The Pantry. P & O's new dining experience
P&O Cruises are saying bye, bye to the traditional buffet and hello to a brand new dining experience.
Banishing trays, queues and the all-you-can-eat smorgasbord, the cruise line’s latest concept is named “The Pantry”, and is similar to an up-market food hall where passengers can choose between eight different stations and have their meals individually plated.
There’s a “Kettle & Bun” bar with sandwiches and soups, the “Fat Cow” bar for a traditional roast dinner, “Mexicana” gives you your taco fix, “Curry House” brings you a taste of Indian cuisine as well as an Asian food bar, coffee bar and fish and chips stand. And when you’re ready for dessert, the “Sugar Bar” offers homemade cakes and pastries.
“We’ve been working on this part of our on-board food revolution for some time and to see the concept become reality is very exciting. It’s a game-changer — and it’s clear from our guests’ reaction that they love it,”
P & O Cruises Senior Vice President Sture Myrmell said.
“The Pantry is a dining experience like no other at sea. Designed as an international food market, it features eight bespoke outlets reflecting the many flavours Kiwis & Australians love to eat.”