Dining & Restaurants on Balmoral

Main Restaurant Dining

Whether you’re visiting far-flung destinations on an incredible Grand Voyage or taking a relaxing short trip to stylish European cities, dining on board Balmoral is always a highlight of your cruise. 

There are five fantastic dining venues on board Balmoral, all serving a range of delicious dishes perfectly prepared by our expert chefs. Take a seat in the beautiful Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon restaurants to start the day with a breakfast cooked just the way you like it, or indulge with a mouthwatering five-course á la carte dinner every evening. Visit the Palms Café for a tempting self-service buffet which is perfect for a quick lunch or satisfying late-night snack; or perhaps book a table at The Grill and treat yourself to succulent prime-cut steaks, juicy burgers, fresh seafood and much more, all in a wonderful al fresco setting. 

No matter which venue you choose, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience on board Balmoral. 

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Ballindalloch Restaurant

The stylish Ballindalloch is Balmoral’s main restaurant and offers a fantastic selection of expertly prepared delicious dishes to enjoy. Located towards the stern of the ship on Main Deck 6 and featuring large windows along either side, the Ballindalloch boasts stunning sea views which perfectly compliment the elegant décor.

Dining in the Ballindalloch is a lavish affair from beginning to end, from admiring the fine art on display in the grand corridor leading to the restaurant, to devouring every last morsel of your five-course a la carte meal. And the choice on offer every single night will ensure there is always something to suit your taste.

The Spey & Avon 

Located towards the stern of the ship on Highland Deck 10, the Spey and Avon restaurants offer the same fine, five-course a la carte dining as the main Ballindalloch restaurant but in a smaller, even more intimate setting.

Carefully designed to make the most of the incredible views provided by the large picture windows and tastefully decorated, the Spey and Avon restaurants offer guests a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

Palms Café

Slightly less formal than the Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon, the Palms Café offers a relaxed buffet style of service – perfect for guests who prefer not to dine at a set time, or those looking for a late night snack. While the style of the Palms Café is a lot more relaxed, you can still expect to find an abundance of indulgent dishes, expertly prepared to Fred.’s renowned high standards.

The Grill

Open in warm weather, you can dine while watching tranquil views of the ocean as your ship sails towards your next destination.

Enjoy breakfast of eggs benedict or omelette, and fresh sandwiches, salads or burgers for lunch. For a small charge, you can indulge in this special dining experience in the evening too.

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The Bookmark Café

Balmoral's Chocolate and Coffee Café offers guests a selection of delicious speciality coffees and teas and luxury chocolates.

Sip on Taylors of Harrogate intensely rich espresso and loose leaf teas. Try our sumptuous selection of quality chocolates, from Pralines to Champagne Truffles. All available at reasonable prices.

The Bookmark Cafe Coffee Menu

The Bookmark Cafe Chocolate Menu

Room Service

During your cruise holiday, Fred. Olsen offers a complimentary room service for breakfast and light snacks. Our room service menu operates on board all our cruise ships between 10am and 10pm each day, offering light snacks (except during embarkation and disembarkation times) for those occasions when maybe our restaurant times just don't suit your plans for the day or you simply just fancy a bite to eat. Drinks are available 24 hours a day.

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