Good day dear readers! I hope you are well and had an awesome holiday weekend!
Zach’s parents generously took us to Bermuda for the holiday weekend. They have been visiting Bermuda off and on for years but I had never been. Needless to say the beauty of the place is stunning and surprisingly easy to get to. The flight was 2 hours from D.C. and customs was a relative breeze. Aruba I’m looking at you, where customs was Beyond. Hard.
Before visiting I tried to do as much research as possible with regards to food. Not wanting to eat salads for every meal I had hopes there might be some gluten free options on the island. This website was a great piece of mind in regards to food.
Our first restaurant we tried was Harry’s. Harry’s is a steak house near the waterfront in Hamilton. The bar was excellent but the restaurant was gluten free because they mostly serve steak. I got the mussels appetizer as my main and Zach got a spinach salad.
The next restaurant we really wanted to try was Mad Hatter’s but they did not have availability until after we left for home. The concierge at our hotel was incredibly helpful and said that the nicer restaurants would all be prepared to handle gluten free needs. She suggested we try PortoCall in Hamilton. While they do not have a specific gluten free menu they are able to accomodate and help patrons choose a suitable meal. I got the Scallops and Gulf Shrimp in a Thai Curry Sauce and I am still dreaming about this dish. It was DIVINE. Zach got the salmon and practically licked his plate clean. The food really was a cut above. The food is outstanding but the service was almost better. Our waiter was gracious, kind, and attentive. There was a table across the aisle from us and one of the patrons dropped his knife and before he even noticed a waiter had already replaced it. I will definitely return to this restaurant if we have the opportunity and I would likely eat more than two meals here!
Those are the 2 restaurants that we tried that we knew going in could accommodate my needs. The others were fine and if I could not find something that seemed suitable I asked the waiter. Since Bermuda is technically British hard cider was pretty easy to find. While everyone else was enjoying a beer or rum swizzles I ordered cider 🙂
The beauty feels almost impossible!
Have you been to Bermuda? Did you try any restaurants with gluten free options?