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New Carinthia Lounge, Smokehouse among revamped QM2 dining

One of the liner's new alternative dining concepts is a Smokehouse (Photo: Cunard)
Queen Mary 2's major June refit will freshen the dining with an entirely new Carinthia Lounge that will serve alternative breakfast and lunchtime offerings and bespoke premium coffees, plus a new Smokehouse alternative concept.

These are in addition to The Verandah restaurant, evoking memories of the famous Grill on the original Queen Mary, a completely transformed Kings Court Buffet, new Queens and Princess Grill menus and completely refurbished restaurants for guests staying in the suites.

Plus, menus in the existing Britannia Restaurant and Golden Lion pub, together with Cunard’s noted afternoon tea selection served in the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar, will all be refreshed.

Many of the new menus are being created and tested at a specially commissioned development kitchen opened in Cunard’s homeport of Southampton. There, teams of chefs have been working with other culinary experts and suppliers to create a wide range of new dishes to be served on board.

New menu items in The Verandah on board Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will be introduced through 2016.