Latest Cayman Restaurant, Bar and Events News
Read this page for the latest news about Cayman's Restaurants, Bars and Food Events. For other exciting things happening on Grand Cayman related to food and wine check out the regularly updated Monthly events or the Annual events pages. Also follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the very latest news!
|The 10th Anniversary Edition of Good Taste is now here!||Let's talk Desserts Cayman!|
up your copy of the 10th Anniversary edition of Good Taste magazine
from your local rack? It's hard to miss with our spankin new design!
Also there's loads of new info inside... from the best spots for veggie
lovers to the most up-to-date menus from the hottest new restaurants in Grand Cayman. Pop by your local supermarket to pick up a copy today!
The 10th anniversary issue of Good Taste magazine is hot off the press! Inside is a brand new section called Just Desserts with all the latest on the best sweet talkin restaurants and dessert parlours serving up the most delectable treats for you Sweet Tooths!
|Mark your calenders... Taste of Cayman is in February!||Seymour's Jerk Centre has a new waterfront location!|
Taste of Cayman, proudly sponsored by yours truly... Cayman Good Taste, will take place on Saturday, 7 February 2015 at Camana Bay's Festival Grounds. Mark your calenders foodies!
Local institution, Seymour's Jerk Centre closed its Shedden Road operations last July, but soon reopened at a new seaside location on South Church Street (next to Atlantis Submarines). Jerk lovers can rest assured that Seymour's is still offering up the same beloved classics from Monday to Saturday.
|New Farmers Market on old grounds coming soon...||Rolling Stove stops rollin.|
The little fruit and veg stalls that are dotted around George Town may soon have a new home... A 6000 square foot covered market will be open to local vendors to sell homegrown products around mid-year. Located in George Town, near the cricket oval, it is on the same site as the old farmer's market that was damaged in Hurricane Ivan. The new market will house 32 stalls and be open 6 days per week.
Popular food-truck Rolling Stove that specialised in great pub(ish) eats, closed shop in late 2014. But this is not an unhappy ending, as the owners are involved in a new venture called Whiskey Mist. Read on to learn more!
|Like your coffee on the beach?|| A bit of Éire in Cayman...|
If you haven't gotten out to Kaibo in a while, it must be your mission this year! Kaibo Restaurant & Beach Bar now has a charming coffee shop right on the beach, serving up coffee from the most choice beans that are house roasted. Indulge in their delectable pastries as you get your day started. Photo: Picture This
Whiskey Mist, an 'authentic' Irish pub recently opened in The Strand! Well equipped with all the creature comforts from the old country, step through the door and be transported back to the Emerald Isle. Sip on a Guinness or a tumbler of whiskey while you settle in for the night in one of their cozy booths...
|Old Favourite Hard Rock Cafe Reopens...||Play Tourist for the Day at Vista Bar!|
A Cayman favourite, Hard Rock Cafe reopened in late December 2014 under new management. With 140-seating capacity, the restaurant occupies two floors with the same sweeping views of the George Town harbour. Purchase your Hard Rock memorabilia downstairs after filling up on the Cafe’s Legendary Burger.
Vista Bar, formerly Sol Bar, has opened in the reappointed Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Go ahead, play tourist for the day and relax on the large deck with a cocktail and drink in the view of our famous Seven Mile Beach...
|Unwind at the new Bar Crudo...||South West Collective is a new generation of social goodness.|
Bar Crudo, a new addition by Guy Harvey, is a newcomer to the George Town waterfront scene. Serving up house specialties such as ceviche, oysters and even caviar, Bar Crudo is a great new spot to unwind after a grueling day at the office. Soak in the panoramic views of the harbour while you sip on a Harvey's Pain Killer.... all for 'medicinal' purposes of course!
South West Collective, "a new generation of social goodness" was opened in Harbour Place by the Jessie's Juice Bar team. Staying true to Jessie's fresher-is-always better MO, South West Collective also boasts a great outdoor space to see and be seen. The cocktail and artisanal beer lists are extensive. Finish with the Green Giant with Old Tom Gin after dining on the housemade Spicy Beef Patty or the rich Smoked Oyster Dip.
|Anchor & Den opens in the newly renovated Marriott Cayman!||Andiamo, Classic Italian now open at the Ritz-Carlton.|
Heard about what's happenin' at the newly refurbished Marriott Grand Cayman? Well they've just opened a sophisticated new restaurant, Anchor & Den in their stunning lobby. Treat yourself to one of their signature entrées, sample the Blue Point Oysters at the Raw Bar or just soak in the ambiance with a fresh cocktail. The natural light, high ceilings enhance the Marriott's new "Beach House" experience!
Andiamo, the highly anticipated new addition to the Ritz-Carlton's premier culinary offerings has now opened. This is where classic Italian meets laid back Caribbean elegance... The new menu will spoil you with housemade pastas, breads, authentic pizzas and delicately grilled meats. We highly recommend dining alfresco on the lovely terrace that overlooks the resort's breezy waterway.
|Catch Opens!||Jessie's Juice Bar has two new locations!|
That breezy waterfront spot tucked in the heart of Morgan's Harbour was quiet for a while after Morgan's Harbour restaurant closed in early 2014. But soon after a buzz of activity began and Good Taste was one of the first to learn that the team behind Agua was opening a new seafood restaurant called Catch. In late 2014 the restaurant opened for business so book now to indulge in fresh locally caught seafood and exquisite cocktails...
A Camana Bay favourite, Jessie's Juice Bar has two new locations: Governors Square and on the 2nd Floor, Harbour Place (at South West Collective) in George Town. Jessie's serves up freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, nutritious made-to-order smoothies, fermented loose leaf teas, home-made Kombucha and gourmet coffee. Their extensive vegan and gluten free eats are a 'conscious' foodie's delight.
|Major closures in Grand Harbour... but nothing new planned for 2015||New Morgan's in C.I. Yacht Club Open!|
Beaches, Rouge Lounge, the outdoor Carp Bar and Blue Mountain Cafe closed in late 2014 due to an ongoing dispute with the owner of Grand Harbour. As you know, we at Good Taste always have our ears to the ground, but we have heard no news about any new openings planned for 2015. The fate of Grand Harbour, once a major dining hub, still remains uncertain...
Diners familiar with the original Morgan's Harbour get ready! The restaurant, now simply called Morgan's, reopened in the newly redeveloped Yacht Club in early 2015. Indulge in their popular ocean-to-table dishes while you take in the sweeping waterfront views of Governor's Creek on the gorgeous deck.
|Enjoy the Game (and Breakfast!) at Overtime||Borden's Pizza is back and better than ever!|
Summer 2014 marked the opening of Cayman's newest sports bar - Overtime! Open for 24 hours and located underneath Elements nightclub at The Strand, Overtime boasts 14 televisions (perfect for watching the game!), great happy hour specials and serves all day breakfast.
Now open in Trafalgar place (directly across from Public Beach) Borden's Pizza, a true Cayman favourite has reopened it's doors! Serving up classic pizza, nachos, chicken wings, paninis... and of course, their renown hush puppies - Borden's is a spot loved by locals and tourists alike.
|Aqua Beach out... Peppers Smokehouse In!||Eagle Ray's Dive Bar and Grill - New Restaurant in East End|
As of March 2014, Peppers Smokehouse opened its doors in what used to be known as 'Aqua Beach'. With special 'Box Grills', Pepper's serves up authentic jerk and smokehouse BBQ. Redone and refurbished, head down to Pepper's to feel the vibes in a relaxed tropical setting in the heart of Seven Mile Beach.
Serving up Cayman Classics like Lionfish Tacos and Fish 'n Chips - Eagle Ray's Dive Bar and Grill is the perfect stop out East. Great as a lunch stop on a drive around the island or a great dinner destination on the 'quieter' side of the Cayman, they also serve up a mouthwatering Indonesian 'Rijstafel' night every Thursday night.
|Cayman Wine Boutique now open - Cheers to that!||Craft F&B, Cayman's first real gastropub replaced Triple Crown Pub in Marquee Centre|
Cayman's newest tasting room is now open! The Tasting Room, located in the new Caribbean Plaza on the Seven Mile strip, is a small, eclectic wine and gourmet food store fiercely committed to quality no matter the source. They offer everything from small unknown wineries to big-name wines and collectors bottles with some of the freshest foods available in their gourmet food shop.
While die hard 'Triple Crown Pub' fans might be disgruntled by the change in restaurant ownership, craft beer lovers and gastropub connoisseurs alike will adore the vast selection of specialty beers (and specialty cocktails!) with a full menu of eclectic selections like the Wild Boar or Venison at the new Craft.