Best places to eat with a view on Grand Cayman
Published on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 by Lindsey TurnbullTags: 5 of the best places to eat on Grand Cayman, Calypso Grill, caribbean, Catch, Grand Cayman, Ortanique, restaurants on Grand Cayman, The Beach House, The Lighthouse restaurant
As a Caribbean island surrounded by turquoise and aquamarine ocean, visitors to Grand Cayman are fortunate to enjoy some of the best views in the world. A number of restaurants on the island have really taken advantage of this, creating scenic dining experiences that are not to be forgotten. We’ve rounded up four of our favourite restaurants which offer both culinary delight and views to treasure.
The Beach House
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa’s restaurants are set on Grand Cayman’s world famous Seven Mile Beach and offering some of the best views on island, overlooking the turquoise-hued ocean. The Beach House is a great place to dine – an upscale yet casual restaurant with an inviting and intimate atmosphere. The menu is designed by Executive Chef Sandy Tucson and offers an array of delicious seafood dishes.
Undoubtedly a must-visit on anyone’s list of things to do in Cayman, Calypso Grill boasts legendary views overlooking the ocean at Morgan’s Harbour in West Bay. The quaint and rustic venue has chickens in the yard and décor that is a reflection of its location – bright and airy and Caribbean through and through. But it’s really the cuisine, created by Chef George, which will make anyone a repeat visitor after just one bite. Must tries on the menu include the crab cakes, home-made pâté, house salad and sticky toffee pudding, all of which are Chef George’s signature, not to mention his famous Snapper Monte Carlo. After dinner enjoy a relaxing stroll out on the dock to take in the sea air and wonder at the beauty of this spot.
The second restaurant opened by friends Walter Fajette and Cristiano Vincentini, Catch is positioned overlooking the waterfront in Morgan’s Harbour. Its spacious outdoor patios allow for relaxed dining on sumptuous seafood prepared by Chef Jon. Dine on fresh Catch ceviche, complete with pickled spiced onions, jicama, scallion and oranges for an appetiser and maybe Crispy Trigger – fried crispy trigger fish, escovitch, Creole whipped potatoes and tartar sauce for mains. Meat eaters are treated to such delights as Oxtail Ravioli – braised jerk oxtail, butterbean puree and tomato pepper jam. Sunday brunch is proving particularly popular at Catch. Don’t miss their incredible Tiki cocktails and delicious brunch specialities such as lobster Benedict, home-smoked salmon Benedict or porchetta Benedict (eggs Benedict will never be the same again!). Or why not try their bread pudding French toast, with a warm berry compote and vanilla Bourbon caramel.
It’s worth travelling a little further afield just to try out the magnificent Lighthouse restaurant and gift shop, which is actually a former lighthouse and an iconic figure at Breakers, just past Bodden Town. Let the effervescent owner Giuseppe, otherwise known as Captain G, welcome you for your dining experience and enjoy wonderful homemade dishes such as Pirates Seafood Linguine and Lobster Tail-on Ravioli, as well as delicious breads and desserts. Sunday brunch is a real winner – menu highlights include their raw bar of mussels, lush salads and chocolate cake. Enjoy breath taking ocean views in a gorgeous, relaxed setting – a truly memorable experience.