Intrepid is inspired by one of the hotel’s most prominent guests: Sir William Stephenson. The British intelligence agent, code name Intrepid, headed the Allied Forces’ Atlantic censorship station based out of the Hamilton Princess during the Second World War. Stephenson was close friends to world renowned author; Sir Ian Fleming – who credited Stephenson as the ‘real thing’ when asked about his inspiration behind his famous spy, James Bond.
Exclusively serving dinner, Intrepid is an upscale steak, seafood and raw bar restaurant, offering a contemporary twist on the classic American grill for a refined dining experience. The restaurant is spearheaded by the hotel’s new Executive Chef de Cuisine, Antwan Ellis.
Intrepid Steak, Seafood & Raw Bar occupies the flagship restaurant space in the hotel’s Gazebo Wing, offering a refined steakhouse atmosphere with panoramic harbour views and stylish floor to ceiling Art Deco elegant décor. Art aficionados will appreciate the new additions to the hotel’s collection including a larger-than-life canvas original by KAWS titled The Great Below, overlooking the revamped private dining room space.
Steak is at the heart of the new menu and meat lovers can avail themselves of prime cuts of beef, including select steak cuts expertly dry-aged by Niman Ranch and Debragga & Spitler in New Jersey, while seafood fans will enjoy the temaki sushi station and raw bar which specialises in oysters, caviar and freshly caught local fish. Menu highlights include Lump Crab Cake with Cajun Remoulade; the Intrepid Maki Roll with Lobster, Shrimp Tempura, Lemon Butter; Oysters Rockefeller and, to finish, the Goldeneye Baked Apple Galette.
For those looking to enjoy an aperitif before their meal or a nightcap at the end of the day, a new cocktail menu and wine list has been developed for the restaurant, including soon-to-be classics such as the Princess 75 with The Botanist Gin, Guava, Fresh Lemon, Moët Chandon Rosé and the Intrepid Martini with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Lemon Peppercorn Lillet, Castelvetrano Olive – served ‘Shaken Not Stirred’.