Located on Chancery Lane, a quaint and narrow passageway off Front Street, this small bistro is a welcome addition to Bermuda’s culinary scene. With its split brick and washed walls, a dash of greenery here and there, Bistro J has a homely, rustic atmosphere reminiscent of the Mediterranean.
Bistro J is small but not cramped and has 10 or so tables seating between 2 and 4 persons. Sit at a table on the left and you make think that your fellow diners are giving you some unwelcome attention. Don’t worry though, they’re probably not. Bistro J attracts a sophisticated crowd and they’re simply selecting from the chalk board menu which hangs on the wall above you. The menu changes daily and reflects an earnest desire to bring the freshest produce available at market to the table.
The restaurant is open for lunch on weekdays from noon until 2.30 pm. Dinner is served Monday to Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm. A fixed price menu system is in operation at all sittings except dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. For prices and sample menus visit the official Bistro J website.
Bistro J enjoys a central location in Hamilton and can easily be reached on foot from the ferry terminal or the bus station. It’s quite tricky to find though. Walk east along Front Street (away from the ferry terminal) until you see the Port O’ Call restaurant. Chancery Lane is the adjacent alleyway. If you pass the Cabinet Building you’ve gone too far.
The restaurant is owned and managed by the Yellowfin Group of Restaurants. The other restaurants in the group are the Port O’ Call, Pearl, and Café Ten.
Cuisine: British, Greek, Mediterranean
Map showing location of Bistro J.
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