Imagine two friends, both British intelligence agents, one with the code name Intrepid and the other referred to as 17F. The first, Sir William Stephenson, conveyed critical information about the buildup of German armaments and the development of the cipher machine Enigma to the British secret service in the 1930s. The second, Lieutenant Commander Ian Fleming, who once oversaw a secret operation called Goldeneye, would base his charming and deadly superspy known as 007 on his good friend Bill.

An exciting new restaurant called Intrepid—located at the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach Club where Sir William once stayed—is as suave, sophisticated and delicious as its fictional counterpart, James Bond. Intrepid is a steak, seafood and raw bar restaurant offering a contemporary twist on the classic American grill, bringing together international flavours, from Japan to Barbados, for a refined dining experience. You could say that Intrepid is as well-seasoned and well-travelled as both its real-life namesake and its fictional complement.

“We are incredibly pleased to open the island’s newest fine dining establishment,” says Tim Morrison, general manager at Hamilton Princess. “This restaurant offers fine dining on a new level in Bermuda, in luxurious and glamorous surroundings which pay tribute to the rich history of the hotel. We are also fortunate to have executive chef de cuisine Antwan Ellis at the helm. Chef Antwan is an incredibly creative chef, bringing a perfect blend of comfort and ingenuity to all of his cooking, and we cannot wait for everyone to experience his creations.”

Chef Antwan is equally pleased to be leading the way at Intrepid, bringing his passion for creating exciting and delicious dishes which combine the flavours of his Barbadian childhood with international cuisine. “This new restaurant is an amazing space with stunning views of the water and incredible artwork on its walls,” says the chef. “It’s wonderful to be creating a complete feast for the senses in beautiful Bermuda, a place I have dreamed of living, and to become a part of the local community.”

What can diners expect from this elegant establishment? Some favourite starters include Oysters Rockefeller with bearnaise, spinach and herbs and Steak Tartare with quail eggs, brioche and crème fraiche. With steak at the heart of the menu, meat lovers can avail themselves of prime cuts of beef that have been expertly dry aged by Niman Ranch and Debragga & Spitler in New Jersey. Seafood fans will enjoy the temaki sushi station and raw bar which specialises in oysters, caviar and freshly caught local fish. Other menu highlights include lump crab cake with cajun remoulade, the Intrepid maki roll with lobster, shrimp tempura, lemon butter, panko and asparagus, and the Goldeneye baked apple galette for a delightful finish.

The menu is as appealing as the dining space located in the Hamilton Princess, Bermuda’s grande dame and symbol of all that Bermudians hold dear: courtesy, hospitality and quality with an unparalleled sense of style. Overlooking the bustling and beautiful Hamilton Harbour, this architectural treasure has hosted royalty, world leaders, dignitaries, celebrities and travellers—and international men of mystery—for more than 130 years. Intrepid is located in the hotel’s Gazebo Wing and offers a refined steakhouse atmosphere with panoramic harbour views and stylish Art Deco surroundings.

Of course, delightful concoctions are also on the menu for those who enjoy a cocktail, such as the Rum Bird Spritz, hand-shaken Hibiscus Daiquiri, Bermuda Rum Negroni and the Rum Collins. Other inspired classics include the Aquamarine Martini, the Smoky Old Fashioned, the Pink Palace Gimlet and, of course, the Intrepid Martini made with Absolut Elyx vodka, lemon peppercorn Lillet and Castelvetrano olives—served shaken, not stirred.

“We are proud to offer a complete dining experience as refined and appetising as the restaurant and hotel surroundings,” says Morrison. “We look forward to sharing Chef Antwan’s ingenuity with all who wish to savour truly exceptional cuisine on the island.”

  • Operation hours are:
  • Monday-Saturday 5pm-10pm (Last reservation 9:30pm)
  • Call (441)298-2028 for reservations or email