– Governor’s Harbour –
Discover Bahamian food the way it was meant to be.
For a settlement so small, historic and quaint Governor’s Harbour on mainland Eleuthera proffers a lively array of dining options.
1648 Bar and Grille is among the newest spots for eating out in Governor’s Harbour. Located on the waterfront within the newly-opened French Leave Harbour Village, the restaurant’s menu features typical beach side bar and grill offerings along with more finely tuned fare for dinner like seafood, steak and catch-of-the-day specials. Food can be served indoors or on the venue’s outdoor deck.
Tucked away on its own small beach, Pascal’s is a restaurant where dinner is served with a free sunset view. Menu options include Bahamian traditional favourites like conch fritters, reputedly some of the best on the island, or with French-Caribbean fusion flare. Handily, the restaurant’s size means it can handle larger groups, such as wedding functions.
For those who may have had a few too many burgers or conch fritters (if that is indeed possible!) The Beach House Tapas brings a bit of a Spanish twist to the island’s foodie scene – and yes, theydo sell burgers too. Touted for their beachfront views, best enjoyed while imbibing a rum punch at their outside bar, the place is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering live music on Thursdays.
Tippy’s is another local favourite: an open-air beach bistro where traditional fare like fresh fish is taken up a notch by a French chef. Menu items change daily based on what’s available locally and live music rocks the place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Situated on the Atlantic side of the island, a sea breeze will welcome you to your table – much needed in the summer months.
For a casual and convenient lunch the Waterfront Cafe, located right next to the shipping dock, is an option, while coffee, pastries, sandwiches and other snacks can be found at Banks road Deli or Da Perk Coffee Shop.
But don’t forget to spend some time away from the dining table. Governor’s Harbour is one of the most interesting old villages in The Bahamas, with hundreds of years of history hidden among its pretty pastel-coloured buildings. Explore it on foot for a full appreciation.