Elegant Dining

Every meal is part of the journey

Avalon makes mealtimes a wonderful part of your cruise experience. Enjoy a wide choice of delicious dishes – from exquisite á la carte dinners to healthy snacks for when you feel peckish between meals.


Freedom to Choose

We understand the importance of enjoying meals just the way you like them. With Avalon, you decide what and where to eat on board. You can enjoy your meals in the elegant dining room, surrounded by panoramic windows. Try lunch grilled and al fresco at the Sky Bistro, or on all Suite Ships, sit down to a light lunch or dinner in the charming Panorama Bistro, which also features regional specialities and wines.

Making it Special

All of our cruises begin with the Captain's reception, featuring complimentary sparkling wine and canapés. Then there's the sumptuous five-course welcome dinner, which whets your appetite for things to come. You'll also have plenty of time for afternoon tea and onboard wine tastings. Each dinner includes a local speciality dish as well as complimentary regional wines selected by a proffesional sommelier. With fresh bread delivered from local bakeries, you'll begin to get a taste for the local flavours.

Regional cuisine

You'll have the opportunity to chat with the chef during dinner, listening out for culinary hints and tips. Travel is all about learning about different cultures and enjoying new and exciting experiences. That's why we include land excursions in all the key ports, taking you to the heart of your destinations.

Avalon Fresh

We believe that healthy food should always taste good. While Avalon cruises have always provided a selection of nutritious, delicious recipes, this year, we're really raising the bar with Avalon Fresh! We've teamed up with two of Europe's rising culinary stars: the Wrenkh brothers. We've tasked them with designing an exciting collection of wholesome dishes so mouthwatering you won't believe they're healthy. Our focus on fresh, local ingredients from small farms and producers comes together with a splash of innovation, leaving you feeling great while you're eating and throughout your day. We also offer gluten-free options.

Keeping you topped up

Don't forget that we have complimentary tea and coffee available at all times during your cruise. With lunch, soft drinks are included and for dinner we offer a carefully chosen selection of regional red and white wines, beer and soft drinks for you to enjoy with your meal.

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Meal Schedule

  • Early Riser Breakfast: 6 am
    Start your day right with self-service coffee, a choice of teas, croissants, pastries and a selection of breakfast finger foods.
  • Breakfast Buffet: 7 am – 8:30 am
    Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot choices including eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.
  • Late Riser Breakfast: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Self-service coffee, teas, croissants, pastries and a selection of breakfast finger foods.
  • Lunch Buffet: 12:30 pm
    Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts.
  • Afternoon Tea: 4 pm
    Take a traditional break with freshly brewed coffee or tea and cake, biscuits  and cookies served in the Lounge or in the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.
  • Dinner: 7:30 pm
    Dine in style with a sit-down meal served during a single sitting, surrounded by panoramic views. Gourmet dishes will delight the most discerning palate, and expertly matched, complimentary local wines. Complimentary beer or soft drinks are also available. Menus typically feature an appetiser, soup, entrée, dessert, and coffee or tea.
  • Night Fare: 10:30 pm
    Enjoy a light-night treat before you retire.
    Note: Meal times may vary depending on cruise schedule.

"This was my first River cruise and I enjoyed every minute of it. Beautiful restaurant, staff were superb and the food was incredible."