Situated on the water’s edge at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club hotel, 1609 treats guests to uninterrupted harbour views from all vantage points. Operating seasonally, the restaurant has a casual, relaxed atmosphere affords guests the best in relaxed dining.
Adjacent to the Princess Marina, 1609 literally sits on the water. It’s not surprising that during the warmer months it is a popular place with both locals and visitors who can enjoy good food and watch all the busy activity on Hamilton Harbour.
The restaurant was named in commemora¬tion of the year that the survivors of the wrecked Sea Venture became Ber¬muda’s first settlers: June 2, 1609. Don’t let its seemingly simple menu fool you – the restaurant offers a wide array of items from tiger shrimps and sashimi to pan seared scallops and signature flatbreads. 1609 is also well known for its Bermudian fish chowder. As with all Hamilton Princess & Beach Club restaurants, there is an underlying emphasis on supporting local farmers and fishermen. Above all, the restaurant strives to go the extra mile for every guest, and the kitchen is happy to make adjustments for special diets and allergies.
When it comes to choosing your entrée, the fish tacos are truly memorable – they are served with red cabbage, salsa verde and guacamole. The 1609 burger is always a good bet, and there are also some vegetarian choices for the health conscious.
The bar, which can seat 25 guests, is a popular after-work spot, due in part to the restaurant’s proximity to Hamilton’s busy office buildings. Grab a stool and enjoy a picturesque sunset and an appetizer.
Their selection of reds, whites, rosés and champagnes brings a balance for the most discerning wine buffs. And finally, there are 1609’s signature cocktails, including classics like the Princess Rum Swizzle and the Dark & Stormy. Island inspired cocktails include the Bermuda Old Fashioned, the Mango Lemon Drop and Frose.
Reservations are highly recommended.
Open 11am-10pm daily
1609 Bar & Restaurant
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
76 Pitts Bay Road
295.3000 / 298.2028 for reservations