Cunard Line Offers New Specialty Dining Venue on Queen VictoriaBy
Cunard Line recently made a big change to its featured alternative dining venue on the Queen Victoria. The Verandah opened earlier in June, officially replacing the Todd English restaurant that had been onboard since the ship’s debut in 2007. The Todd English Restaurant will continue to operate solely on the line’s flagship, the Queen Mary 2.
The Verandah, a 100-seat dining venue, is similar to The Verandah Restaurant on Queen Elizabeth, but offers a slightly different menu. The environment will be sophisticated, contemporary and relaxed. The Verandah’s beautiful menu was created by Michelin-starred Chef Patron Jean-Marie Zimmerman, global culinary ambassador for Cunard Line.
The Verandah costs $25 per person for dinner and $15 per person for lunch with additional costs for select menu items.
“Queen Victoria’s new Verandah Restaurant is an exciting addition to the Cunard culinary offering, which now includes some of the most highly-rated dining at sea and no fewer than twelve different dining venues,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line.
A particular highlight of the menu is Carpaccio of Smoked Beef with Marinated Aubergine, Quail’s Egg and Truffle Mayonnaise. Main entrees include Beef and Lobster Flambéed with Cognac and Truffle with Parmesan Fries – the most popular dish to date – and Baked Rack of Lamb in Pastry with Morel Mushrooms and Madeira Reduction.
Other dining alternatives aboard Cunard’s fleet include the Kings Court (Queen Mary 2) and The Lido (Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria). By night, these areas transform into intimate and casual spaces that offer cuisine from around the world:
- Queen Elizabeth choices including the South American grill ‘Asado’ and ‘Jasmine’ with its menus drawn from across Asia, while ‘Aztec’ adds its own twist to Mexican culinary classics.
- Queen Victoria’s Lido transforms into ‘Bamboo’ for Asian flavors, ‘Coriander’ with Indian cuisine, and ‘Prime’ which features steaks and seafood.
- The Kings Court aboard Queen Mary 2 offers delicious Italian dishes in ‘La Piazza,’ traditional British dishes in ‘The Carvery,’ and flavors from across Asia in ‘Lotus.’ Also featured on board is the Boardwalk Café, offering burgers on deck.
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