Contemporary Cuisine on Grand Cayman

If you've got a hankering for contemporary food, don't pass up an opportunity to indulge yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, you can still find a few restaurants in the Cayman Islands where you can try some.

With options including everything from the fine dining backdrop at Upstairs at Kaibo to the simple cafes whose specialties are worth daydreaming about, there's something special waiting for each traveler and any style of dining desired.

The list below allows you to pursue the few choices for contemporary restaurants you'll have the chance to check out as you explore. Click each option to find out more about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Abacus Restaurant & Lounge

Seven Mile Beach | (345) 623-8282

Abacus Restaurant & Lounge is located near downtown Georgetown; it is approximately two and a half miles (approximately four kilometers) to the north of Georgetown. This restaurant offers a fine setting with even finer dishes, so guests who want to celebrate or splurge with contemporary fare won't want to miss it. 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, which is on the premises of Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill, is found near the heart of Cayman Kai, on Grand Cayman; five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) to the north of Bodden Town. The fresh taste of fish and contemporary flair are an outstanding combo at this highly praised fine dining establishment. 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.

Roland's Garden

Seven Mile Beach | (345) 946-2500

Set 1.7 miles north of downtown Georgetown, Roland's Garden is a smart choice that's worth considering if you're thinking about exploring this part of Grand Cayman. It's 2.2 miles north of Georgetown. When your family is hoping to find an inviting place serving contemporary food in a setting that makes you comfortable, this easy going restaurant is just the thing. Roland's Garden is fully screened in, but open enough so that guests can enjoy the surrounding tropical garden.

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best food and drink options in the Cayman Islands are those that you run into while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. That being said, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead. To find out much more regarding the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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