Eighty years after Cunard’s first Verandah Grill went to sea on Queen Mary in 1936, the latest incarnation of The Verandah concept will proudly open onboard Queen Mary 2 next year.
The Verandah, a favourite among guests onboard Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, will replace the Todd English restaurant onboard Queen Mary 2 after the liner’s significant refit in May – June 2016, which will see the Cunard flagship remastered.
The debut of The Verandah onboard Queen Mary 2 means that all three Cunard ships will feature this fine dining experience, evoking the special personality and flavour of French regional cooking with seasonal influences.
Set in a light, elegant dining room and distinguished by impeccable service and attention to detail, dining at The Verandah will be available at a surcharge for lunch and dinner. A bar will be open for pre- and post-dining drinks.
Cunard Director Angus Struthers said dining at The Verandah harked back to the refined atmosphere of the original Verandah Grills reserved for the cruise line’s First Class passengers.
“The original Verandah Grills on Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were nothing short of legendary in their day. They were the most exclusive dining rooms at sea, on a par with esteemed private clubs in London, New York and Paris,” Mr Struthers said.
“Today’s Verandah concept on our fleet aims to recreate that special ambience and is open to all passengers who want to enjoy a truly special lunch or dinner in an environment that heralds the golden age of ocean travel”.
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