Valentine’s Day is celebrated with flowers and gifts, but where to dine? From the east to the west, here are the 5 top romantic restaurants in New Providence, not located in hotels or resorts.
Tel: 393 4107
Wild Thyme features a fabulous cocktail list as well Bahamian favourite dishes with a modern twist. Try the fish tacos, tuna tartare, seafood risotto or braised lamb shanks. Wild Thyme also features fabulous vegan dishes. This food is fit for a King! William and Kate will be dining in the beautiful gardens of this renovated Bahamian treasure during their royal visit.
Tel: 356 7012
Located in an old home downtown with a private garden terrace is Café Matisse, featuring surprisingly traditional Italian food in the Bahamas! Not just pasta, this menu also features carpaccio, rack of lamb and steaks, for example, topped off with their famous desserts such as crème Brule and white/dark chocolate mousse. White tablecloths and attentive waiters make this a place you return to over and over.
Tel: 302 9150
Old world charm is a major feature of this 5-star restaurant. Before your meal enjoy a champagne cocktail in the piano lounge, after dinner enjoy a cognac or a cigar. The wine list at this restaurant is legendary, as is dining down in the actual cellar. The menu includes old-time favourites as well as fresh local hog snapper and smoked bacon-wrapped pork loin for example. If tradition and wine is your thing, this is the place for you!
Tel: 317 2161
Set amid seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this restaurant features excellent cocktails and an exciting menu featuring European and Bahamian Gourmet fusion cuisine. For Valentine’s Day, you could book an intimate dinner for two in the privacy of your own cabana with a personalized chef and butler or dine in the main restaurant that features beautiful artwork by Bahamian Artists and a live pianist.
Mogano at Island House
Tel: 698 6300
Michelin Star Chef Giorgio Locatelli has crafted a simple yet fabulous menu at the Island House. Known for its simplified glamour, The Island House is modern and organic, and the food is also. Not just pasta dishes, this menu features fresh seasonal local ingredients, as well as truffles flown in from Europe (when available). Mogano also features a modern cocktail menu and wine pairings to tantalize the taste buds. Not sure of your favourite wine? Ask the resident sommelier for a suggestion.