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!
|A Family Fun-Filled Day in February!||Got Valentine's Day sorted?|
The 49th annual Agriculture Show kicks off at 7.30am on Wednesday, 10 February 2016! Get there early to get first dibs on local fruit trees, locally made arts and crafts and of course superbly delicious local dishes. Catch up with friends while sipping a fresh coconut water on bouncing castles, petting zoo and the horse back rides through the grounds!
Stay tuned to Good Taste's Facebook page and this site's promotion page for the latest happenings on Valentine's Day! If nothing meets your fancy, simply browse all the great restaurants found on the Cayman Good Taste website to figure out where you'll be dining on cupid's biggest day.
|Classes for Tween Chefs||The Dog House Reopens|
Bon Vivant in Camana Bay is offering an after school culinary programme for your budding chefs in January, February and March. Tweens will learn basic cooking concepts and skills while creating delicious dishes.
In January 2016, local favourite The Dog House reopened in Grand Harbour. Residents of Prospect and the greater Savannah area will now have a 'local' to watch big sporting events and socialise. Hearty pub eats and spirits from the full service bar can be enjoyed outdoors and indoors. There are also whispers that a new Asian fusion restaurant will be popping up in Grand Harbour later this year. Stay tuned...
|Culinary Events - 2016!||New coffee shop opens!|
It's time to start 2016 with a food-filled bang! Two major culinary events kick off in January: Cayman Cookout and Taste of Cayman. Better get those tickets early and of course hold off on following all those dietary resolutions until February!
Need a cuppa? Cayman Coffee Club, a new coffee shop, opened in the heart of George Town. Located across from the scenic waterfront and open from Monday to Saturday at 7am to 6pm, this new spot also serves fresh pressed juices, housemade pastries and healthy snacks.
|Osetra Bay reopens in Morgans Harbour...||China Village is BACK!|
Elegant waterfront restaurant, Osetra Bay, has reopened with a new and relaxed approach. Focusing on seasonal and local produce and fresh seafood, the menu has many creative Caribbean-style dishes. Click the link above for more details!
China Village, everyone's lunch time favourite is now open for business after suffering a major setback early this year due to an electrical fire. They are still offering their famous dim sum every Sunday!
|HOT off the press!||Holy Chef!|
Christmas has come early for Acorn Publishing... the 2016 edition of Cayman's Good Taste Magazine has arrived and is now available at news stands around the Island! Pick up your copy today to find out the latest on the hottest restaurants on Cayman's culinary scene! Good Taste is after all the definitive guide to dining and entertainment in the Cayman Islands!
Want to know just how serious a deal Poutine is in Canada? Check out Chef Dylan Benoit's interview in the 2016 edition of Good Taste Magazine! Inside you will also find other great interviews with an international brigade of head chefs: Ragazzi's Adriano Usini, Eduardo's Andrea Turco and The Wharf's Christian Reiter!
|An Island Christmas||Osetra Bay reopening in December |
Here in the Cayman Islands, Christmas is always done right. For one, the only white stuff you will ever have to worry about is the sand between your toes! Also, Cayman's best restaurants delight foodies every year with the most delectable Christmas specials and events. Check out the Good Taste Facebook page regularly for updates...
Osetra Bay, a sophisticated seaside eatery in Morgan's Harbour, Grand Cayman will reopen in December 2015. Watch this space and the Good Taste Facebook page for the latest.
|The Pirates are coming...||The GreenHouse to open|
Pirates Week 2015 kicks off on Thursday, 12th November! This internationally renowned festival will run until Sunday, 22 November. For over 30 years it has been Cayman's largest celebration, drawing some 35,000 patrons. It now boasts 32 different events from street dances to fireworks!
The Greenhouse, a casual café in the heart of George Town will open in late 2015. Specialising in gluten-free, Paleo friendly cuisine made with love, there will also be a wide selection of dishes for veggie lovers.
|HELLO Restaurant Month!||China Village returning...|
Hungry for a deal? How about lunch starting as low as $10 and a THREE-COURSE dinner starting at $25? Top participating restaurants are offering three-course menus for lunch and dinner for the entire month of October. Check out all the great menus up on our Restaurant Month page. Also Good Taste's Facebook page hosts weekly foodie trivia during October and participants are eligible to win FREE gift certificates to some of the hottest restaurants on Grand Cayman!
China Village is returning! The restaurant suffered a setback in Summer 2015, when a faulty alarm system caused a major electrical fire. Known for their popular, daily lunch buffets, China Village will be poised to offer up their tasty classics by the start of 2016. Watch this space for more...
|Foodie Month coming soon...||Karma closes|
October is a big month for Cayman foodies. Camana Bay hosts a popular Ocktoberfest on the waterfront, offering a selection of hearty German dishes, beer and choice giveaways. Cayman's extremely popular Restaurant Month is also a big event on October's calendar. Keep checking in with us at Good Taste for updates on these two events.
Lovers of their $5 sushi menu and pulsating Friday night jam sessions, will be sad to learn that Karma officially closed their doors in August 2015. A hot spot for locals and visitors alike, Karma will be missed.
|A slice of Brooklyn in Cayman?||Shaken, not stirred...|
Pizza aficionados do we have some good news... The Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta Restaurant has opened in Camana Bay! The Brooklyn is another addition to the Market Street Group's growing portfolio and is a vibrant family-friendly option for those seeking Italian-inspired American classics with a twist! We can't wait to grab a slice!
Mark your calendar Bond fans, the Grand Old House will host a private screening of the new James Bond flick Spectre at the Hollywood Theatre in Camana Bay on 7 November 2015. Dress Code: Casino attire or your favourite Bond character. Tickets: $250 ($50 of the cover will be donated to the Cayman Islands Hospice Care). Call 949 9333 to book today!
|Michael's Genuine moving on...||What comes next?|
A sad day foodies... Shortly after marking its fifth anniversary on June 15, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink announced that they will close their doors later this summer 2015. A Good Taste favourite, Michael's played a significant role in establishing Camana Bay as one of the best spots for foodies. The restaurant supported local farmers, served seasonal ingredients and featured the invasive lionfish on their menu. We will certainly miss them... Be sure to visit Michael's before they close! Great specials are featured daily. On July 4 at 7pm, they roll-out their themed night Rum & Q, with rum tasting stations, cocktails, desserts and BBQ on the Crescent Lawn at Camana Bay. $68 all-inclusive.
Dart Realty COO, Jackie Doak announced that a new family-friendly pizza and pasta restaurant will open in Michael's old prime spot on the Camana Bay waterfront in Fall 2015. Stay tuned pizza (and pasta) lovers...
|Green2Go is super fresh!||Go East...|
A new fresh juice delivery company is on the scene Cayman! Green2Go only uses the freshest locally grown and organic produce to make their power-packed green smoothies! They will also deliver it straight to your door in a lovely glass jar. Check them out on Facebook.
If you happen to be in East End for a well deserved staycation or just for a Sunday cruise along the dramatic coastal roads, you will never go hungry. For such a quiet, off-the-beaten track district, East End is heavy on food options.... from Indian restaurants and barbeque pits selling mouth watering ribs to cosy little Italian restaurants and fish fry stalls by the sea. So go East foodies!
|Got Father's Day plans?||Thankfully, lionfish is delicious...|
June 21st is just around the corner so we hope you've got your Father's Day plans sorted! If you don't, check out our sister site Explore Cayman for all the great specials on offer including a delectable brunch at the Grand Old House!
Lionfish, a voracious and invasive new comer to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, has devastated marine life in the region. Without any natural predators, this Indo-Pacific native has descended on Cayman's pristine reefs in great numbers. Fortunately, there have been massive efforts by the Department of Environment, the dive industry and civil society groups such Cayman United Lion Fish League, to cull the local populations of lionfish. But is there any good news? Well.... lionfish is delicious and many restaurants are doing their part to serve it up to seafood lovers! Try Michael's zesty lionfish ceviche or purchase the National Trust's Lionfish Cookbook and get cooking! It's all for a great cause.
|Mango Time... in Cayman!||Burgers delivered to your door!|
A prolific mango season is upon us Cayman! And after a disappointing harvest last year, the mango packed fruit stands are a welcome sight! The varieties of fruit are amazing too, from the tangy Bombays-- the ones you cut in half in order to scoop the flesh out with a spoon-- to the full-bodied 'stringless' Valencia Prides, mango lovers can gorge themselves on a cornucopia of goodness this season. To load up on the best-of-the-best, hit the Market at The Grounds early Saturday morning or stop by the road side stands near Mango Tree restaurant or the Cricket pitch after work. Many supermarkets have a well stocked selection of mangoes too!
Guess what burger lovers? Burger Shack is now delivering to addresses on West Bay Road and in George Town... for free! Order $15 or more worth of never-frozen always fresh Angus beef burgers (or anything else from the awesome menu) and Burger Shack will deliver it straight to your door! Delivery is daily from 12pm until 10pm.
|Want to show Mom some love this Mother's Day?||New Mexican Hot Spot for Cayman!|
There are great brunches and specials on offer in the Cayman Islands, to help you celebrate Mother's Day with the special mother in your life. Check out these awesome Mother's Day promotions from some of the best restaurants in Cayman by clicking this link: CaymanGoodTaste.com. Remember to book early as Sunday, 10 May 2015 is this weekend!!
A new Mexican restaurant, Casa 43, recently opened in Grand Cayman, next to Copper Falls (where Gateway of India used to be). Stay tuned for more details or head over there and check out what's on offer! The hours of operation are limited but we hear the menu is full of fresh eats (as in farm-to-table fresh), from their tacos to guacamole!
|Indian-To-Go at Food For Thought!||Beer Fest 2015 at Camana Bay!|
Curry feigns, have we got good news! The Food For Thought and Gateway of India partnership is heating up and they are now offering a FREE delivery service from Friday to Sunday from 4.30pm to 10pm! Call 946 2815!
On Saturday, 18 April 2015, the 2015 Waterfront Beer fest will kick off at Camana Bay. There will be live music, prizes and beer inspired BBQ on offer! Tickets can be purchased at Mizu, The Waterfront, Dukes, Craft, Fidels and Lone Star!
|New Pizza Joint Opens!||Island Grub on the GO!|
a new pizza place opened next to Cayman Creperie in the Bayshore Mall on South Church Street, George Town. Grab a slice or a whole pie from 3pm to 5pm, Monday through Sunday.
Island Grub (islandgrub.ky), is a new food delivery service! Order online from the comfort of your home or office and they will deliver! Some Good Taste favourites are on the list such as Island Naturals and The Lighthouse!
|Ristorante Prima opens at Royal Palms ||TGIF at Anchor & Den!|
Ristorante Prima, a new Italian restaurant specialising in coastal cuisine recently opened at The Royal Palms Beach Club. Boasting stunning views of Seven Mile Beach, the restaurant is opened from Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 9.30pm.
Are you in need of some after work 'therapy'? Head over to Anchor and Den for their Apothecary Happy Hour every Friday from 5pm-7pm. Sooth those work week blues with one of their innovative cocktails, infused with herbs, spices and dehydrated fruits, while their house DJ spins some funky lounge tunes.
|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!
|Win Your Ticket to Explore!||Bored... and hungry? Check out Explore Events!|
Head over to our Cayman Explore website to find out all about the awesome prizes on offer for the Your Ticket To Explore competition. We are giving away CI$15,000 in prizes. You can win up to CI$200 worth of vouchers to restaurants such as the Cracked Conch and The Wharf! Enter to win today!
Explore Events is the premier events calender for the Cayman Islands. There is something on every day... and night! Also Explore Events is another great place to check out the latest happenings and specials on at the hottest restaurants in Grand Cayman.
|Red Sky on Saturday 28, February 2015||Want to make sushi like the pros?|
The annual Red Sky Event at Night Festival is in just a few weeks. In addition to the many arts and culture displays and musical performances, there will be loads of food stalls serving up mouthwatering local delights. Go to Cayman Explore Events page to learn more.
Bon Vivant Cayman is offering an exciting range of cooking classes-- from Meatless Makeovers to Dinner Party Dining 101. Join them for Sushi School on Monday, 23 February from 6pm-8pm. The pros at Mizu will teach you the ancient art of slicing fish (the Japanese way) and hand-rolling sushi! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Gateway of India is no more...||New curry 'specialist' at Food for Thought|
Good Taste has some sad news for all you curry feigns... After being a go-to favourite on Cayman's culinary scene for over 10 years, Gateway of India closed in early February. We got wind of the news earlier this year, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Read on for the good news!
As the old adage teaches, when one door closes another opens. Food For Thought has taken over the take-out component of Gateway of India. They also hired Chef Joe, who was with Gateway for nine years. Chef Joe will continue to satiate Indian foodies with curries and fresh naan bread... Food For Thought scooped up Gateway's tandoori oven for the latter.
|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, next to 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.