Queen Elizabeth's largest dining room is the Britannia
Restaurant. It is two levels with a sweeping staircase at the
forward end for making grand entrances.
The Britannia is open for breakfast and lunch on an open
seating basis. In the evenings, it follows the traditional
ocean liner system. Guests are assigned to a specific table
for either the early seating or the late seating.
Queen Elizabeth's extra-tariff specialty restaurant is
The Verandah. The name pays homage to the
Verandah Grills on the original Queen Mary and Queen
Elizabeth. The menus were developed by Cunard's
Executive Chef Jean Marie Zimmerman.
The Verandah differs from most cruise ship specialty
restaurants in that there is no fixed cover charge for the
food. Instead, like a shore side restaurant, each item on
the menu has its own price.
The Lido Café is Queen Elizabeth's informal buffet restaurant. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For dinner, one
of three regional cuisines is highlighted and waiter service becomes available. There is a $10 cover charge for these
offerings. There is also a buffet station for guests who want a more informal dinner.
An innovation on Queen Elizabeth is a separate
Britannia Club. This venue is for guests staying in
AA category balcony staterooms. It differs from the
main Britannia Restaurant in that there are no fixed
seatings - - guests can come to dinner at any time it
is open. The Club also has a more extensive ala carte
menu than the Britannia Restaurant.
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