Britannia dining focus: a fantastic world of food

Flavours to explore, quality to dine for

A whole world of dining is included in the price of your holiday

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. If you’re  with little ones, an early children’s tea offers another great way to enjoy time together (as well as some tasty treats!).

Britannia's dining venues

Fresh and informal

From buffets to poolside snack bars, these casual spots are the perfect places to stop by and tuck into a tasty bite. With options available all day and even late at night, you can enjoy delicious dishes whenever you feel peckish.

Horizon buffet

Dine, any time, at the self-service restaurant boasting an array of dishes to suit every mood and appetite.

Poolside pizzeria and grill

When you’re lying on a lounger and feeling peckish, choose a freshly made snack from the brand-new, mouth-watering menu at your ship’s poolside grill. Stone-baked pizzas topped with gooey Provolone cheese from Italy. Juicy burgers filled with patties made to an exclusive recipe. Delicious hot dogs with tasty toppings. These quick bites are ideal for all the family and available throughout the day. Even better, this totally refreshed experience is included in the price of your holiday

Market Café

Settle into a cosy world of temptation at the Market Café. With a fresh menu created by master pâtissier and P&O Cruises Food Hero Eric Lanlard, this luxurious haven in the heart of Britannia’s atrium offers something sweet for every palate.

Contemporary flavours

From light bites to decadent dinners, there’s a menu for every appetite. You’ll find traditional British favourites and exotic world flavours available throughout the day, as well as special dishes created by our Food Heroes.


Prepare your taste buds for a flavour-filled adventure. In stylish and sumptuous surroundings, Sindhu’s expert chefs will take you on a delicately spiced odyssey that celebrates the best of contemporary Indian cuisines. You can also make a date on sea daysto enjoy a delicious tiffin-style lunch.

The Glass House

The perfect spot for light bites, lunchtime tipples and relaxed evening meals, with wines selected by Olly Smith.

Served with entertainment

Visit one of these unique venues and you might be treated to the sounds of a lively cabaret band or a solo singer during a sumptuous three-course dinner. Or you could hear secrets from the career of a famous chef while watching them create a mouth-watering meal.

The Limelight Club

Get cosy beneath the intimate low lighting of The Limelight Club and prepare yourself for a show-stopper of an evening at this ticketed event exclusively for adults. 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.

The Cookery Club

Calling all lovers of cooking – whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or a complete beginner, The Cookery Club has a whole menu of classes to tempt you. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on in our state-of-the-art kitchen, being guided by our talented team of friendly, professional chefs. You could even learn from the godfather of British cooking himself – Marco Pierre White. As patron of The Cookery Club and one of our Food Heroes, Marco holds hosted masterclasses and hosted dinners when he’s on board.

Chic and special

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

The Epicurean

Dining experiences don’t come any finer than Epicurean. Marvel as each exquisite dish, inspired by classic British ingredients and given a modern twist by expert chefs, is presented at your table. The experience is complete with fine wines, flawless service, elegant surroundings and stunning ocean views.

Eric Lanlard’s Afternoon Tea at Epicurean

Treat yourself to an afternoon of delicious indulgence. Head to Epicurean to feast on playfully decadent treats from creative genius and master pâtissier Eric Lanlard. Taking classic afternoon teato unexpected new heights, Eric’s sweet and savoury surprises are served with a wide array of speciality teas.

Family favourites

Bring your whole clan for great food and good times. Munch on burgers and hot dogs by the pool, sit down for a family meal to mark a special occasion, or head to the early children’s buffet tea to enjoy healthy options and treats for all tastes.

Family favourites

Family favourite dining venues: Horizon buffet, Poolside pizzeria and grill, The Beach House, Market Café

Food Heroes experiences

A taste for authentic, exquisite, discovery

We know that great food lies at the heart of a great holiday. That’s why we work with the brightest lights of the culinary scene, our Food Heroes, to bring you innovative, delicious menus and exclusive foodie experiences. Enjoy a taste for discovery – be inspired by their skills at interactive cookery shows, masterclasses, private hosted dinners, and more; a taste for the exquisite at our Food Heroes’ on-board dining venues; and a taste for the authentic – the chance to get up close and personal with the best in the business, both on board and on a carefully crafted Food Heroes shore experience

The godfather of British cooking Marco Pierre White

Known the world over, Marco Pierre White has pushed the boundaries of cuisine for over 30 years. In the 1990s he took the restaurant scene by storm, becoming the youngest ever chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. Today, Marco’s passion for serving up superb dishes continues with P&O Cruises. On Iona, he will host interactive cooking shows as well as Q&A sessions, serving up answers to all of your culinary qualms.

Make a date with master pâtissier Eric Lanlard

Master pâtissier Eric Lanlard has earned himself an international reputation for superlative baked creations. He is, according to Vanity Fair magazine, one of the best pâtissiers in the world. Visit Vistas Café Bar on Iona to sample his fine pâtisseries and you’ll soon see why. Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard is also not to be missed. On Iona, you can join Eric himself for Afternoon Tea, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with the master pâtissier.

Wine adventures you’ll love with Olly Smith

The irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie, Olly Smith heads up The Glass House restaurant and bar with P&O Cruises. In The Glass House, he brings the world of wine to you – varieties from all four corners of the globe, by the glass, by the bottle, and if you fancy, by a plate of fabulous food. And you’ll find The Glass House is now available on Iona, too! You can even join Olly on an authentic foodie experience ashore when travelling on Iona.

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