The Bermuda Tourism Authority will launch a competition next month to determine the island’s best fish sandwich and everyone is encouraged to help with the search. It seems no Bermuda restaurant menu is complete without its own version of the classic fish sandwich. In the lead up this friendly competition we’ll be showcasing a few of our favourite discoveries.

The recent makeover of The Hamilton Princess’s Lobby Bar, Crown & Anchor, may look a far cry from its colonial inspired, pastel-hued predecessor, but the menu, like the new name, continues to celebrate life in Bermuda. Their take on a fish sandwich, a “blackened” offering with tangy red cabbage salad and a curry remoulade, has the perfect balance of spices that enhance and never overpower the fresh fish. Served on toasted sourdough with your choice fries or salad it’s the perfect complement to the traditional, fiery-sweet ginger beer. If you’re looking for something with a little more kick, Marina-side bar 1609 has Dark & Stormies on tap.

“Visitors to any destination want to eat where locals eat,” said BTA Chief Product & Experiences Development Officer Pat Phillip-Fairn. “With this competition we will challenge our restaurateurs to win the endorsement of locals on the often debated topic of great Bermuda fish sandwiches. The restaurant that wins favour with locals and can impress a panel of local judges will be recommended to visitors through BTA marketing efforts on-island.”

The competition will last for two weeks, beginning on August 4, 2015. During that time the BTA will ask diners to scour the island in search of the best Bermuda-made fish sandwich and then vote for their favourite online or by telephone. The restaurants with the highest volume of endorsements from locals will advance to a second round where a panel of judges will crown Bermuda’s Best Fish Sandwich.

Look out for the full article on Crown & Anchor in the August issue of Bermuda Magazine, complete with mouth-watering photographs of food with cocktails and wine, courtesy of Gosling’s.’s-Best-Fish-Sandwich/

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