainly a great setting for a romantic meal for two.
Before dinner, patrons can enjoy a range of interesting cocktails at one of the funkiest bars in Hamilton. Senior bartender Ryan Gibbons is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable mixologist on the island and has the awards to prove it. The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list, of which around 15 are available by the glass.
Executive chef Derek Myers has created an innovative menu dominated by generous portions of seafood such as Gilled Bermuda Rockfish and Maryland Crab Cakes. For a starter try their award-winning Fish Chowder or Grilled Fresh Figs. Stray carnivores can choose from dishes like Niman Ranch New York Steak or Beef Duo (char grilled filet mignon and sous vide short rib).
The Barracuda Grill is situated upstairs from the Hog Penny Pub, on Burnaby Hill in Hamilton (just off Front Street). It’s open for lunch Monday to Friday, and dinner every day of the week. Reservations are strongly recommended. After an evening of fine dining pop downstairs to the pub and join in the fun.
The Barracuda Grill is owned and managed by the Island Restaurant Group. Other restaurants in the chain are the Hog Penny, the Pickled Onion, Victoria Grill, and the Frog & Onion. Check their Facebook page for special offers and the latest news.
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse