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The Epicurean - P&O Britannia

The Epicurean is one of the restaurants on board Britannia where you have to pay a supplement. 

As it was our first black tie evening Mam decided to make a booking for us. I would advise booking the restaurant that have a small surcharge to avoid disappointment, especially on black tie evenings. 

The Epicurean really is a fine dining restaurant. Through the grand open doors, and you are greeted with a smile and seated at your table. 

We were handed a menu, while you are on board your cruise there will be 2 menu's in The Epicurean. We only went once which was for menu A.


Dad chose our wine and we nibbled on bread.

There was bacon and plain bread all served with lard and of course butter was available. 

We placed our order and got our amuse bouche. Which did look rather strange. 

But tasted delicious. Mint ice lolly the perfect refreshing amuse bouche. 

The service in the Epicurean was fantastic, April and May, the waitresses were wonderful and very attentive. 

To start, Emily had the cream of celeriac soup. 

Which was poured at the table. 

Mam, Dad and I ordered Devonshire white crab, langoustine and caviar cocktail. 

It tasted amazing and came in a very funky glass. There was a shot of cucumber mojito, which I must say, I wasn't a fan of. 

After our starters we switched our wines for our main courses. 

When our mains arrived I had to get a birds eye view of the table as I loved it so much.

Dad and I shared the chateaubriand of prime English beef which was carved in front of us. 

Cooked medium rare and it was served with baby vegetables, pont-neuf potatoes and Madeira and beaneries sauce. 

Was delicious and cooked to perfection. 

Mam had the salt marsh lamb rack, with slow cooked glazed lamb breast, served with mini crafted shepherd's pie. This also came with samphire shoots, butternut squash puree and a rosemary and mint jelly. Mam said it was 'bloody lovely'. 

Emily on the other hand order double Gloucester old spot pork fillet and honey glazed pork belly. 

She drizzled it in a perry cider jus. The pork came on a bed of seared scallop, chicken skin tuile and crackling. Emily absolutely loved it. 

Between main course and pudding we were treated to a sweet little treat. 

The ladies were given a raspberry coulees. 

While the men were treated to an egg. Coconut and mango. 

We did find these pretty comical. 

After our eggs and lipstick it was time to pick our puddings. 

To tell you the truth I was struggling at this point but the food tasted so good I really didn't want to pass on dessert, so, I went for the dark chocolate jaffa cake. 

Believe me it was worth it. It tasted so choclately and orangey my favourite sweet combination. 

Emily and Mam had the trios of summer berry textures. 

With the most delicious eton mess meringue and elderflower mallow. 

Dad got a show for his pudding, crepe Suzette flambe. 

Cooked right in front of us and tasted beautiful and with lots of alcohol.

The supplement for this restaurant is £22 per person and I think it is 100% worth the upgrade.  

And just when you thought you really couldn't eat anymore. 

We were given some macaroons. After all that food I went straight to bed with a massive food baby. 

The Epicurean - P&O Britannia

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