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Dining & Restaurants

Dining on board a Fred. Olsen cruise ship is a high point of every day. Light and healthy or hearty full-English breakfasts, lunches of salads and seafood or British favourites and fabulous, five-course á la carte dinners: you'll find deliciously-tempting dishes an event every time you dine with us. All expertly crafted by our chefs, and presented with the personal touch of Fred. Olsen's famous on board service. All the restaurants across our fleet have been refreshed as part of recent improvements. New speciality dining venues have been added too, giving guests more choice and more variety.

Dining included:

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


Speciality Dining | £15pp - £20pp
Premium Afternoon Tea | £8.95pp
The Bookmark Café | coffees & chocolates

Each of our ships has two or three main restaurants serving buffet and à la carte breakfast and lunches, as well as sumptuous five-course à la carte dinners every evening. The same tempting menu is served in each restaurant, presenting a wide selection of fabulous foods every day.

Both breakfast and lunch are open seating while there are two seatings for dinner. Guests booking Freedom Fares will be offered their choice of dining time (subject to availability). The restaurant will be allocated by the Maitre’D; we will happy take requests should you have a preference, although these are not guaranteed. During the day the dress code in all restaurants is casual; the evenings are usually smart-casual, apart from Formal Nights.

Balmoral | Ballindalloch, Avon & Spey Restaurants

Braemar | Thistle & Grampian Restaurants

Black Watch | Glentanar Restaurant & Orchid Room

Boudicca  | Four Seasons, The Indian Ocean Restaurant & Tintagel Restaurant

Four Seasons Restaurant on Boudicca

For a more flexible, relaxed experience, with a casual dress code at all times, there is the option to eat in the buffet restaurant on each ship. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, you’ll find a wide variety of quality dining, where you’re free to help yourself to whatever you want. 

Balmoral | Palms Café

Braemar | Palms Café

Black Watch | Brigadoon

Boudicca  | Secret Garden Café

Relaxed dining in the Secret Garden Café on Boudicca

While the main restaurants are always popular, during your cruise you may be tempted to try something different for an evening or two. When you’re in the mood for the truly special, each ship in our fleet features speciality dining (a small supplement applies).

For a truly premium experience, The Grill features the finest cooked-to-order, high-quality steaks and seafood in elegant, sophisticated surroundings. The more relaxed Poolside has sublime themed menus, taking inspiration from the cuisines of the cruising region.

Balmoral | The Grill £20pp & The Poolside £15pp

Braemar | The Grill £20pp

Black Watch | The Black Watch Room (Grill) £20pp 
& The Poolside £15pp

Boudicca  | The Grill £20pp

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 £8.95 per person*.

Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea

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