Bermuda’s iconic luxury resort, the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has launched a new dining experience, a steakhouse named for and inspired by the spirit of one of its most notable guests, a British spy who operated out of the property during World War II and may have been one of the inspirations for the character of James Bond.
Spearheaded by the hotel’s new Executive Chef de Cuisine, Antwan Ellis, Intrepid is an upscale steak, seafood, and raw bar restaurant featuring prime cuts of beef, freshly caught local seafood, oyster, and sushi.
“The new restaurant is an amazing space with stunning views of the water and incredible artwork on its walls,” Ellis says. “I look forward to sharing a menu with our diners to create a complete feast for the senses.”
The heart of the menu is its steak offerings, including dry-aged Niman Ranch porterhouse and ribeye. For seafood fans, the menu offers raw delights such as sashimi, oysters, and ceviche, as well as lump crab cakes with cajun remoulade, herb-crusted sea bass, and a classic whole lobster.
The restaurant also features a new cocktail menu and wine list including libations such as the Princess 75 with The Botanist gin, guava, fresh lemon, and Moët Chandon Rosé, and the Intrepid Martini with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Lemon Peppercorn Lillet, and Castelvetrano olive – naturally served shaken, not stirred.
The restaurant’s name comes from the codename given to real-life spy, Sir William Stephenson, by Winston Churchill. Stephenson headed up the censorship station based out of the Hamilton Princess during World War II and was a friend and likely inspiration of Ian Fleming, author of the world-famous fictional super-spy, James Bond.
Ellis joins the hotel from Shula’s Steakhouse at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida, where he was executive chef for the restaurant. Prior to this, Chef Antwan was Chef de Cuisine at Todd English’s Bluezoo Restaurant. The Barbadian chef began his career interested in nutrition before discovering a passion and talent for creating exciting and delicious dishes which combine the flavors of his Caribbean childhood with international cuisine.
“I am very proud to have joined the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club at such an exciting time, as the head chef at Intrepid,” Ellis says.
The new restaurant, designed by Botelho Wood Architects, is set in the hotel’s Gazebo Wing, offering a refined steakhouse atmosphere with panoramic harbour views and stylish Late Art Deco surroundings, complete with carefully selected local greenery. Art aficionados will also appreciate the new additions to the hotel’s extraordinary art collection, including works by KAWS, Josh Sperling, and Damien Hirst.
Intrepid is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. The restaurant’s menus can be viewed at www.thehamiltonprincess.com/dining/intrepid-steak-seafood-raw-bar.