Restaurant at the Fairmount Southampton resort. It has gone through several concepts/themes over the years and this latest one is the best I've experienced. Focus is on Mediterranean cuisine with tapas, small plates for sharing as well as a conventional, entree-based dinner menu. The signature dish seems to be the chicken tagine - we had it the night we dined, as apparently did half the house. It is a delicious, subtly-seasoned and attractively presented dish. It easily serves two; in fact, it is probably suited for three. Modest wine list - again, emphasizing wines of the Mediterranean basin - at a variety of price points - we found an Italian wine, new to us, that we liked. The service, like everywhere at the Southampton, was exceptional.
It was obvious that the restaurant had opened for the season a few days earlier. While there were 4-5 waitstaff only one was rushing around trying to do everything. We had a very long wait for our food and an even longer wait for the check. For the Bermuda prices I expect to be catered to. The short rib lasagna was good. The bruschetta trio for $26 literally had 1 minuscule tomato. One was a pile of ham, another small pile of mushrooms and the third was ricotta cheese with 1 small cherry tomato sliced in half.
The restaurant was superb and the venue was very interesting. Food was good but EXPeNsiVE and the waitress was hurried and pushy. There was no need for the harried service and pushiness.
Originally wasn’t sure about the “shared plates” aspect, but there were individual options available so we decided to give it a shot. We ended up getting a shareable appetizer and a shareable dinner... hands down, just about the best meal we had while in Bermuda. The 24 oz t-bone was cooked to perfection and the service was nice and friendly. Ambiance was equally nice. The only minor nitpick was that the Mozzarella Board appetizer came with 1 piece of bread to share... 2 would have been more appropriate.
Second time visiting this restaurant since it's re-open as Mediterra. Great, friendly service. Good to see lots of guests and locals dining at the hotel restaurant. The appetizers were a bit of a miss because we ordered the same one that we had the first time- presentation was different and flavor wasn't as powerful as the first time. Main courses- Pork Tenderloin and the Lamb were very flavorful and juicy. Good portion size- not too big, not too small.
Only recommendation would be for them to change the serving fork/spoons that came with the dishes as they were too small to serve anything onto your appetizer plate.
Dinner was outstanding. The service was excellent. A very enjoyable evening.
My husband and I dined with our two kids. We ordered the mezze platter, insalata Roma and seafood paella all to share family style. The food was very good, with good sized portions for sharing.
The servers were very attentive. We had one small problem with something we ordered and it was resolved very quickly and to our satisfaction.
We did find the ambiance a little dark, the restaurant is made to look like the lower deck of a ship. Not as picturesque as the beautiful views from the other Fairmont Southampton restaurants but cozy and nice for a date or romantic evening.
The cost of the meal was on the expensive side but with drinks and gratuities included it was still a good value.
Great tapas! The shrimp gnocchi and short ribs were both delicious!
We were pleasantly surprised by the variety on the menu and the quality of the food. I am gluten free and the waiters were very good at guiding what was suitable and what was not. Their gluten free bread was the best I have had. The rest of our meal exceptional and the cocktails divine. We are locals do will de finely be back and recommend to friends and visitors.
Food and service was above expectations! The seafood paella was incredible, as was the appetizers and the anniversary dessert that the restaurant surprised us with. Have already recommended it to locals as our experience was exceptional.
Great place. Great service and food. A bit overpriced like everything in Bermuda
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Great service from our helpful and attentive host. The tapas were great, but we would also have enjoyed some of the more rustic tapas commonplace in Southern Spain, where we maintain a second home.
Honestly, it was a more casual Italian dining experience than we anticipated. For those of us who dined at the Newport Room and the Gastropub - it just felt like more of the same. The food was good - the entree portions were small.
Great new addition the the Fairmont restaurants. Awesome place for tapas style food or dinner. Excellent customer service.
We had a very pleasant meal, sharing everything: the fritter appetizer, salad, and paella. And, of course, wine. It was very good all the way around, though it like much of Bermuda was quite expensive, especially the wine. But we can't forget we're in paradise for our anniversary. It was worth it, and to get home we took an elevator.
Went to Mediterra on our first night of vacation! The short rib cannelloni was delish. Service was lovely.
A newly opened restaurant that promised an exciting sharing experience. We were not disappointed. The menu was explained in detail and recommendations offered. The cocktail menu offers a most interesting selection. Great value for money. The portions are very generous !
Great food and service. Nice new menu.
Visited Mediterra on a quite Tuesday evening. We chose the chefs selection of tapas to share for starters, the kofta was divine!
For main we chose the fish paella, tasty and plentiful.
As mediterra is quite new we decided to go out and had creme Catalan for dessert. All accompanied with a glass of Rioja.
Good value and tasty. Great, friendly service too
I was a fan and frequent customer of both previous restaurants in this space so was very disappointed in our experience of the new Mediterra.
I'll start with the good - the service and staff were great.
The problem was the food, which varied between just OK and bad enough to send back. We started with a platter of Tapas of the day which were OK, EXCEPT the pork tenderloin which was so overcooked it had the consistency of shoe-leather. We ignored it and waited for our mains.
I ordered a pasta Carbonara which I sent back and I NEVER send meals back. There was ZERO guanciarle (bacon) in it, it tasted of nothing and the portion was tiny. I think it was $26 which I simply wasn't going to pay for something so dismal. Back it went.
My wife's meal (cannelloni I think) had a slab of cheese on it that had been burnt into a dark brown brick. One of our friends had tortellini I think which comprised about 6 pieces of pasta totally lost in a soup of vegetables. Lastly, the other friend had Gnocchi Sorrentino which was OK but for $32 it should be. It's pasta and tomato sauce. We had a few glasses of wine but they came in tiny, I'd guess 3oz pours at $15 a glass. Guys, get some decent glasses for your red wine.
Even with our sent back dish removed from the bill, with grats, our meal came to $100 head which was lousy value for money for what we received. Hotel restaurant dining is never cheap but this seemed particularly expensive for pretty awful food.
As I say, both previous restaurants in this space (Gastropub and Newport Room) had great food so I don't know what happened here but I won't be back unless I hear things have improved mightily.
This was a wonderful experience, the food was interesting and tasty and reminded us of our visit to the Mediterranean. The atmosphere was welcoming and fun and the wait staff very helpful for those new to this type of cuisine. The price was reasonable given the opportunity for many menu options to be shared. A wonderful and fun way for a group or couple to spend the evening dining out.
The service was superb and the food portions generous. We celebrated a birthday and had a nice experience.
Excellent meal and service. We'll be back soon...many more menu items that I want to try!
New restaurant at the Fairmont. Great fun new menu and very interesting drinks. Worth a try. Service was wonderful!