Queen Mary 2 Kings Court Buffet gets fresh new look and feel.
Many of us have come to rely on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 as our way back and forth across the Atlantic. And we’ve gotten used to a lot of the original fixtures from the ship’s maiden transatlantic crossing April 25, 2004. But it’s time for a refresh, says Cunard. Some of us might agree, though we’ve grown accustomed to her smile plus a few quirks, especially in the Kings Court restaurant.
What is the Kings Court Buffet?
If you chose to not dine in the main dining room, your only other option for complimentary meals was the Queen Mary 2 Kings Court buffet. Unfortunately, some found the layout of the original King’s Court buffet a bit confusing and congested in areas, especially at rush hours.
The renovated Kings Court Buffet aims to not only resolve the odd guest flow through the food stations but to also make it more user friendly. Waiters will serve the drinks rather than guests having to queue for a coffee, tea or juice. Existing food service stations will be moved or removed to make way for the smart new design.
The entire restaurant will be more open and the seating arrangements will be reconfigured to create a sense of expansiveness and elegance rather than the current cafeteria-style ambiance.
Cunard chefs will provide cooking demonstrations in the new Kings Court. The dining concept will continue to feature hot and cold buffet options, light snacks, afternoon treats and alternative evening dining cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Pan Asian, and Tex Mex.
“The remastered Kings Court is one of the most exciting innovations of Queen Mary 2’s dramatic refit,” said Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America. “From new culinary experiences, to a pleasant, easygoing flow, we are confident that this thoughtfully re-designed dining experience is befitting of our guests’ sensibilities, tastes and expectations.”
Located in a far corner of the buffet, the Chef’s Galley area will continue to offer Italian pastas and pizzas for lunch, and a Chef’s Table tasting menu on select evenings.The Executive Chef will share insights and recipe tips while guests enjoy a tasting menu expertly paired with fine wines.
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