Cayman has an enviable number of places to eat while overlooking the water. Every style of dining is catered for, from elegant high-end restaurants to more affordable options.
In the South Sound area there is Grand Old House (Tel: (345) 949 9333) which offers classic and international dishes in an old world setting, and Sunset House (Tel: (345) 949 7111) a laid back tiki bar serving casual food and great cocktails.
On the George Town waterfront is Casanova Ristorante (Tel: (345) 949 7633), a lively and family-friendly authentic Italian restaurant that specialises in housemade pasta and pizza. Le Vele (Tel: (345) 233 8353) an upscale Italian restaurant that specialises in house-made pasta and authentic brick oven pizza. Da Fish Shack (Tel: (345) 947 8126), serves fresh local fish that is caught daily. Other George Town options include: George Town Yacht Club (Tel: (345) 947 4892) is located at the Barcadere Marina and has a great seafood and bar food menu. Kids will love the swimming pool! The Lobster Pot (Tel: (345) 949 2736) is a popular seafood restaurant with a wonderful deck that has sweeping views of the capital’s stunning harbour.
The Seven Mile Beach area has an array of great restaurants with waterfront views: The Wharf (Tel: (345) 949 2231) has been around for 31 years and its talented chefs create mouth-watering international and Caribbean influenced dishes; the Ritz-Carlton (Tel: (345) 943 9000), has three premier waterfront restaurants including Seven, an upscale steakhouse serving Niman Ranch cuts, where you can dine on the terrace with sweeping views of Seven Mile Beach; Bar Jack, a more casual beach bar located right on the beach offering world-class views and Andiamo, which overlooks the resort’s breezy waterways and serves fresh, authentic Italian food. The Beach House (Tel: (345) 945 3800) at The Westin also offers deluxe views of Seven Mile Beach. Other options include LUCA (Tel: (345) 623 4550) which is an upscale restaurant on the beach serving contemporary Italian food. Located at the Kimpton Seafire Resort with sweeping views of Seven Mile Beach, Ave (Tel: (345) 746 4111) offers coastal Mediterranean cuisine that features fresh, local seafood and local produce. Coccoloba, also at the Kimpton, serves a mash-up of local and Mexican cuisine. For budget waterfront dining just off Seven Mile Beach there is The Blue Iguana Grill which can be found at the Grand Caymanian Resort in Crystal Harbour.
Camana Bay has six waterfront restaurants including: Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar (Contemporary pan-Asian), Pani Indian Kitchen (a large menu of Indian specialities from across the country) KARoo (popular happy hour bar with tapas), The Waterfront Urban Diner (American-style diner), The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta (Italian-inspired American favourites) and Agua (waterfront dining featuring the best of Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine). Abacus (sophisticated farm-to-table cuisine) also in Camana Bay, has a large shaded dining area on The Paseo.
West Bay has an excellent choice of upmarket restaurants: Morgan’s is located at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club and has a wonderful seafood menu and a lovely breeze. bàcaro (Tel: (345) 749 4800), also in the Yacht Club, is the country’s only authentic Italian ‘tapas-style’ restaurant and wine bar. Cracked Conch and Macabuca, both offer stunning views and excellent alfresco dining. Visit Cracked Conch for white tablecloth service and a cosmopolitan bar. Their signature conch dishes are legendary. Macabuca offers a more laid back bar with casual food and great cocktails. Calypso Grill (Tel: (345) 949 3948) and Catch (Tel: (345) 949 4321) are both located in Morgan’s Harbour and offer fantastic menus and panoramic views of the North Sound with a lovely cooling breeze. The Commodore Restaurant serving lots of fresh and seasonal seafood, is in this area too.
In Bodden Town, there is The Lighthouse in Breakers which has an outside deck with seating stretching over the sea. ‘Upstairs’ at Kaibo overlooks the beach and serves upscale cuisine on the sea-view veranda, with a ‘rare rum’ bar indoors, it’s open every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5.30pm. A water taxi is available upon request and can also take you to the acclaimed Rum Point Club & Restaurant (Tel: (345) 947 9412), home of the Mudslide, beach BBQs and sumptuous seafood dishes. Take a walk after your meal on one of the Island’s longest docks that stretches over the calm, turquoise water.