Food & dining on Britannia

Find out more about food, drink, speciality dining and celebrity chefs on board Britannia, using these links:


Main dining options on Britannia

All of the dining options and menus below are included in the price of your holiday

Meridian restaurant xx


Freedom Dining at the Meridian Restaurant...

Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you’ll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.

With Freedom Dining you'll still enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of a main dining room, with a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). The difference from Club Dining is that this option allows you the flexibility to turn up at selected restaurants anytime you choose between 18:00 and 21:30, with whom you like, and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Freedom Dining is included in your fare when you book a Select Price. Just opt for it when making your Select Price booking.

Example menus

See a taster of what you could enjoy at The Meridian restaurant and take a look at the example menus below...


Casual dining options on Britannia

Horizon  xx


Where variety is the spice of life!

Choice abounds in our buffet restaurant. And Britannia’s will offer some innovations including a live cooking station for pancakes, omelettes and noodles, a coffee bar and a dedicated salad counter.


Dine around the clock - Late night snacks are available from buffet restaurants between 10pm and 6am. The menu for these late night buffet options changes each day however, examples may include: Self service sandwich bar, ready made paninis, homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries.


This dining option is included in the price of your holiday.

Dining with children?

A designated children's tea will be provided in the Horizon restaurant between 17:00 - 18:00, parental supervision is required. Further details and menus will be available on board.

The above timings/locations may change due to operational reasons.Full details will be supplied to you once on board.


From coffee to cocktails

Places to have a drink and socialise

Drinks packages

A range of drinks packages can be purchased on board including wine, soft drink and coffee packages.


Our signature select dining

Please note there is a modest cover charge for each of our Select dining restaurants

Afternoon tea at The Epcurian xx

Eric Lanlard's afternoon tea at The Epicurian

Eric Lanlard's afternoon tea at The Epicurian...

For the ultimate indulgence, The Epicurean’s sensational afternoon tea simply has to be experienced. And as you’d expect from the imagination of Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard, there are some delicious surprises waiting to plucked from each tempting cake stand. Prepare yourself for the likes of edible Earl Grey perfumes, savoury gruyère cheese éclairs with brie, rocket and red onion marmalade, and exotic pop cones topped with orange blossom Persian candy floss. Eric’s unique twist on this classic British institution elevates the humble afternoon tea into something utterly decadent!

Example menus

See a taster of what you could enjoy at The Epicurian afternoon tea and take a look at the example menus below...

Book your place today...

Once you've booked your Britannia cruise you can book your place at The Epicurian from 120 days before your cruise departs.


The Cookery Club and celebrity chefs

The Cookery Club xx

The Cookery Club

Have you always wanted to hone your skills in the kitchen, but never found the time? Well what better time than on holiday? Led by Britain’s favourite TV chef, James Martin, The Cookery Club is a brand new innovation for P&O Cruises.

Your Cookery Club team – hand selected and trained by James himself – will guide you through a wide range of inspiring classes, taking inspiration from James’s favourite dishes and the destinations Britannia will visit. Whether you’re an enthusiastic cook, a budding novice or a complete beginner, The Cookery Club team will give you hands-on tuition to help you develop essential cooking techniques and those all-important presentation skills. There are also family classes however unless you book a family class, all participants must be aged 18 or over, but keen cooks aged 16 and 17 years may attend any class with an adult. There will be two cooks to each station, so you will cook along with your partner. If you are booking a session just for you, we will pair you up with another cook on the day. Rest assured there will be plenty of work for two.


Take a look below to see some examples of the inspiring classes available:


Best of British - It's a great time to be British, and what better way to celebrate than to learn how to make some much-loved classics that many of us enjoy, but few of us have mastered. In this session run by The Cookery Club team, you will learn how to roll the perfect Scotch egg, share the secrets of a great Cornish pasty and discover just how delectable Welsh rarebit can be, in an intimate class of 24.


The ultimate class for chocolate lovers - Calling all chocoholics - this is the class for you! Led by The Cookery Club team, you will be transported to chocolate heaven, starting with a tasting session that will teach you the essential skills you need to select and work with chocolate. Next, master the art of making truffles using ganache filling and a liqueur of your choice - perfect for giving as gifts. To finish, we will share what we believe is the world's best chocolate brownie recipe.


Family class - Holidays are all about sharing quality time with our loved ones. This class is designed for you and the children to enjoy some time together, and get hands on in the kitchen as you learn some ideal family dishes. The Cookery Club team will lead this interactive class, helping you and the children to make everything from scratch and have plenty of fun along the way! This is a great opportunity to ignite a passion for food in your little ones, and create some lovely holiday memories to boot. Each adult can bring along one or two children, aged between the ages of 8 and 17 - and the children cook for free.

Book your place today

Once you've booked your Britannia cruise you can see what classes will be available on your cruise and book your place via cruise personaliser from 120 days before your cruise departs. Places are strictly limited to 24 per class, this includes one low level wheelchair accessible station, we advise you to book as early as possible before your cruise to avoid disappointment. Please note cookery classes will vary per cruise.

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