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My copy of the Cunarder has just been delivered by Postman Pat.

 

You can now eat in the Golden Lion on the QV in the evenings ($4 for starters, $8 for mains) between 6PM and 9PM.

 

So that, I would suggest, is the reason why the dress code has been removed from the pub.

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My copy of the Cunarder has just been delivered by Postman Pat.

 

You can now eat in the Golden Lion on the QV in the evenings ($4 for starters, $8 for mains) between 6PM and 9PM.

 

So that, I would suggest, is the reason why the dress code has been removed from the pub.

 

Next the "Casuals" will require to dine free in GL on formal nights, as they already paid for formal dining in Cruise price. Or possibly demand a refund.

A new can of worms methinks.

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It does seem fair that one should receive a meal if one has paid for a meal.
And two meals if one should happen to pay twice? ;)

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I don’t have a great problem with this. I just hope they extend the existing menu, which is not great for vegetarians.

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I don't have an issue with most of the menu choices listed so far:

"Garlic rope-grown Mussels, Sticky Sesame-crusted Norfolk Duckling Drumsticks, Mac and Cheese, Tandoori spiced Dorset Lamb Shank, 28-day Angus Beef Burger with pulled Brisket, Lobster Scampi, salt and pepper Squid, Sole Goujons, Scotch Eggs".

 

As this is in addition to the wide choices already available in the various main dining rooms, buffet, and extra-charge restaurants, this menu offers even further selection each evening, whether one is vegetarian or carnivore.

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Paying for dinner in the Golden Lion is no different to paying in any of the alternative dining options. As I have already paid for dinner I only eat in my appointed restaurant on principle.

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Paying for dinner in the Golden Lion is no different to paying in any of the alternative dining options. As I have already paid for dinner I only eat in my appointed restaurant on principle.
Well said :) .

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Paying for dinner in the Golden Lion is no different to paying in any of the alternative dining options. As I have already paid for dinner I only eat in my appointed restaurant on principle.

 

Indeed, so do we.

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Just off the QE,pub dinner was free.

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My copy of the Cunarder has just been delivered by Postman Pat.

 

You can now eat in the Golden Lion on the QV in the evenings ($4 for starters, $8 for mains) between 6PM and 9PM.

 

So that, I would suggest, is the reason why the dress code has been removed from the pub.

I have never eaten in the Pub of an evening as prefer the Dining Room. I certainly won't be eating there now if I have to pay. Have already paid for an evening meal. Rant over😀😀😀

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Just off the QE,pub dinner was free.

 

 

'Lunch' (midday) may have been free. 'Dinner' is often a meal served after 6pm. ;)

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'Lunch' (midday) may have been free. 'Dinner' is often a meal served after 6pm. ;)

 

Lunch & Dinner or Dinner & Tea.

 

Depends if you are Darn Sarf or Oop North !

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I have never eaten in the Pub of an evening as prefer the Dining Room. I certainly won't be eating there now if I have to pay. Have already paid for an evening meal. Rant over😀😀😀

 

 

Quite right Luv, and knowing you, you'd be far too overdressed ( after 6pm) for the Pub. ;) ...like you, I don't pay thousands of pounds for a single supplement to snack in the evenings in a Pub. I can nip next-door to my local to do that when I can't be bothered to cook in the evenings ........Jeans and all.

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Just off the QE,pub dinner was free.

 

What time did you eat your " dinner " ?

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What time did you eat your " dinner " ?

I didn't,I was in there drinking at 7.30 and saw the menu.Your vague comment meaning what?

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'Lunch' (midday) may have been free. 'Dinner' is often a meal served after 6pm. ;)
I was talking about dinner and it was free.

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Normally we wouldn't take this up, but next year, the second half of our Hong Kong to Southampton trip is in Britannia, and while the restaurant itself doesn't especially bother us, having to dine at an appointed time - early or late - definitely does. So I can imagine, if we don’t get our waitlisted cabin, we will take advantage of the evening menu in the GL, as well as the various alternative dining choices in the KC.

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I didn't,I was in there drinking at 7.30 and saw the menu.Your vague comment meaning what?

 

My question was purely asking for facts as you state dinner was free in the pub yet the start of this thread was giving the cost of starters and mains at dinner time.

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Next the "Casuals" will require to dine free in GL on formal nights, as they already paid for formal dining in Cruise price. Or possibly demand a refund.

A new can of worms methinks.

 

Miscreant Lemmings will enjoy a can of worms for supper lets hope it's on the menu.

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Paying for dinner in the Golden Lion is no different to paying in any of the alternative dining options. As I have already paid for dinner I only eat in my appointed restaurant on principle.

As long as they dont extend this to the other alternative venue namely the Lido?

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Reading these dress issue threads with interest. I've never sailed on the QM2, would like to but I don't do dresses. I had a scary incident with a long skirt, fortunately there were 2 big guys on the stairway ahead of me, they caught me. I wear a dressy pants suit, or my sparkly tops, I know these aren't formal as I've done the formal routine.

 

I've been cruising 35 years. I've worn long dresses, now I try to fit everything in my 26" suitcase. Princess is my go to cruise line. I just returned from a 30 day So. America cruise with 1 suitcase.

 

Sorry for long story, I am looking at the Nov. 3, 2019 TA on QM2. Sailing single, I would not like paying for an evening meal because I'm not dressed properly. When you pay extra to sail single, it should include food.

I saw the other thread about the change in dress code, but I don't want to add fuel to the fire.

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Reading these dress issue threads with interest. I've never sailed on the QM2, would like to but I don't do dresses. I had a scary incident with a long skirt, fortunately there were 2 big guys on the stairway ahead of me, they caught me. I wear a dressy pants suit, or my sparkly tops, I know these aren't formal as I've done the formal routine.

 

I've been cruising 35 years. I've worn long dresses, now I try to fit everything in my 26" suitcase. Princess is my go to cruise line. I just returned from a 30 day So. America cruise with 1 suitcase.

 

Sorry for long story, I am looking at the Nov. 3, 2019 TA on QM2. Sailing single, I would not like paying for an evening meal because I'm not dressed properly. When you pay extra to sail single, it should include food.

I saw the other thread about the change in dress code, but I don't want to add fuel to the fire.

 

There is always Kings Court Buffet, having no cover charge. Simples.

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There is absolutely no reason you can't wear a sparkly top and silky trousers. It's the men's apparel that is the most restrictive on formal nights.

 

Kings Grill is dire -- been there, done that.

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Reading these dress issue threads with interest. I've never sailed on the QM2, would like to but I don't do dresses. I had a scary incident with a long skirt, fortunately there were 2 big guys on the stairway ahead of me, they caught me. I wear a dressy pants suit, or my sparkly tops, I know these aren't formal as I've done the formal routine.

 

I've been cruising 35 years. I've worn long dresses, now I try to fit everything in my 26" suitcase. Princess is my go to cruise line. I just returned from a 30 day So. America cruise with 1 suitcase.

 

Sorry for long story, I am looking at the Nov. 3, 2019 TA on QM2. Sailing single, I would not like paying for an evening meal because I'm not dressed properly. When you pay extra to sail single, it should include food.

I saw the other thread about the change in dress code, but I don't want to add fuel to the fire.

Hello susancruzs, there is nothing wrong ( on Cunard) with your 'dressy pants suit and a nice sparkly top', finished off with good accessories ! ( evening shoes and evening bag... and perhaps a nice evening pashmina) ..."By the way this is coming from a guy who is posting" ! ;) Far too many females fret over the Cunard formal dress code ! (In well over 55 Cunard cruises/voyages) Almost every lady I've seen onboard Cunard make their evenings a sense of occasion ! (whether it's a formal evening or not) Unfortunately, it's often the 'guys' who tend to let the side down, the jacket dodgers and those guys who can't be bothered to make an effort to 'support their ladies'. ;)

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Thanks for the posts and encouragements! I am going to do a Cunard crossing but not Fall 2019. It is on my bucket as a must do. I found a TA on Princess for Nov. so I'll do it after my fjords cruise. I must say I don't like seeing overly casual in the dining room. I think Princess invited this when they went smart casual, which leaves too much room for interpretation. Thanks again!

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We enjoyed the free sea day lunch more than once in the pub last year on QV. Is that impacted by this change? We were impressed they had enough cooks and waiters to provide table service to everyone. Was there ever food for free there at dinner time?

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I never saw any prices on the evening menu on the QE recently.Perhaps someone can post it,otherwise it's fake news.

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I never saw any prices on the evening menu on the QE recently.Perhaps someone can post it,otherwise it's fake news.
The Cunarder article talks about the new evening menu on Queen Victoria, there has been no mention of introducing it QE or QM2 yet.

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We enjoyed the free sea day lunch more than once in the pub last year on QV. Is that impacted by this change? We were impressed they had enough cooks and waiters to provide table service to everyone. Was there ever food for free there at dinner time?
I wouldn't expect any change to lunch yet. Dinner was mentioned in the Daily Programme when we were on QV in March, we didn't spend much time in there so I didn't see any menus.

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There is absolutely no reason you can't wear a sparkly top and silky trousers. It's the men's apparel that is the most restrictive on formal nights.

 

Kings Grill is dire -- been there, done that.

 

Does this mean being a man I can't wear my sparkly tops and silky trousers. :D:D:D

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What is next? The Golden Line doing 24 or 23 a day food like O Sheehans/the local on NCL? Not that there is anything wrong with that after G32 at 3am in the morning but it does seem like the so called traditional cunard brand is getting further eroded rightly or wrongly.

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I hope that this is just a trial that flops.

Although I enjoy the Pub Lunch , the Golden Lion is an awkward place to dine .

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I see dinner in the Golden Lion rolled out on the two other ships in short order. Then dinner in the Golden Lion can be another perk for the new super diamond category of Cunard World Clubers that I'm sure will be instituted any day now. ;) ;) ;)

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The new evening menu is already on the QE and it is free.At least it was in April.

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Update ! as of 21st June

 

Apparently the charge for the evening Pub meals didn't go as planned due to no uptake from the guest. :D So across the fleet evening pub meals/snacks are now complimentary, according to friends who are sailing on all three ships at the moment.

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Very interesting.

 

That is what can happen when you ask people what they would do, as opposed to what they will actually do when it comes to it.

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Given there are so many places on board to eat a splendid evening meal and

Given how busy the pub gets at lunchtime,

I'd prefer the pub did not serve food in the evening, so I can enjoy a good pint and a quiet chat with friends in a casual environment. THe GL has a good pub 'fee'. Don't spoil it.

Food in the Golden Lion turns it into an eatery, rather than a pub.

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