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Hamilton stroll and lunch suggestions

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Hamilton stroll and lunch suggestions

Explorer of the Seas will be docked at Kings Wharf Monday Sept 13. We'd like to get off the ship, take a ferry to hamilton, stroll around a bit, grab a bite, then take the bus to the horseshoe bay area.

Any suggestions for a quick self tour of Hamilton? And a place for a casual lunch before heading onto the bus? We'll be carrying some beach gear, so just want to walk around for maybe an hour or so, not too far out of the way. Thanks!

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1. Re: Hamilton stroll and lunch suggestions

You could easily spend an hour just strolling along Front Street, between the main ferry terminal and the Parliment buildin...window shopping amd popping into and out of any number of interesting stores and shops along the way. A '..circuit or downtown might begin with a stroll up Queen St. (directly across from the ferry terminal...up to City Hall...than along Church Street, past Bermuda Cathedral...than back down toward the harbour along Court St, (next to Parliment...than back along Front Street toward the main ferry terminal.

For lunch you've a fair number of good choices. For views out across Hamilton Harbour (if you can get an outside table) there's PICKLED ONION...no views but a minor Bermuda '..institution..' there's the HOG PENNY PUB, just up from Front Street, on Burnaby St. (at the reviewing stand/Flagpole)....tucked back in along the Chancery House pedestrian passageway, there's FRESCO'S......just up Chancery Lane across from Fresco's is another minor Bermuda '..institution..' DOROTHY'S (winner of more 'Best Burger in Bermuda' awards than anyone can count). Dorothy's is a VERY PLAIN little local spot, frequented largely by local shop and office workers. There's a well-worn formica counter, stools and tiled walls... the word '..ambience..' has never been associated with Dorothy's (except perhaps in the '..never had any of whatever that is..' sense) but the burgers are indeed '..famous..'.....back up the hill...between Church & Reid Streets (approx. 50 yards in from Queen St), along the Washington Mall alleyway is a 'quirky' little place, SPRING GARDEN, which looks like the'..delivery entrance..' of a building but back 'round the corner of the 'tunnel' is a pleasant little open-air '..garden/bar..' complete with thatched awnings and palm trees...and a cricket match, broadcast from some far corner of the world, on the TV....just up Queen Street from the ferry terminal is the LEMON TREE CAFE, with an outdoor seating area at the entrance to Par-La-Ville Park....up at City Hall, there's a '..lunch wagon in the parking lot of City Hall...where you can pick up something to eat, then walk over and picnic in the lovely, little Victoria Park gardens (just behind City Hall)......Ya' got a lotta' choices.....

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2. Re: Hamilton stroll and lunch suggestions

Yes, walk up Queen St. Lemon Tree Cafe is nice for a quick bite- - - --

picnic benches outside. Par La Ville is a lovely little park, don't forget to get your photo by the moon gate in there.

I'd vote for Hog Penny Pub for lunch.

(you can't go wrong with the advice from KDSail, but I thought I'd add my reinforcement.

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