stool and enjoy a picturesque sunset
and an appetiser; we recommend the
succulent “two-bite” crab cakes with
sweet corn and a smoked paprika aioli.
Their selection of reds, whites and
champagne brings a balance between
the new world and old and includes the
very popular DeLoach Pinot Noir. Beer
lovers will enjoy the local draft options,
the St. David’s Lager and the Dockyard
IPA chief among them. Finally, there are
1609’s signature cocktails; the island-
inspired Shipwreck Shot, Bermuda Old
Fashioned and Gombey Bombay are
three that you absolutely must try.
Reservations are required.
It also forms an integral part of the
newly renovated marina, and provides
a convenient location for boat owners
to stop for a frosty beer and a bite to
eat. Not surprising, 1609 has garnered
a casual, social atmosphere, attracting
a passionate Happy Hour following
and lunchtime clientele.
In case you hadn’t guessed, this
restaurant was named in commemoration of the year that the survivors of
the wrecked Sea Venture became Bermuda’s first settlers: June 2nd, 1609.
Don’t let its seemingly simple menu
fool you- the restaurant offers a wide
array of items from king prawns and
sashimi seafood salad to charcuterie
plates and signature pizzas. They even
make a mean Bermudian fish chowder.
Daily specials flirt with both island-style
and Mediterranean persuasions with
an underlying emphasis on supporting
local farms and fishermen. Above all,
the restaurant strives to go the extra
mile for each and every guest and the
kitchen is happy to make adjustments
for special diets and allergies.
When it comes to choosing your
entrée, the fresh fish tacos are truly
memorable: authentic-style mahi mahi
is plated with red cabbage on a bed of
arugula and topped with queso cheese
and spicy aioli. The rockfish, served
with freshly roasted potatoes, is another
popular choice. This dish features a delicious tropical mango salsa that complements the fillet’s lightly crispy crust and
perfectly cooked, flavourful interior.
The bar, which can seat 25 guests,
is a popular after work spot, due in part
to the restaurant’s close proximity to
town’s busy office buildings. Grab a
ituated at the water’s edge in front of the
famous Fairmont Hamilton Princess
hotel, 1609 treats guests to elevated,
uninterrupted harbour views from all vantage
points. A recent addition to Hamilton’s dining
scene – it first opened in May of 2014 – the
restaurant possesses an upscale ambiance and
an appealing sense of novelty.
1609 Bar &
Fairmont Hamilton Princess, 76 Pitts Bay Road
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