Cunard has struck an exclusive partnership with two Michelin-starred chef, Michel Roux. Roux will be working alongside Cunard’s culinary development chefs to create an exclusive gala menu for new ship Queen Anne’s Queens Grill restaurant and a new menu for Queen Anne’s pub, the Golden Lion.
The new menu, currently in development, will feature a selection of refined pub favourites, reimagined by chef Roux. It will launch on board Queen Anne in May 2024, before being rolled out to the existing fleet later in the year.
New dining venues
Cunard has also revealed four additional dining experiences that will be available on Queen Anne – Aji Wa, Aranya, Sir Samuels, and Tramonto – which will offer Cunard guests more choice than ever before.
Three of these original venues will be alternative evening dining options, available as a supplement, complementing the inclusive fare options offered for lunch or dinner in Tramonto and the Golden Lion pub.
A brand-new concept for Cunard, Aji Wa will feature creative Japanese cuisine influenced by the seasons of the year, featuring sushi and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, with an additional option to participate in a special Omakase “chef’s choice” tasting menu in the evening.
In another new taste direction for Cunard, Aranya takes guests on a journey through the rich spice flavours of India with menus curated by experts in their field. It’s a multi-sensory experience, from the vibrancy of the flavours to the luxurious interiors which includes stunning floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure magnificent views while dining.
The epitome of a high-end steakhouse, Sir Samuels will showcase the very best of British and Australian beef and seafood, complemented by an exceptional wine program. Selected for their provenance, steaks here will be of the foremost quality seared to perfection. Alongside a vast array of beef options, there will also be a wide range of fish and seafood dishes. All the produce has been sourced responsibly to bring the freshest flavours to the table.
Tramonto will focus on Mediterranean fare, with a menu full of fresh flavours and an opportunity for guests to dine al-fresco while watching the sun set on a warm summer evening.
Guests will also have exclusive use of dining appropriate to their stateroom type, from the grand two-tiered Britannia restaurant, the largest Britannia Club restaurant in the fleet, to the opulent settings of Princess Grill and Queens Grill dining.
Angus Struthers, Acting Senior Vice President, Cunard, said: “We’re excited to share a flavour of what will be served on board Queen Anne in 2024. Cunard is renowned for high-quality dining options, and we’re delighted to be working with the very best chefs, at the top of their different culinary fields to offer such a wide range of dining options to our guests. From embracing the best of Japan in our new sushi and sake bar to dining al-fresco in Tramonto or enjoying a pub meal in the Golden Lion, there really will be something for everyone.”
Michel Roux added: “It is an absolute privilege to be working with Cunard’s hugely talented and passionate culinary development chefs as we countdown to the launch of their newest ship Queen Anne.
“For me, there is no better recipe than blending high-quality ingredients with elegant execution to create unforgettable experiences for diners, and I am incredibly excited to showcase our elevated, reimagined pub classics to Cunard guests very soon.”
Conceptual renders have been designed by David Collins Studio and Sybille de Margerie, which provide an imagining of the new dining spaces on board Queen Anne.