Dining on Spirit of Discovery
Fine dining is one of the biggest attractions of the ship, and you can look forward to a range of contrasting restaurants, all serving world-class dishes day and night. The main dining venues are The Grand Dining Room and more informal Grill, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here, open seating is the norm, so you can dine whenever you like within the opening hours. If you’d like a fixed table for the duration of your cruise, please call our cruise advisors to book one. Kindly note there is a maximum of 150 fixed tables available on each cruise.
The food was out of this world. We tried all the different restaurants, and to be honest we couldn't say which one we preferred. All were top class in the choice, presentation and service, and so delicious.
Colin and Linda Turner, Cambridgeshire
The Club by Jools Holland
Recalling the famous music lounges of the 1950s, The Club by Jools combines sumptuous cocktails and dining with live music. The cuisine rivals the world’s best supper clubs, with classic starters such as Retro Tiger Prawn Cocktail and Baked Three Onion Soup. Among the sumptuous mains, you can experience Jools’ Signature Dishes; New York Striploin Steak, Tomahawk Steak, Roast Rack of Lamb, Berkshire Porterhouse Pork Steak, Grilled Fish of the Day and Baked Aubergine with Bulgar Wheat and Grilled Halloumi. As with all the restaurants aboard Spirit of Discovery, dining in The Club by Jools is included in your fare.
The Grand Dining Room
Spirit of Discovery’s main restaurant brings you the very finest in British and International cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open seating is the standard, as is exemplary service. If you would like fixed seating you can book before you sail. In this restaurant you can expect an ever-changing menu of sumptuous dishes, cooked by our team of expert chefs to the highest standard. In The Grand Dining Room you can also indulge in afternoon tea, served étagère-style at your table with a tempting selection of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes, and a glass of sparkling wine.
We ate in all the main eateries, and particularly enjoyed our evening meals in The Grand Dining Room, and also Coast to Coast.
Howard Mence, Gloucestershire
The Grill has been designed to give you the option of a more casual, relaxed and sociable culinary experience. Offering the same dinner menu as The Grand Dining Room on formal evenings, it’s a superb alternative venue, giving you even more dining choice. The Grill offers even more culinary options, from a tempting buffet at breakfast to a bespoke lunchtime menu.
Adjoining the restaurant is the Verandah – a sumptuous outside space. Here you can enjoy the same dining choices, but alfresco with stunning ocean views. When the weather’s fine, it’s also the place to enjoy irresistible barbecues out on deck.
East to West
They say variety is the spice of life, so why not try something completely different? Spirit of Discovery’s variety of restaurants mean you can mix things up as much as you like. Start by making a reservation in East to West free of charge.
Just like the original East to West on Saga Sapphire, this restaurant offers an exclusive, dinner-only service every evening. Impeccably presented, our chefs bring to the table the full diversity and vibrancy of Eastern cuisine, from classic favourites to those with a contemporary twist.
Coast to Coast
Exclusive to 74 guests every evening, Coast to Coast is designed to showcase modern seafood cuisine: the very best of British and locally-sourced fish, depending on what’s fresh in the destination you’re visiting. Sophisticated and intimate, of course it’s also free of charge to dine here.
You can choose from the Coast to Coast seafood platter to share and a range of sauces and accompaniments. Or who can resist our tempting take on classic fish and chips, served with thrice-cooked chips. The ship’s world-class seafood restaurant is another first for Saga.
A choice of house red, white, rosé and sparkling wines will be available at each mealtime, at no extra charge. In addition, there'll be a hand-picked connoisseur selection to purchase both by the glass and by the bottle.