Drinks and dining

Flavours to explore, quality to dine for

From healthy to decadent, from hearty to delicate, there’s a menu and a venue for every mood. Keen to dress up for a romantic meal in a chic setting? Prefer to pick up a freshly made snack while sunbathing by the pool? Feel free. Every meal brings a moment to relish when you dine on board. And with options available around the clock, including a sumptuous afternoon tea, you can enjoy delicious dishes whenever you feel peckish. There are modern British classics to choose from as well as flavours inspired by the destinations on your itinerary, and so much is included in the price of your holiday.

Whatever the occasion, whatever you fancy

Ripples

Fresh and informal

From buffets and poolside snack bars to cafés and deck bars, these casual spots are the perfect places to stop by and tuck into a tasty bite or savour a refreshing drink. With options available all day and even late at night, you can enjoy delicious dishes, fresh Costa coffee, teapigs™ teas and more.

Contemporary flavours

From light bites to decadent dinners, there’s a menu for every appetite, including some created by our Food Heroes. You’ll find traditional British favourites and exotic world flavours available throughout the day. In the mood for a drink? Sip a glass of chilled white wine or fizzing G&T in an elegant wine bar.

The Glass House

The Limelight Club

Served with entertainment

Visit one of these unique venues and you might be treated to the sounds of a live band or solo singer while you indulge in a sumptuous three-course dinner or sip a pint in a traditional-style pub. Or you could hear secrets from the career of a famous chef while watching them create a mouth-watering meal.

Chic and special

Whether you’re celebrating a certain occasion or simply keen to indulge in an extra-special experience, these venues have the wow factor. Settle into chic surroundings, enjoy flawless service and take your pick from delectable dishes and taste bud-tingling drinks.

Anderson's Bar and Library cocktail

Deck food

Family favourites

Munch on burgers in the sun, sit down for a family meal or head to the children’s tea for healthy options and treats. Having fun can be thirsty work, so, why not sip a coffee or fruity cocktail while you watch the little ones splashing about in the pool?

Restaurants and menus vary by ship. These pages provide a highlight of what’s in store, but some options won’t be available on every cruise.

Find out more about our dining options

What’s on your holiday menu?

From elegant meals in chic restaurants to fresh snacks by the pool when you need a nibble, you’re free to choose from mouth-watering menus throughout the day and evening. Take your pick from classic British dishes made from fresh ingredients, and flavours from around the world, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-sugar options. Below, you can get a flavour for some of our dining experiences. For a list of all the restaurants and cafés on each ship, click here.

The Glass House by Olly Smith

Award-winning wine expert Olly Smith – who you may know from BBC show Saturday Kitchen – brings the world of wine to you through his specially curated menus. Sip varieties from all four corners of the globe as you graze on small bites and sharing plates or tuck into a hearty main from the exciting food menu. On Iona’s holidays to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, The Glass House will offer an authentic tapas selection created by Local Food Hero and renowned chef, José Pizarro. Drinks and dishes priced separately

Sindhu

Embark on a flavour-filled adventure with contemporary Indian dishes at Sindhu. Offering menus that perfectly balance spices, delicate textures and wonderful aromas, Sindhu has understandably become a firm foodie favourite. Menus priced separately

Costa coffee

Whether you want to sip a quick pick-me-up at the start of the day, laze on deck with a good book and a cappuccino, or follow dinner with an espresso under the stars, you’ll find a selection of Costa coffee at a variety of venues on board. Drinks priced separately

Ripples

Iona’s gelateria is the ideal setting for a well-earned treat, day or night. It’s perfectly located at the top of the Grand Atrium with access to Promenade Deck if you’d like to savour the view as well as your luscious Snowflake Luxury Gelato. There’s far more on offer than stylishly served cones: you’ll find gelato cakes, sundaes and even a three-tiered gelato afternoon tea. Dishes priced separately

Freedom and Club restaurants

Your ship has its own unique Freedom and Club restaurants where you can explore flavours from around the world along with favourites from home at almost any time of the day. And, at least once on every holiday, soak up the atmosphere of Celebration Night. These elegant occasions feature an exquisite five-course dinner menu devised personally by Marco Pierre White. Take a look at our Choose your ship page to find out which venues are available on your ship. Included with your holiday

The Beach House

The Beach House menu offers hearty dishes and comfort-food favourites from around the world. Fun and informal, highlights include steak, grills and delicious desserts with a playful twist - from hanging kebabs to delectable chocolate fondues. On Iona, you can tuck into Caribbean and Southern American classics. The drinks match the food and atmosphere with fruity wines, thirst-quenching beers and vibrant cocktails. Menus from £7.50 per person, supplements apply on selected dishes

The Epicurean

Enjoy fine dining with a twist at The Epicurean. 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, The Epicurean will offer a six-course Norwegian taster menu created by Local Food Hero and award-winning chef, Kjartan Skjelde. Menus from £28 per person

Drinks packages – more reasons to say ‘cheers’

Our restaurants, bars and cafés serve a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks at modest prices. And, to offer even better value, there are drinks packages available on any holiday of five nights or more, which you can use in all the venues on board. So, what’ll it be?

The Ultimate drinks package

Say ‘yes’ to an intriguing cocktail or simply savour your ‘usual’ as you drink in the magnificent views. A diverse selection of drinks is included for a fixed price per person, per day. And if you’re travelling with children aged 17 and under, we’ll include a Children’s package at no extra cost. Fancy something different? We also offer great-value non-alcoholic and children’s drinks packages. Find out more →

Our Food Heroes

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 Celebration Night menus are a treat for all and, as patron of The Cookery Club, he hosts masterclasses and dinners when on board Britannia.

Olly Smith

Olly, the irrepressible wine expert and passionate foodie, heads up The Glass House restaurant and bar. On specially selected cruises, he’ll join you on board to offer tasting masterclasses, book signings and Q&A sessions. Find out more →

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