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6 of the Best Restaurants in the Bahamas

By Editorial Team   Last Updated: 30 March 2023

Sophisticated seafood, innovative flavours and authentic Caribbean produce fused with worldwide gastronomies, the most exclusive restaurants in the Bahamas are delectably varied, exciting and inventive. A luxury yacht charter here offers the irresistible blend of extraordinary dining experiences and an equally breath-taking setting of palm-tree lined beaches meeting crystal blue shores.

The best restaurants offering the most delectable dishes  coupled with breathtaking views have been carefully compiled by our team of experts below.

1. Dune

Perched atop a white sand beach and overlooking an expanse of crystalline waters, Dune serves unforgettably delectable cuisine of the world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Signature dishes such as raw sushi, succulent duck and lamb, and fascinating entrees incorporate a French-Asian fusion with elements of incredible Bahamian flavours and ultra-fresh ingredients from the property’s garden. This chic and minimalist restaurant offers a truly unexpected dining experience guaranteed to excite your taste buds. Dark-wood furnishings are interspersed with Asian-style lamps to create a sophisticated décor which demands an equally stylish dress code.

Location: One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas (+1 242 866 552 0001)

2. Nobu

Guests are welcomed through a distinctive glowing green archway to begin their ultra-hip Japanese dining experience. The high-ceilings and vast floor expanse provides lavish space for guests to be seated for dinner or simply relax for cocktails in comfort, even when at full capacity. The restaurant offers faultless dishes on the wonderfully varied menu. Sashimi, tempura, soups, noodles, sushi, an assortment of hot and cold dishes and heavenly desserts are just a few of the specialities that will be pleasing to your palate. Boasting an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere, Nobu is the ideal place to relax with friends and family whilst sampling incredible food.

Location: Nobu Bahamas Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas (+1 242 363 3000)

3. Flying Fish

Arguably the Caribbean’s finest waterside dining, Flying Fish uses a blend of traditional and modernist cuisine techniques difficult to find in the Bahamas. With Chef Tim Tibbitts attention to detail, from the restaurant's décor through to the training of his staff and the food, your experience at Flying Fish will be always be memorable. The menu is constantly changing with the seasons reflecting Tibbitts sustainable philosophy, seafood is freshly caught and seasonal, whilst meats are raised from small local farms. Everything at this restaurant oozes quality and consideration, so for a dining experience that has been meticulously planned with skill and creativity, then look no further than the Flying Fish.

Location: 1 Seahorse Road, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas (+1 242-801-5052)

4. Café Matisse

Cafe Matisse, Bahamas

If you’re on the pulse for stylish and hip eateries in the Bahamas, then this next restaurant needs no introduction. Opened in 1996, Cafe Matisse – located behind Parliament Square in downtown Nassau – has fast become an institution. With an ambience that invites you in, and a decor to match, you’ll be forgiven for thinking this may not be the restaurant for your haute cuisine taste buds. However, let me disabuse you of this notion to affirm that the delicious roster of mouth watering dishes on offer at this bijou establishment are nothing short of magical. The cuisine is authentic Italian, and the ambience is lively with a slick Caribbean vibe. 

Set in a historic building that is over 100 years old, replete with a charming courtyard and walls that are embellished with colorful prints of the French artist, Cafe Matisse is all you’ll need if you’re looking for a great dining option for you and your guests on your Bahamas yacht charter.

Location: Cafe Matisse, Bank Lane, Nassau, Bahamas (+1 242-356-7012)

5. The Dunmore

Dunmore restaurant, Harbor Islands in the Bahamas
conch salad at dune restaurant in the Bahamas
indoor seating at dunmore restaurant in the Bahamas

Harbour Island is a little slice of heaven as people tend to stay away due how difficult it is to get to via foot, thus this is the perfect dining location on your yacht charter. The award-wining Chef Cindy Hutson has developed a menu that is unique to Harbour Island and whether you’re enjoying a bite to eat for lunch or looking for a more refined dinner, the food served is always to exceptional standards. The Caribbean inspired dishes are all incredibly fresh and creative with lobster, breadfruit fish tacos, and truffle fries to be tucking in to. The restaurant is styled to laid-black and old-fashioned Bahamian glamour, creating a thoroughly relaxing dining experience in the lunchtime Caribbean sunshine.

Location: The Dunmore, Colebrook Street, Harbour Island, Bahamas (+1 242 333 2200)

6. Sabor Restaurant and Bar

With a marvellous view over the yachts glittering in Port Lucaya marina and the surrounding swaying palm trees, Sabor Restaurant is a hidden treasure on the island of Grand Bahama. The ambiance is a successful blend of casual and elegance for a warm and inviting dining experience in the balmy Caribbean evening. With the freshest ingredients infused with tropical spices the menu is designed to satisfy any palate, from speciality grilled flat breads with signature toppings, melt-in-the-mouth pasta dishes to a medley of Caribbean inspired sides and appetizers. The impressive bar menu dazzled with tempting cocktails and fine wines will make it hard to end the evening with dessert.

Location: Pelican Bay Hotel, Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas (+1 242 373 5588)

If Bahamian cuisine tantalises your taste buds, then take the time to view the wide range of luxury yachts available for charter in the Bahamas before talking to your preferred charter broker about planning an itinerary.

Image credit: Mark Da Cuhna

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