Nassau + Paradise Island
Restaurants in Nassau + Paradise Island
Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Nassau Paradise Island restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Nassau Paradise Island restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.
Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Nassau Paradise Island to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Nassau Paradise Island restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Nassau Paradise Island.
A recreation of the original Café Martinique, which was featured in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, this upscale French restaurant is the work of renowned Alsatian chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and New York—based designer Adam D. Tihany.
Just west of downtown, the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay is a collection of several restaurants and bars serving some of the freshest, most authentic Bahamian fare on the island. Located along the waterfront, the restaurants are housed in pastel-colored shacks, many of which have outdoor patios.
Known for its casual-chic vibe and eclectic menu, Indigo Café is among the most popular restaurants in Cable Beach. The candlelit dining room is decorated with colorful local artwork, including pieces by well-known painter Brent Malone, whose daughter Marysa owns the café.
This octagonal timber bar is one of a number of shacks on Arawak Cay, just west of downtown, that serve traditional Bahamian food like fried grouper—earning the isle the nickname "The Fish Fry." Kick back with a locally brewed Kalik beer and a conch salad, and watch the lightning-fast chopping pe
There's no street number, and the restaurant has a decidedly diner-like atmosphere, but this is one of the few places to get local food at local prices. Try boiled fish—big chunks of bone-in grouper with lemons, onions, potatoes, and hot peppers—with a crumbly sweet johnnycake.
Nobu Matsuhisa's Peruvian-influenced Japanese dishes are now served at more than 15 outposts worldwide.
The first Caribbean outpost of celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Dune is far and away the chicest restaurant in the Bahamas.