Casual but classy, this is one of the most attractive and appealing new restaurants in Bermuda. In the heart of downtown Hamilton, it occupies a large, woodsy-looking dining room with a long bar area, red walls, and lots of mirrors. It does a busy, big-city lunchtime business with the local banking and financial community, with a presentation that's a bit less stressful and more leisurely at night. The venue is that of a typical French or British brasserie, with flavorful menu items inspired by Olde Europe and enough buzz and theatricality to keep virtually anyone amused during the course of his or her meal. Jonny Roberts and his artist wife Fiona cook and serve, respectively, offering a successful array of dishes which include coq au vin; tempura versions of classic French frog's legs; crepes filled with a confit of chicken with garlic; steak au poivre; filet mignon with Yorkshire pudding; and a startlingly varied selection of fresh local fish. Examples include shrimp piri-piri and tuna prepared Niçoise-style, with tomatoes, peppers, and onions. During the midafternoon, there's a tapas menu, any item of which seems to go well with cocktails.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010