Located right on Front Street, the restaurant’s entrance offers a prime view of the busy sidewalk and passing yachts in the harbour. On calm summer evenings the breeze is cool and the sunsets are stunning. Enjoy people watching while you have lunch or dinner, a cocktail or a glass of wine on their terrace.
Port O Call’s kitchen upholds a rigorous standard of freshness and quality, dealing exclusively with local day-fishermen around the island. We can’t say enough about the catch-of-the-day special, which changes from night to night, season to season. Another dish in particular that’s worth mentioning is Chef Luffman’s delicious contemporary tuna tartare, delicately stacked with avocado and mango and topped with a black sesame rice wine vinegar dressing and Bloody Mary sorbet. Meats are all Certified Black Angus from their purveyor in New York, and if you’re dining with a date, the rib-eye for two is just superb. All the breads, ice creams, sorbets and desserts are made in-house. Our favourite is the traditional vanilla bean cheesecake with berry puree.
Port O Call is perhaps best known for its beautiful al fresco terrace, which is perpetually packed and the place to be seen. At lunch, outdoor tables come alive with friendly business banter and the cheerful clink of wine glasses. After the midday rush dies down, there’s a brief afternoon lull followed almost immediately by the after-work crowd. The terrace is quick to fill up again and gets especially lively during Happy Hour from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. With $5 beers, $6 wines and specialty cocktails – it’s no surprise!
Accent your dinner with something special from Port O Call’s well-established drink list; there’s a cocktail to suit every taste, whether you prefer a chocolate hazelnut martini, an elderflower fizz or a 23-year-old sipping rum. The bartenders are entertaining too! Award-winning maitre d’ Maz Shabdeen and his team of professional servers are at your shoulder in the blink of an eye should you need guidance with the menu or a top-up for your glass.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to host a special event, you can reserve Port O Call’s elegant private dining room. It features a flat screen TV, surround sound audio system, personalised butler service and an assigned chef for up to 20 people.
Port O Call
87 Front Street, Hamilton
Reservations are required.
Lunch: Mon-Fri 12-2:30pm,
Dinner: 6-10pm, Sat & Sun dinner only