Just spent a terrific week in beautiful Bermuda. It took intensive, obssessive canvassing to find the chowhound-appropriate oases amidst the plethora of touriest-oriented eateries. Here's a list:
Jamaica Grill -- On Court St. A thick semi-pureed red bean soup containing chunks of meat and dumpling-like banana-shaped tubers. Oxtail Stewed in a rich brown gravy. Incredibly tender goat and potato stew, perfectly seasoned jerk chicken and best of all, coconut fish, panfried cod in a yellow sauce with green and red peppers. And these were just a small portion of the extensive menu.
Dorothy's Coffee Shop -- in an alley off Front St. An immaculate ten seat counter that serves super amazing hamburgers, covered with four condiment/sauces. I was seriously tempted to immediately order a second burger but was pacing myself for more investigative ingestions.
Spring Garden Restaurant -- In the Washington Mall. Barbudian (Bajan) Cuisine. Had an excellent fish chowder to which one adds black rum and scotch pepper sauce. Also ate very good flying fish.
The Deli - in the Washington Mall. Cafeteria style. Enjoyed a great fish cake sandwich. Fishcake is a Bermudian specialty. This version was fluffy with a mashed potato filler.
Also heard good things about The Spot.
IN ST. GEORGE
Selena's on the outskirts of this picturesque old port town. A take out window and few tables outside. Had panfried local rockfish, with a delicious delicately herbed crust. Served with peas and rice and possibly the best cole slaw I've ever eaten. The desserts are all home baked (very good chocolate chip cookies). Everything at Selena's was so well prepared I wouldn't be surprised if it is the best in Bermuda.
Also heard good things about nearby Reid's and Dennis' Hideaway.