Contemporary Cuisine in the Cayman Islands

If you find yourself in the mood for contemporary food, don't pass up a chance to spoil yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, there are a couple of places in the Cayman Islands offering meals in this style.

From the fine dining attitude beloved by patrons of Upstairs at Kaibo to the dives where wine and cocktails are every bit as important as the food itself, you may very well stumble upon something you'll return for again and again.

The list below allows you to preview the limited, though enticing, options for contemporary restaurants that you may be referred to during your vacation. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to see more important info about its location, style, and more.

Abacus Restaurant & Lounge

Seven Mile Beach | (345) 623-8282

Abacus Restaurant & Lounge is located in the general vicinity of downtown Georgetown; it is approximately two and a half miles (approximately four kilometers) to the north of Georgetown. Guests should expect an over-the-top dining experience that's a world apart from pub grub and beachy eats.

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.

Upstairs at Kaibo

Cayman Kai | (345) 947-9975

Upstairs at Kaibo

Upstairs at Kaibo, a part of Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill, is located in Cayman Kai, on Grand Cayman; 5.4 miles to the north of Bodden Town. Seafood and contemporary panache make for an exciting meal at this much-loved formal dining option.

Dining at Upstairs is a truly special experience. The menu changes often in order for Chef Laurence to utilize to freshest ingredients available, from line caught fish from local waters to whatever produce is in season. Herb crusted fish, perfectly cooked tenderloin, and risotto are all common menu fixtures.

Though you may be stuffed, you won't want to skip dessert. Everything is made in house, with such offerings as white chocolate parfait with dark chocolate nougatine, and sticky banoffee pudding.

Wine pairings are available, as well as over 50 different rums.

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best places to dine in the Cayman Islands are those that you happen upon while trekking the town of your choice. Of course, you'll save yourself some stress if you plan ahead. To find out more information concerning the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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