Seabourn Encore Dining

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5.0
Our expert rating of the dining venues available on Seabourn Encore
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Ship facts

Cruise line:
Seabourn
Number of passengers:
600
Name of ship:
Seabourn Encore
Kids friendly:
No
Maiden voyage:
2017
What you'll love:
Designer marble bathrooms in every suite
Refurbished:
Never
Gripes:
None

Ship facts

Cruise line:
Seabourn
Name of ship:
Seabourn Encore
Maiden voyage:
2017
Refurbished:
Never
Number of passengers:
600
Kids friendly:
No
What you'll love:
Designer marble bathrooms in every suite
Gripes:
None

Review In Brief


The Seabourn Encore restaurants are a feast for the senses. There are five dining venues to choose from, including a Japanese sushi restaurant and a specialty restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller.

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Seabourn Encore Dining Review


The Restaurant

The main dining room on Seabourn Encore is called The Restaurant. It is a beautiful space with a high atrium ceiling and spectacular Murano glass chandeliers.

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The main dining room on Seabourn Encore is called The Restaurant.

The main dining room on Seabourn Encore is called The Restaurant.

The menu changes daily, however there are some classic dishes that are always available. Indeed, you can mix and match from the classics range and the daily specials. The menu also has items inspired by celebrity chef Thomas Keller. No matter what you choose the cuisine is always exquisite.

Lobster and Mango Napoleon as served in The Restaurant.

Lobster and Mango Napoleon as served in The Restaurant.

In addition to the great dining, wine and champagne is also poured freely. The staff are happy to help with requests for particular grape varieties or regions. The Restaurant has open seating. Reservations are not need.

The Grill by Thomas Keller

The Grill by Thomas Keller is the specialty restaurant on Seabourn Encore. It is an elegant dining room designed by Adam D. Tihany. I think it is a great addition to the Seabourn dining scene.

The Grill by Thomas Keller is a modern twist on the classic steakhouse.

The Grill by Thomas Keller is a modern twist on the classic steakhouse.

The Grill by Thomas Keller is inspired by the classic American steakhouse. Indeed, it serves reimagined versions of iconic dishes. Dining highlights include the Classic Caeser Salad prepared table-side. In addition there’s Elysian Fields Farm Lamb Medallions with Herb Crust. They even serve ice-cold crudités.

Thomas Keller's Caesar Salad in The Grill.

Thomas Keller’s Caesar Salad in The Grill.

The whole Roasted Free Range Chicken with Thyme Jus was superb too. It serves two and is carved table side. Also very good was the Dover sole.

For dessert I recommend the sublimely light Seven Layer Coconut Cake.

A special wine and champagne selection is offered in The Grill. However, vintage bottles are also available for purchase if you prefer.

There is no dining supplement in The Grill. However, you do need to make a reservation. With 600 guests on board getting a table can be tricky. So I strongly recommend booking online in advance of your cruise. I think the Grill is the best Seabourn Encore restaurant.

Sushi

Seabourn Encore also has a dedicated sushi restaurant which is simply called Sushi. It is an intimate venue serving mouth-watering Japanese cuisine of the highest standard.

Sushi is the intimate Japanese restaurant on Seabourn Encore.

Sushi is the intimate Japanese restaurant on Seabourn Encore.

The menu is almost exclusively sushi, sashimi and nigiri. The quality of the ingredients is superb. Hamachi, tuna and other fresh seafood products are flown direct from Japan and served a la carte each evening.

There is top quality salmon and tuna sashimi.

There is top quality salmon and tuna sashimi.

The eel, octopus and tuna were all especially good when I dined there. The staff will guide you through the menu and recommend dishes based on your own tastes.

As well as great dining, a wonderful selection of sake is on offer at no additional charge. These can be served hot or chilled. There is also a good selection of the house wine and beer.

The Sushi chefs hard at work.

The Sushi chefs hard at work.

Sushi is also open for lunch serving three different bento boxes. These include chicken, salmon and tamarind-glazed mushrooms too. I worked my way through each and found them to be a tasty and healthy lunchtime alternative.

There is no additional charge for eating at Sushi. Also, reservations are not required. It’s worth noting that Sushi is popular, so the limited seating may mean there is a short wait for a table.

The Colonnade

Seabourn regulars will feel right at home in The Colonnade on Seabourn Encore. Indeed the casual dining venue is the place to go for amazing buffets. It also serves regionally-theme daily specials. The Colonnade has plenty of unreserved indoor seating as well as a teak terrace for al fresco dining.

The Colonnade offers a relaxed buffet meal service.

The Colonnade offers a relaxed buffet meal service.

The Patio for relaxed Seabourn Encore dining

Located on the main pool deck is The Patio. It is a lunch and dinner dining venue serving grilled specialties, salads and pizzas. If you don’t feel in the mood to dress up for dinner this is the place to be!

The relaxed atmosphere of the Patio grill.

The relaxed atmosphere of the Patio grill.

 

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