The Brasserie

Blackened day grouper with roasted local pumpkin, charred okra, ackee and garden callaloo puree

Blackened day grouper with roasted local pumpkin, charred okra, ackee and garden callaloo puree

The Brasserie is hands down one of the best restaurants in Grand Cayman.  To be honest, they took on the sea/farm-to-table concept before it was even cool to do so on island.  They have continued to be trendsetters in the industry by working with local farmers, utilising their two fishing boats, maintaining a private garden and even a beehive.  They change their menu daily based on what is fresh, seasonal and local.  If you are looking for an eclectic primarily seafood restaurant then this is where you want to be. Make sure you grab one of their cocktails which incorporate their garden ingredients like passionfruit, basil, gooseberry and honey. For a more casual café approach (with food just as delicious), head next door to The Market for hot lunches, build-your-own salads and sandwiches.  Not feeling too hungry?  Then check out Juiced at The Wicket for flavourful and fresh smoothies and juices.

The refreshing Passionfruit Lemonade with vodka, garden passionfruit, lemon and soda.

The refreshing Passionfruit Lemonade with vodka, garden passionfruit, lemon and soda.

Address: Cricket Square, 171 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 

Phone: (345) 945-1815

Website: www.brasseriecayman.com

Good for: Eclectic Menu, Local Ingredients, Seafood, Indoor/Garden Seating, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Adventurous Dining, Theme Nights, Tasting Menu

The complimentary bread platter: fluffy coco bread and crispy za'atar spiced lavash served with their addictive homemade hummus.  

The complimentary bread platter: fluffy coco bread and crispy za'atar spiced lavash served with their addictive homemade hummus.  

The famous 'Brasserie' grilled cheese with soft brie, white truffle and sorrel jam.  Note the jams change seasonally.

The famous 'Brasserie' grilled cheese with soft brie, white truffle and sorrel jam.  Note the jams change seasonally.

One of the best burgers on island.  Check out their build-your-own-burger night on Wednesdays.

One of the best burgers on island.  Check out their build-your-own-burger night on Wednesdays.

The Chocolate Fondant Cake is a chocolate lovers dream!  Molten chocolate oozes from the cake and each bite combines perfectly with dulce de leche, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and an actual chocolate chip cookie.

The Chocolate Fondant Cake is a chocolate lovers dream!  Molten chocolate oozes from the cake and each bite combines perfectly with dulce de leche, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and an actual chocolate chip cookie.

Dulce de Leche crème brûlée with a side of banana bread

Dulce de Leche crème brûlée with a side of banana bread

Bar seating area and private room at The Brasserie

Bar seating area and private room at The Brasserie

The best Smoked Wahoo Dip topped with a creamy layer of avocado and pickled red onions.  Typically served with grilled sourdough, but I opted for breadfruit crisps instead.

The best Smoked Wahoo Dip topped with a creamy layer of avocado and pickled red onions.  Typically served with grilled sourdough, but I opted for breadfruit crisps instead.

Black bean soup topped with cilantro, crispy tortilla strips and feta cheese

Black bean soup topped with cilantro, crispy tortilla strips and feta cheese

The fully stocked bar at The Brasserie

The fully stocked bar at The Brasserie

'Brasserie' Honeycomb with manchego cheese and quinoa granola

'Brasserie' Honeycomb with manchego cheese and quinoa granola