Cunard announces exclusive partnership with two Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux

8 August 2023 [Southampton, UK]

Cunard has announced an exclusive partnership with two Michelin-starred chef, Michel Roux.

Michel 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 Michel. 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 Samuel's, and Tramonto – which will offer guests more choice than ever before.

Three of these original venues aboard the luxury cruise line’s newest ship 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 Omikase “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 interior which includes stunning floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure magnificent views while dining.

The epitome of a high-end steakhouse, Sir Samuel's will showcase the very best of British and Australian beef and seafood, complemented by an exceptional wine programme. 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 transport guests to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, 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.”

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