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Grand Cayman East End


The quiet side of Grand Cayman - visit the East End & North Side.

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Grand Cayman East End


The quiet side of Grand Cayman - visit the East End & North Side.


Far away from the more built up Seven Mile Beach, the east side of Grand Cayman is the windward side of the island with rougher seas, but less touristy. Here are the gems that chefs and bartenders recommend you add to your hit list. You can also check out our 24 Hours on the West Side Guide and to get the entire Grand Cayman Guide with many more places, download the Find. Eat. Drink. iPhone app.

Starfish Point, Grand Cayman | Photo Credit: Marc Dorian for FED Guides

Starfish Point, Grand Cayman | Photo Credit: Marc Dorian for FED Guides


MORNING

Before Sunrise at The Market at  the Grounds | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Before Sunrise at The Market at  the Grounds | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Mahi & Fritters at The Grounds | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Mahi & Fritters at The Grounds | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Farmers Market | The Market at the Grounds

Chefs arrive before the sun rises and have their breakfast here. They sell things like fresh baked breads and mahi and fritters. 

“You have to get here early to get the best produce. You get all sorts of things to fill your fridge like fresh eggs, which is really a treat to get local eggs. They also have people selling jewelry and a lady that sells delicious fresh bread.” - Chef George Fowler of Calypso Grill

“This market is away from the main drag of Seven Mile Beach. Visitors to the island shouldn't let that deter them from a Saturday morning visit. It's easy to find if you ask for directions, no Google maps necessary! Get here early because all the good stuff gets swiped up by about 9 or 10am.” - Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Agricola Drive, Bodden Town | www.thegroundscayman.ky

 

 

WEEKEND BRUNCH

Brunch Buffet | Tukka

Photograph Courtesy of Tukka

Photograph Courtesy of Tukka

Australia comes to Grand Cayman with chef Ron Hargrave's fusion cuisine. Incorporating a bit of Oz with a Caribbean twist and a scenic overlook.

“The brunch is definitely something to go to. Beautiful scenery, excellent buffet and the quality is very high. They were the first restaurant on the island to serve Lionfish and they use a lot of it on the menu.” - Chef Thomas Tenant of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

898 Austin Conolly Drive, Gun Bay
T: 1.345.947.2700 | www.tukka.ky


LUNCH

Grape Tree Cafe | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Grape Tree Cafe | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Seaside Shack | Grape Tree Cafe

“It’s a little shack off the beach. It’s only open certain days, not all the time. They have great fried fish and vegetables. There is a pickle that goes with everything and it's actually Jamaican. The trick is that they get the fish nice and crispy and serve it with the pickle, which is white vinegar with all spice, scotch bonnet, onions, and carrots.” - Chef Sara Mair of Cookin n Tings and formerly of Ortanique

“It's a shack type place to get fried fish, located right behind the gas station. Very good.” - Chef George Fowler of Calypso Grill

Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town

Shrimp curry, fresh juices, and rum cake at Vivine's Kitchen | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Shrimp curry, fresh juices, and rum cake at Vivine's Kitchen | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Caribbean Cuisine | Vivine’s Kitchen

“Their stewed beef is second to none that I’ve found on the island. You order right out of the kitchen, you walk into the house and poke your head in. They also do turtle, which is very traditional, and something to try. You can sit overlooking the water with a great view.” - Chef Dylan Benoit of Craft F&B

524 Austin Conolly Drive, Gun Bay
T: 1.345.947.7435

Jerk Chicken | Rankin’s Jerk Centre

“They do really nice jerk pork and jerk chicken.” - Chef Ervin Horvath of Agave Grill

“It's a barbecue pit on the side of the road and you get jerk chicken with rice and a salad and you sit outside to eat it.” - Chef George Fowler of Calypso Grill

3032 Shamrock Road, Bodden Town
T: 1.345.947.3155


BEACH BARS

The Beach at Kaibo Beach Bar | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

The Beach at Kaibo Beach Bar | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Rum Point | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Rum Point | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill

The oldest beach bar on the island with a thatched palm frond and bamboo bar, white sand beach and coconut palms. The bar was built in the ‘80s for the visit of HRH Queen Elizabeth. 

“Take the drive to the East End to Lovers Wall and end here for a mudslide. Romantic!” - Bartender Ryan Goodspeed of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Water Cay Road, North Side
T: 1.345.947.9975 | www.kaibo.ky

Rum Point

“You come here and have a salad, a sandwich or a fresh fruit plate and it’s nice because you’re outside, under the sun and you can be casual, you don’t have to wear a shirt and the service is very good. You drink a mud slide and it’s a fun day out. It’s nice to have lunch here and lounge about in the water.” - Chef George Fowler of Calypso Grill

46 Sand Pointe Road, Rum Point

Mimi's Dock Bar

"It’s one of the best places on the island to have a drink. You get a silly frozen drink and sit overlooking the beach and ocean." - Bartender Simon Crompton formerly of Agua

2289 Queens Highway, Morritt's
T: 1.345.947.7449


ALL DAY DINING

Over The Edge | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Over The Edge | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Caribbean | Over The Edge 

Ackee and Saltfish at Over The Edge | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Ackee and Saltfish at Over The Edge | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Take in the views of wave crashing, it's a perfect spot for eating and drinking all day. They open at 8am and serve until 10pm, with their bar staying open until 1am. 

“I love their Johnnycakes. Whenever they have land crabs on the menu, get them. They’re a little bit different from the crabs that you get from the sea, like Dungeness or Snow crabs, since they're found mostly in swamps and mangroves. They are sweet, earthy and taste like where they're from, and that's a good thing.” - Chef Thomas Tenant of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

“This place is magical. It isn't really about one thing, it is about the whole experience and the vibe of the place. I like to order their conch steak, which has really nice flavor. They make it like a cutlet, pound it out, bread it and fry it up. It can be tough, but I like the flavor. I also like their ackee and saltfish.” - Chef Ervin Horvath of Agave Grill

312 North Side Road, Old Man Bay
T: 1.345.947.9568 | www.over-theedge.com



Souvenirs


Souvenirs


Cayman Sea Salt

Chef Eric Ripert’s uses this sea salt at his restaurant Blue at the Ritz-Carlton, as does many other restaurants on the island. They let nature do all the work and are using recycled glass from sliding doors discarded after Hurricane Ivan. 

www.caymanseasalt.com | Where To Buy

A Small Backyards Marmalades

Sold at the Camana Bay farmers market on Wednesdays. You can get a variety of citrus marmalades made from fruits sourced from trees in the maker’s backyard (hence the name) and her neighbors’ trees. She also sells banana bread.

facebook.com/ASmallBackyard | Where To Buy

Cayman Gourmet Pepper Jelly

Carol Hay started making the pepper jelly as a hobby, using scotch bonnet peppers and seasoning peppers from her own back yard. She adds other locally grown species of West Indian peppers and sweet peppers to round out the flavors.

caymanpepperpatch.com | Where To Buy

Map


Map


FED Pros


FED Pros


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MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

Executive chef and head of the Genuine Hospitality Group in Grand Cayman and Miami.

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THOMAS TENANT 

Chef of the Genuine Hospitality Group in Grand Cayman and Miami.

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Joe Mizzoni

Chef formerly of The Brasserie in Grand Cayman and Miami.

DYLAN BENOIT

Executive chef for Market Street Group in Grand Cayman.


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ERVIN HORVATH

Chef and owner of Agave Grill in Grand Cayman.

SARA MAIR

Chef of Cookin n Tings, Formerly of Ortanique in Grand Cayman.

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GEORGE FOWLER

Chef and owner of Calypso Grill in Grand Cayman.

SIMON CROMPTON

Formerly head bartender of Agua Restaurant in Grand Cayman.

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