There’s a new hangout on Seven Mile Beach and it’s open to all.
Andi Marcher and Paolo Polloni, the successful restaurateurs behind Ragazzi and Luca, reopened Hemingways Restaurant at the former Beach Suites property on West Bay Road in early April.
Although they made no changes in the restaurant’s structure, the cuisine is very different from that of the old Hemingways, which closed last August.
“It’s Asian-fusion,” says Marcher. “But we’re keeping it casual with the beach theme incorporated into that.”
In addition to sushi and sashimi, some of the other items on the menu include Asian ribs, steaks, lobster, fresh fish, tempura, spring rolls, noodle dishes and salads. There’s also a menu for children featuring burgers, macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers and cheese quesadillas.
Hemingways also offers classic and tropical cocktails, frozen drinks, beergaritas and non-alcoholic fruit smoothies. Its wine list features dozens of options that are appropriate for outdoor drinking and pairing with Asian foods, including sparkling wines and Champagne, rosés and various red and white wines.
“We’re also going to have a brunch eventually,” says Marcher. “We hope to start that next month.”
Long-time Grand Cayman restaurant manager Reno Mancini, who worked at the Wharf Restaurant for 19 years, was hired to manage the new restaurant. There is some parking available on the beach side of West Bay Road, with more parking in between Deckers Restaurant and Buckingham Square across the road.
The restaurant has seating indoors as well as outdoors, with tables under large umbrellas also by the pool and on the beach. The main restaurant is open daily for food from 11:30am until 10pm and the pool bar is open for drinks from 9am until midnight.
“Come on down and hang out with us,” says Marcher. “Everybody is welcome.”