Food & Drink
The restaurant scene in Cayman has never been hotter with visiting big name chefs, new trends popping up and some great new openings to add to an already impressive array of restaurants that residents enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a simple supper, a meal with a view or a full on gastronomic experience, there really is something for everyone.
Cayman’s legion of food festivals kicked off in early 2018 with the Cayman Cookout, world renowned Chef Eric Ripert’s annual culinary event that features cooking demonstrations, barefoot barbeques and more. Taste of Cayman turned 30 this year and saw a 5,000-strong crowd walk through the gates at Camana Bay’s Festival Grounds to sample the best dishes and spirits from some of the Island’s top restaurants. Beach House at the Westin took home the coveted prize for Cayman’s Favourite Restaurant.
The Red Sky at Night Festival, another crowd pleaser that takes place in February, is a night rich in arts and culture, and foodies are not disappointed with all of the hearty local dishes on offer!
In October and November Cayman prepares for Restaurant Month and Pirates Week, the latter of which is an event where each district gets to dazzle locals with arts, crafts and spreads of authentically prepared Caymanian food.
Six days a week residents can enjoy fresh locally grown produce at the Market at the Cricket Grounds and regular culinary events occur monthly, from full moon fêtes at Kaibo and Catch, to Anchor & Den’s tasty array of themed evenings. And do not miss Cayman’s famous Sunday brunches, which are an Island institution!
You will never run out of places to eat in Grand Cayman. From gourmet plant-based lunches to giant Niman Ranch steaks, Cayman has a meal to satisfy everyone. To see a full list of Cayman’s restaurants pick up a copy of Good Taste magazine, which you will find in most hotels and grocery stores on the Island.
You can get daily specials, current menus and prices from restaurants that deliver food from the Good Taste website. Check out the “Restaurants that deliver” page on www.caymangoodtaste.com
Alternatively, the Fine Dine-In (Tel: (345) 623 3463) service delivers food, and wine to your door from over 25 restaurants (5pm-10pm only). Fancy a liquid breakfast? Cayman Breakfast Club (www.caymanbreakfastclub.ky) delivers completely organic breakfast smoothies to your door daily.
Gino’s Pizzeria (Tel: (345) 623 7777) delivers delicious, scratch-made, New York style pizza Island-wide. Free delivery to Seven Mile Beach and George Town, visit www.ginos.ky.
Saucha (pronounced sowtcha) delivers locally sourced, organic vegan meals, including raw and gluten-free desserts, snacks, sourdough and house brewed kombucha. Call (345) 926 0508 or visit www.sauchaliving.com. They have just opened the Conscious Cafe in the Art Nest building.
Taste This Life delivers Caribbean-fusion meals every Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For lunch deliveries try Burger Shack, Island Naturals, Bread & Chocolate, Full of Beans (daily lunch specials).
Tipping is standard practice in Cayman and although servers’ standard wages here are generally more than in the US, it is still an important part of a server’s income. Most restaurants include a gratuity on the bill of 15-18% however, it is always wise to check, as it is customary to leave a tip of approximately 15% and a little more for particularly good service or larger groups. There is no tax added to a food bill, as in other countries.