Named after Cunard’s founder, this café/lounge/bar has a little bit of everything.
Sir Samuel Cunard, founder of the Cunard Cruise Line is remembered faithfully by this bar and lounge on the Queen Mary 2. This venue opens at 7am for coffee and pastries, serving the best coffee on the ship. In the afternoon there are quiches, and a tea time from 3pm to 5pm. Situated on deck 3, Sir Samuel’s has a full bar an exclusive “wine by the glass” menu. Food is free of charge.
Light food is the main fare at Sir Samuel’s. We had some excellent croissants here in the morning, our favorite was the almond. For lunch you can get fantastic quiches, like the Quiche Lorraine Tartlet. It tasted like our mothers made it. There are daily sandwiches, the contents are up to the chef’s discretion. The strawberry tartlet for dessert needs to be had if you are going to go on the Queen Mary 2: light and fresh.
During the day, before acceptable drinking hours, Sir Samuel’s is primarily a coffee bar. Coffee, hot and cold, can be ordered in or taken to go. Espresso drinks like an Americano or Café Mocha cost around $4. Later in the day, you can partake in liqueur coffees, like a Café Royal (coffe with cognac and Grand Marnier).
There is a martini selection and a full bar like you will find at the other bars. But at Sir Samuel’s, you can order all of the wines on the menu by the glass from lunch until close.
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