Despite the economic impact COVID-19 had on the hospitality industry, bars and restaurants continued to pop up across Cayman in 2022, with more promised throughout 2023.
U'NIQUE, a spot specialising in locally-sourced ceviche, seafood and cocktails, opened on George Town’s waterfront, adding to the growing number of foodie destinations in the Island’s capital. In George Town’s Cannon Place, San Si Wu Noodle Co. began serving their traditional, handmade Chinese noodles and dumplings.
Located in The Grove, Door No. 4 welcomed cocktail lovers to try their fresh and fun drinks served alongside re-creations of old-time classics and paired with unique bar snacks and small plates from the kitchen. Also along Seven Mile Beach, woto began serving up chef-crafted sushi, poke and ceviche uniquely inspired by Cayman’s tropical surroundings, The Hive opened in Canal Point Drive with live entertainment and food trucks and Vines to Ocean began serving delicious wines and a raw bar experience.
In Camana Bay, The Edgy Vedge, a fully plant-based eatery and marketplace, is a haven for the herbivores among us. Up in West Bay, Bayside opened its doors to lovers of coffee, cocktails, pizza and more. It’s a great spot for breakfast and watching sports events, and they sometimes host late-night DJ events.
In Savannah, on the oceanside cliffs of Pedro St. James, Thatch & Barrel offers craft cocktails, tasting plates and weekend brunch, and in Country Corner, Fresca offers healthy eats for pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans.
Over in East End, La Casita said “hola” to taco and tequila lovers at their Mexican restaurant.
2023 promises to deliver even more foodie newbies across the Island, including Mykonos by LXL (The Grove), which will be a Greek getaway featuring an in-house bakery and vast wine and champagne selection, and Nova (West Bay), a Medditerranean-Japanese restaurants brought to you by the bàcaro team.
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