A steakhouse aura embraces this restaurant, another of the ship’s five main dining rooms.
With a seahorse-type sculpture at the entrance we thought we might be entering into an Asian themed restaurant, but Savoy has an appealingly subdued steakhouse ambience that makes it a good target for couples on date night.
The signature pasta dish on Sapphire Princess is fettuccine Alfredo, which we ordered here one night. The waiter gave us an option of a full or appetizer-sized portion and we chose the latter (gotta watch that cholesterol count, folks). The dish was rich and creamy, but we prefer Alfredo’s Parmesan flavor to be front and center, which wasn’t the case here. For a soup we tried the herbed chicken and wonton soup, which had a hearty broth shot through with black pepper and laced with delicate enoki mushrooms.
Our entrée was the skillet-fried halibut, which was nicely presented on chard and green beans against a tarn of cumin-infused tomato sauce. But we’re not sure the fish was skillet-fried, as there was little apparent oil and the cooking method left the fish dry and a bit flavorless.
Although the right side of the menu changes nightly, the choices at Savoy basically mirror those at the four other “main” dining rooms.
The ship’s standard wine list was available, and cocktails from the standard drink menu could be ordered.
We missed the British-style pub lunch on the two days it was served here, but we were sorely tempted by the menu of steak and kidney pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips and a ploughman’s lunch. The beer selection included Boddington’s, Bass, Guinness and Strongbow cider.
Savoy Dining Room was open for dinner nightly from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The pub lunch was served on sea days from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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