There is no doubt that the combination of residents from Ireland and the U.K., plus fans of your classic pub, are regular patrons of Fidel Murphy’s on West Bay Road. Owned by John and Caitlin Dunne, Fidel’s is a haven for anyone who longs for the bangers and mash and full English breakfasts of this world. It hosts pub quizzes, karaoke and has been Ground Zero for watching the World Cup.
In May of this year, Fidel’s was joined by a sister property: The Kitchen. The two are separated by the pub’s outdoor patio and beer garden, with Fidel’s remaining the same (thank goodness!), and The Kitchen focusing on fancier fare. By all reports, The Kitchen is already a big success. On the menu you’ll find charcuterie boards, whiskey-cured salmon, duck, gnocchi and all kinds of steaks. Behind the bar, you’ll see the draft taps from the Cayman Islands Brewery.
Pubs are proud of the draft beers they serve, so it says something that The Kitchen has no less than three types of local brews available. There is Caybrew, White Tip, and the seasonal craft beer Shell Shock IPA, which is stated as having the aromas of “subtle fruits of an English ale yeast with tropical notes from American hops.”
The three Cayman Islands Brewery beers that The Kitchen serves are each different and unique in taste, designed to appeal to a range of palates. The same could be said of the new venture’s dishes, which have garnered rave reviews. As John Dunne is Irish and a chef, it stands to reason that he knows a thing or two about food. Fidel Murphy’s gained a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, so can The Kitchen be far behind?
Both venues are all about fresh, delicious ingredients, and what could be more fresh than locally made beer? Best of all, there are no bottles to join the landfill! When you drink draft, the glass just gets washed and reused, much like the brewery’s reuse-and-recycle program, which sterilizes its empty bottles and reuses them.
Stop by The Kitchen today and treat yourself to a home-cooked meal, washed down with a pint of Caybrew.