As Britain’s oldest colony, there are traces of this colonial connection all over Bermuda – both good and bad. One that we’ll never want to give up, though, is a good old-fashioned plate of fish ‘n’ chips.

For the pub experience…

Astwood Arms: This gastropub on Front Street offers classic pub fare in a convenient location for a lazy lunch or a post-work catch-up. On the weekends, you can try to ignore the bright blue of Hamilton Harbour outside and focus on the football games shown inside, if you want to imagine you’re in Blighty. If you’re craving proper English food then make sure to start with a delicious and freshly made scotch egg.

83 Front Street, Hamilton, 292-5818

For a twist on a classic…

The Cottage: This hidden gem in Washington Mall is a well-kept secret by locals. Tucked away off the beaten path, it offers a broad menu of delicious eats at very reasonable prices. One of our favourite lunch items here is the Blue Corn Crusted Wahoo with Chipotle Lime Tartar Sauce, Southern Peach Coleslaw and their trademark Cottage Homefries. Perfectly cooked and portioned, it’s a refreshingly light take on the classic.

2nd Floor Washington Mall, 20 Church St, Hamilton, 292-0880

For the real thing…

Mad Hatters: One of the island’s most creative restaurants, Mad Hatters has the good sense to know that certain things are already perfect and their fish ‘n’ chips are the closest thing you can find to the real, English thing. Most importantly, though, they’re served with proper chunky chips – as opposed to fries. Offered as a takeout item from Tuesdays through to Saturdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm, grab it on your way home from work or take to Spanish Point Park for a romantic picnic dinner.

22 Richmond Road, Hamilton, 297-6231

For a picnic…

The Lonestar: The West End is having something of a renaissance of its food scene at the moment and this food truck is one of its trailblazers. Offering casual but delicious seafood with an emphasis on locally caught stuff, this is a great place to get fresh fish in your fish ‘n’ chips. If you’re looking to spice things up then ask for some chorizo and cheese to be thrown on top of your chips and enjoy a little Portuguese influence.

66 Somerset Road, Somerset, 505-5511

For pub grub with a view

White Horse: The new and improved White Horse Pub & Restaurant offers up truly tasty pub fare in the most stunning of locations. While Bermuda might not offer the classic pub garden experience that Brits might be used to, we reckon this might be an upgrade. If you’re looking to impress a visitor, look no further than grabbing a table by the water at sunset here.

8 King’s Square, St. George’s, 297-1838