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mbc1217 Mar 6, 2010 10:11 AM

Hello all! We are leaving for Bermuda in about a week, and thanks to all the excellent threads I think I have some good ideas, but I have a couple of questions. First, I saw an ad for the Dine Around certificates online, which seemed like a good deal, and I was considering eating at Blu and Harbourfront anyway. But I would be unsure about the third meal, so it may not be worth it. Also, I haven't read anything about The Point restaurant on here, but it was suggested on a Bermuda travel board for anniversary dinner since we're staying at Grotto Bay. I think it's at Tucker's Point. Thoughts?

Thanks for your help!

  1. Athena Mar 6, 2010 01:30 PM

    mbc, I have a confession. A couple of weeks ago a friend and I were figuring out where to go for dinner - she suggested Port O Call and Tucker's Point - I chose TP - so can't report on dinner at PoC - though my son did take me to lunch there last onth and it was as delicious as ever.

    So we went to Tucker's Point, and as it was a Monday it was pretty quiet, but the service was excellent and dinner was very good. P's various tuna sashimi appetizer came with a wee martini, I think I had a salad but the lamb shank for main course was so good I really can't remember much about what came before. We were too full for dessert but they brought a little tiered cake stand with chocolates and biscotti to go with coffee.

    Tucker's Point is so pretty it's worth going in the daytime to have a look around - and the spa! If you want an anniversary treat for yourself - definitely go there.

    You may want to be out and about while you're here, but between TP, Tom Moore's, Black Horse Tavern (St David's) you won't need to go too far from Grotto Bay for good meals. I would suggest Black Horse for lunch rather than dinner.

    Blu is quite a distance away - in Bermuda terms - it's OK but not fantastic, I would say the same for Harbourfront.

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      mbc1217 Mar 6, 2010 05:07 PM

      well, that worked out perfectly then! I'll make a reservation next week. I have to confess when I saw the website I did wish we were staying there instead, it does look gorgeous. Maybe one day we can have a spa/golf day there.
      I'm sure we'll end up at Swizzle Inn at some point since it's right there - what do you get when you're there (other than swizzles . . .)? And we will skip the dine around.

      1. re: mbc1217
        Athena Mar 7, 2010 12:33 PM

        Those swizzles are awfully good. It's good for a burger, fish sandwich, red bean soup and chili with cornbread - basic stuff for when you're hungry and don't feel like cooking and it's really close to home.

        TP has just started Sunday brunch. I am not a brunch person, but I think I'll make an exception.

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          mbc1217 Mar 9, 2010 03:41 PM

          Thank you. One more question - any suggestions for afternoon tea?

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            Athena Mar 10, 2010 01:16 PM

            There's the Lighthouse Tea Room at Gibb's Hill lighthouse in Southampton and the Fairmont Hamilton Princess in town. Rosedon Hotel across from the Princess has afternoon tea, but I'm not sure if it's for guests only - I suggest it because it's a lovely old house - mnight be worth checking.

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              bdachow Mar 15, 2010 01:12 PM

              Lighthouse Tea Room is gone, it got replaced with The Dining Room run by the Rustico group.

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                Athena Mar 15, 2010 01:59 PM

                I really need to go west more often...

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        mbc1217 Mar 26, 2010 07:55 PM

        Happy to report that our anniversary dinner at The Point was perfect, and Tucker's Point itself was definitely one of the prettiest places I've ever seen. I'd love to go back there one day. We both had the set menu - H picked the beef tenderloin entree and I had the swordfish and scallops. Everything was delicious, especially the chocolate souffle for dessert. We ventured to Hamilton for most other meals, although we did go to the Swizzle Inn one night - it was Trivia night and a lot of fun. Thanks for the advice!

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          Athena Mar 27, 2010 02:29 PM

          I am so glad you enjoyed it! I love the service there. My friend Pam and I are planning a long Saturday there when it warms up a bit - spa - lunch outside - much lolling around sipping wine.

          I hope you come back - early summer is so beautiful.

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