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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

HOG PENNY RESTAURANT & PUB
HAMILTON, BERMUDA

This is probably the most famous pub in Bermuda.  Two travel books (Frommer's & Fodor's) said the place was a little worse for the wear.  However we found it to be a delightful experience other than the woman who "greeted" guests at the door.  When we appeared she immediately told us in no uncertain terms that there would be a thirty minute wait to be seated for lunch.  I think I surprised her when I replied:  "Thanks, no problem.  We'll see you in thirty."  We went shopping and it worked out perfectly.  Check out their drink menu and a little bit about the history of the place here.


YOU CAN'T REALLY SEE IT HERE BUT THE PLACE IS ON A STEP HILL UP THE WAY FROM FRONT STREET

We returned promptly thirty minutes later at 1:30 in the afternoon.  We had only had a granola bar for breakfast so we had powerful appetites.  I immediately ordered onion rings to share and I also got a cup of Bermuda fish chowder to sample. 

The onion rings were perfect.  Nicely fried to a beautiful golden brown and more than enough for two to share.  My fish chowder here was great, laced--as always--with sherry pepper sauce and black rum.  It was slightly different that most other chowders I sampled during this trip in that the morsels in the soup were more pronounced and less ground up than in other soups.  Very tasty.


NICE BUT SMALL, JAM PACKED AND SMOKEY BAR

I ordered the fish and chips for lunch and it was very good.  Crispy and with great fries.  My wife ordered a fish sandwich and it was quite good, too.  I'd say my fish and chips were the second best on the island.  Only the famous Swizzle Inn out did 'em.


PLEASANT PUB ATMOSPHERE

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here and would highly recommend it to you.  It's just slightly off the beaten path but just a few feet up Burnaby Hill from Front Street.

Lunch without alcohol came to roughly $69.  More information on the pub is hiding out here.

ADDITIONAL BERMUDA RESTAURANT REVIEWS:

Freeport Seafood Restaurant - Royal Naval Dockyards
Henry VIII Restaurant - Southampton
Lobster Pot - Hamilton
Pickled Onion - Hamilton
Portofino - Hamilton
Swizzle Inn - Hamilton Parish (Near the Airport)
Tio Pepe - Southampton
Waterlot Inn - Southampton
Whaler Inn - Southampton
White Horse Tavern - St. George