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Are you looking to find out what dining options and restaurants there are on P&O Arvia? Or have you found yourself asking what is the food like on P&O Arvia?. Well, we spent a week onboard and have been doing our research for you – it’s been hard work, but someone had to try the P&O Arvia restaurants!
In this post we will cover the options you will find onboard, if you want to get more details about the P&O Arvia restaurants, why not check our our P&O Arvia Review series on YouTube, where we Talk Ship! The food episode is below!
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P&O Arvia, just like all P&O cruises is full board and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, meals and snacks, poolside grills, deck food and buffets.
Freedom dining concept
Unlike the traditional Club Dining you’ll find on Aurora, Arcadia, Britannia, Azura and Ventura, Iona and Arvia only offer freedom dining, which is flexible so that you can arrive at the restaurant at any time between 18.00 and 21.30.
There are tables sizes ranging from two to eight, if the table size you require is not available, you will be given a pager that will notify you once a table becomes available, alternatively you can use the My Holiday app to join a virtual queue and be notified when your table is ready.
So we are going to start off with the complimentary dining options, or the options that are included in the price of you P&O Cruises’ cruise fare.
Main dining rooms:
You will find two beautiful main dining rooms on P&O Arvia, these are the Meridian on deck 6 and Zenith on deck 7.
6th Street Diner
Located on deck 6, 6th Street Diner is a new concept to P&O and offers some American classics. Open for brunch, we recommend the ‘All American Breakfast’ or the ‘Chicken and Waffles’.
Unlike the Olive Grove on P&O Iona, Arvia’s Olive Grove is completely free of charge as it is now a mine dining room located on deck 6 – taste your way around the southern and eastern Mediterranean with authentic dishes and sharing platter.
Located on deck 8 you will find Hook line and vinegar, Asian Fusion and Roast, which make up the Quays. A popular venue for breakfast lunch and dinner. From battered fish and chips, Katsu Chicken curry with fragrant rice to a giant Yorkshire filled with a roast, or for the more adventurous a roast filled Yorkshire wrap, you wont be disappointed.
If you are looking for a nice juicy burger or a slice of pizza by the pool, head up to deck 16 and check our Taste 360.
No cruise ship is complete without a buffet, and you have a great selection on Arvia. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks, it is the place to head when feeling peckish and can be found up on deck16.
Grab & Go
Not operating when we were onboard, the grab and go on deck 16 is a self serve area with salads and sandwiches to go!
Next up we are going to take you through the dinging that comes with an extra charge. Don’t feel you do need to splash out as the included options are great, but if you do fancy something a little more special, it will be worth it. The prices mentioned here are subject to change and should only be used as a guide.
Lime Light Club
The Limelight Club is an adults only venue found on deck 6 that combines great food with dazzling entertainment. On our visit, we saw the performer La Voix. If you pre book online before your cruise, prices start at £25, but if you wait until you board, the price increased to £35.
Now a classic P&O venue, the Glass House is headed up by Olly Smith. It is the perfect location for a light bite, lunchtime tipple, afternoon aperitif or a tastefully informal evening out. You pay per dish, small plates / starters are from £3.75 each, mains meals from from £8 and deserts from £4.95.
Keel & Cow
If you love steam, you need to go to the Keel & Cow on deck 8. The Keel & Cow is home of the Prime Minister burger which we tried on Iona and was amazing. We really recommend the Tunworth sharing plate – gooey oozy cheese, yum!. Expect to pay from £3.50 for starters, from £5.50 for mains and deserts from £3.25.
For ice-creams and gelato, you will find Ripples ice cream parlour. If you have a sweet tooth, try the afternoon ice-cream tea which costs around £12 and easily feeds two people!
You’ll find perfectly balanced spices, delicate flavours and wonderful aromas, Sindhu has become a firm favourite of ours. Dishes such as pan-roasted beef tenderloin, duck breast, lamb or the signature plate, a trio of fragrant curries. You can reserve you table for £10pp online before your cruise and this will then be deducted from your bill. Starters are from £5.50, mains from £9 and deserts from £3.50.
Green & Co Feat. Mizuhana
Exclusive to P&O Arvia, Green & Co Feat. Mizuhana is their all new plant based restaurant and sushi bar. Sample plant-based dishes that will alter perceptions in Green & Co, or venture over to the sushi bar and enjoy the experience of the P&O chefs cooking up a storm in Mizuhana.
Green & Co have starters from £3, sharing plates from £6, large plates £5.50 and deserts from £3.50.
Located within the an area of the Horizon restaurant on deck 16, you will find the Beach House. There is a charge of £9.50 with additional charges to menu items.
Treat yourself to some fine dining up on deck17. A set price menu from £30 for dinner or if you fancy something a little different, try Eric Lanlard’s afternoon tea from £17.50.
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