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 By Annabel Cooper 

 Always a popular option when your fridge is empty, or if you just don’t want to cook, take-out dining in Bermuda has boomed over the last two years with the launch of the Sargasso Sea food delivery app. 

 Add a pandemic into the mix and your take-out options are no longer limited to trusty fast food, sushi, or curry options. Fine dining restaurants now offer upmarket take-out food, and a wider variety of restaurants cater or deliver whole dinner parties. Want to get out of the house, but don’t want to risk going inside? ‘Curb side pick-up’ has become a new phrase in our vocabulary. Spoilt for choice? Here are some ideas: 

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: 

Specialty Inn: A veteran of the Bermudian take-out scene, Specialty Inn literally has something for every member of the family including take-home pizza making kits for the kids. Collector’s Hill; specialtyinn.bm 

Village Pantry: A family restaurant with a child-friendly menu, the Village Pantry is renowned for their delicious cuisine for difficult diets. 8 North Shore Road, Flatts; villagepantry.bm 

DINNER PARTY FROM HOME: 

Bolero: Traditionally considered more of an eat-in restaurant, you can now enjoy their ‘bodacious burgers’ to go as well as any of their other mouth-watering starters, mains, sides and ‘afters’. 95 Front Street; bolerobrasserie.com 

Portofino: Don’t see the dish you want on their take-out or catering menus? Call them up and they will strive to provide whatever your tastebuds require. Their staff will deliver your dinner party food in advance, with instructions. Portofino-made cocktails optional. 20 Bermudiana Road; portofino.bm 

IN-HOUSE DATE NIGHT: 

Huckleberry: The [email protected] section of Huckleberry’s website has everything you need to make your date night delicious. Be warned: You might fall out with your loved one over the last butterscotch pecan cronut. 61 Pitts Bay Road; huckleberrybda.com 

Harbourfront: Meat, veggie, fish, or sushi lovers are all catered for on Harbourfront’s take-out menu. Lay it out in style on your table and voila! A five-star meal to go. 40 Crow Lane; harbourfront.bm 

TAKE OUT AL FRESCO: 

Gulfstream: Conveniently located above Horseshoe Bay, pick up a Gulfstream pizza before heading down to your ready-made beach picnic. 117 South Road; bermuda-dining.com/gulfstream 

Burger shack: Carry out your loaded burger, salad or dessert from this Bermudiana Road eatery and enjoy it with the view from Barr’s Bay Park. 10 Bermudiana Road; burgershack.bm 

Wahoo’s: What better way to enjoy the views and ambiance of the Olde Towne than with a fish sandwich or box of wahoo nuggets in hand? 36 Water Street; wahoos.bm 

 WORKING FROM HOME FIX: 

If you’re stuck working from home and missing the office kitchen supplies or the convenience of being in the City, hop onto Sargasso Sea and order a caffeine fix, pick-me-up smoothie, tasty mid-morning snack or filling lunch from Brew, Devil’s Isle, The Hamilton Pastry Shop or Nonna’s Kitchen. 

All the above restaurants will deliver either via Sargasso Sea (sargassosea.app) or Five Star Home Delivery (fivestarhomedeliveryrds. com), (or both), or you can arrange curb-side pick-up. Not all take-out menu items are available for delivery. 

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