Explore the Luxury Dining Venues on our 5-Star River Cruises


Exquisite and exceptional, a culinary journey awaits in Europe and you can enjoy it without leaving your Scenic Space-Ship. 
It’s the sweet smell of freshly baked bread as you walk through the Crystal Dining room for breakfast. An artisan cheeseboard perfectly paired with a local wine in your luxury suite. A romantic evening meal with the one you love, and a long Chablis-infused lunch with friends you’ve just made.
 
On a Scenic 5-star luxury Europe river cruise, each culinary moment has been created with you, our guest, in mind. Each dish will take you on a journey and introduce you to new flavours and cultures. Recipes are enriched in stories that stretch back centuries, and champion local produce freshly farmed that morning. 
 
Our truly all-inclusive philosophy also ensures everything is taken care of including all meals and premium beverages – all day, every day and not just with meals. We want you to focus on what’s important; indulging in cuisine that is truly unparalleled and creating culinary moments that you will remember for a lifetime. 

Welcome to Crystal Dining

Often the first place you will visit each day, unless you are enjoying a private breakfast brought to your luxury suite by your butler, is the Crystal Dining room. It is often the touch base for your culinary journey throughout the day, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served within the expansive restaurant. 
 
As Corporate Executive Chef Ario Prananda explains, “With Crystal Dining, what you can expect is an authentic experience. We create the menu according to the itinerary. For example, when the ship is in Holland, the menu will draw inspiration from Holland. When the ship is in Germany, the menu will draw inspiration from there.”
 

When you match these exquisite dishes with the exceptional views through the large bay windows of Crystal Dining, the experience is truly multi-sensory. Just picture the moment. As the breathtaking French town of Lyon slips by, you can indulge in the authentic taste of France with a buttery croissant and rich coffee.  

The menu is ever changing in Crystal Dining, with an extraordinary multi-course à la carte served each day, and casual options available as well. The desserts are often the star of the show, with a different range each day.  You could sample something different during each meal on each day of your cruise if you wanted to. 

Welcome to the River Café 

The joy of travel is often waking naturally, and if you’ve missed the vast breakfast buffet at Crystal Dining (which runs until it’s time to leave for your morning excursion), then the River Café is often the next option. It’s also perfect for early risers.
 
This dining experience is truly unique, offering guests the chance to enjoy a floating European-style café. It is like being transported to a secluded street café in Paris or Prague, with exceptional coffee, freshly baked treats and the guest favourite, the late-riser breakfast.
Another much-loved option by Scenic guests at the River Café is the
house-made gelato, which is served throughout the day, with several flavours to choose from daily. Hint: the pistachio is a celebrated choice by many guests.

Welcome to Portobello’s or L’Amour

Depending on which river you are cruising on, the most romantic of the Scenic Space-Ship dining options is an intimate evening of fine dining and world-class wines, at either the Italian influenced Portobello’s or the French delight of L’Amour (names vary depending which rivers you are cruising). 
 
Both are equally exceptional, offering a special experience that is reserved for just over 30 guests each evening. Each guest will have the chance to dine here at least once during their truly all-inclusive luxury river cruise, with evenings allocated by reception (please let them know if you have a special celebration during the cruise and they will arrange accordingly). 
 
Here you can enjoy a five-course meal, paired with wines from the region that have been handpicked by our sommelier. Rich gnocchi, tender duck breast, seared light sea bass and mussels in a delicate white wine sauce are just a few of the many extraordinary options here. The desserts are a spectacular show within themselves.
Again, the magic here is the floor-to-ceiling windows, so when you’re travelling by a stunning European village, your onion tart encased in the most perfect and unforgettable pastry, comes with a side of a true authenticity.

Welcome to Table La Rive or Table d’Or  

Scenic guests staying on the Diamond Deck during cruises of 10 nights or longer, plus the Royal and Junior Suite guests on seven nights or fewer, are invited to an elegant degustation dinner at Table La Rive (known as Table d’Or in Portugal). As Ario explains, “This is our most exclusive and intimate dining experience. Ten guests are invited to each seating, only once per cruise. This is an experience that guests remember for a lifetime.” 
 
The six-course gourmet meal is paired with specially selected wines, with the menu carefully curated using the finest ingredients found throughout Europe. Dishes like terrine with red onion jam and salmon tartare. Lobster medallions and filet mignon with red wine jus. For dessert, a raspberry
mille-feuille creme anglaise is one of an abundance of choice. 
This is fine dining on the enchanting waterways of Europe, and is truly in a class of its own. A diverse range of culinary experiences that you will cherish for the rest of your life. 

Welcome to Your In-Suite Dining 

Your butler will be on hand to look after every detail of your truly all-inclusive 5-star luxury river cruise with Scenic. It may be an in-suite champagne breakfast to mark a special occasion, or an afternoon tea with freshly made canapés. Perhaps, a romantic meal for just the two in the privacy of your luxuriously appointed Royal Suite. Whichever you choose, extensive in-suite dining is available throughout your luxury cruise, and our truly all-inclusive philosophy ensures everything is covered. 
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It’s More Than a Journey Through Europe 

On a Scenic 5-star luxury river cruise, every moment has been created so your journey will be one you remember forever. From the cuisine to once-in-a-lifetime onshore experiences, your luxury suite, and health and wellness, your Scenic luxury river cruise will be spectacular from start to finish. 
 
Ask your butler to bring a glass of France’s finest as you relax in your spacious suite. Take out a Scenic e-bike and use the Tailormade app to explore the towns that line these historic waterways. Relax in the only floating Salt Therapy Lounge in Europe, or simply spend the afternoon sampling wines in Bordeaux with a local guide. 
 
Whichever you choose, our truly all-inclusive philosophy ensures everything is covered. All premium meals, drinks, Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich experiences, and world-class staff who will care for your every need to the Nth Degree. This is river cruising in a class of its own. 

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