We've had good food on other ships, even MSC managed to serve decent pizza, but it's never been consistently good throughout the cruise; Carnival came close, but we are still haunted by thought of Cheerio-coated French toast. What has been consistent on other cruises is our general distaste of buffets, so the biggest surprise on Queen Elizabeth was that the buffet, where we headed for lunch after embarkation, was shockingly good. It was busy, but we found a table and were then treated to a cavalcade of delights:
Normally, we only visit the buffet once on a cruise so that we can writer about it here. On Queen Elizabeth, we returned voluntarily.
Dinner in The Verandah, Queen Elizabeth's extra charge restaurant, was absolutely first class in every respect - great service, lovely wines and wonderful treats. The trolley of petit-fours that was wheeled over with the coffee was particularly welcome. Pictures below.
Breakfast in the Britannia Restaurant maintained the high standards of service and food - even the pastries were crisp, which hasn't been the norm on other ships.
As a point of comparison, see the pastry, grapefruit and kippers served on Queen Elizabeth (above) and the same order served by P&O on Ventura (below)...
Lunch in The Britannia (pictures below) was tasty and well presented, but the staff were insistent that we share a table, despite there being no shortage of space.
Dinner that evening was fine, but paled in comparison to the food in The Verandah, although the baked Alaska was lovely (pictures below).