Dining and drinks

Flavours to explore, quality to dine for

Great food lies at the heart of a great holiday. On board our ships, every meal brings a moment to relish. Whether it’s a lazy breakfast in bed, an al fresco lunch, ices-around-the-pool-o’clock, or an evening of fine dining in chic surrounds, you’re free to choose from mouth-watering menus throughout the day and evening. Savour modern British classics, flavours inspired by the destinations on your itinerary, as well as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-sugar options – and so much is included in the price of your holiday.

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.

Discover more at pocruises.com/food-heroes

Olly Smith

Award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie, Olly – who you may know from BBC show Saturday Kitchen – 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.

The Cookery Club

Whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or a complete beginner, The Cookery Club on board Britannia offers a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on in our state-of-the-art kitchen. You’ll be guided through recipes by our talented team of friendly chefs, or possibly by the patron himself. Cooking complete, you’ll try your delicious creations together.

The Glass House

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.

Local Food Heroes

Local leading chefs José Pizarro, Kjartan Skjelde and Shivi Ramoutar are set to showcase incredible foodie experiences on selected Arvia and Iona holidays. José will complement sailings with sunny Med dishes when in the region. Kjartan will bring flavours of the fjords to Iona’s Norway holidays, and Shivi will bring bold tastes with a tropical twist to Arvia’s Caribbean holidays.

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. Take your seat for a sumptuous afternoon tea, 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. Included with your holiday

Whatever the occasion, whatever you fancy

Keen to dress up for a romantic meal in a stylish setting? There’s plenty to choose from. Prefer to pick up a freshly made snack while sunbathing by the pool? Feel free. From fresh and informal to chic and special – there’s a menu and a venue to match your mood. Just a taster of our dining experiences are shown here. Open the Ship Comparison PDF for a list of all the venues on each of our ships, or visit pocruises.com/dining.

Fresh and informal

From buffets and poolside deck and snack bars, to cafés serving fresh Costa coffee and teapigs™️, 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 whenever the mood strikes. Try out The Olive Grove and The Beach House, and if you fancy a stylish ice and a slice (of the dairy kind) we recommend…


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 are individually priced


The Beach House

Family favourites

Munch on burgers in the sun, grab an ice cream, 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? There’s also tempting tastes for the whole gang at…

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

Deck food

The Limelight Club

Served with entertainment

Visit The Cookery Club and you might hear secrets from the career of a famous chef while watching them create a mouth-watering meal. Or, perhaps you fancy being treated to the sounds of a live band or solo singer while you indulge in a sumptuous three-course dinner. Music to your ears? We think you’ll enjoy…

The Limelight Club

Get cosy beneath the intimate low lighting of The Limelight Club aboard Arvia, Britannia or Iona and prepare yourself for a show-stopper of an evening. At this ticketed event exclusively for adults, you can feast your senses on entertainment provided by some of Britain’s best-loved performers – we’re talking real household names – and relish in a three-course culinary experience that’ll have your taste buds tingling. Evenings at The Limelight Club from £25 per person

Contemporary flavours

From light bites to decadent dinners, there’s a menu for every appetite. Savour delicacies created by our Food Heroes at The Glass House. Tuck into traditional British favourites at The Keel and Cow, or perhaps discover exotic world flavours at…


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. Charges apply


The Epicurean

Chic and special

Whether you’re celebrating a specific 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 – perhaps a refreshing G&T or celebratory bubbles? Try out Ocean Grill, Eric Lanlard’s Afternoon Tea; and if you’re after fine dining with a twist, don’t miss…

The Epicurean

With an emphasis on grand style and flawless service, classic dishes inspired by British ingredients are given a modern makeover here. 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

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. Additional prices may apply to some items featured. Prices are correct at time of publication.

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