Dreaming of your next getaway? No vacation is complete without great food and wine. Here are 11 top-notch Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning wine restaurants on islands and cruise ships around the world to spark your wanderlust, with flourishes including a historic 250,000-bottle cellar in the Bahamas, Champagne sabering on the beach in Mauritius and a classic American steak house in the middle of the ocean.
This is only a partial guide to restaurant wine lists on islands and boats. To check out more great wine dining spots across the globe, see Wine Spectator’s more than 3,700 Restaurant Award–winning picks, including our 53 recipients in the Caribbean and the 91 Grand Award recipients holding our highest honor.
648 S. Church St., George Town, Cayman Islands
Telephone (345) 949-9333
Open Lunch and dinner, daily
Best of Award of Excellence
Grand Old House
Some of Grand Old House’s 24,000 bottles surround a table in the wine room.
On the waterfront in George Town on Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean, Grand Old House has been earning Restaurant Awards since 1990. Take a seat on the veranda and enjoy panoramic seaside views alongside chef Thurshara Siriwardana’s menu of pastas, seafood and hearty meat dishes. Today, wine director Luciano De Riso’s wine list is known for its strengths in California, France (especially Bordeaux, the Rhône and Champagne), Tuscany, Piedmont and Spain. Of the nearly 2,200 selections offered, more than 120 large-format bottles are available, including several double magnums from Antinori.