Best restaurants in Grand Cayman by NomadInMe.
The Best Restaurants In Grand Cayman as of 2021 are:
-Anchor And Den
-Grand Old House
-Lloyds Smoke House
Grand Cayman is a small island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and west of Jamaica. It is known for its international banking, perfect Caribbean beaches, an array of resorts and luxury accommodation and food! Commonly referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, you won’t need to spend long on Grand Cayman to see why. In this article, we will visit the best restaurants in Grand Cayman and why!
The sheer number of high quality, stand out restaurants on this tiny island is hard to comprehend. It also makes our job difficult in selecting the best restaurants in Grand Cayman for this list. Grand Cayman is a melting pot of different cultures and this is heavily reflected in the variety of food available. This combined with the high-end clientele that regularly visits the island, be it for business, or leisure, means that you can enjoy the best meal of your life every night!
In this article I will review the absolute best restaurants in Grand Cayman so you can make the most of every meal during your visit.
Bacaro is a Venetian Tapas restaurant in the Cayman Islands Yacht club and undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Grand Cayman. Serving small plates of some of the best food on the island, alongside a fantastic selection of wine and an impressive cocktail menu. Bacaro is an extremely enjoyable and social restaurant in a great setting.
Bacaro is the newest Cayman Yacht Club Restaurant! Your best dining experience is guaranteed with warm hospitality and friendly and knowledgeable service, while hosted by Manager Barnabas, you can relax and enjoy our innovative new restaurant and beautiful terraces overlooking sailboats of the Cayman Islands Yacht Club.
Ten years ago Italian owners Cristiano and Walter established Agua Restaurant and Lounge with the intention of creating a fresh and vibrant dining experience that avoided conventional Italian restaurant stereotypes. After relocating to Camana Bay’s breezy waterfront in 2018 and undergoing a menu refresh, this longtime popular seafood restaurant is soaring to even greater heights!
Their new space is stylish and airy, featuring lots of natural wood accents and coloured glass, creating a nautical theme that nicely complements the seafood-rich, Italian Peruvian inspired menu.
Longtime fans of Agua will recognise the large ceviche selection, including Mixto Peruano and Cayman Style, and enjoy sampling the many new tasty menu additions! Must-have dishes include the namesake Agua Tuna, the Sicilian Mahi and the delectable Peruvian seafood stew: Parihuela.
The wine list, with an extensive choice of Old and New World wines, perfectly complements the menu and patrons can even enjoy their meal in Agua’s intimate wine room. Cocktails from Agua’s award winning mixologists, enjoyed in their new plush bar area, include the freshest and finest local ingredients. The combination of a unique Italian Peruvian menu, a casually elegant setting and attentive service has cemented Agua as one of the leading players in the Island’s restaurant scene.
Morgan’s, in the newly redeveloped Cayman Islands Yacht Club, is an elegant waterfront restaurant. We offer our diners our popular ocean-to-table seafood menu, all while you take in the panoramic views of Governor’s Creek. The new restaurant is light, airy, casually elegant with a towering ceiling and large doors that open onto our extensive waterfront deck…
Husband and wife team Richard and Jane insist on using only local fish, caught daily by our very own fisherman! Fresh catch favourites include Wahoo Ceviche, Tuna Sashimi and Local Lobster, when in season. Meat lovers can look forward to the hefty 10oz Jerk Burger or Morgan’s famous Chicken Schnitzel. For a memorable experience cruise into the Yacht Club by boat to dine by candlelight…
Named for the famous beach right outside its door, Seven blends casual Ritz-Carlton elegance with a dash of Caribbean flair. Savor a delicious breakfast in the light filled dining room or on the terrace overlooking Seven Mile Beach and Caribbean Sea. In the evening, revel in the Caribbean’s ultimate steak experience.
Blue is widely considered to be one of the best restaurants in Grand Cayman. Around the world, Eric Ripert is synonymous with culinary excellence, lending his expertise to the signature restaurant at this Grand Cayman resort. The Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant specializes in tasting menus that highlight local seafood and offers an impressive wine list with more than 700 fine wines from around the world. The restaurant also has two private dining rooms to host up to 40 guests.
About Steak Social
When it comes to its culinary approach though, Steak Social tends to take the lead on culinary trends and distance itself from the ever so similar culinary offerings here in Cayman.
Chef-owner Jonathan Rivard takes his inspiration from his travels in France, his mother’s cooking and of course his time here in Cayman to present a diverse menu that dictates honest yet bold offerings. Being the Cayman Islands very own Certified Angus Beef brand ambassador, chef Jonathan has teamed up with no other than CAB to provide only the finest beef available. The Front of house is lead by his wife Andreea, who ensures you are met with a lavish reception and that quality service is delivered to make for a memorable dining experience.
Anchor And Den
About Anchor and Den
A gathering place to reunite, reconnect and relax – Anchor & Den is a beautiful yet versatile space where guests can grab a bite, cozy up to a book or spend time with family and friends. What makes this space unique is the diversity of our Food & Beverage offering, including a fresh juice bar, Gelato Stand, Creperie Station, Raw and Sushi Bar and the ultimate comfort food menu depending on the time of day. We use locally-sourced products to create a memorable experience through fun food, eclectic cocktails and chic music.
The inspiration behind Anchor & Den’s design embraces a Ship to Shore concept that embodies the themes of the spirit of openness, sense of adventure, craftsmanship and love of the islands. The aim was to capture the relaxing and casual seaside ambience of island living by using neutral textures and nautical elements.
About Casa 43
Casa 43 Mexican Food Cayman owners Lloyd and Max are passionate about your experience here at Casa 43 and want you to be transported to a far away place right in your backyard so they have assembled a formidable team to make sure you enjoy not only the great FLAVAS and LIBATIONS but that you also feel the warmth and power of their hospitality and their first unique restaurant experience.
Here at Casa 43 all the cooks are ferociously committed to FRESH FRESH FRESH ingredients and your Mexican culinary journey and they bring influences from all over Mexico and Latin America with specialization in REGIONAL Mexican dishes.
LUCA Restaurant presents an impressive contemporary Italian menu in a sleek upscale interior and canopied patio with breathtaking views of the infinity pool to Seven Mile Beach and the Caribbean Sea beyond.
Cayman restaurants are lead by LUCA Restaurant in beachfront fine dining. Our menus, wine list and European service inspire a perfect setting whether for sunset dinners, business luncheons, sumptuous Sunday Brunch, memorable weddings on the beach or for private parties and holiday celebrations.
LUCA is located at the Caribbean Club, West Bay Road, and open every day for dinner, Monday to Friday for Lunch as well as Sundays for Brunch. Complimentary valet parking is available during dinner hours. Reservations are highly recommended.
Grand Old House
About Grand Old House
Located in South Sound, this waterfront restaurant has a lot to offer with innovative ideas while preserving the culture, heritage, and history of the place. It is the perfect place for lunch if you are in town and do not want to be caught in traffic, or if you just want to enjoy your lunch with a great view. Today, Grand Old House remains one of the finest restaurants on Grand Cayman, with an award-winning wine list, impeccable service and sophisticated island charm. It’s seaside veranda offers the perfect setting for a leisurely lunch or romantic dinner, and it’s also been the site of more than one thousand weddings and countless community events and celebrations. As an enduring symbol of perseverance and good taste, Grand Old House is a unique Caymanian treasure. The restaurant can host up to 500 guests so we have plenty of room for any occasion!
We’re pioneers of the farm-to-table movement in Grand Cayman, setting the expectation for fresh local menus throughout the island. Our grassroots establishment produces wild raw honey and organic eggs on-site and our captains of Brasserie Catch I and II deliver fresh catch daily. Surrounded by an edible garden with flourishing fruit and nut trees, our customers can enjoy a unique dining experience outside on the terrace or indoors in the elegant dining room or intimate wine cellar. Our seasonally inspired and sustainable menu of delicious modern Caribbean cuisine is paired with signature cocktails and an extensive fine wine list.
Ave anchors the restaurant scene at Kimpton Seafire, led by Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca, who’s crafted an approachable menu featuring flavors that appeal to your whole party, even the kiddos – really. Our Mediterranean-inspired menu draws from seasonal, local ingredients, for deliciously fresh fare.
In 2008, Chef Massimo joined Kimpton Hotels at Domaso Trattoria Moderna in Arlington, Virginia and then spent three years in Manhattan as Executive Chef at Nios, adjacent to The Muse Hotel, and SilverLeaf Tavern at 70Park Ave Hotel. Most recently he was producing notable dishes at Taggia at FireSky Resort and Spa in Scottsdale and SaltRock Kitchen at Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona.
Ristorante Pappagallo is perfect for any occasion from a business dinner to a more intimate affair. Here couples often indulge in a romantic tete-a-tete while families can come together in celebration. Pappagallo is also an ideal venue for corporate functions and special events which can be designed to suit any occasion. We offer several dining options, indoors and out, but it is the spectacular details of our 30-foot Cayman-style, Silver Thatch roof that is truly breathtaking!
The menu changes regularly under the inspired guardianship of Chef Marco Signori who demands freshness of food as an absolute priority. The contemporary cuisine at Pappagallo is typified by its simplicity and freshness. The kitchen is a hive of activity as fresh pastas and breads are made daily. Chef Marco 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 sweets-lover, a dessert menu starring only handcrafted desserts.
Lloyds Smoke House
About Lloyds Smoke House
Max and Lloyd the Co-Owners of Casa 43 Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar are bringing you a traditional smokehouse restaurant to Cayman where they will prepare Texas style slow cooked meats in their custom made smokers daily – to be authentic this process will begin 8 to 10 hours before the lunch time shift at 11 am!! Lunch and dinner will be served daily with breakfast added on Saturdays and Sundays in a casual and fast paced restaurant with a rustic bar and TV’s as accessories should you wish to enjoy any televised events.
Lloyd’s Smokehouse and Grill (LSAG) will also offer a grilled seafood component as part of its brand that will be a good addition to the Cayman food scene. Along with this LSAG has created a transportive environment and rooms with different themes and names – The Brickyard is where the bar is located, The Pit is where all the smoking gets done and has outdoor seating, The Barnyard will welcome you into the smokehouse, The Ranch House will be a cozy farmhouse to dine in, and the Wood Room where you can have a private dinner for up to 16 people and these will be sure to make you feel transported into a traditional rustic farmhouse vibe as you enjoy the food and craft cocktail bar with a bourbon and rum focus.
Located on iconic Seven Mile Beach, Tillies is a voyage through the Greater Antilles. With an appreciation of classic Caribbean dishes, inspired by the local produce and farms of Grand Cayman, Tillies strives for the quintessential seaside dining experience.
Approachable and inviting, the breathtaking view over the clear waters sets a beautiful stage for effortless meals with friends and family. Tillies aims to combine the best of world-class dining with the warmth of a home, attracting both traveller and local alike.
For a taste of Australia with a Caribbean twist, look no further than Tukka Restaurant and Bar. The freshest daily catch supplied by our local fishermen regularly includes Yellow Fin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Snapper, Lion Fish and (when in season) the delicious Caribbean spiny Lobster. Yum! Located in the East End of Grand Cayman our outside shaded terrace overlooks the beautiful Caribbean crystal clear waters and the famous Wreck of the Ten Sails, keep an eye out for the Frigate Birds and Tarpon! Award-winning chef with a unique Aussie charm, Chef Ron leads the team here at Tukka creating a beautiful fusion of Australian and Caribbean menu.
About Kaibo Upstairs
Upstairs at Kaibo was well awarded as Grand Cayman’s no. 1 restaurant from 2012, through until 2019 for consistently excellent quality food, service, value and atmosphere. The chefs cook up a storm with modern techniques, using local and Caribbean ingredients, to create a masterpiece of a menu, orchestrated by Executive Chef Kyle Jenkins.
The service under the direction of Maître D’ Brain O’Neil and his exceptional team effortlessly combines friendly and attentive hospitality with a fine sense of relaxed Caribbean tradition and decorum, in keeping with the grandeur of the plantation style building.
Inside, the Rare Rum Bar is a beautifully decorated lounge with comfortable couches arranged in cosy drinking nooks. The Rare Rum Cabinet boasts Cayman’s widest selection of sipping rums. The boutique wine list is selected to compliment every dish on the menu, with new and old world both well represented.
The menu at Upstairs changes frequently and reflects the season. Most of the fish is line caught and local, to boost the local fishing industry in the Cayman Islands. All desserts are made in house.
About Le Vele
‘The Sails’ in Italian, Le Vele is a stunning upscale Italian restaurant located on Cayman’s waterfront that opened in 2016. Run by Adriano Usini, former head chef of Ragazzi, Paolo Cognolato, former manager of Deckers and Mr Primo Castellan, they bring years of experience and a passion for Italian dining at its finest.
These restaurateurs have a mutual love of food, fresh ingredients and respect for Italian cooking traditions. As well as offering fresh pasta and entrees, Le Vele serves delicious pizzas freshly made in their pizza oven brought over from Italy. Enjoy your meal on the terrace and take in the spectacular sunsets at this very special restaurant.
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