Bermuda in September is popular because of its warm climate and culinary delights. With a unique blend of British, Spanish, African and Caribbean influences, you’ll have plenty of tasty dishes to choose from when you’re in Bermuda.
Featured image The culinary landscape here is as diverse as it is delicious and September marks the first day of the mouth-watering lobster season. Seafood is a given in Bermuda but what other foods are there to enjoy?
- Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch
- Fine Dining
- Snacks on the go
- Delicious Desserts
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch
Start your day right on the island by tucking into a delicious Bermudian breakfast. You’ll need some energy and a hearty meal to set you up for an exploration of the island.
Have a Hearty Codfish Breakfast: On Sunday mornings, you can join locals for a hearty codfish breakfast. Enjoy a heaped plate full of steamed salt cod with potatoes, onions, sliced bananas, hard-boiled eggs and the occasional avocado slice. It's typically topped with a tomato or butter onion sauce and sets you up for the day ahead. Paraquet and Speciality Inn are local eateries where you can get your traditional Codfish Breakfast to start another amazing day in Bermuda in style.
The Big English: This substantial brunch always hits the spot. Bouchée is a popular and charming breakfast and brunch bistro. You’ll often find Bermudians enjoying The Big English. This includes two eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans, toast and seasonal fruit on the side. It guarantees quality food in a casual setting and is excellent for family dining.
With Bermuda’s unique blend of flavors, fine dining on the island is a decadent experience. Inspiring cuisine and plenty of private dining space, Bermuda restaurants set the stage for romantic evenings and family feasts.
Make the Most of Lobster Season: Bermuda in September means you'll find spiny lobsters in nearly every restaurant, including the Lobster Pot. You’ll also find them in grocery stores on the island. This delicacy doesn’t have claws, so most of the tender, flavorful meat is found in the tail. Bermuda chefs often mix spiny lobster into chowder, tacos and pasta sauces, but it’s just as delicious with a dash of butter.
Appreciate Dry-Aged New York Strip Steaks: Experience a private candlelit dinner for up to 24 in the historic wine cellar of the Waterlot Inn. Pair classic dishes like dry-aged New York strip steaks and Oysters Rockefeller with a selection of wines from around the world. The elegant space honors its nautical history and guests can enjoy the ceremony of a Banana Foster flambéed with Gosling’s Dark Rum at their table.
Imaginative, Everchanging Menu: True to the traditional European bistro, Bistro J is a small and intimate eatery in Hamilton tucked away in Hamilton's enchanting and historical Chancery Lane. Perfect for private functions, their chefs create an imaginative menu on the blackboard daily that can be customized to your group or event.
Snacks on the Go
With lots to explore on the island, you might not have time to sit down for the full dining experience. Sometimes, a quick bite can be what you need to keep you going on your Bermudian adventure.
Experience the Famous Deep-Fried Fish Sandwich: From no-frills joints to fine dining bistros, the fish sandwich is a menu staple in Bermuda. The basic recipe is usually the same island-wide with delicious fried fillets of fish with tartar sauce smothered on whole-wheat toast. Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy and the Seaside Grill are known for offering some of the best fish sandwiches in Bermuda (and some say the world).
Enjoy Hoppin’ John: This local favorite is also known as Hop ‘n’ John or Peas ‘n’ Rice. It's a savory dish made with black-eyed peas, sliced sausage, bacon or chicken, Bermuda onion and a heap of brown rice. Complete with garlic and thyme, it often makes a regular appearance at Bermuda picnics. Visit any restaurant serving local dishes and Hoppin’ John will likely be on the menu.
Chowdown on Fish Chowder Bites: If you know anything about Bermudian cuisine, you've probably already tasted the island’s signature dish - fish chowder. But you might not realize that superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson reimagined the soup at his restaurant, Marcus'. They're served with a fragrant rum-spiked aioli for an unusual, exclusive Bermuda treat. You can also sample this island staple at the Barracuda Grill, known for its outstanding seafood dishes.
Sometimes you just need something sweet to hit the spot. Luckily, Bermuda provides delectable treats to be enjoyed.
Cut a Slice of Traditional Black Rum Cake: The moist, buttery Bermuda black rum cake is a perfect finale to any meal and has a very generous splash of Gosling's Black Rum (a Bermudian favourite) both in the cake and sauce.
Indulge with Artisan Ice Cream: Since launching in 2014, Alex & Pete’s new line of handcrafted ice cream has been a hit, thanks to its delicious Bermuda-inspired flavors. From St. George’s Black Rum & Ginger to the classic Rum Swizzle, it’s perfect for cooling down on a hot summer’s day.
Sample Sweet SAAK Bakery: The baked goods from Sweet SAAK’s Bakery are heavenly. Made from old family recipes handed down through the generations, the bakery's cinnamon rolls are sought after, especially when fresh out of the oven.
Bermuda Cupcake Company: This family owned business bakes gourmet cakes from scratch each day using the finest ingredients and seasonal produce. It’s the perfect decadent sweet treat, especially when paired with a snowball.
September in Bermuda is wonderful for seafood lovers and those seeking the sun, but there’s plenty to be enjoyed year-round on the island. From traditions that take you back to events that bring the whole of Bermuda together, our guide covers them all.
Life in Bermuda with Family and Feasts
The amazing thing about Bermuda isn’t just the food. Whether you’re here in September or any other time of the year, it’s a great opportunity to introduce your family to the island.
Whenever you’re thinking of visiting, there are exciting dishes for the whole family to enjoy. You can start planning your next visit with the help of our 12-month guide. It features all of the useful information like the weather and the water temperature, plus events to experience whilst you’re there.
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