The grande dame of Grand Cayman continues to set the standard for spectacular cuisine and ambiance.
If ever a destination truly earned its name, it's Grand Old House, the premier waterfront dining experience in the Cayman Islands.
Since 1969, this former colonial plantation residence, built-in 1908, has been a favorite dining spot for locals and visitors alike. With beautifully preserved interiors and new additions, including a massive 5,000 square foot oceanfront deck, diners can enjoy the spectacular Caribbean sunset with the finest food and wine the Cayman Islands has to offer.
The cuisine is a diverse fusion of African, Indian, Arab, European, Amerindian and Chinese influences, and an occasional subtle hint of British colonial (go on, indulge your sweet tooth with a dessert such as the Grand Old House signature banana sticky toffee pudding). This truly is a unique and international dining experience.
Grand Old House makes full use of the Cayman Islands staples in its cuisine, including coconut, cassava, conch, plantain, yams, rice, and seafood -- particularly tuna, mackerel, Mahi-Mahi, and snapper. Turtle meat is also popular in the Cayman Islands, as is conch, marinated or served in stews and chowders, a high point in Cayman Islands dining.
After dinner, guests can enjoy a cigar handmade by the in-house cigar roller, or choose from an extensive collection of vintage and limited edition cigars. As an accompaniment, Grand Old House has a comprehensive collection of fine old Armagnacs, with examples from 1888 to 1984.
As well as its expansive waterfront dining area and deck, the magnificent house has more intimate settings, sparkling with crystal and delightful old-world charm. The Colonial Dining Room and four other private dining rooms – the Plantation Room, the Wine Room, the Gazebo Room, and the English Room represent the peak of fine dining in Cayman. The Wine Room offers a spectacular selection of wines, more than 25,000 bottles, one of the most comprehensive selections in the region.
The best Caribbean dishes include healthy vegan and vegetarian options, and Grand Old House makes sure that its guests are offered the freshest and best quality dishes, including vegan pasta and delicious vegan curry, rich in Caribbean sauces and spices. The view, the ambiance, and the fine dining are only enhanced by the setting. The splash from the waves below hitting the rugged shore may spray onto your shoes if you have a seafront table (ask for it, the sunset view is unsurpassed).
With its excellent cuisine, award-winning wine list, attentive service, and colonial charm, the Grand Old House is also a favorite wedding destination. Over the years, more than a thousand couples have chosen this historical Cayman Islands waterfront restaurant setting for their big day's celebration. The venue can host up to 500 guests, making it the ideal wedding venue for parties of all sizes.
Perfect setting, perfect Caribbean fine dining, and perfect service are hallmarks of the Grand Old House, making this Grand Cayman restaurant the ideal venue for any special occasion. Several nights a week Grand Old House hosts live music with a different genre each night.
Grand Old House is open weekdays (except public holidays) for lunch and every evening for dinner. Book in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly at weekends.