Enjoy a menu of award winning cuisine and a choice of five different dining options. The dining structure for the three main restaurants follow set dining times and you can request to dine during your preferred sitting. For breakfast, lunch and in the two casual restaurants, dining times are flexible. The wonderful chefs bake a selection of scrumptious fresh bread and pastries every single day, providing you with fresh quality food at all times. If you suffer from any food allergies or wish to avoid certain ingredients, the chefs will be happy to cater for your needs.
The main dining venue on the ship is the Ballindalloch Restaurant, which boasts an a la carte selection of dishes, cooked to perfection. The Spey Restaurant and the Avon Restaurant are sister venues, serving choices from the same menu as the Ballindalloch, but in a more cosy setting with stunning sea views. Expect to choose from a selection of high quality cuisine, such as marinated salmon, sirloin steak, slow roast duck and tempting treats like white chocolate parfait and Baked Alaska. The Ballindalloch Restaurant is also host to the Gala Dinner, where guests put on their best dresses and dapper dinner suits for a splendid formal evening.
For a more casual dining experience, with flexible dining times, visit the Palms Café. Here, you can expect to sample exquisite cuisine in a buffet-style setting. If you missed your evening meal due to a shore excursion, or are simply just hungry later on, then the Palms Café serves a Supper Club buffet from 11pm. When the weather is good, you can enjoy a relaxed al fresco lunch at the other casual dining venue, the Marquee Bar.
Breakfast is served at all of the restaurants mentioned above. You have the option to choose a cooked to order breakfast; Kippers, French Toast and American Pancakes are just some of the options on the menu. Alternatively, you can also choose a buffet style breakfast. Help yourself to porridge, cereals, fresh fruit and cooked breakfast foods. If you wish to spend a little longer in the privacy of your own room, then you can order a room service breakfast which consists of yoghurts, pastries, cereals, toast and pastries, plus hot and cold refreshments.
For an afternoon snack, the Observatory Lounge holds a traditional Afternoon Tea experience, on selected days. Enjoy classical music, while drinking a delicious tea from Taylors of Harrogate, accompanied by finger sandwiches, warm scones with cream and jam and mouth-watering pastries.