Exploring the Alternative Dining Experiences Aboard Queen Anne

Exploring the alternative dining experiences aboard Queen Anne takes you on a gastronomic journey beyond compare. Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight? Let’s start unveiling the exceptional dining experiences that await you on this remarkable cruise ship. 

A Taste of Japan: Aji Wa

Do you dream of savouring the exquisite flavours of Japan while sailing the high seas? Aboard Queen Anne, your culinary dreams come true at Aji Wa, a first-of-its-kind Japanese dining experience. Step into a world where sizzling woks, wasabi, and spices transport you to Japan’s culinary heart.

The name “Aji Wa,” meaning ‘harmony of flavours,’ perfectly encapsulates the essence of this Japanese haven.Cunard’s skilled chefs masterfully combine signature Japanese tastes with seasonal ingredients, ensuring your dining experience evolves with Queen Anne’s global journey.

Enjoy a delicately seared Wagyu beef from the yakitori grill, paired with sake or an exclusive Aji Wa cocktail. Dine in the main restaurant, savouring fluffy bao buns and pan-fried gyozas, or at the sit-up sushi bar indulging in freshly pressed sushi rolls and sashimi, Aji Wa promises an authentic Japanese feast.

Aji Wa has you covered for a unique twist on afternoon tea or a surprise tasting menu showcasing Japan’s signature flavours. Enjoy the ocean sunset from Aji Wa’s terrace on balmy evenings, the perfect backdrop for your culinary adventure. 

Spice Trails of India: Aranya

Indulge your senses at Aranya, an evening-only dining experience inspired by India’s vibrant spice regions. As you step into Aranya, prepare to be immersed in the thrum of music, the aroma of spices, and a burst of colourful flavours. Named after the Sanskrit word for ‘forest’ or ‘wilderness,’ Aranya takes you on a sensory tour of the Indian subcontinent with inventive interpretations of classic Indian cuisine.

Whether you fancy the bustling bazaars of Delhi, the lush pastures of Kerala, or the golden sands of Goa, Aranya offers a captivating adventure – savour warm papadams, fragrant cardamom-infused rice, and spiced sauces that burst with flavour. Choose from appetisers, entrées, and desserts celebrating signature spices, or let Cunard’s chefs surprise you.

Experience the culinary theatre as each dish arrives at your table, some expected and others delightfully unexpected. Complement your meal with traditional chai, lassi, or an Indian-inspired cocktail from Aranya’s diverse drinks menu. All of this unfolds against the backdrop of sweeping sea views, creating a truly memorable dining experience. 

The Quintessential British Pub: Golden Lion

For those longing for classic British pub fare, Queen Anne’s Golden Lion is the perfect choice. Offering a rotating selection of ales, including three exclusive Cunard brews, this stylish yet laid-back establishment is the ideal spot to unwind with your favourite drink. Whether you prefer a cosy leather banquette, a seat at the bar, or a front-row view of live entertainment, the Golden Lion has you covered.

Lunch and dinner at the Golden Lion blend rustic and refined, with menus thoughtfully designed by two Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux. Explore an eclectic drinks selection featuring wines from around the world and locally sourced beers tailored to your voyage destinations.

There is no need to dress up or make reservations – walk in and find a free table. You might even make new friends, participate in a pub quiz, or challenge someone to a darts match. The Golden Lion offers real ales, hearty pub fare, and a lively atmosphere, making it a beloved onboard hangout.

Sir Samuel’s: A Culinary Celebration

In honour of Cunard’s founder, Sir Samuel’s is where land and sea unite in a culinary symphony. Expect succulent steaks, expertly smoked and served with your choice of knife, fruit de mer platters bursting with oceanic flavours, and irresistible Dover sole expertly deboned at your table.

Every element at Sir Samuel’s is top-notch, selected for sustainability and provenance. The menu reflects the global reach of Cunard’s ships, offering prime cuts from around the world, perfectly dry-aged in temperature-controlled chambers. The wine list, deliberately concise, features a selection of finely tuned vintages, emphasising quality over quantity.

With ambient lighting, plush textures, and the soothing hum of conversation, Sir Samuel’s invites you to savour your dining experience. Every detail reflects the legendary man who inspired it, from the art inspired by Sir Samuel’s cravats to Caesar salads prepared tableside.

Mediterranean Magic: Tramonto

Transport yourself to the enchanting Mediterranean at Tramonto, Queen Anne’s evening-only dining destination. Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, with hints of African and Arabic influence, Tramonto serves up authentic, sun-kissed dishes that pay tribute to Europe’s sunny regions.

Indulge in succulent grilled fish, charred meats infused with smokiness, and vibrant, freshly harvested vegetables. Choose from the à la carte menu or share a selection of plates with your tablemates while enjoying the limoncello-coloured dining room or the breezy al fresco terrace.

With panoramic ocean views as far as the eye can see, Tramonto provides the perfect backdrop for your culinary voyage. Explore Cunard’s recommended wine pairings or choose a refreshing mocktail from Cunard’s diverse drinks menu. Wherever you are in the world, Tramonto brings the sunshine to your plate.

Embark on a Culinary Adventure

Embark on a culinary adventure aboard Queen Anne, where alternative dining experiences promise to tantalise your taste buds and create cherished memories. Whether you’re a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine, a spice enthusiast, a lover of classic pub fare, a seeker of exquisite steaks, or a fan of Mediterranean delights, Queen Anne has a dining experience that’s perfect for you.

Bon appétit!