An open dining arrangement in both restaurants, with similar menus, works well. There are no speciality dining or set meal sittings. A 24-hour coffee and tea station is located on the Bridge Deck, and the Lido coffee station is available from breakfast until 7 p.m.
Discovery Restaurant: The more formal of the two restaurants, the Discovery on Deck 5 is an attractive venue with an intimate atmosphere and attentive waiter service. A four-course meal is served each evening, and typical starters include shrimp cocktail in Marie Rose sauce, egg Florentine or Caesar salad, followed by a choice of soup. For main courses expect halibut fillet with shrimp and butter sauce, fillet of beef with Cognac and green peppercorn sauce, roast Barbary duck breast with a Grand Marnier and orange sauce, vegetarian nut loaf in fresh tomato and herb sauce, all served with a selection of vegetables. Desserts include almond basket with vanilla ice cream topped with fresh strawberry compote, mango and lemon delice topped with papaya compote or Rothschild Sundae (vanilla ice cream with warm raspberry sauce, whipped cream and chopped nuts). An international assortment of cheeses is also available. Breakfast is from 7 to 9 a.m., lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., afternoon tea from 4 to 5 p.m., and dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The following dietary requirements can be catered for: Vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, coeliac, lactose-free, low fat, low salt and no spices.
* May require additional fees
Veranda Restaurant: Serving similar food to the Discovery, the Veranda on the Bridge Deck has a more laid-back ambience with self-service from an extensive buffet, backed up by helpful waiters. At breakfast eggs are cooked to order, including a varied choice of omelettes. A new terrace with an all-weather awning has been added to the Veranda Restaurant where passengers can dine alfresco. Avoid the tables inside the restaurant near the doors leading on to the terrace in chilly weather, as there are blasts of cold air when the doors are opened and closed. Breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., lunch from noon to 2 p.m. and dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Scott's Lounge: Late night bites are served in this classic piano lounge on the Discovery Deck from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 pm.
Room service: Complimentary room service is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The menu includes soup, sandwiches, smoked salmon, salads, fruit platter, ice cream, a selection of cheeses and wine and soft drinks by the glass. Continental breakfast can also be served in the cabin.