Time to go to Bed

Residents and tourists now have the option of dining in their pyjamas with the re-opening of one of Cayman’s most popular and hippest restaurants.

Bed, located at Treasure Island on Seven Mile Beach, re-opened earlier this month, with the same winning formula that made the restaurant a resounding success previously.

Destroyed when Hurricane Ivan devastated Cayman in 2004, Bed is back, with what owner Tricia Whittaker describes as ‘added boudoir glamour.’

Walls are draped with crushed velvet in sumptuous burgundies and blues, rich mahogany wood adds to the warmth, over-sized comfy sofas give a home-from-home feel and low-lighting ensures Bed oozes plush opulence from every angle.

‘We want this to be somewhere that is so comfortable people don’t want to leave,’ Tricia said. ‘It’s very inviting. Everything has been designed around comfort.’

Tricia said she has gone to great lengths to ensure the new Bed has an element of familiarity to its previous customers and as such few things have changed.

Along with a similar décor, the menu remains unchanged and the restaurant has even managed to maintain the same chefs.

‘We take a lot of pride in our menu. It took almost seven years to perfect and we haven’t changed it because it works,’ explained Tricia. ‘We really want customers to feel like they are back at the old Bed.’

The venue is split into two separate areas – the restaurant and the lounge. Each has the same plush feel.

The lounge and bar area has a roster of local DJs spinning the tunes, while local band Ratskyn Unplugged performs on Wednesday nights.

The restaurant area, split into two levels, seats some 90 diners. Individually themed four-poster dining booths, running its perimeter, are the ideal option for an intimate meal for two; each lit by tea light candles for added romance and hung with soft gold curtains for privacy.

Food is served by waiting staff decked out in silk pyjamas and diners likewise are free to don theirs.

‘No one has come for dinner in their pyjamas yet,’ said Tricia, ‘but it’s only a matter of time.’

Bed is open for dinner nightly, Monday to Friday, 6pm to midnight, Saturday and Sunday, 6pm to 11pm. The lounge is open Monday to Friday 6pm to 1am, Saturday and Sunday 6pm to 12am. Reservations are a must. Call 949-7199