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Enjoy an afternoon at The Glass House


If you’re looking for the perfect location to enjoy a relaxed afternoon with delicious food and a glass of superb wine, look no further. The Glass House, a sophisticated and informal haven of good food and excellent wine, is just the place

Passengers drinking wine on board a P&O Cruises ship

The Glass House restaurant on board Britannia is the perfect place for an afternoon apéritif

The Glass House by Food Hero Olly Smith was first launched on board Azura to great success, winning Best Bar at Sea in the 2011 and 2012 Cruise Critic Awards. You can now find it on board Ventura, Aurora and Britannia.


Headed up by enthusiastic television presenter, award-winning wine expert and passionate foodie Olly Smith, The Glass House is the perfect location for a light bite, lunchtime tipple or afternoon apéritif. On each of the ships you’ll find an impressive choice of around 40 wines from all over the world handpicked by Olly, accompanied by a menu of delicious food options.


Food for thought

If you’re looking for a light lunch, you can choose from a delicious selection of small plates such as oak smoked haddock fishcakes and salt and pepper tempura king prawns, garlic mushrooms in a cheese panko crumb and warm quail Scotch eggs. If you fancy something a bit more substantial, how does a British-reared beef steak, aged on the bone for a minimum of 28 days, sound? Make that a surf and turf by adding jumbo king prawns. Or choose from dishes such as a mouthwatering butter-poached lobster tail in a soft brioche bun, prime North Atlantic cod and chips or a trio of specialty slider mini gourmet burgers, to name a few.

Selection of gourmet sliders served at The Glass House

There’s a wide selection of food on offer at Olly Smith’s The Glass House

Wine, glorious wine

Olly’s wine expertise makes The Glass House the perfect venue to experience something new. He travels extensively to source new wines and find hidden gems full of character, while the Bon Viveur house wine collection is Olly’s own unique selection of signature blends created exclusively for P&O Cruises guests.


The wines on offer can be enjoyed by the glass and are perfect for an afternoon apéritif. But to learn more about the collection you can turn an afternoon at sea into a wine-tasting experience, sampling specially selected wines matched to each course. An experienced wine host will guide you through the courses allowing you to develop your own expertise.


With a handsomely stocked cellar and mouth-watering menus, The Glass House is the perfect choice to make the most of that holiday feeling. You might even find your perfect wine with the exuberant Olly who, like all of our Food Heroes, joins a number of Food Hero cruises throughout the year to host talks and wine tastings.


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