Dining on Queen Anne

Aboard Queen Anne, the main dining options span four distinct restaurants, each catering to different levels of accommodation and offering varied dining experiences to suit guests’ preferences and expectations.

Britannia Restaurant is the main dining hall accessible to guests staying in Britannia staterooms. While the ambiance is grand and the service impeccable, the food, although generally good, does not always reach the premium standard set by competitors like Holland America, Virgin Voyages, and Celebrity Cruises. The menu is diverse, aiming to cater to a wide range of tastes with its selection of international dishes.

Britannia Club Restaurant offers a dining experience similar in menu to that of the Britannia Restaurant but in a much more intimate and less hectic setting. This venue is available to guests staying in Britannia Club staterooms and provides a more personalized service, which many find enhances the dining experience significantly. The smaller scale of the restaurant allows for more attentive service, making it an appealing option for those who prefer a quieter, more refined atmosphere.

Princess Grill Restaurant is exclusive to guests residing in Princess Grill suites. This restaurant elevates the dining experience aboard Queen Anne, offering exceptional service and gourmet cuisine that could rival some of the best luxury dining experiences at sea. The menu is sophisticated, featuring a range of exquisite dishes prepared with finesse, and the setting is equally luxurious, providing a truly premium dining environment.

Queens Grill Restaurant is the pinnacle of dining aboard Queen Anne, available exclusively to guests in Queens Grill accommodations. Regarded as one of the finest dining experiences available on any cruise ship, the Queens Grill Restaurant offers a menu of sumptuous dishes, each crafted to the highest standards with impeccable attention to detail. The service is unrivalled, and the atmosphere of the restaurant reflects the utmost in luxury and exclusivity.

Specialty Restaurants

Aboard Queen Anne, the specialty dining venues offer a diverse array of culinary delights that cater to a variety of tastes and preferences, each presenting exceptional food that justifies their additional cost. Here’s an in-depth look at each venue:

Sir Samuel’s is a refined traditional steakhouse, open for lunch and dinner. For lunch, the cost is $31.50 per person, offering a menu that includes mouthwatering menu of steak and seafood, expertly paired with some of the best wines at sea. Dinner, priced at $58.50 per person, escalates to a more formal dining experience with gourmet dishes that showcase the best of international meat and seafood. The setting is chic and the service impeccable, making it a perfect choice for a special occasion or a luxurious treat.

Aranya offers a unique dining experience for $31.50 per person, focusing on innovative Indian cuisine. The dishes are a contemporary twist on traditional flavours, incorporating fresh ingredients and modern culinary techniques. The vibrant spices and exquisite plating ensure that each meal is not only tasty but also visually appealing. Aranya’s atmosphere is infused with a sense of warmth and exotic charm, making it a standout option for those looking to explore refined Indian dining.

Tramonto provides an Italian dining experience for a more modest additional cost of $18.10 per person. This restaurant offers a range of classic Italian dishes, from hearty pastas to delicate antipasti, all served in a setting that combines rustic charm with a touch of modern elegance. The quality of the ingredients and the authenticity of the flavours make Tramonto a favorite among guests who appreciate genuine Italian cuisine.

Aji Wa offers a Japanese culinary adventure with an à la carte pricing structure. A booking fee of $20 per person is required, which is then deducted from the final bill. This approach allows guests to tailor their dining experience according to their preferences and appetite. Aji Wa’s menu features a selection of sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese specialties, each prepared with precision and artistry. The modern and minimalist decor of the restaurant complements the clean, refined flavors of the dishes.

The specialty dining aboard Queen Anne is reported to be exceptional, with each venue offering a distinct style and cuisine that meets high culinary standards. The additional cost associated with these dining options is considered well worth it, given the quality of the food, the ambiance of the venues, and the overall dining experience provided. 

Casual Dining Spots

Aboard Queen Anne, the casual dining venues offer a delightful array of options that cater to various tastes and dining preferences throughout the day, ensuring that every meal is both convenient and enjoyable.

Pavilion Wellness Cafe is a superb choice for those who prefer lighter, health-focused meals. This cafe serves a range of nutritious options such as smoothies, salads, and wraps, ideal for guests who are health-conscious or looking for a quick yet wholesome bite. The setting is relaxed and perfect for a post-workout refreshment or a serene start to the day.

Pavilion Grill provides a more relaxed dining experience where guests can enjoy a variety of grilled dishes, from freshly prepared burgers and hot dogs to grilled seafood and steaks. It’s an excellent spot for casual meals in an open and inviting atmosphere, ideal for family lunches or a laid-back dinner.

Artisans’ Food Hall is a vibrant and bustling marketplace offering a taste of global cuisines under one roof. Here, guests can indulge in a diverse range of foods, from freshly made pizzas and pastas to exotic Asian dishes and traditional British fare. The Food Hall is designed to mimic the energetic vibe of a street food market, making it a fun and engaging dining option at any time of the day.

Golden Lion Pub is a staple of the Cunard experience, offering a quintessentially British pub atmosphere. Guests can enjoy classic pub dishes like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and hearty pies. As good as the food is here, the pricing strategy is a little unorthodox, where cooked items such as fish and chips are complimentary, but a cheese toastie is chargeable. The pub is also a great place to catch live sports, participate in pub quizzes, or simply relax with a pint of beer or cider in a traditional setting.

Cunard Afternoon Tea served in the Queen’s Room is an iconic experience, providing a touch of elegance with a selection of fine teas, delicate sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a variety of pastries and cakes. The grandeur of the Queen’s Room, complete with live music and ballroom dancing, adds a special dimension to this quintessentially British tradition, making it a must-try experience during the voyage.

Each of these casual dining venues aboard Queen Anne offers not just a meal, but an experience, with varied menus that ensure all guests find something to suit their tastes and preferences. Whether looking for a healthy bite, a casual meal, a cultural taste tour, or a traditional tea experience, Queen Anne’s casual dining options thoroughly cater to the needs and whims of all passengers.

Dining Tips and Recommendations

Dining aboard Queen Anne is a delightful experience, ranging from grand gourmet feasts in the Queens Grill to relaxed meals in the casual dining venues. To maximise your culinary journey on this magnificent vessel, consider the following tips and recommendations:

Explore All Dining Options Early

Start your cruise by exploring all the dining venues available. Each restaurant has its own unique charm and menu, so take the opportunity to decide which ones you would like to try throughout your journey. This will help you plan your meals in advance and ensure you don’t miss out on any hidden gems.

Make Reservations for Specialty Restaurants

For dining in specialty restaurants such as Sir Samuel’s or Aji Wa, make reservations early. These venues are immensely popular and can fill up quickly. Booking early ensures you get to experience these exceptional dining options at your preferred times.

Attend the Cunard Afternoon Tea

Do not miss the Cunard Afternoon Tea served in the Queen’s Room. This quintessentially British experience is enhanced by the elegant setting and live music, offering a perfect afternoon indulgence. Remember, afternoon tea is a popular event, so consider arriving early to secure a good spot.

Utilise Flexible Dining Options

If your accommodation allows, take advantage of flexible dining times in the Britannia Club or Princess Grill. The ability to dine anytime within the restaurant’s operating hours allows for a more relaxed experience without the constraints of fixed meal times.

Explore Casual Venues

For a less formal dining experience, the Pavilion Grill and Artisans’ Food Hall offer a wide variety of dishes that cater to all tastes. These venues are perfect for informal meals or when you prefer not to adhere to the dress codes typically required in the main dining rooms.

Enjoy Room Service

Sometimes, the best dining spot can be your own stateroom. Queen Anne offers a comprehensive and complimentary room service menu that is perfect for those times you prefer to dine in the comfort of your suite or balcony. It’s especially delightful to enjoy a private meal with views of the ocean.

Check Daily Menus

Menus in the main dining rooms and specialty restaurants can vary daily. Be sure to check the menus each day, which are often posted outside the restaurant or available in your stateroom’s daily newsletter, to help you decide where and when you’d like to dine.

Communicate Dietary Restrictions

If you have specific dietary requirements, inform the dining staff early in your voyage. Queen Anne’s culinary teams are well-equipped to accommodate various dietary needs, ensuring that every meal is not only delicious but also suitable for your health requirements.

Experience the Golden Lion Pub

For a taste of traditional British pub culture at sea, the Golden Lion Pub offers classic pub fare in a cozy and friendly atmosphere. It’s a great place to enjoy comfort food while engaging in lively conversation or watching a game.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your dining experience aboard Queen Anne is as varied and enjoyable as possible, making every meal a memorable part of your cruise adventure.

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Queen Anne Elevates Cunard’s Dining to New Heights

Dining aboard Queen Anne represents a significant evolution in the culinary offerings of the Cunard fleet, setting a new benchmark for choice and variety. With an enhanced array of both inclusive and specialty dining options, Queen Anne stands out as the flagship for gastronomic excellence within the Cunard line. The addition of several extra charge venues has been met with mixed feelings by some Cunard loyalists, who express concerns over the increasing number of paid dining options. However, it’s important to note that the ship also offers more inclusive dining opportunities than any other in the fleet, effectively broadening the culinary choices without diminishing the availability of complimentary dining.

The expansive selection on Queen Anne ensures that dining areas are neither overcrowded nor fully booked, providing guests with a relaxed and comfortable dining experience throughout their voyage. This flexibility allows passengers to enjoy a wide range of dining experiences, from casual meals at the Pavilion Grill to luxury dining at Sir Samuel’s steakhouse, without the pressure of limited availability.

Overall, Queen Anne has successfully elevated the dining experience, allowing guests to enjoy an unprecedented variety of cuisines and settings. Whether seeking a sumptuous meal in an exclusive restaurant or a quick bite in a more laid-back atmosphere, Queen Anne offers something to satisfy every palette, reinforcing its status as a top choice for culinary excellence at sea within the Cunard fleet.

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