Contemporary Cuisine in the Cayman Islands

If you've got a hankering for contemporary food, don't miss out on a chance to indulge yourself. Though not incredibly abundant, there are a few places in the Cayman Islands where you can sample some.

With choices such as the fine dining destination known as Upstairs at Kaibo to the simple cafes where cocktails are just as important to dinner as the grub, you're sure to locate a menu item worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

Use the list below to pursue the limited selection of contemporary restaurants you'll run across as you're out on the town. For each of the options, click to view more information about its location, style, and more.

Abacus Restaurant & Lounge

Seven Mile Beach | (345) 623-8282

Located in Seven Mile Beach, near downtown Georgetown, Abacus Restaurant & Lounge is a good choice for guests thinking about exploring this part of Grand Cayman. It is 2.4 miles north of Georgetown. As soon as you walk in, you're in for an over-the-top dining experience that's a world apart from street or bar food. <p>At Abacus, each meal begins with a complimentary bread basket, but from there the choice is yours. Choose from a selection of gourmet offerings such as free range chicken breasts, veal chops, and duck. Even the burgers are high end, made with 10 ounces of prime beef.</p>

Upstairs at Kaibo

Cayman Kai | (345) 947-9975

Upstairs at Kaibo

Upstairs at Kaibo is on the same premises as Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill. In case you're wondering, Bodden Town is five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) to the south. Salty, fresh seafood and contemporary style eats get along famously at this friendly, formal dining option. <p>Guests at Upstairs have the choice of eating inside the air conditioned dining room, which is richly decorated with muslin curtains and couches you can't help by sink into, or out on the patio with a view of the north sound. Inside, everything centers around the rum bar, and in both locations the service is exemplary.</p>

Roland's Garden

Seven Mile Beach | (345) 946-2500

Located 1.7 miles north of downtown Georgetown, Roland's Garden is at 52 Lawrence Boulevard . In case you're wondering, Georgetown is two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the south. When you and your hungry companions are in need of a memorable contemporary atmosphere in a fairly relaxed and welcoming dining area, this informal restaurant is just the thing. <p>At the Dinner Garden, guests never know what they are going to get. Chefs Roland and Tobi create a new menu each day, and serve what they are inspired to cook that very day. Meanwhile, over at the Beer Garden, the menu is German-inspired.</p>

Sometimes, the most exciting restaurants in the Cayman Islands are the ones that you wind up near unexpectedly while journeying to and from your hotel. But, including a few delicious-sounding restaurants in your agenda, might make sense for your travel preferences. To learn much more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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