Some restaurants are “Best Kept Secrets” in the 242! One such secret is the Captain’s Table in Lyford Cay, Nassau, Bahamas.
I’ve only just learned about Captain’s Table after being asked about it by tourist visiting Nassau earlier this year. I didn’t know about it, and I don’t like not knowing about places that has food and can possibly be a lot of fun! Right then I added Captain’s Table to my list of places to try out.
I visited last week, and here’s how it went…
You have to make reservations for the restaurant if you’re not a guest or member staying in Lyford Cay. So I made reservations for my party and I.
When we arrived, we had to notify security at the Lyford Cay gates of our reservations which they had to confirm before allowing us access.
Once through the gates, we drove towards the Marina, parked and headed into the restaurant. We had the option of sitting wherever we chose, so we decided on an indoor window seat (you can sit outside as well).
Captain’s Table, as the name suggest, has a nautical theme and decor. Black & white pictures of boats adorn the walls, small glass and iron lantern centre pieces are on the tables and striped cushions and pillows complete the couch. Captain’s Table also overlooks the Lyford Cay marina, pleasing its customers with a beautiful view of blue skies, Bahamian waters and boats.
Like most restaurants the Captain’s Table menu changes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, therefore I can only speak on their lunch menu because that’s the time I went.
The lunch menu was casual with sandwiches, salads and a few tapas style options. My friends and I ordered the Teriyaki Steak w. Stir Fry Vegetables, Coconut Shrimp, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Classic Cheeseburger and 2 Orders of Fries.
The Teriyaki Steak was cut up into chucks and served on a bed of stir fry vegetables. This was the first time I ever tasted steak prepared differently than the usual fried or grilled. The teriyaki sauce gave the steak a sweeter taste than I would prefer but the steak was undeniably tender, just the way I like it!
One thing I learned about Captain’s Table is that the new owners Mr. & Mrs. Goodfellow were farmers turned restaurant owners and have been feeding people in Nassau the healthy way for about 14 year nows. This explains the hearty serving of vegetables with their meats.
Next on our little menu was the Fried Chicken Sandwich served with fries. It was a chicken breast fried crispy golden and served between two white bread toast along with lettuce and tomatoes. It also had a drizzle of melted White American cheese on the chicken.
I then noticed that the dishes lacked what we sum up in Bahamian dialect as “salt”. The dishes weren’t overly seasoned. They almost tasted as if they were not seasoned at all, just “fresh” or very healthy. I like my meals seasoned so I can savor the flavour.
So I moved onto the Coconut Shrimp, expecting the same “fresh” taste, but I was in for a pleasant surprise!
It was about 8-10 jumbo shrimps covered in a coconut batter fried to perfection and well seasoned. The shrimps were served on a salad and with a cold tomato salas dip on the side. I was so taken aback by the tastiness of the shrimps, I was down two 3 when I decided to try them with the salsa dip and it was even better! Yum!
I really wanted a cheeseburger. Like all week I wanted a cheeseburger! But I reasoned, “why would I come to a nice spot like Captain’s Table to have a burger?” In the end, my craving won over my logic and I ordered a cheeseburger.
There’s not a lot I can say about a cheeseburger that you probably don’t know (everyone’s had a cheeseburger before lol). However their burger patty tasted like 100% Beef, served with American cheese and fresh lettuce & tomatoes on a Brioche bun. Once I added my condiments it hit the spot with deliciousness!
Out of all the dishes we tried that day, the Shrimp was my personal favourite! It was seasoned well, the portions were filling and it still offered a healthy kick being served on a bed of salad. If you go to visit I suggest you definitely try the Coconut Shrimp and another option of your choice.
All of our menu choices averaged about $20 each, with the Chicken Sandwich being a little less and the Shrimp being a little more. The bill came up to $109.00, which isn’t bad for all this food, $4 drinks + VAT.
Because of where the Captain’s Table is located (Lyford Cay – A prestigious gated community) you would want to dress well in a nice summer dress or pants set with heels, wedges, or cute flats not jeans, cut off short and flip flops.
Overall, I had a nice time at Captain’s Table. I would like to visit again for Dinner just to try something new on the menu.
See more pics from my lunch at Captain’s Table below: