The Fairmont Southampton today [July 2] unveiled what is being described as a “reinvention, revitalization and renewal,” of the resort’s restaurant offerings.
A hotel spokesperson said, “The biggest and most significant change is at the former Newport Room, where renovations, a change in décor and a new menu that captures the latest dining concept in the culinary world, combine to create, The Newport, A Gastropub.
“The Ocean Club, The Waterlot Inn, Jasmine Lounge, Wickets and Cabana have also seen changes to their menus and concepts while a new waterside lounge, “The Dock,” has been added to The Waterlot Inn.”
Managing Director for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Bermuda, Mr. George Terpilowski said, “On this our 40th year of operation in Bermuda, we at The Fairmont Southampton recognize that our market has evolve, the tastes and interests of our guests have evolved and so too must we evolve to ensure that The Fairmont Southampton remains host to Bermuda’s most distinctive dining experiences.”
“The reinvention, revitalization and renewal of the resort’s restaurants refresh our dining options; provide new and exciting dining experiences for returning visitors and the opportunity to attract new customers.
“Moving from a seasonal to daily schedule at The Newport, A Gastropub will give us an opportunity to keep our servers and culinary staff working and potentially lead to the creation of new employment opportunities,” said Regional Director for Sales and Marketing Shelley Meszoly.
The spokesperson went on to describe the Fairmont Southampton’s restaurant offerings:
The Newport, a Gastropub
“Let your hair down, take off your jacket and tie and get ready to experience The Newport, a Gastropub. It’s an imaginative, innovative culinary adventure featuring modern and creative cuisine inspired by the classics. Our warm and cozy pub-like atmosphere lends itself to watching major sporting events, while enjoying friendly service, great food and a creative line-up of handcrafted draft beers and fine wines.
“Start off with our charcuterie station and fresh raw bar, and then explore our original menu that draws upon locally-sourced products and modern versions of classic dishes served with a fun twist! Open daily 5:00 pm–Midnight. Reservations suggested.”
The Ocean Club
“Great seafood…simply prepared and served surfside. There’s nothing better. The Ocean Club’s new approach combines the freshest local catch with the relaxed atmosphere of a seaside setting. Take in the ocean. Soak up the sun. Let the breaking waves be your soundtrack.
“Bermuda’s best ocean views are just as much a part of this experience as the seafood. Come from the beach, come for dinner, come for a cold, crisp glass of wine or a frosty beer. The Ocean Club is open every day from Noon ’til 9:00 pm. Reservations for dinner are suggested.”
The Dock at The Waterlot
“Experience our chic, new waterside lounge at The Dock at the Waterlot. Sip a refreshing drink from our locally-sourced cocktail menu while you watch spectacular sunsets over sparkling Jews Bay. Enjoy a beautiful Bermuda evening on our contemporary, stylish loungers listening to great music under a canopy of stars.
“Join us for grilled fare straight from the outdoor kitchen in the comfort of our dockside living room. The Dock has a chill, sexy vibe, perfect for catching up with friends or relaxing with your special someone. Wednesday –Sunday, 3:00 pm–9:00 pm.”
The Waterlot Inn
“Defining Bermuda’s steakhouse experience for nearly 350 years, the historic Waterlot Inn remains Bermuda’s best. Serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops, this classic dining room has introduced a newly updated and inspired menu that spans time-honored signature specialties and incorporates bold new flavors.
“Fresh ingredients, unique preparation and award winning service surrounded by warm furnishings are the hallmarks of The Waterlot Inn. Open for dinner 6:00 pm–10:00 pm and Sunday Brunch 10:30 am–2:00 pm. Reservations required.”
“Elegant and relaxing, Jasmine, just off the lobby is the ideal spot for meeting, greeting or simply relaxing. Your favorite cocktails are served throughout the day and evening along with an elegant selection of small plates, snacks, and sinful desserts.
“Our tea sommeliers host our special afternoon tea daily with all the trimmings: freshly baked scones, jams and delightful tea sandwiches. In the evening enjoy live entertainment at Bermuda’s home of the quintessential martini. Daily 11:00 am-1:00 am.”
“Sun, socialize and dine poolside with family and friends. This thoroughly refreshing option for lunch, dinner and light bites features a fabulous variety of creative burgers, sandwiches salads, shakes and more throughout the day.
“Hang out on a chaise, hop in the pool for a quick swim. Dine and Dip at Wickets every day from noon ’til 8:00 pm.”
“Watch the sun rise over the ocean from The Cabana terrace or our pink sand beach…and allow us to serve you from dawn to dusk at Fairmont’s Private Beach Club. When hunger strikes, enjoy quick, delicious, super-relaxed and satisfying selections, chaise-side or on the terrace.
“Our beach bar serves up the best in tropical cocktails to keep you cool under the warm, summer sun. Open daily from dawn till dusk. Happy Hour, with live entertainment, is Thursday–Sunday from 4:00 pm–6:00 pm.”
Windows on the Sound
“Greet the week with a Bermuda tradition…Sunday Brunch at Windows on the Sound. Classic brunch items take the table with Island classics sourced from Bermuda’s local harvest – and prepared by our seasoned Bermudian chefs.
“The bountiful buffet features made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, smoothies and so much more. Breakfast is served here daily and is enjoyed by hotel guests and Bermudians alike. Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am. Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am– 2:00 pm.”
Managing Director for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Bermuda, Mr. George Terpilowski’s full remarks follow below:
Good afternoon and welcome
Reinvention, reinvigoration, renewal….. On this our 40th year of operation in Bermuda, we at The Fairmont Southampton recognize that our market has evolved….the tastes and interests of our guests have evolved and so too must WE evolve to ensure that The Fairmont Southampton remains host to Bermuda’s most distinctive dining experiences.
Today we announce significant changes to several of our food and beverage outlets. Changes designed to modernize our restaurants, diversify our menus and broaden their appeal.
The biggest and most significant change may be seen at the former Newport Room where renovations, a change in décor and a new menu that captures the hottest concept in the culinary world combine to create…..The Newport, A Gastropub!
Here you can take off your jacket and tie and go on an innovative culinary adventure….featuring a warm and cozy pub like atmosphere, modern and creative cuisine, a diverse and creative line-up of handcrafted draft beers, fine wine and outstanding service.
The Ocean Club’s new approach can be summed up as great seafood, simply prepared, served up surfside. Laid back, relaxed and casual dining is the order of the day….operating from noon till 9pm with the freshest local catch and the relaxed atmosphere of Bermuda’s most beautiful seaside setting.
The Waterlot Inn is now the home of our new waterside lounge, The Dock. There you can sip cocktails on a lounger…watch the sun set over the sparkling waters of Jew’s Bay….listen to the sizzling sound of our outdoor kitchen…all while being serenaded by our live entertainment. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 3 to 9pm The Dock at The Waterlot is the perfect way to end the day…..
OR to begin you evening at The Waterlot Inn…Bermuda’s most historic restaurant and best steak house. The food you love…the atmosphere you treasure and the quality service you deserve. Our newly updated and inspired menu spans time-honored signature specialties and incorporates bold new flavors.
After watching the sun descend beneath the ocean down at The Waterlot Inn, why not end the evening with a nightcap at The Jasmine Lounge? Still the home of the quintessential martini, the new Jasmine Lounge features your favorite cocktails an elegant selection of small plates, snacks, and sinful desserts.
Our tea sommeliers host our special afternoon tea daily with all the trimmings: freshly baked scones, jams and delightful tea sandwiches.
Guests at our hotel can now greet the morning with continental breakfast at The Cabana and enjoy by the sea or on the beach dining from dusk till dawn. On Sundays we open Cabana up for our Barbecue on the Beach, featuring a mixed grill, special menu capped off with a bonfire and live musical entertainment.
You can enjoy a traditional Bermuda brunch at Windows on The Sound featuring all of our authentically local favorites such as cod fish and potatoes as well as a selection of dishes from around the globe.
Sun, socialize and dine poolside with family and friends at Wickets as our family focused, fund friendly menu places an emphasis on great food in a family friendly atmosphere at great prices.
Get a taste of Tuscany on the South Shore at Bacci, where our chefs prepare traditional Italian dishes with passion and authenticity. From handmade artisanal pastas to classic comfort foods like Chicken Parmesan and Fettuccini Alfredo, each plate is lovingly prepared using the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Sweeping views of the ocean, our golf course, and The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse provide the perfect backdrop for dinner
The Fairmont Southampton….Bermuda’s most distinctive dining experience.
We will now take questions, followed by samples of the signature dishes of each of our renewed, reinvigorated and revived restaurants.
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