An Ode to Infamy and Irish Melodies at Tom Moore's Tavern
With its casement windows, arched entryways, cozy fireplaces and intimate dining rooms, Tom Moore’s Tavern is an impressive example of Colonial Bermudian architecture. Its namesake, the Irish poet Thomas Moore, was a frequent visitor during his stay in Bermuda around 1803. Before becoming famous for prose and poetry, Moore served as a registrar to the Bermudian Admiralty Court.
Moore’s “Ode to Nea” caused quite a scandal as it is presumably about Nea Tucker, a local married woman. These days, the only scandalous deeds are the decadent dessert selections. Choose from local seafood, smoked salmon, and veal dishes, and then top it off with baked-to-order soufflés, crepes Suzette, or dark chocolate tarts. There is also an extensive international wine list. With views of Walsingham Bay, the terrace is perfect for a special event.
The building, dating to 1652, served as a tavern before it became a restaurant, though it kept the “tavern” name. Sounds much more “Moore-ish,” don’t you think?