As the Royal Naval Dockyard patiently awaits the return of a cruise ship season, now is your opportunity to beat the hustle and bustle of summer crowds and experience some of the best eateries that the west end has to offer.

Anchor Restaurant– You can’t miss this this friendly establishment that sits at the entrance of Dockyard, awaiting to greet you. Anchor offers those looking for a semi-fine dining experience, a taste of Bermuda. Their menu boasts a variety of soulful dishes that are bound to please everyone in your party and it’s the perfect spot to refuel after a long day of exploring the historical grounds of Dockyard. Anchor also makes for a dreamy setting at happy hour where you can enjoy freshly muddled cocktails on their outdoor terrace underneath twinkling fairy lights. 1 Freeport Road, Ireland Island, Sandys, , 232-1345

Café Amici– Escape Bermudas shores by paying a visit to this ambient café with a menu that’s dedicated to Italian cuisine. Located in the Clocktower Mall, Amici offers a variety of dishes that are inspired by owner, Livio Fergio’s own childhood favourites. Here you will find a variety of pizzas and hearty pastas that the whole family can enjoy. Alternatively, start your day off with an espresso on their cobblestone patio or stop by on Sunday morning for a traditional codfish and potato breakfast with all the fixings. Dockyard, Clock Tower Parade, Sandys, 234-5009

Frog & Onion Pub and Restaurant– The Frog and Onion boasts a unique pub experience. It is home to Bermuda’s only brewpub, equipped with a microbrewery where newcomers can sample their craft beers. The restaurant itself is housed within the limestone walls of the mid-18th century Cooperage giving it a historic charm. Their menu, English inspired, consists of old faithful’s such as ‘Fish and Chips’ and ‘Shepherd’s Pie’. Whether you choose to dine outside or in the formal candlelit dining room, it will be a memorable experience. Plus, don’t forget to enjoy the arcade afterwards! 4 Maritime Lane, The Cooperage, Royal Naval Dockyard,Sandys, 234-2900

Bonefish Bar & Grill – The heartbeat of Dockyard where you will find authentic Bermudian dishes fused with an Italian flare. Their grounds boast a spacious patio for Al Fresco dining and live entertainment during the summer months. Don’t fancy anything to eat? Bonefish is home to the local watering hole of the west end. Their bar menu features classic and original cocktails that are unique to the island, an ideal place to unwind for a causal happy hour with friends. 6 Dockyard Terrace, Sandys, 234-5151