Dining

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!).

 

What kinds of food can I enjoy on-board?

 

Introducing our dining categories

On all our ships, you’ll find a selection of venues offering a variety of delicious food that’s included in the price of your holiday. Because there’s so much to choose from, you might find our dining categories useful when looking for the perfect place to eat.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Which dining experiences are included with my holiday?

 

Also included in your price...

Tea, Coffee and Fruit Juices at selected times

 

Which restaurants cost a little extra?

 

Treat yourself to an extra-special meal

Our speciality restaurants are the perfect option if you’re celebrating something special or if you simply want to explore even more menus and cuisines. Prices vary by venue and you can book in advance of your holiday or while on board.

Some of our favourites...

The Epicurean

The Epicurean fuses classic dining elements with the best of modern British dining to create a sensuous menu, uniquely presented in a sophisticated and contemporary setting.

Sindhu

Showcasing a menu which is a triumph of perfectly balanced spices, delicate flavours and wonderful aromas, Sindhu has become a firm favourite with many.

The Glass House

Headed up by the irrepressible, award-winning wine expert and P&O Cruises Food Hero, Olly Smith, The Glass House is the perfect location for a light bite, lunchtime tipple, afternoon apéritif or a tastefully informal evening out.

 

Food Heroes experiences

 

Take your love of food to the next level

Get to know our Food Heroes as they talk travel, food and flavour whilst catching up over a coffee.

Introducing our Food Heroes

We work with the brightest lights of the culinary scene, our Food Heroes, to bring you innovative, delicious menus. Find out more about the godfather of British cooking, Marco Pierre White, and celebrated wine expert Olly Smith.

Marco Pierre White

Dubbed the godfather of modern cooking, Marco is regarded by many to have single-handedly put the British culinary scene back on the gastronomy map.

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.

Introducing our Local Food Heroes

We’re bringing you three leading chefs to bring incredible food experiences to your holiday. Our Local Food Heroes are passionate about their nation’s cuisine, using local ingredients to bring authentic flavours to Iona.

Kjartan Skjelde

Norwegian chef and restaurateur Kjartan is a purveyor of local, seasonal produce.

José Pizarro

A celebrated chef and author, José owns three acclaimed Spanish restaurants in London.

Shivi Ramoutar

The fabulous queen of contemporary Caribbean cooking will bring her vibrant, flavourful recipes to Arvia’s maiden Caribbean season in winter 2023-24.

Discover our selection of Food Hero events

We work with the brightest lights of the culinary scene, our Food Heroes, to bring you innovative, delicious menus and exclusive foodie experiences.

Cookery shows

Pick up top tips at interactive cooking shows, as well as Q&A sessions where you can ask those burning culinary questions.

Masterclasses

Don your apron and chef’s hat for an intimate foodie experience with Marco Pierre White. The godfather of British cooking will teach you, step-by-step, how to make food to die for. Or, in a tasting masterclass with Olly Smith, you can dive deeper into the world of fine wine.

Hosted dinners

What’s better than having your dinner cooked by a culinary legend? How about tucking into that dinner with them and, over a few glasses of good wine, enjoying tales from their glittering career?

 

How does dining differ on each ship?

 

Dining venues and Food Heroes experiences differ throughout our fleet. To find out more about what each one offers, click on the ship names below.

 

Book your dining with ease

 

Introducing My P&O Cruises and My Holiday

By booking early you can take advantage of pre-holiday savings. If you’ve booked your holiday already, you can make reservations for certain venues by logging into My P&O Cruises. You can also use My Holiday to browse dining menus and book once you’re on board.

 

What else can I do on-board?

 

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