Set to become one of Dubai’s most iconic destinations for dining, nightlife and events following its grand launch in October - the Queen Elizabeth 2 is home to a collection of gastronomical delights just waiting to be discovered. From authentic British cuisine and time-honoured watering holes, to trendy outdoor bars and restaurants once visited by the Queen herself – embark on a journey through the QE2’s eclectic venues.
The restaurants and bars are open to both in-house guests and visitors. Reservations are recommended for The Queens Grill and can be made by contacting email@example.com
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Lido presents an expansive buffet and live cooking stations on the Quarter Deck. The restaurant has been completely restored to offer a chic and modern setting with large floor to ceiling windows and fresh marble flooring - complemented by soft green décor and earthy features.
Breakfast: 6.30am – 10.30am | AED 99 (buffet only)
Lunch: 12:30pm – 3pm | AED 175 (buffet only)
Iftar / Suhoor : sunset – 1am (find out more)
50% off for children below the age of 12 / complimentary for children below the age of 4
THE QUEENS GRILL
Recapture the true essence of the Queen Elizabeth 2 with a visit to The Queens Grill. Frequented by the Queen herself, this should be on your Dubai culinary bucket list.
This fine-dining venue is open for dinner and serves the best of refined British cuisine with a twist on the classics. A dedicated vegetarian menu is also available.
If you want to give your taste buds a flashback, order the iconic Queens Grill Tasting Menu that serves a selection of some of the exact same dishes available on the ship’s maiden voyage in 1969.
For G&T connoisseurs, a dedicated gin bar adjacent to the restaurant is well worth a visit.
Open daily. Dinner: 7:15pm – 11pm
Children’s policy: children above the age of 7 years are welcome to dine in The Queens Grill
THE YACHT CLUB
The QE2’s original Yacht Club has been tenderly restored with an injection of contemporary chic. Commanding impressive views of Dubai’s skyline from the boat deck, this venue exudes maritime charm combined with the luxury social scene for which Dubai is renowned.
Choose from an extensive list of champagne and world wines, a premium liquor selection and a delicious canape menu. A live DJ takes care of the ambience with a track list of popular commercial house music.
Experience a new twist on afternoon tea starting from just AED 195 per person.
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7.15pm – late
THE GOLDEN LION
Not only does The Golden Lion look like a traditional pub, it’s arguably Dubai’s oldest! If it’s an authentic British pub experience you are looking for, this is it. Sip on a wide selection of draught beers, enjoy live sports, play at the pool tables or try your hand at a game of darts.
Step back in time to the QE2’s storied past and browse the collection of commemorative shields from the QE2’s ports of call adorning the walls.
Adjacent to the pub is The Casino…a reimagining of the QE2’s original casino where the old slot machines (now decommissioned) serve as mementos of a bygone era.
Open daily from 12pm – 2am
Happy Hour: enjoy two selected beers and wines for the price of one. Valid 4pm – 8pm from Saturday – Thursday
Adjacent to the QE2 lobby is the Q Café – a popular spot to observe the bustling activity of the hotel terminal. It’s brightly lit by natural sunlight and offers chic yet comfortable sofas and dining tables – perfect for grabbing a bite to eat, catching up on some emails, meeting with friends or getting lost in a good book from its extensive library. Open 24 hours daily, its menu features a selection of world teas, coffee, hearty salads, fresh sandwiches and home-made cakes and pastries.
Open daily from 7.15pm – 5am
THE GRAND LOUNGE (coming soon)
At the heart of the Upper Deck is The Grand Lounge - a cabaret style venue complete with a stage and dance floor and decorated in dark red velvet curtains, chairs and carpeting.
From musicals and comedy acts, to dancing and discos - a daily changing programme of entertainment at The Grand Lounge makes for an exciting dinner experience.
CHARTROOM BAR (coming soon)
Keeping its former name, the Chartroom Bar is one of the QE2’s favourite spots to meet, relax and catch-up over a bottle of wine or a selection of craft beers. From classic crab cakes and chicken liver mousse to cheese platters and the celebrated Eton Mess, expect a snack menu packed full of quintessential favourites.
Located mid-ship on the Quarter Deck, the Chartroom Bar is a time-capsule – maintaining the same nautical interiors of its former years. Red carpeting, period lounge tables and thoughtful mood lighting are all centred around the bar that has had its original world-map reinstalled.
THE PAVILION (coming soon)
Located on One Deck, The Pavilion is a family-friendly indoor and al fresco dining experience that boasts fantastic views of the distant Dubai skyline.
It serves a selection of international dishes, including pizza from the woodfired oven, as well as a live BBQ – washed down with a choice of great value beverages including one of Dubai’s only wine taps.
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