New Look & Name For Dockyard Restaurant

May 3, 2016

A restaurant in Royal Naval Dockyard is getting a makeover with a new name and new cuisine. Freeport restaurant has been taken over by husband and wife teams Natasha and Mazahim Shabdeen and their partners Srinivasan Nandagopal and Kayalvizi Srinivasan and has been renamed Anchor Restaurant, Bar and Lounge.

Mrs Shabdeen said the venue will feature contemporary cuisine with a selection of Bermudian cuisine “which is a demand of both tourist and locals”.

“We will be open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with entertainment on the weekend and we will also offer a take-out service,” she added.

“Our team has been working on owning and running a restaurant for the past four years.

“We have been looking at various properties, preparing a business plan, conducting surveys amongst the locals and doing research. Between the four of us, there is more than 50 years of hospitality experience.”

wedco freeport Bermuda April 3 2016

Mrs Shabdeen said her husband and partners were keen to give back to the community and help train young people.

“We want to revive the service art among our young people and we will do this by offering two students every summer from the Bermuda College an opportunity to intern at our restaurant and work in each area of service.

“Our daughter is currently completing her Associates in Hospitality Management at the Bermuda College and will continue in England in the fall to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and our partners’ son is aspiring to be a Chef – so it is a family affair for us.”

Joanna Cranfield, the Business Development Manager for WEDCo, said it was good to see new life being breathed into the restaurant.

“It is in a very important location, as you come into Royal Naval Dockyard by road, so it is very prominent. It is a great addition to the area and I cannot wait to see it when it is opened.”

The Restaurant will have a soft opening early this month, serving breakfast and lunch and guests will be able to enjoy the Bar menu until 5pm and full service for breakfast, lunch and dinner after May 15.


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  1. Donna Mello says:

    Congratulations Srini & team. Hurry up May 15th!!! I know you will do well in your new venture.

  2. Country Gal says:

    Congrats to All!!!!! I wish you much success !!!! Can’t wait to visit.

  3. Accurate says:

    Great to see – wishing you much success!

  4. IseeIT says:

    All I can say is hmmm… How did this happen? If you know what I mean.

    • be realistic says:

      No, I don’t know what you mean – please explain…

      • TO BE REALISTIC……..I am wondering the same thing. IseeIT has got some nerve.

        • Pathetic little mind IseeIT says:

          It happened because they worked hard learned how operate a business and opened their own.

          It’s kinda how it works in the real world you know.

          Best of luck to this new venture and I can’t wait to give the Anchor some business.

          As for you IseeIT you are one sad excuse for a human being. Just sayin…

    • SMH! says:

      The owners advertised the business for sale and these new owners purchased it! That is how it happened. And NO, I don’t know, what do you mean?

    • Karen says:

      Im with u on this. Not one betmudian in picture hmmm. What happened to 60/40 Bermudian partner in any business venture

  5. Gabriel says:

    Best of luck to the new owners and thank you for providing opportunities to college students!

  6. bermy girl says:

    Congrats all! We look forward to visiting in the coming weeks

  7. Kish says:

    Congrats Tash, Maz and Partners…..I wish you all the success in the world.

  8. Frank says:

    Congratulations ! best of luck.

  9. Brech says:

    great we have another eatery in the West..

  10. Lioness on the rise says:

    I know what you mean Iseelt. Smdh !! Apparently we must be the only ones .

    • Some Bermudians are the only ones that don’t see opportunity when it’s looking them in their faces. :-( Plus note, they will be willing to train anyone the opportunities, (including Bermudians)
      To the husbands and wives teams of Natasha and Mazahim Shabdeen and their partners Srinivasan Nandagopal and Kayalvizi Srinivasan I wish you the best…

      • Some Bermudians are the only ones that don’t see opportunity when it’s looking them in their faces :-(
        Here’s your chaince, they’ll be willing to train anyone interested all of the opportunities, (including Bermudians)
        I say, congratulations to the husbands and wife teams of Natasha and Mazahim Shabdeen and their partners Srinivasan Nandagopal and Kayalvizi Srinivasan I wish you the best…

    • Dolly says:

      Yes we all know what you mean and how sad that you can only see race.

    • Zevon says:

      Why don’t you explain it. You seem to be having a private conversation.

    • Open you own darn business then says:

      Instead of spewing your hate toward those that are really trying to help BERMUDA rebuild.

      You should totally be ashamed of yourself.

    • Karen says:

      No ya not im with you. Its not right

  11. Mr. Meoff says:

    Why? cause they don’t LOOK Bermudian. Is that what your sayin? Get a life.

    • Karen says:

      U need a life if you think this is right.

  12. Dolly says:

    Best of luck!

  13. Coffee says:

    I don’t get up to Dockyard very often , but when I do I’ll stop in for a coffee .

  14. lisa says:

    Well IseeIT, I guess it happened through some hard work and savings, a good business plan and faith in Bermuda!! And do you know how long that restaurant was for sale, maybe you and some of your friends should have bought it …….the opportunity was there, O no ….wait ….you were waiting for someone to give it to you!!!! Typical!!!

  15. Chocolate Cake says:

    Congrats to all!
    Srini! I hope you’re going to have my favorite chocolate cake on the menu!

    • srini says:

      chocolate cake will be in our dessert menu and will be waiting to serve you with TLC!

  16. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    Congratulations to the new owners and proprietors of the dockyard property.What a fine example for Bermudians hoping to go into business.Keys-Unity with people you trust-Assisting family members to get educated to work in the business and continue the Legacy-Offering young People opportunity ,to be trained and work in the business,-Friendliness and obvious hard work ethics.What a great start with the Keys to success in place.Best of [note]
    { L.U.C.K.}////the harder one works, they luckier the get.Peace


  17. Madrica says:

    Congratulation Nikki and Maz. All the best to you and your partners.