Anchor & Den: The hottest new spot on the strip

If you haven’t stopped by the revamped Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, it’s high time you did. Just to the right of reception you’ll discover Anchor & Den, a fantastic spot for lounging, indulging in great food from the menu, creperie and raw bar, and pulling up a chair for a cold beverage.

Anchor & Den opened last month, and word has spread like wildfire about this place with its laid back atmosphere, terrific décor, and fresh approach to the dining and lounge experience. Guests can take a seat at the impressively long bar, in booths, on lounge seats, or at tables, with a full view of the open space.

The whole beach chic concept works beautifully well, so it should be no surprise to find an excellent selection of local brews on tap, courtesy of the Cayman Islands Brewery. There are no less than six different choices to suit all tastes. There’s Caybrew, Caybrew Premium Light, Ironshore Bock and White Tip, as well as Twisted Citrus and limited edition Pirates Gold. If you’ve been interested in trying the range of Cayman Islands Brewery products, this is where you need to go. You can sit back, relax, drink in the atmosphere, and some frothy glasses of terrific, locally brewed beer.

The menu at Anchor & Den is delicious and varied. The creperie features sweet and savory crepes, and the raw bar is a feast for the senses with oysters, crab claws, jumbo shrimp and ceviche, among other delights.

Appetizers and entrees run the gamut from jerk pork poutine and grilled octopus salad to braised short rib gnocchi and poached cod in coconut milk. Just make absolutely sure you save room for dessert. They are all divine, but the salted caramel ice cream jar will have you weeping with joy. Mind blown.

Take our word for it; Anchor & Den is going to be THE place to socialize, particularly on the weekends. They’ve always got a DJ spinning the hits on Fridays, making it the perfect choice for unwinding after a long work week.

So stop by the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and check out Anchor & Den. You’ll want to dock yourself here for a while, and sample everything on offer, including fantastic Cayman Islands Brewery beer.