GREAT FOOD, GREAT HOLIDAY
Food can turn
a good day into a great one
You might experience a dinner that knocks your socks off or the perfect poolside snack that picks you up when you’re flagging in the midday heat. Try something new and you could easily end up questioning how you’ve lived all these years without it. Or perhaps, for you, it’s just as much about the chance to enjoy quality time with loved ones, sitting down to plan the day ahead or relive its highlights.
We want you to experience these moments every day. You’re free to pick and choose from mouth- watering menus, elegant restaurants or more casual spots. We also offer special dietary dishes as standard with vegan and vegetarian menus, gluten-free and low sugar options. Our dietary trained staff are happy to answer your questions so you can enjoy delicious dining round the clock.
IT'S ALL INCLUDED...
What’s your favourite start to the day? A lazy morning of room service and breakfast in bed? Or a coffee and a freshly baked pastry? You can keep it light with a continental breakfast in the buffet – we’ve bircher muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt. Or if you want to fuel up for the day ahead, the full English is always on the menu. If an à la carte breakfast is your idea of heaven, our main restaurants are ready to welcome you. You could sip the smoothie of the day, treat yourself to a tempting stack of pancakes or opt for one of our delicious daily specials, such as eggs Benedict.
Lazing by the pool and fancy a bite to eat? Our daytime deck dining has plenty of options made with fresh, quality ingredients. You could opt for pizzas and sandwiches, gourmet burgers and hot dogs, all featuring flavours of the day where there’s always something new to try. The buffet and main restaurants also have plenty of options from light bites and healthy dishes to fuller plates and new tastes. From global cuisine to the best of British – it’s all available.
Glam it up or keep it casual. Enjoy a relaxed meal in our buffet where themed nights showcase cuisines from around the world. There’s also a new menu to try every night in the main restaurants served by our friendly waiters and on Gala Evenings, you can enjoy an exclusive menu devised by Marco Pierre White. Choose from Freedom or Club dining in the main restaurants – the option to turn up as you please or share a table each night at the same time with a group of fellow travellers.
When the mood strikes
Skipped lunch and starting to feel peckish? We offer afternoon tea in the buffet and main restaurants every day because there’s always room for a scone and cake... Or maybe relaxing in the privacy of your cabin with a cup of tea and a biscuit is on your agenda. For families, we offer an early children’s tea, giving you the flexibility to have an intimate dinner for two while the children have a night with their friends in The Reef. And if you’re craving a midnight snack, the buffet has options until the early hours.
Restaurants and menus vary by ship. This page provides a highlight of what’s in store, but will not be available on every cruise.
EXPLORE OUR SPECIALITY RESTAURANTS
On board, you can enjoy world-class dining developed by our chefs and Food Heroes. We’ve got speciality restaurants presenting contemporary Indian cuisine, hand-picked wines, mouth-watering steak, carefully crafted pastries and more – all for a fraction of the prices you might typically pay ashore. You can sit back and take it all in: the beautiful setting, the expert service, the sense of added occasion. With different restaurants on board each ship, why not make the most of exploring each tempting menu?
To whet your appetite, take a look at a few of our speciality restaurants below. For our full offering, visit pocruises.com/dining to find out more.
Offering menus that perfectly balance spices, delicate flavours and wonderful aromas, Sindhu has become a firm favourite. Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine with a British twist with incredible menus from £17.50 per person.
The Beach House
The Beach House menu offers hearty dishes and comfort-food favourites from around the globe. Fun and informal, highlights include steak, grills and delicious desserts. The drinks match the food and atmosphere with fruity wines, thirst- quenching beers, special cocktail concoctions and marvellous milkshakes. Available from £7.50 per person, supplements apply on selected dishes.
This luxurious haven in the heart of Britannia’s atrium offers something sweet for every palate. Food Hero Eric Lanlard’s creative menu offers a selection of fine pâtisserie, decadent sundaes, Jude’s ice cream, sweet waffles and crêpes, as well as cupcakes, biscuits and Costa coffee. Items are priced individually.
The Glass House by Olly Smith
Take your pick from a wide variety of global wines chosen by award-winning wine expert Olly Smith and complemented by an exciting menu of small bites, hearty mains and sharing plates. Plus, on Iona’s holidays to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, The Glass House will host an authentic tapas menu created by Local Food Hero and renowned chef, José Pizarro. Dishes are priced individually.
Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard
Inspired by Eric’s worldwide travels, the menu takes the Great British tradition of afternoon tea to decadent new levels with intricately designed and carefully prepared plates. Plus you can enjoy a thirst-quenching collection of 12 blends courtesy of teapigs™. Available from £15 per person in The Epicurean or Ocean Grill.
Get straight to the heart of fine dining. With an emphasis on grand style and flawless service, classic dishes inspired by British ingredients are given a modern makeover. Plus, on Iona’s holidays to Norway, Epicurean will offer a six-course Norwegian taster menu created by Local Food Hero and award-winning chef, Kjartan Skjelde. Menus available from £28 per person.
The Cookery Club
Enjoy an exclusive Chef’s Table experience hosted by our Cookery Club chefs. Not only do you dine on three delicious courses accompanied by wine, you get to watch our chefs craft each dish before your eyes. The Cookery Club also has a whole menu of classes to tempt you. Exclusive to Britannia, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on while being guided by our talented team of professional chefs. You could even learn from the godfather of British cooking himself, Marco Pierre White*.
*On selected cruises
Introducing our Food Heroes
Our Food Heroes are helping us to raise the bar with fantastic food and wine that celebrates Great British and global traditions. Their unique characters, skills and expertise shine through in the dishes they create for us. On specially selected cruises, they’ll join you on board to offer cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, intimate hosted dinners, book signings and Q&A sessions.
To find out which cruises our Food Heroes will be joining, look out for the icon above on our itinerary pages.
Master pâtissier Eric has earned himself an international reputation for outstanding baked creations. Vanity Fair magazine describes him as one of the best pâtissiers in the world. Visit Market Café on Britannia or indulge in his premium Afternoon Tea to discover why.
Marco Pierre White
Known the world over, Marco has pushed the boundaries of cuisine for over 30 years. Today, his passion for serving up superb dishes continues with P&O Cruises. Marco’s innovative Gala Evening menus are a treat for all and, as patron of The Cookery Club, he hosts masterclasses and dinners when on board.
Olly, the irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie heads up The Glass House restaurant and bar. You might recognise him as the regular wine expert on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. In The Glass House, he brings the world of wine to you.
To help you tailor your holiday just the way you like it, we have a selection of drinks packages offering excellent choice and value. Each is available on any holiday of five nights or more and you can use your package in all the restaurants, bars and cafés on board. Say ‘yes’ to a cocktail, sip your ‘usual’ or indulge in a Costa coffee. Enjoy great value and a wonderful choice of drinks.