Front Street, easily accessed from the ferry terminal, makes for a fun stroll. Only blocks from the terminal is the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, a gothic-style edifice erected in the late nineteenth century. The Barracuda Grill served a terrific dinner--Rockfish is a local specialty, and the dish here was fantastic. The adjacent Hog Penny Pub was perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail, and late night martinis in the bar at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess were perfect. Travelers will note the near absence of fast food restaurants, which locals believe would diminish the Bermudian experience.
Hog Penny Pub
Barracuda foie gras terrine
As busy as Hamilton is, St. George's swings in the opposite direction and seems a tiny community locked in the past. The settlement of Bermuda began here, in 1609, when a ship carrying supplies to Jamestown, Virginia, floundered on the reefs. St. George's served as the capital until 1815. A few highlights include the delightful Somer's Garden and the Unfinished Church, which has sat uncompleted since the late 1800's due to storm damage and disagreements among parishioners. A charming structure is the aged St. Peter's Church which, together with the surrounding graveyard, offer great photo opportunities. A fine restaurant in St. George's is Wahoo's Bistro, with dockside seating.
St. Peter's Church
Miscellaneous Notes: A bit off the path, but worthy of a stop, is the Fourways Inn, an elegant restaurant housed in a 17th century building. The overloaded tables at brunch are highly recommended, and definitely try the traditional cod and potato dish, served with avocado and eggs on the side. Another restaurant of note is the Waterlot Inn, housed in a handsome building which dates from 1670. One word here: steaks. Oops--three words: martinis, steaks, and wine.
Meat Station at Brunch
Bar at Waterlot Inn
Main Dining room