This casual buffet is split into four sections for a variety of dishes.
This buffet restaurant on deck 7 is broken into four sections, each with a focus on a different type of cuisine. During the day, the breakfast buffet is ubiquitous, but for lunch and dinner, each section specializes. During dinner, the meal is seated and served a la carte with a $10 cover charge. Reservations for dinner are highly recommended.
For the most casual dining experience on the Queen Mary 2, you can eat breakfast, lunch, and late night buffets at your leisure in the King’s Court.
For dinner, each section becomes a specialty restaurant, either Lotus, for Asian cuisine (a broad category to be sure), the Carvery, for British-style roasts, La Piazza, for Italian, and the Chef’s Galley, where guests can watch as the chef prepares and reveals culinary secrets. We had fun at the Chef’s Galley, as the head culinarian explained how to make the starter as well as our delectable desserts.
Breakfast is extensive, with different kinds of eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles, salmon, herring, English breakfast, yogurt, and much more.
We do not usually expect much from a lunch buffet, but we were pleasantly surprised by the food served at King’s Court. Sometimes we felt the food had been out for a little too long, but when we caught it fresh from the kitchen we were happy.
The prepared meals in the evening are some of the best on the ship. The veal chop from the Chef’s Galley was too fatty, but cooked perfectly, with onion rings and a baked potato with herbed butter on the side. The appetizers, a shrimp cocktail and a Caeser salad, were both light and great.
The late night buffet is a thoughtful treat. It is a little small, but we did not need a lavish buffet for our fourth meal of the day.
We were impressed by dessert: tiramisu, black forest cake, different kinds of mousse, chocolate cakes, fresh fruits, tarts, pies and custards, all of which hit the mark perfectly.
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