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Dining & Restaurants on Braemar

Braemar Grampian Restaurant

Braemar features five elegant and intimate dining venues, each serving tempting indulgences perfectly prepared by our expert chefs. Whether you’re feeling peckish or are simply making the most of your time on board to indulge, you’ll always find something heavenly to tantalise your tastebuds. 

A hearty breakfast cooked just how you like it is the perfect start to each day; while the delicious buffets on offer in the fully refurbished Palms Café are ideal for a quick lunch or a late-night snack. In the main Thistle and Grampian restaurants, enjoy formal five-course á la carte dinners every evening; or perhaps book at table at The Grill or The Poolside for an unforgettable al fresco dining experience. 

Dining included:

BreakfastÀ la carte & buffet
LunchÀ la carte & buffet
Afternoon TeaÀ la carte & buffet
DinnerÀ la carte & buffet
Supper ClubBuffet


The Poolside restaurant | £15pp
The Grill | £20pp
Premium Afternoon Tea | £7.95p
The Bookmark Café | coffees & chocolates

Thistle Restaurant

Located on Main Deck 4 at the base of the ship's beautiful Atrium, the Thistle is Braemar’s largest restaurant. Tastefully decorated in creamy-beige and mocha coloured furnishings, the Thistle assumes an air of timeless style and elegance. 

Thanks to large picture windows, guests can take in spectacular views from their spacious table and comfortable chair while devouring delicious, five-course á la carte dinners in the evening, as well as hearty breakfasts every morning.

Thistle Restaurant on Braemar

Grampian Restaurant

Smaller and cosier than the Thistle Restaurant, the Grampian is popular with guests who prefer an even more intimate dining experience. The table sizes in the Grampian are perfect for enjoying Fred. Olsen's renowned delectable dining in the company of a loved one, or just a few of your new-found friends. 

Located at the top of the Braemar's stunning Atrium on Marquee Deck, The Grampian is enhanced further by large windows providing breathtaking views to enjoy in the comfort of newly updated seating, as our friendly waiters cater to your every need.

Grampian Restaurant on Braemar

Palms Café

Completely refurbished as part of Braemar's extensive refit in late 2017, the Palms Café has been improved with new, stylish upholstery, soft furnishings and seating to create an inviting space in which to enjoy a more relaxed, slightly less formal style of dining. 

Although we've changed the look of the Palms Café, you can still expect to enjoy an array of tempting buffet dishes here - perfect if you would prefer to not dine at a set time, or are simply looking for a late night snack. And, of course, every dish available will be expertly prepared to Fred. Olsen's renowned high standards.


Palms Café on Braemar

The Poolside

Braemar's recently refurbished The Poolside provides guests with an al fresco daytime dining option, offering a tempting menu of hearty breakfasts and delicious light lunches. 

Situated on Marquee Deck, out in the open-air, The Poolside provides unspoilt views of spectacular scenery and cooling sea air to enjoy as you start your day; or perhaps while you take a break from sunbathing by the nearby pools. 

The Poolside on Braemar

The Grill

For an extra special dining experience, book a table at The Grill for al fresco dining at its finest.

Open in warm weather, The Grill – located at the stern of the ship on Lido Deck – combines the relaxing sounds of the ocean with incredible views and fantastic food – a real feast for all the senses. Indulge at lunchtime, or perhaps treat yourself to The Grill’s premium dinner menu in the evening – a unique experience that’s not to be missed.

Premium dining in The Grill on Braemar

All rooms and Suites have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more while you’re in your home-from-home at sea you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

Room Service

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

On some days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.

Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Taylors of Harrogate is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. Such civilised indulgence – and all for only £7.95 per person*.

Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea