In the Bahamas, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are widely celebrated as opportunities to socialize, gather, and eat. Last year, we wrote about how to eat like a local with Three Delicious Bahamian Easter Traditions including island favourites like hot cross buns and fried fish but this time around we’re encouraging you to indulge in egg-cellent speciality brunch menus at local restaurants with family and friends (full disclosure: menus may or may not include actual egg dishes:)
It’s most important to note that restaurants observe the Easter Monday National Holiday (Friday is also a holiday but most places remain open) and it’s best to plan your meals accordingly– if you’re visiting Nassau over Monday, April 6th, staying on hotel property to secure your breakfast, lunch, and dinner is suggested. For many Bahamians, Monday will be spent on the public beaches for a day of sun, sea, and sand- and you’re invited to do the same!
MOJO’s Restaurant & Bar- Southern, Artistic, and Fun
Credit: MOJO’s Restaurant & Bar
MOJO’s enhances tastes of New Orleans and the American South by infusing its dishes with flavours of The Bahamas and The West Indies. The restaurant’s ambiance blends comfort and style in an artistic and thought provoking space while offering an accessible and unique fine dining experience at reasonable prices. Try their wide selection of beers, fresh fruit mimosas, signature cocktails, and infused liquors.
Signatures: Fried Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Creamy Grits, Spinach Dip, Mimosas
Location: West Bay Street, Western New Providence
Serving: Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm
Contact: Facebook, Phone (242) 698-2019
Billfish Grill- A Relaxing Spot off the Beaten Path
Credit: Palm Cay
Located fifteen minutes by car or taxi outside of downtown Nassau, Palm Cay is a warm and active marina community. Residents and guests of this idyllic island gated neighbourhood will delight in refreshing ocean breezes, a stunning view of the horizon and nicely presented savoury and sweet breakfast dishes in the Billfish Grill clubhouse.
Signatures: Breakfast Burrito, Palm Cay Waffles, Fresh Fish Burger, Oven Fired Pizzas
Location: Yamacraw Beach, (in a gated community at Palm Cay), Eastern New Providence
Serving: Saturday & Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm
Contact: Website, Facebook, Phone (242) 698-0234
Luciano’s Of Chicago- Sophisticated Dining with a View
Credit: Luciano’s Of Chicago
Enjoy one of the island’s best waterfront dining locations with views of Nassau Harbour and Paradise Island at the former impressive estate of the country’s first Premier to The Queen, Sir Roland Symonette. Now a replicated Tuscan Villa, Luciano’s Of Chicago allows art to take shape in the careful preparation of each dish, showcasing a combination of Italian and Bahamian specialities. Be sure to enjoy their exceptional wine collection and stroll along the boardwalk before your meal arrives.
Specials: Guava Glazed Ham, Seared Snapper, Caribbean Spice Rubbed Chicken
Signatures: Conch Cakes, Grilled Tuna Sardinia, Eggplant Parmigiana, Chocolate Bread Pudding
Location: East Bay Street, (near) Downtown Nassau
Serving: Sunday, 11:30am-3:30pm
Contact: Website, Facebook, Phone (242) 323-7770
Harbourfront Coffee House- For Casual Bites and a Speciality Coffee
Credit: Harbourfront Coffee House
Nassau’s newest coffee house is located at the picturesque Bay Street Marina, overlooking the heart of Nassau Harbour. Serving simple but tasty breakfast and lunch options, Harbourfront Coffee House focuses on using the freshest ingredients available locally to produce delicious and healthy meals. Do yourself a favour and save room for dessert, as you won’t want to miss trying one of their divine pastries while you’re there.
Specials: Hot Cross Buns, Veggie Quiche, Curry Conch Chowder, Shrimp & Goat Cheese Wrap
Signatures: Eggs Benedict, Muffins & Scones, Mimosas
Location: East Bay Street, (parking lot of Green Parrot) Nassau
Serving: Friday & Saturday, 8:00am-3:00pm
Contact: Facebook, Phone (242) 322-6900
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