• John Boccellari

THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN SERIES PART 7 - FROG AND ONION RESTAURANT


(PHOTO PROVIDED VIA GOOGLE)

Located in the Royal Naval Dockyard at King's Wharf in Bermuda, The Frog and Onion Pub opened in 1992 by a Bermudian (The Onion) and a Frenchman (The Frog) in the old 18th century Copperage. They craft their own beer and strive to be the top choice when tourists depart their cruise ship. They aim to be the first place tourists visit when looking to journey the island.

AMBIANCE

The decor of The Frog and Onion is amazing. The place is literally stone from top to bottom. It looks like the building could have taken lots of cannon shots back in the 19th century. The restaurant is built around the structure. You can tell that the owners did everything they could not to damage or change any of the stonework that makes the place a landmark.

THE FOOD

(FROM CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SOMERS AMBER ALE, DEEP FRIED PICKLES, BEEF SHORT RIB AND BLACK ANCHOR PORTER POT PIE)

I started off with my meal with Somers Amber Ale. This delightful beverage has the wonderful flavors of Noble hops, but is not too over powering. It also went very well with all of our dinner choices. I see why it is so popular and one of the restaurant's best sellers.

The Deep Fried Pickles were not over cooked, which is easy to do. They were not over breaded, which is also easy to do. You are still able to get the sour flavor of the pickle which usually gets lost after frying. I also loved the plating and the newspaper was a nice touch.

My Short Rib and Black Anchor Porter Pot Pie was not your typical pot pie. The short rib was nice and tender while to gravy was loaded with flavor. Gone is the traditional puff pastry crust that you would usually get in a pot pie. It was replaced with a biscuit crust which really compliments the meat filling. Although the mashed potatoes look dry in the photos, they were actually creamier then they appeared. I remember eating them pretty quickly because of how good they were.

My wife had the Southwest Chicken Salad. The salad features spice rubbed grilled chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, scallion, tortilla strips, jack cheese, avocado and chipotle dressing. She loved this salad and I'm sorry for no pictures, they came out blurry. She highly recommends it.

SERVICE

The service at The Frog and Onion isn't 5 star quality. I didn't expect it to be. This is not an insult by any means. We had friendly and hospitable service from the moment we walked into the restaurant to the moment we left. Everyone was nice and had a smile while they looked to help and be there for whatever we needed.

LASTING IMPRESSIONS

I did not get to go to The Frog and Onion the first time I went to Bermuda four years ago. This time we made it a priority to get there. We were very pleased with the experience they gave us and I was able to keep a free souvenir beer glass with my order. I love free stuff. I give The Frog and Onion a 3.5 out of 5 stars. We had a great time and good food. Nothing was perfect, but it was a great time.

The Frog and Onion is located:

Maritime Ln, Bermuda at the Royal Naval Dockyard in King's Wharf

Phone #: +1 (441) 234-2900

E-Mail: frog@irg.bm

Website: The Frog and Onion

Hours of Operations: Daily 11:30am - 12:00am

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