Great memories are on the menu on board Ventura

Enjoy three main restaurants offering a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening - or Freedom Dining with no fixed seating or dining times.

There’s also the opportunity to visit the Select Dining venues of Sindhu, the first restaurant at sea from master of spices Atul Kochhar; The Epicurean, where a sense of occasion is always on the menu; and The Glass House, a wine bar and restaurant created in partnership with award-winning wine guru Olly Smith.


Main dining options on Ventura

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

Saffron restaurant xx


Freedom Dining at Saffron 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 6pm and 9.30pm, with whoever you like, and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Freedom Dining is included in your fare. Book Select Price to specifically select your dining option. 

Example menus

See a taster of what you could enjoy at Saffron restaurant and take a look at the example menus below:


Casual dining options on Ventura

Casual dining options on Azura

Waterside xx


At P&O Cruises, we believe great holidays should be all about choice and freedom.

No matter what time of day it is, if you fancy a good meal you'll always get one on board Ventura. Our main self-service restaurant offers high quality dining throughout the day in a relaxed, informal environment. So if you've just returned to the ship after a shore excursion and have worked up a late afternoon appetite you can still enjoy a great meal.


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 Waterside restaurant from 5-6.30pm, 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.


Select dining options

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, Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard 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 be plucked from each tempting cake stand. Prepare yourself to be tempted by treats such as savoury Porcini and pancetta éclairs, pistachio petit choux with red berries, marble swirls red velvet cake pops and orange blossom and bee pollen scones. Eric’s unique twist on this classic British institution elevates the humble afternoon tea into something utterly decadent, and is available on board Arcadia, Azura, Britannia and Ventura for a small cover charge.

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 Ventura cruise you can book your place at The Epicurian from 120 days before your cruise departs.


From coffee to cocktails

Places to have a drink and socialise

Tea and coffee around the clock




The Exchange


The Glass House


Metropolis bar


The Red Bar


Drinks packages

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


A selection of Ventura cruises

Browse a selection of Ventura cruises below

This website uses cookies to give you the very best user experience. By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. For more information see the 'About Cookies' link at the bottom of this page.