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GRAND CAYMAN


RESTAURANT GUIDE



We have had many great dining experiences in Grand Cayman and there are so many fantastic restaurants that it is hard to narrow the choices down. Following is an attempt to do so. There would be much debate on the “best” Restaurant we ever patronized but there are a few that stand out.

Pappagallo’s has never disappointed. We eat there on every anniversary that we spend in Grand Cayman and have had remarkable meals every time. They have an extensive wine list with lots of Italian reds which are my favorite.

The Grand Old House is another favorite. The atmosphere alone goes a long way to making the dining experience enjoyable. They are a little “old school” in their dining choices but everything is wonderfully prepared. I can still remember the potato encrusted sea bass I had there 10 years ago like it was yesterday. We also love

We also love Ragazzi because it is a little more casual but the menu is somewhat eclectic. They have a wood burning oven and do a great variety of gourmet pizzas. They have a really nice glass-enclosed wine room with plenty of good red wines to choose from. We often sit at the bar and have appetizers and pizza. The service here is always good but especially so at the bar with Tenisha taking care of you. She's the best!

Decker’s is another casual restaurant with very good food and service and they also have a nice wine list. Having good red wines with dinner is almost a requirement for me as you can probably tell. They also have an All you can eat Lobster Tail night every Tuesday for around $50.00. If you feel like being decadent this is the night for you. Bet you can’t beat my record of 13 lobster tails!

Edoardo’s has great food at a reasonable price in a nice atmosphere with great wines. I’ve never been there without hearing at least a dozen Frank Sinatra songs. My personal favorite there is the white wine and garlic mussels that you can get as an appetizer or main course. The 4 cheese Gnocchi are also a must do.

My wife likes the Thai Orchid a lot because she loves that style of cuisine, I’m not as big a fan but they serve good food in a casual setting with some nice artwork that is done by the owner

The Camana Bay Restaurant scene is really getting interesting. The first arrival was Abacus and the food and atmosphere are great there. The have seating along the plaza and it's a great place to people watch. The next place that opened up was Michael's Genuine and while the place is a little more casual the views are still great and the food is wonderful. They are one of the few places where I found craft brews on the Island. Then Ortanique opened and every time we've been there the service and the food has been phenomenal. The outdoor seating is righ along the water and it's a great place to relax and enjoy some great food. The next arrival was Karoo which is a tapa's restaurant right next to Michael's. The latest additions are Mizu an Asian restaurant that offers great entree's and sushi and The Waterfront Urban Diner, an upscale comfort food restaurant.

The Brasserie in Georgetown may be our new favorite as the last few times we've been there the food and service have been spot on. They have a 5 course blind tasting menu that we've done 3-4 times and each time was completely different and quite spectacular. They have nightly special's like a half price wine night. They have their own gardens and grow a lot of the items on the menu right there. They also have their own fishing boats and I've seen and sampled the fresh fish from right off the boat and it's a real treat. I can’t remember getting bad service anywhere in Grand Cayman but it may be the vacation factor weighing in. I tend to like it better when they slow it down anyway.

Luca, located in the Caribbean Club condo complex on SMB, is another fantastic restaurant the just does everything right. There is oceanside seating and you are made to feel very comfortable here. It's always difficult to pick something from this menu as there are so many great choices. They also have a killer wine list and the service is outstanding.

Blue Cilantro opened recently and has the best and friendliest service I've seen. The chef /owner is the former chef at Hemingway's and everything is prepared perfectly. My personal favorite is the Paella.

If your looking for a great sports bar Legendz on SMB is great. In football season they show every game and you'll be sure to find someone rooting for your team along with you. Right next door is Yoshi's. They have great sushi as well as a very good Japanese style menu. Not much farther down the street is the Sunshine Grill in the Sunshine Suites Hotel. It's very casual and small but the fish taco's are to die for.

I can’t remember getting bad service anywhere in Grand Cayman but it may be the vacation factor weighing in. I tend to like it better when they slow it down anyway.

I’ve tried to break down the restaurants by location and style. It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between fine dining and casual restaurants here but I’ve tried to base my judgments on atmosphere and feel rather then on menu prices alone. I’m sure there would be those that would categorize my casual restaurants as fine dining and visa versa. I’ve neglected to list many of the restaurants in Georgetown itself because there are so many good ones on SMB and in West Bay. Please let me know your opinions of any restaurants on this list as well as any restaurants not on this list so that I can update the guide for future tenants and for myself. As you can probably tell dining is one of our great passions and I hope this guide is of assistance.

Mike and Donna Geesey





WEST BAY

Fine Dining

Ristorante Pappagallo – Easiest way to get there is to go back to 4 way stop and follow signs. Left on Church, right on Batabno Rd, Left on Mount Pleasant Rd. right on Conch Point Rd. Restaurant is on left. This is a sentimental favorite with us as we had our wedding night dinner there 10 years ago. From the moment you step onto the wooden bridge leading to the entrance you are transported into another world. Tall thatched ceilings stretching skyward with large woven fans create the ideal atmosphere to enjoy a truly memorable evening. Awaiting your arrival is the company mascot of 20 years – Humphrey Bogart, an African Gray parrot and seasoned member of the brigade. They offer several dining options, indoors and out, but it is the spectacular details of the 30ft Cayman style, Silver Thatch roof, that is truly breathtaking. The menu changes regularly under the inspired guardianship of Chef Stephen Wagner. The cuisine at Pappagallo is typified by simplicity and freshness. The kitchen is a hive of activity as fresh pastas and breads are made daily. Stephen uses as much locally caught seafood as is available and only the best of USDA Certified meats are offered. Fresh vegetables and fruits are featured in all dishes and, for the sweet lover, a dessert menu starring only handcrafted desserts. To complement your dinner, select from Pappagallo’s award winning wine list featuring over 400 wines from around the world, some of them exclusively available only to Pappagallo patrons. 7 Days a week 6pm-10:30pm (345) 949-1119

Osetra Bay - Take Northwest Point Rd back to the 4 way stop. Turn left onto Church St then right onto Batabano Rd. Follow to end of road about 3 miles from condo. Osetra Bay is a fairly new restaurant that is in the same location as the former Fisherman's Reef Restaurant overlooking Morgans’ Harbour right next to Calypso Grill. Slightly more formal then most of the restaurants in West Bay they have a nearly all white decor. Chef Joseph Watters has brought his experience from other 4 star restaurant to Osetra Bay. His goal is to create dishes that will surprise and endear those who are seeking the finest dining experience in the Caribbean. The service is great and is a very relaxing atmosphere. The lobster bisque, risotto with lobster claw and scallops with enoki mushrooms were memorable. MOnday - Saturday 6:00 - 10:30 P.M. (345) 623-5100

 

Casual

Cracked Conch – Continue north on Northwest Point Rd. about ¾ mile and restaurant is on left side. Regulars and newcomers are always taken aback by the breathtaking views that the Cracked Conch offers of the Caribbean Sea, but now they can enjoy an extended restaurant with white tablecloth service and an exciting menu; a beautiful, very cosmopolitan bar/lounge; alfresco dining on multiple patios overlooking the ocean; private dining for up to 30 in Soto’s Room; and the Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar serving Caribbean food and drinks at the water’s edge. The Cracked Conch offers up Caribbean delights and international fare. Signature conch specialties including tender Cracked Conch and robust Conch Chowders are served alongside new classics including Pink Snapper and Turtle Pâté. Cracked Conch continues to offer their famous Sunday brunch with all the original Sunday favorites and Caribbean specialties. Otherwise don’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy a cool drink or some local food Oceanside at Macabuca. In 1981, Bob and Suzy Soto opened the original doors of the Cracked Conch and developed a wonderful reputation for a lovely setting, fabulous food and friendly service. Now, in 2008, the restaurant continues those wonderful attributes in a fresh, beautiful restaurant maintaining the tradition of a Cracked Conch no one will forget. Monday–Saturday 10:30am–3pm and 5:30pm–10pm Sunday 11am–4pm, 5:30pm–10pm Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar Open 10am–Close (345) 945-5217

Cobalt Coast – Continue North on Northwest Point Rd. past turtle farm onto Boatswain Bay Rd. Cobalt Coast is on left. This is a resort but breakfast and lunch guests can extend their stay by swimming or snorkeling off the 120ft. ocean dock or taking a cool dip in the fresh water pool. Shore diving is available 24/7 or maybe you would like to sign up at the on-site dive center to experience scuba first hand with DiveTech. Breakfast 6:45am-9am Lunch 12-2:30pm Dinner 6pm-9:30pm (345) 946-5656

Liberty’s – Go to 4 way stop and turn left onto Church St. Make next left onto Reverend Blackman Rd. Liberty’s is on right #140. This is a locals place with reasonable prices and mostly Caribbean style cuisine. Open 10am-10pm Daily (345) 949-3226

Calypso Grill – Take Northwest Point Rd back to the 4 way stop. Turn left onto Church St then right onto Batabano Rd. Follow to end of road about 3 miles from condo. Calypso Grill overlooks Morgans’ Harbour. Views of fishing boats lazing back to their docks, with frigates soaring above, are your accompaniments to leisurely lunches and delightful dinners. Chef George Fowler, “the Heart” of the restaurant, is aided by his excellent kitchen staff in producing consistently delightful menus, while the waiting staff are always friendly and attentive. Tuesday-Saturday 11.30am-10pm, Sunday 12.30pm-10am. Lunch: 11.30am-2.30pm, Dinner: 6pm-10pm. Closed Monday. (345) 949-3948

Heritage Kitchen – Go to the 4 way stop and turn right towards the ocean then turn left and look to your left. This is basically a small BBQ shack that serves great fresh fish. Last time we went there we got a very large piece of grouper, cooked perfectly, with all the sides for $10 one of the best pieces of fish I've had in a long time. There are a few picnic tables or you get you meal to go. Open Thursday and Sunday until 6 and Friday and Saturday until 10.

Alfresco – Take Northwest Point Rd. back towards Georgetown. Just past the intersection with Town Hall Rd. on the right side is Alfresco, very close to West Bay public beach and less then a mile from condo. Alfresco is a gem of a local restaurant with a broad menu of both local and international dishes. The deck, situated on the beach, provides fabulous views of Seven Mile Beach for as far as the eye can see, while the air conditioned restaurant has a bistro feel about it. You can be assured of a good fresh meal here as one of the owners has had 21 years working as a chef while the other is a fisherman. Also a great place to enjoy a relaxing drink or light snack while soaking up the sights and sounds of one of the Caribbean’s most famous beaches. Seven Days a Week 11am–10pm (345) 947 2525.

Morgan’s Harbour – Right next door to the Calypso Grill. Set on the sparkling waters of North Sound, Morgans Harbour Seafood Restaurant and Marina offers every diner the freshest of dishes and the most intimate ambience. Husband and wife team, Richard and Jane Schweiger, insist on using only locally caught fish to easily satisfy any seafood craving you might have and possibly create some new addictions, like the conch ceviche or the fresh caught Blackfin Tuna. The reputation of the Morgans Harbour Sunday Barbecue means that locals often make the trip to this restaurant to enjoy lazy Sunday afternoons over looking the water. Particular menu favorites are the hefty Jerk Burger served with melted brie, or simply the anticipation of deliciously fresh seafood caught by local fisherman that morning. For dinner, family style seafood platters present an excellent way to sample the catch of the day. Hours: Daily 11am–10pm Bar Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-1am Saturday 10am–12am, Sunday 11am–12am Marina & Fuel Hours: Daily 7am until Close (345) 946 7049

Macabuca Tiki Bar & Grill – See "Cracked Conch"A new addition to the Cracked Conch on the lower level of the restaurant. Overlooking the sparkling water of the snorkeling lagoon. Hang out for a few cocktails and catch some local bands.

Schooner’s Bar and Grill – Also located at Boatswains Beach. Relax on the patio at Schooner's Bar and Grill overlooking the sparkling water of the snorkeling lagoon. Watch the chefs prepare Caribbean and international menu items that will entice and delight. Hang out for a game of dominoes or listen to the jams of local bands.

Turtle Crawl Deli - The Turtle Crawl Deli is located at Boatswain’s Beach, Grand Cayman’s new home of the world famous Cayman Turtle Farm. Continue on Northwest Point Rd and look for signs. It serves all sorts of fresh snacks and light meals such as sandwiches, salads, soups, fresh baked desserts and of course turtle dishes. Monday–Sunday 8:30am–4:30pm (345) 949 3894

Fast Food

Domino’s Pizza - Mon to Thurs, 11am-11pm Fri, Sat, Sun, 11am-Midnight (345) 949-6633

Subway - At the 4 way stop in West Bay. Sign says open 24 hours. (345) 943-7827

 

SEVEN MILE BEACH

Fine Dining

Hemingway’s – Located in the Grand Cayman Beach Suites on West Bay Rd. just past the Strand. Had one of the best meals ever here. Ordered the Paella and it was so good that I had to break my “no restaurant twice on the same trip” rule and go back there for it again 2 days later. Hemingway’s is a freestanding restaurant overlooking Seven Mile Beach offering incomparable views to match the perfect dining experience. The mood at dinner is one of romantic, casual elegance with a Cuban flair. Signature desserts are created daily to seduce the senses. Hemingway’s also features an extensive wine and cigar list. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Reservations preferred. One private beach table is available per evening with 24 hours advance reservation. Breakfast daily: 7am-10.30am, Lunch daily: 11.30am-2.30pm, Dinner nightly from 6pm (345) 945-5700

Luca – Located in the Caribbean Club on West Bay Rd. Sister restaurant to the popular Ragazzi restaurant, Luca’s menu can be described as Italian-based, fused with international flavors. Everything is made fresh daily in Luca’s kitchens, from breads to pastas to desserts. Freshness of product and simplicity of presentation pretty well sum it up. Daily specials highlight the team’s ongoing creativity. Taking pride of place along the north wall of the high-ceilinged room is Luca’s fabulous glass encased wine “cellar”, holding several thousand bottles, representing a choice of over 350 different varieties. Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm Monday to Saturday, Dinner 5.30pm-10.30pm, 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch from 11.30an - 2.30pm (345) 623 4550

Blue by Eric Ripert – Located in the Ritz-Carlton on West Bay Rd. about 3 ½ miles from condo. Grand Cayman’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant. Eric Ripert is Chef and Co-Owner of Le Bernardin where he has earned three Michelin stars, a four star New York Times review and Zagat’s top rating for food in New York City. Chef de Cuisine Richard Brower comes straight from the kitchen at Le Bernardin where he served as Sous Chef for five years. By applying the philosophies and techniques from Le Bernardin to Caribbean fish he creates menus inspired by the bounty of Cayman’s fisherman; taking pride in buying seafood from fourth and fifth generation Caymanians who make their living from the sea. In addition to a focus on using locally caught fish, Blue by Eric Ripert echo’s Le Bernardin’s commitment to offering only the freshest, highest quality fish prepared to celebrate its essential character. In the tradition of Le Bernardin, Blue by Eric Ripert offers a three course prix fixe menu as well as a six course tasting menu and our knowledgeable sommelier is on hand to guide you on the perfect pairing from our award-winning wine list containing over 300 selections from around the globe. Dinner Only Tuesday-Saturday 6-10pm (345) 943 9000

7 Prime Cuts & Sunsets – On West Bay Rd. in the Ritz-Carlton. In the evening, the ocean front restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is dramatically transformed into 7 Prime Cuts & Sunsets, home to the Caribbean’s finest steaks. Awarded with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, the menu is underscored with Island influences, proving that “steak and potatoes” is anything but expected. Perfectly seasoned and offering only the highest quality cuts, the service at 7 Prime Cuts & Sunsets is defined by unobtrusive attention to detail as chefs do justice to the word “tantalizing” and the Sommelier entices with a parade of delicate to bold wines from the extensive list. From private ocean front cabanas, which transform into Cayman’s most romantic dining room, to the weekly 7 En Fuego, Steak and Lobster Grill, 7 Prime Cuts & Sunsets offers the Caribbean’s ultimate steak experience. Open Daily for Dinner 6pm–10pm, Also open for Sunday Brunch. (345) 943-9000.

Blue Cilantro - On corner of roundabout and West Bay Rd, after Galleria Plaza, before Lone Star. This restaurant opened in early 2012 and has created quite a stir. With a cooking style that relies on good ingredients including seasonal produce, Chef Shetty said Blue Cilantro’s menu will see changes every two or three months. The cuisine is an infusion of French and Mediterranean, with a little bit Indian and Caribbean. The service is always spoton. Try the Paella for a wonderful seafood dish. It's also one of my newest favorite's Open for Lunch 11am to 2.30pm Small menu 4 pm to 11pm Dinner 6pm to 10pm. (345) 945 4372

Casual Fine Dining

Decker’s – Located on West Bay Rd. across from Grand Cayman Beach Suites just after the Caribbean Club condos. One of our favorite places. They have an all-you-can-eat lobster tail night every Tuesday but make reservations and don’t expect to get seated on time. Other nights are great there to. Your eyes wander from the original English double decker bus, which is incorporated into the very unique bar/lounge, to the giant palms and colonial pillars which frame the outdoor terrace, providing you with a charming, yet protected alfresco dining choice. Overhead, possibly the largest fan on the Island whirls around ensuring that there is a cooling breeze at all times. The menu is a creative fusion of Island inspired flavors and Mediterranean influences. Fresh local fish, lobster specialties and the finest cuts of meat form a myriad of tantalizing flavours. Daily dinner from 5pm-10:30pm, Bar & Lounge Open 5pm-1am, Saturday & Sunday 5pm-12pm (345) 945-6600

Ragazzi – On West Bay Rd in Buckingham Square shops just past Decker’s on right side. Another of our favorites, have never had a bad experience here. They have a great selection of gourmet pizzas and a great wine selection. With it’s vibrant colors, authentic wood burning pizza oven and central location, it has become a meeting point for family and friends, and repeat customers many times over. Ask a local and they will say the food at Ragazzi is exceptional and consistently good. The wine list has won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence for the last four years and wine aficionados love the range and reasonable prices. 11.30am-11pm 7 days a week Including Sunday Lunch. (345) 945-3484

Copper Falls Steakhouse – Just off West Bay Rd. on Canal Pointe Rd. in the Strand shopping area. Greeted by one of three copper waterfalls as you enter, the décor is warm colors with candlelit tables, cozy suede high-backed booths, contemporary art pieces and 100 year-old Douglas Fir wood. With every entrée ordered you can choose from five starches, three vegetables and six steak sauces and your first drink is included in the price – you can choose from a delicious martini, highball or beer. In essence, you create your own magnificent meal. The impressive line-up of Certified Angus Beef steaks are all hand cut, aged 28 days, and grilled to your specifications. If you fancy a change from steak, they also offer delicious chicken dishes, pork chops, pasta dishes, lamb, seafood, vegetarian dishes and an extensive wine list. Dinner: Nightly 5:30pm-10:30pm (345) 945-4755.

Ortanique – The latest addition to the restaurant scene, located in Camana Bay. They are spicing things up this year, overlooking The Harbor in The Crescent, guests will be treated to an intensely flavorful cuisine that has been inspired by the sun and sea. Award winning chef/owner Cindy Hutson will dazzle and delight your palate by creating dishes using traditional Caribbean ingredients in an innovative way. By concentrating on the wonderful flavor combination’s of fish, fruits, vegetables and traditional tropical seasonings, Ortanique offers diners authentic Caribbean cuisine with a fresh, light attitude. (345)640-7710 Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30 – 3:00 Happy Hour/Bar Bites Monday – Friday 4:30 – 6:30 Dinner: Monday – Thursday 5:30 – 10:30pm Friday – Saturday 5:30 – 11:00pm Sunday Brunch 11:00 - 3:00

Abacus – Take Northwest Point Rd. to West Bay Rd. After about 1 ½ miles turn left onto Raleigh Quay Rd to get on the Esterley Tibbet’s Hwy. Follow Hwy to Camana Bay About 2 miles. Situated on the Paseo, Abacus ideally lends itself to the airy openness created by the developers of Camana Bay. The lounge extends onto the Paseo offering patrons the option of alfresco dining or just the chance to enjoy a cocktail while taking in the interesting architectural surroundings. Abacus is appealing to the trendy crowd who are looking for contemporary dining or who just want to meet at the inviting bar for a signature cocktail. The menu is inspired by nature’s elements and offers some interesting dishes based on classic favorites. With the ‘open kitchen concept’ you can see how your dishes are being prepared by the talented chefs who enjoy creating what is almost a theatrical performance. Diners can either choose from the à la carte menu or can take the easy option by choosing the chef’s weekly recommendations. This menu pairs wines beautifully with a collection of expertly crafted dishes enabling you to sit back in the confidence that you are in the chef’s capable hands. Breakfast: Saturday 11am-2.30pm Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11.30am–2.30pm Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5.30pm–10.30pm Bar & Lounge: Monday to Friday 11am–1am Saturday 11am–Midnight Closed Sunday (345) 623 8282

KARoo - is located by the Crescent, overlooking the sea and the majestic fountain in the heart of Camana Bay, the new culinary and shopping destination in the Grand Cayman. Opened in late 2011 you can enjoy a crisp designer cocktail paired with a "Tapas/Small Plate" as a snack, or create a journey with multiple small plates. KARoo is a new dining experience where a multitude of culinary creations, with their own unique tempo create a delicious dinner, one small plate at a time. Monday-Friday 3pm-1am; Saturday-Sunday 11am-12am (345) 946 6633

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink – Located in the Camana Bay Complex. The restaurant just opened in June 2010 All the elements of the Michael’s Genuine experience are on-island — straightforward, delicious cuisine that focuses on fresh, locally-grown ingredients. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Grand Cayman seats 75 indoors and 75 outside, and is the first Camana Bay dining spot to open on its harbor-facing Crescent. The space is a collaboration between world renowned restaurant designer Carl Myers and Caymanian architect John Doak, sleek and simply designed, and featuring a central open kitchen with a wood burning oven, heirloom tomato-lined food bar, and drinks bar flanking the main dining room. As in Miami, the dinner menu is divided into small, medium, large, and extra large plates, with creative wine, beer, and spirits — many of which are first to island. The new Town Centre of Camana Bay is our new neighborhood, a mixed-use master planned community featuring shops, restaurants, offices, homes, and an international school. Blossoming into life on 500 acres between Seven Mile Beach and the North Sound on the island of Grand Cayman, it’s a place to live, work and play — thoughtfully designed, sensitive to its environment and committed to excellence. With shops, restaurants, offices, a six-screen cinema and 60 apartments, Camana Bay’s Town Centre opened in December 2007 and was designed by the award-winning team of Moore Ruble Yudell and Olin Partnership. Following a design charette held in 2008 with leading town planners and pioneers of New Urbanism-Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), Dart Realty is now in the master planning phase for the town’s residential communities, hotels, marina and amenities. Contemporary Caribbean architecture and lush, indigenous landscaping provides a pedestrian-friendly environment for Cayman’s residents and visitors. The master plan is designed to be flexible, allowing Camana Bay to grow organically over several decades and ensuring it will flourish for generations to come.

Mizu - Located in the Camana Bay Complex. Mizu is a stylish Asian-inspired restaurant and bar, offers a dining experience unlike any other on Grand Cayman. With an emphasis on finely-tuned flavours and fresh, local ingredients, head east and choose from an authentic Pan Asian menu. From barrel-aged sakes, black salt-rimmed margaritas and traditional loose leaf teas to intricate Asian-inspired interiors, an open sushi bar and tranquil waterfront terrace – the décor, the drinks and the details are carefully designed to complement the authentic regional fare.  Mizu is open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining seven days a week. Dine-in or take-out options are available. The waterfront patio is open from 4pm daily. Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm
Tel: 345.640.0001

The Waterfront Urban Diner - Located in the Camana Bay Complex the Waterfront Urban Diner marries city dining and the laid back tropics. Experience quick, feel-good food at an affordable price. Savour American classics and gastro-pub fare made from the freshest, local ingredients and enjoy warm hospitality in an inspired setting – perfect for an intimate dinner date or a hearty breakfast on the water with the entire family. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining seven days a week. Dine-in and take-out options are also available. Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm Tel: 345.640.0002

Edoardo’s – Off West Bay Rd just past the Ritz, turn left on Coconut Place and restaurant is on right. Edoardo’s is the restaurant where the locals go to eat in Cayman. It has good food, a friendly atmosphere and has been a favorite of many for over twenty years. With signature dishes such as Barbeque Cajun Prawns, Calamari Zante, Gnocchi Quattro Formaggio, Filet Cambozola, and bowls of fresh mussels it is not surprising that Edoardo’s today is as popular and as busy as ever. The combination of great food, lively atmosphere and an excellent wine list have kept Edoardo’s at the top of most people’s favorites list. Rated ‘The Best Italian Cuisine on the Island, with a well priced wine list’ by the Wine Spectator. Lunch: Monday–Friday 11.30am–2.30pm Dinner: Nightly 5.30pm–10.30pm (345) 945-4408

Agua restaurant and Lounge – Located in the Galeria Plaza on West Bay Rd. This is a new restaurant opened where the former Café Mediterraneo was. The restaurant offers a variety of fusion cuisine that would allow a tapas style experience or the more traditional dining experience. There are a variety of nicely done ceviches that are offered in a sampling plate along with some Peruvian delicacies. There is indoor and outdoor dining available and it has quickly become one of the Cayman "hot spots".  Open Daily 11:30am–1am (345) 949 2482

The Reef Grill at the Royal Palms – West Bay Rd across the street from the Galleria Plaza. The Reef Grill cleverly manages to combine three dining styles in a single location. Depending on your mood you can dine in the elegant and air-conditioned main Reef Grill Restaurant. Alternatively you can chose to either dine outside on the lush tropical garden patio, or enjoy an ocean view from the newly constructed second floor restaurant. Lastly, you might chose to eat at the beach-side bar while enjoying a house cocktail and in the evening listen to, or even dance to a live band playing soca and calypso. All the fish is fresh, all the steaks are hand cut, all the sauces, soups, stocks, breads and desserts are made in house, which gives the Reef Grill complete control over the quality they serve. Lunch 7 Days a Week 11am-3pm Dinner Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10pm (345) 945-6358

The Wharf – West Bay Rd. about a mile past the Galeria Plaza on left side. Located right on the water at the start of Seven Mile Beach. Executive Chef Christian Reiter prepares a vast array of mouth watering daily specials in addition to the international à la carte menu. Its wine cellar, which has won the Wine Spectator Award for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, houses over 380 different wines, so finding the ideal bottle to complement your meal should be easy. You might choose to up the pace a bit with free salsa lessons after dinner on Tuesday nights with Roger. Or enjoy the very popular Happy Hour on Friday nights. Also come and enjoy Boogie Nights Old School Disco Dance Party the last Friday of each month. Whichever night you choose, don't miss the special Tarpon feeding show at 9pm every night. The fish are enormous and put on quite a performance! Dinner nightly 6pm-10pm Not open for lunch Ports of Call Seaside Bar Monday-Friday 3pm-1am Saturday-Sunday 3pm-midnight. (345) 949 2231

Casa Havana – Located in the Westin on West Bay Rd. about 3 miles from condo. The food here is good but the place is somewhat pretentious. One of only two four Diamond Restaurants on Grand Cayman. Located right on the water, Casa Havana’s Cuban-influenced cuisine paired with South American food is the perfect complement for the diverse wine list, which since 2000, has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Casa Havana is open for dinner only, from 6:00 until 10:30 p.m. 345) 945-3800 Ext. 6017

Periwinkle – In the Ritz-Carlton on West Bay Rd. Known for its breezy terrace and tranquil lagoon views, Periwinkle pays homage to the pleasures of simply prepared seafood and quintessential Mediterranean freshness in this al fresco grill overlooking the resorts winding waterways. Variety, subtle flavorings and creative pairings are celebrated with menu highlights ranging from delicate pastas and innovative salads to wood fired pizzas and the can’t-be-missed Parmesan Truffle French Fries. Revel in the time honored tradition of dinner and a movie; transformed Caribbean style. Recline on cozy deck chairs, sip chilled cocktails and settle in to watch the nightly family friendly movies shown on the big screen under the Caribbean sky. Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner. (345) 943

Solana – Located in the Marriott on West Bay Rd. past the Galeria. Relax under the open-air canopy while the Marriott’s award winning culinary team treats you to irresistible gourmet alfresco dining delivered with exceptional service. The atmosphere is incredibly relaxing and the menu is full of so many mouth-watering choices, it’s hard to decide what to order! Open Daily, Lunch: 11am–2.30pm, Dinner: 5.30pm–10.30pm 345) 949-0088.

Taikun - Taikun, adjacent to the Silver Palm Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, offers Cayman’s only true gourmet sushi, fusing the finest grade of sushi with authentic ingredients, sophisticated presentation and legendary Ritz-Carlton service. From traditional makis to the Island’s freshest sashimi to savory tempura rolls, Taikun delivers an experience worthy of its name, an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English ‘tycoon’ was derived. Sunday–Thursday 6pm–10pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm–12am (345) 943 9000

Casual

Cimboco – On West Bay Rd. just past Galeria Plaza in the Marquee Plaza. A local’s place that has an affordable menu. Cimboco is a modern-day mix of all fun things Caribbean, ...a delightful combination of colors, action, aromas and flavors, all set in intimate and fun surroundings. This Café features savory and delicious pastas, fire roasted roti, pizzas, and rustic sandwiches, homemade breads and desserts - but each day the Chefs offer enticing specials highlighting the best available produce and seafood 'on Island'. Open Seven Days Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7am-10pm ('til 11pm on Fridays) (345) 947-2782.

Tiki Beach - Located just north of 7 mile public beach. This new ocean side restaurant and bar Features classic Tropical Island Grill cuisine and signature drinks from all over the Caribbean, relax and enjoy the island state of mind by the water's edge or in on of our private Cabanas. Or if you are feeling adventurous, you can take advantage of the watersport and beach recreation facilities. (345) 743-6616

Eats café – On West Bay Rd just past Governors Plaza in Falls Plaza. Eats Café is a funky American diner which offers up big delicious meals for small bucks. A favorite local gathering spot with fast friendly service, stylish and fun interior, huge varied menu and comfortable booths to hang out in while you enjoy one of the best burgers on the Island. Loud and busy, this place is just as frequented by locals as by tourists, all realizing that a good value meal in Cayman will never go out of style. Open daily 6.30am-11pm, Breakfast: Monday-Saturday 6.30am-11.30am & Sunday 6.30am-12pm (345) 943 3287

Caysian – Located in Trafalgar Place across the road from public beach. They specialize in local and Asian seafood. Monday–Friday 6am–6pm Closed Saturday & Sunday. (345) 623-0366

Carlos and Martin - Located on West Bay Rd just past The Wharf Restaurant. Get ready for a genuine Tex-Mex cantina experience! Located right in the heart of Seven Mile Beach, Carlos n' Martin's offers real Tex-Mex food in a great family friendly atmosphere with exceptional prices and excellent value. Try one of the 17 Cuervo Margaritas or a pitcher of authentic chilled Sangria along with a mouth watering appetizer. The menu includes favorites like our seasoned beef tacos, loaded nachos, sizzling fajitas, juicy carnitas and pulled pork quesadillas and be sure to try one of the famous Corona-Ritas!!!!

Thai Orchid – Located in the Queens Court Plaza on West Bay Rd just past Treasure Island. If you like the taste of the Orient, and in particular Thai food, then a visit to Thai Orchid is a must as this restaurant is about as close as you can get to Thai cuisine outside of Bangkok. Suladda, the artistic owner, employs Thai chefs to ensure that the food is as authentic as possible and has personally decorated the restaurant with her own paintings and exotic designs on the walls and ceilings. The Thai food is delicious, but if you like Japanese food they also serve sushi and have a buffet on Sundays. Sunday–Friday 11:30am–2pm and 5pm–10pm, All Day Saturday 11:30am–10pm (345) 949 7955.

Mrytles Restaurant & Bar – Located in the Queens Court Plaza on West Bay Rd. Myrtles Restaurant offers Caymanian and Caribbean dishes and specialize is Jerk food. Open all day 7 days a week. Breakfast 7am-11am Lunch 11am-3pm Dinner 3pm-1am (345) 949-7868.

Nectar - Seven Mile Shops next to Remax office. The newly redecorated Nectar in Cayman offers a stylish and classy ambience where guests can relax on comfortable couches or in private, daybed inspired booths. Nectar offers the largest martini list on the Island as well an extensive ‘wine by the glass’ list. The full sushi menu has been augmented by a selection of tasty tapas, so if you are looking for somewhere mellow and relaxing then Nectar is a great place to unwind and socialise with your friends and family. Monday–Thursday 5pm–1am, Friday 4.30pm–2am, Saturday 5pm–12am

Duke's Seafood and Rib Shack – North end of SMB off West Bay Rd on Trafalgar Square. Duke’s is a tribute to Cayman’s abundant Seafood and Beach BBQ culture. Inspired by the classic beach movies of the 50s and 60s, Duke’s provides an authentic culinary accompaniment to Cayman’s endless summer – the freshest seafood everyday straight from our local fisherman and the island’s best smoky, tender, BBQ ribs. Refresh yourself with one of our exotic cocktails or the beer from our island’s microbrewery. Duke’s is the place to satisfy the craving that comes with sun, surf, and sand in Cayman. (345) 640 0000

Caribbean Jerk House & Grill - Located across from the Marquee plaza on Lawrence Rd. off of West Bay Rd. Basically a nicer version of the roadside jerk stands you'll see scattered throughout the island. Nothing fancy, just great local food served in large portions for small cost. Picnic tables both indoors and out. Food is available for take away as well. 345-946-2500

Sunshine Grill – Located in the Sunshine Suites Resort next to the Ritz-Carlton on West Bay Rd. The Sunshine Grill in Cayman is part of the Sunshine Suites accommodation complex and is a casual restaurant and bar catering mainly to the patrons of the hotel. The fish tacos here are fantastic and they serve a reasonably priced dinner menu as well. 11am to 10pm Daily for Lunch & Dinner. (345) 949-3000

Karma - A lot of what you eat at Karma comes from the local fishermen or was grown right here on Cayman! They offer some of the best sashimi grade fish available in the world that are flown in twice a week. Monday-Friday open all day fro lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm, Happy Hour 3pm to 7pm and Dinner 5pm to 10pm
Saturday & Sunday for Dinner 6pm to 10pm 345 946-5276

Blue Iguana Grill – West Bay Rd. Turn left onto Safehaven Dr just past Lime Tree Bay Rd. Stay on Safehaven Dr as it loops you all the way around the golf course then turn right onto Crighton Dr. its in the Grand Caymanian resort on Crystal Harbor. If you are looking for a secluded restaurant tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach then the Blue Iguana is the place for you. This is also the only restaurant with a swimming pool and uninterrupted views overlooking the North Sound and so is an ideal location to come and spend the day relaxing by the pool, or swaying in one of the hammocks. Their new and enthusiastic chef has introduced an exciting menu of contemporary international and Caribbean flavors and you can choose to dine in the colorful yet casual surroundings of their air conditioned restaurant, pool-side or even on the dock for a romantic dinner. Themed nights include: Caribbean Music and Fire Limbo; Cayman Tasting; and the always popular Sunday Beach BBQ with an explosion of flavour. Or alternatively you might choose to enjoy a Blue Iguana Smoothie and other popular Caribbean drinks at the Blue Iguana Bar. Open seven days a week Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7am-10pm Sunday BBQ 11:30am-3pm Bar open from 11am-11pm (345) 949-3100 ext.6513

Bars/Pubs

Calico Jack's - Located on the beach next to 7 mile public beach. For a casual drink, visit this friendly outdoor beach bar at the north end of the public beach with a DJ on Saturday and open-mike night on Tuesday, bands many Friday nights, and riotous parties during the full moon when even Ritz-Carlton guests let their hair and inhibitions down. 345/945-7850

Surfside Beach Bar – Located at the north end of SMB next to Calico Jack's next to public beach. This is usually our first stop from the airport to soak in the island sun with a cocktail. The bar is right on the beach and it is in an active area. They also have a lunch menu available. Seven Days a Week 9am–10pm, Food from 10am–8pm (345) 946-4433.

Coconut Joe’s – Located on West Bay Rd across from the Marriott Grand Cayman. This is one of our favorite bar hangouts. Coconut Joe’s is one of Grand Cayman’s liveliest outdoor restaurants and bars. You can begin your day with a spectacular breakfast or just enjoy one of the very reasonably priced dishes from the lunch or dinner menu. Joe’s also offers great entertainment. Sit back and watch your favorite sports on the big screen or pull up one of the swings that surround the cabana bar while enjoying one of their daily beer bucket specials. 7am–Close. (345) 943-5637

Craft F&B On West Bay Rd. opposite the Marriott replacing the former Triple Crown Pub. This brand new restaurant features some nice menu items but the main focus is on the beer selection which is one of the best on the island. The bar has been nicely redone with a draft beer system where the tap handles are suspended and the beer comes from the ceiling. Call 345-640-0004

Fidel Murphy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant – Located in the Queens Court Plaza on West Bay Rd. just past Treasure Island. Delight in the cozy atmosphere of the only traditional Irish bar in the Cayman Islands, teeming with old style items straight from the quaint pubs and homes of the Emerald Isle. Get your teeth into the most delicious and creatively presented traditional style Irish dishes with a contemporary twist – all washed down with the finest of ales, beers, wines, spirits, sodas and juices that money can buy. The family style, friendly atmosphere will make you feel right at home. Monday-Friday 10am-1am (Food until 11pm), Saturday & Sunday 7am-midnight (Food until 11pm) (345) 949-5189

Stingers Restaurant and Bar – Located behind the Comfort Suites on the beach off West Bay Rd. Stingers is a lively and fun poolside restaurant and bar. A popular destination for locals, this restaurant is hidden in a quiet garden with its own pool and access to the beach. They offer a full lunch and dinner menu, which can be served poolside or by the mosaic tiled bar. Alternatively you can enjoy a game of ping pong, or listen to live music. If you are an exhibitionist you may even find yourself starring on their infamous “Wall of Shame”! The Stingers Caribbean Luau is held every Wednesday and includes a 'fire-eating' show and an "All you can Eat" buffet. Tickets are CI$24.95 per person (Kids under 12 are CI$11.95). The show starts at 6.30pm so please arrive by 6pm and the dress code is casual.

Legendz Bar – Located in the Falls shopping center near the Westin on West Bay Rd. Legendz is a fun and loud bar and restaurant on Seven Mile Beach opposite the Westin Hotel. With huge TV screens showing all the best games of the season, comfortable booth seating and a huge bar, this is a popular addition to the Cayman bar scene. Monday–Friday 11:30am–1am Saturday 11:30am–Midnight Sunday 12pm-Midnight Food served until 10.45pm (345) 943 3287.

Lone Star Bar and Grill – Located near Buckingham Square on West Bay Rd. The Lone Star is a grotto full of sporting memorabilia from American football to basketball including hockey, swimming, baseball and soccer to mention a few! It is no surprise then that the Lone Star boasts 26 TVs – you should be able to watch virtually any televised sport. Come by and try the margaritas that have been famous for 25 years! Monday-Friday 11am-1am Saturday & Sunday 11am-midnight, Food Served until 11pm (345) 945-5175

Royal Palms Reef Grill - On Seven Mile Beach in the Reef Grill. I add this because they are drawing large crowds for their Wednesday night music. Wednesday night is Industry Chill when local DJs entertain the crowd - Cayman's nightclub on the water. On Friday nights the Island’s best musicians play soca, reggae and calypso and Saturday evening is Island Vibe. Royal Palms in Grand Cayman is where people come to play.

PD’s Pirates Den Pub and Restaurant – Located in the Galeria Plaza on West Bay Rd. One of Cayman’s first ‘pubs’, with the expansion from its initial one room, PD’s is a fabulous sports bar with big screen coverage of just about any sport. They have an 80 seat dining room and serve pub style food which includes just about anything you might be craving. Their Buffalo Shrimp and Wings are delicious! They run great bar specials coinciding with the sport of the season. During American football season, PD’s has beer specials for all college and pro games with amazing pricing for Monday Night Football running from kickoff to the first score. Food: Monday–Sunday 11am–11pm Bar: Monday–Friday 11am–1am Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 9am–Noon Saturday & Sunday Open Until Midnight (345) 949 7144.

The Attic - Located just past Treasure Island off of West Bay rd in the Queen's Court shopping mall on Snooze Lane. The Attic is a chic sports bar with three billiard tables, classic arcade games (Space Invaders, Donkey Kong), air hockey, and large-screen TVs (you can nab a private booth with its own flat-panel job). Events encompass daily happy hours, trivia nights, and the Caribbean's reputedly largest Bloody Mary bar on Sunday. Along with downstairs sister hot spot "O" Bar, it's ground zero for the Wednesday Night Drinking Club. For a $25 initiation fee (you get a T-shirt and personalized leather wristband, toga optional) and $10 weekly activity fee, you'll be shuttled by bus to several different bars, with free shots and drinks specials all night. 345/949-7665.

Club House Sport's Bar and Grill - Located at the Treasure Island Resort. Club House Sports Bar & Grill is the newest sports and entertainment hot spot on the Seven Mile strip. A state of the art TV and sound system make Club House a must for all sporting and PPV events including Premier League Football, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Center Ice, College Game Day, UFC and Boxing. They have it all! Great food and friendly, sports minded staff make this the only place to cheer on your team. “Big events! Big specials! Big time!” Mon–Fri 11am–1am Sat–Sun 11am–12 Midnight Opening Soon for Breakfast Everyday. (345) 746 0839

Billy Bones – Located in the Treasure Island Resort about a mile past Galeria Plaza. Billy Bones offers one of Cayman’s most exciting and relaxing outdoor bars. They pride themselves on great food, a fun atmosphere and some of Cayman’s friendliest staff with bartenders that can mix all your favorite cocktails. By day or night you can dine surrounded by beautiful palm trees with the sound of the cascading waterfall in the background. Call them for details of fun weekly events from drinks specials to poker to live entertainment. Bring a suit and enjoy the swimup bar.Breakfast from 7am to noon. Closes 9pm. Open 7 days a week. (345) 943-BONE (2663).

O Bar - Seven Mile Beach, Just past Treasure Island. O Bar is Cayman’s premier nightclub and lounge and offers dancefloor filling music by resident DJs as well as the best, if not the only, flare bartenders on Island. Thursday’s Green Lightening is huge – four turntables and two DJs cranking 4000 watts of Rock, Funk, House and Hip Hop – not to be missed.Go before 11pm and avoid the cover charge! The final destination and home of the Wednesday Night Drinking Club, together with the Attic, there’s always a party at O Bar. The Wednesday Night Drinking Club is guaranteed entertainment in and of itself. If you love world class, big city calibre nightclubs, O Bar is the place to be.

Britannia Bar & Grill – Located in the Britania Golf Club on Britania Dr off West bay Rd. Situated at the edge of the scenic Britannia Golf Course on Seven Mile Beach, Britannia restaurant is the picture perfect place to enjoy a hearty breakfast, a cup of coffee with friends, a business lunch, a bite after golf or anything else in between. Britannia is open daily for breakfast and lunch and serves an array of fun coffee drinks, a wide breakfast and lunch menu and full bar service. Dining on the patio has been described as “tranquil”, while the upstairs of the restaurant is the place to be to watch the sports on the big screen TV or grab a game at the game table or simply enjoy the paper.

JET - Seven Mile Beach next to Triple Crown. The newest, most extravagant club on the Island, JET in Grand Cayman has all the amenities of a first class nightclub. A massive sound system, beautiful decor and some of the best flair bartenders on the planet! RnB, hip hop and top 40 flood the dance floor as awesome visuals get the crowd ready for an amazing night. JET boasts an exclusive VIP area. Booths with custom bottle service and an executive VIP room for up to 20 people with its own bar and server. Monday–Friday 10pm–3am Saturday 8.30pm–12am (345) 324 0221

Coffeeshops/Delis/Ice Cream

Perk Up Coffee Shop & Café – Located on the north end of SMB in Governor’s Square, just past public beach. Perk Up is a coffeehouse and café with a sophisticated European ambience. From their hand-tossed fresh salads to the extensive list of creative sandwiches and wraps, Perk Up is simply a melting pot for those seeking great tasting food, quality service (including expert baristas) and outstanding value. The shop is bright and airy with outside seating, a kids play area and free wireless internet access. Monday–Friday 7am–7pm Saturday 7am–6pm Sunday 8am–3pm (345) 949 7375

Café del Sol – Located in the Marquee Plaza on West Bay Rd. just past the Galeria Plaza. Café del Sol has a warm atmosphere with friendly staff. They serve the usual array of coffees and light snacks. Monday to Saturday 7:00am-10:00pm Sundays 8:00am-8:00pm (345) 946-2233

Treats – Located in the West Shore Plaza near the Galeria. Treats is an ideal restaurant to start your day. For the health conscious they offer smoothies, juices and fruit platters but for those with a big appetite the Meat Lovers, English or American Breakfast is a great way to kick start the system. The main bread and butter of Treats is the affordable lunch business, ranging from salads to sandwiches to full cooked lunches. Treats also has a well earned reputation for its pastries and has a full time pastry chef who bakes bread, croissants and muffins, or for the health conscious, sugar free muffins everyday. In fact Chef Abdul is the only pastry chef representing Cayman as part of the Cayman Culinary Team at international competitions. Monday - Saturday 7am-5pm, Sunday/Bank Holiday 7am-3pm (345) 945-4262

Baskin Robbins and Dunkin Donuts – Turn left onto Lawrence Blvd just past Galeria Plaza. Monday–Thursday 6am–9pm, Friday 6am–10pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am–10pm (345) 946 2373.

Häagen-Dazs – Located in the Strand Centre off West Bay Rd. Open Daily 12pm-11pm

Fast Food

Al La Kebab – West Bay Rd. next to Cimboco. Fast food place with a Mediterranean flair. They serve fresh and made to order Mediterranean pita wraps, topped with your favorite sauce and crunchy veggies. You can combine your wrap with homemade Thai Lemongrass Chicken Soup, the Fattoush Salad, made with crispy pita, mint, parsley and Middle Eastern spices or indulge in a piping hot order of fries topped with the very habit-forming Queso sauce. Weekdays 11am-4am Saturday 11am-3am Sunday 11am-2am (345) 943-4343

Burger King – West Bay Rd in Galeria Plaza. Hours: Saturday–Thursday 6.30am–11pm Friday 6.30am until Midnight Breakfast until 10.30am, Saturday until 12pm (345) 949 7784

Gino’s Pizzeria – Located in the Regency Court on West Bay Rd. just past Buckingham Square. Ginos Pizzeria in Grand Cayman is “the home of the 18 incher”. Cayman's only authentic New York Style Pizza, located in the heart of Seven Mile Beach, they will deliver to the surrounding area and George Town for free! Sunday–Thursday 11am–11pm Friday 11am–3am Saturday 11am–1am Sunday 12pm–10pm (345) 943 3663.

Wendy’s – On West Bay Rd. past Treasure Island Resort Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm, Friday 7am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm Sunday 8am-10pm

GEORGETOWN

Fine Dining

The Brasserie – Located in Cricket Square in Georgetown. The Brasserie takes fine dining in Cayman to another level. The fish is ensured to be fresh, as The Brasserie has their own fishing boat, "Brasserie Catch", while many of the vegetables and herbs come fresh from the Brasserie's own garden. Indeed the Brasserie has a reputation for creating sumptuous tasting menus that can be paired with specially chosen wines recommended by their in-house sommelier. The restaurant's ambience is stylish plantation colonial, with ceiling fans paddling the air, pleasing music wafting in the distance as the scent of delicious culinary creations fill the air. They have redefined the phrase ‘melting pot’, combining French cuisine with Japanese and Mediterranean with Caribbean. For those with a true passion for food, there is the “Random Acts” tasting menu. The chef will prepare for you a random eight course tasting menu from his ever-changing à la carte menus. Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Monday-Friday 6pm-10pm / Saturday and Sunday for Private Bookings Only. (345) 945-1815

The Grand Old House – Located on South Church St. through Georgetown. The legend of the magnificent Grand Old House has been kept alive for exactly 102 years thanks to careful preservation and restoration efforts. The year 2008 is the 100th anniversary of this historical landmark which is one of the most significant buildings on Grand Cayman. Constructed from locally-grown ironwood and built on the ironshore by William Henry Law, it has weathered all the storms that the Caribbean has thrown at it. This fine dining restaurant carries on the 30-year-old tradition of being one of Grand Cayman’s finest dining establishments. Not only does Grand Old House exude warmth and class, but it also has spectacular Oceanside dining. The veranda overlooks the Caribbean Sea and offers the perfect setting for a leisurely lunch or dinner, while there are also intimate gazebos on the water’s edge for those looking for more romance. Guests can enjoy a variety of mouthwatering International dishes with Caribbean flair, made from the freshest ingredients, impeccably served in a setting of old world style and elegance. You can choose à la carte dining on the water’s edge or in air-conditioned elegance. In the evenings a talented pianist will add to your memories by entertaining you with his/her extensive repertoire. They also boast an atmospheric Wine Room which houses the restaurant’s extensive wine collection including their own-labeled premium wines. With over 20 years of awards from the Wine Spectator Magazine you can be guaranteed to find a fine wine to complement your delicious meal. Lunch Monday to Friday 11:45am-2pm Dinner Nightly 6pm-10pm. (345) 949-9333

Casual Dining / Bars / Pubs

Agave Grill - Located in Ed’s Plaza just past Butterfield Roundabout near the airport. An authentic Mexican Cantina! Using the freshest ingredients and centuries-old homemade recipes, Agave Grill offers very tasty vegetarian and fish dishes, but special consideration is given to meat dishes. USDA “choice” beef is marinated 24 hours with chili, Mesquite ‘hot’ smoked and braised. Pork and chicken also receive their own special diligence. Rounding out the experience are homemade moles and sauces, Prickly Pear infused Tequilas and authentic homemade pico de gallo, guacamole and chips. It’s the authentic, laborious preparations that yield delectable, genuine Mexican flavours making Agave Grill so popular! Closed Sundays. (345) 947 5555

Casanova - On Church St in Georgetown. This local favorite, right in the heart of George Town, is owned and run by the Crescente family, and the cooks here have mastered the art of Italian cooking. A large number of dishes revolve around the catch of the day. The lunch menu is particularly enticing, with its salads, homemade soup of the day, and conch fritters with jerk mayonnaise. Dinner grows more elaborate, with a choice of both hot and cold appetizers, ranging from tuna sashimi style to sautéed mussels. Main dishes include a penne with fresh lobster, and fresh center-cut yellowfin tuna in a light oregano sauce on a bed of orange seaweed salad. Closed Sunday. 345/949-7633

Breeze's - Located on Harbour Dr in Georgetown just past Cardinal Ave. Tropical Grill and Rhum Deck is a picture postcard from the Caribbean! The perfect “Island Restaurant” experience, right on the water, in downtown George Town, Grand Cayman, the capital of the Cayman Islands. Breezes By the Bay is a “snap shot” of all of the island flavours, colours, sights and sounds that make Grand Cayman the premier destination in the Caribbean. The view, the tropical drinks, the casual, fun approach to waterfront dining “island style” – all of these make Breezes By the Bay the perfect place for breakfast and brunch, lunch and dinner. …And our nightly “Countdown to Sundown” happy hours are the talk of the town, featuring live local entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. There are decks overlooking the harbor on the second and third floor. (345) 943-8439.

Guy Harvey's Restaurant and Bar - Located in the Aqua World mall in Georgetown. Caters mostly to cruise ships. Closed Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant features a selection of popular West Indies and French entrees served in a comfortable setting overlooking George Town picturesque harbor. The decor is accented by an exclusive collection of artwork from renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey, the atmosphere is as spectacular as the cuisine. Guy is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and the sea. 345-946-9000

Hard Rock Cafe - I'm not much for chains but it's here and it's pretty decent. Catering mostly to the cruise ships they close at 5pm on Saturday and remain closed until Monday.

La Dolce Vita - Located on North Church St in Georetown. La Dolce Vita by Ercole Musso is definitely the best the restaurant in the Cayman Islands to enjoy real Italian cuisine. At La Dolce Vita as many people say: "food is art". The fabulous culinary creations of Ercole Musso, the Chef and owner of the La Dolce Vita will "transport" you all over Italy and specially his region: Piemonte. Either if you want to have a romantic dinner, family dinner or even business dinner feel free to visit La Dolce Vita and enjoy fresh made food with all the benefits. Friendly staff, good food and great service are the ingredients for the high level of satisfaction around La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Fresh ingredients in every meal, Italian style oven Pizza, and delightful dishes are some of the many reasons why visitors always come back to La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Call: (1345) 946-7678 open every day from 11:00 am until 10:30pm.

Margaritaville - Located on Harbor Dr in Georgetown. Again I'm not a fan of chain restaurants but they have a great location and some nice outdoor seating. Closed Sunday.

My Bar at Sunset House - Located just south of Georgetown. This is among my favorite bars in Grand Cayman and I always stop there after a beach trip to Smith's Cove which is right down the road. Capturing the essence of the tropics, My Bar, is a huge open-sided cabana, standing on the water's edge at Sunset House. Looking west, it's the best advantage point imaginable to watch the sun setting in a blaze of glory at the end of the day. Open daily until midnight.

Rackam’s Waterfront Bar and Grill - Probably the best bar in Georgetown, has been a favorite hangout for both locals and tourists for many years. It’s the place where you sit at the bar with a dive master on one side and an accountant on the other, all enjoying the same thing... world famous fish and chips, ice cold beers, signature cocktails and of course our entertaining ,gorgeous and friendly staff. Rackam’s is literally built right on the iron shore, jutting into the sea, so you can’t get any closer to being on the water, and can’t beat the views. You can snorkel off our ladder during the day to enjoy the wreck of the Cali, or swim with the tarpons, stay for an incredible sunset, then watch or participate in the feeding of the tarpon, every night at 7:30. Our lounge area at the top called CBLU is perfect for chilling in the evenings on comfy couches and chairs, offering full food and drink menus, chilled music, and an unbeatable view. Open daily until midnight. 345-945-3860

The Cabana - Located in Georgetown near the harbor. Hammerheads Brew Pub Bar and Restaurant is a unique destination spot overlooking George Town harbour. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with the attitude of “strangers are friends we haven’t met yet”. The breathtaking waterfront view from under the thatched roof makes the perfect photo opportunity for tourists and locals alike. Monday–Friday 10am–1am Saturday 11am–Midnight Sunday Midday to Midnight Kitchen Open until 11pm (345) 949-3080

OTHER AREAS

The Lighthouse – Located in Breakers through Boddentown. Call restaurant for directions it’s about a 30-40 minute drive. The Lighthouse in Grand Cayman is an incredible experience from the beautiful seaside scenery on the ride to Breakers right through the wonderful setting of the restaurant itself and the amazing food. The Lighthouse restaurant itself was carefully renovated and updated in 2005 to what it is today: a bar lounge area, studio kitchen, patio, deck and gift shop. The menu features a creative mix of local seafood and Italian cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Remy and his team. From traditional Cayman red conch chowder to a Braised Veal Shank with Soft Saffron Polenta, there is something for everyone. The Lighthouse also offers a very flexible vegetarian menu with curries, pastas and a veggie stirfry. To go with your food, take your time perusing the Lighthouse’s extensive wine list which has received the Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator since 1997. Open Monday through Sunday, 7 days a week 365 days a year Lunch: 12:00 –3:00, Dinner: 5:30–10pm Bar Open 11am–1am (Monday–Friday), 11am–12am (Saturday and Sunday) (345) 947-2047

Rum Point – Located in Cayman Kai on the north shore. I include this not so much because of the food but mainly because it is a fun day trip. It’s about 45-50 minute drive. You can also get to Stingray City from here. During the day, Rum Point is a popular and safe family getaway with idyllic surroundings. The Wreck Bar & Grill is open daily and serves cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, smoothies, starters, salads, sandwiches and more. On Friday and Saturday evenings guests staying in Seven Mile Beach can sail aboard a spectacular 65’ catamaran across the North Sound to Rum Point where they may enjoy dinner at the Rum Point Club Restaurant. The sail departs from Safehaven dock and reservations are recommended (345)947-9412. All major credit cards are accepted. Open Tuesday to Saturday for Dinner 6pm-10pm.

Kaibo - If you've come all the way out to Rum Point you must go the extra mile or so to get here. There is a beach bar and restaurant that is great and serves a variety of bar and lite fare items. They have a great mardi Gras party every year which actually takes place on Ash Wednesday as that is a holiday in Grand Cayman. The Upstairs restaurant features contemporary Caribbean dining with Michelin star awarded chef Laurence Tham utilizing his modern European techniques with Caribbean ingredients. Waterfront dining on the patio overlooks the peaceful North Sound sea. While you are here take a walk out to starfish point and check out the large starfish that congregate here.