Review and Guide to the food options available today on a Brittany Ferries Crossing
Find out everything you need to know about Brittany Ferries Food including what and where to eat as you cruise to France.
Since we had children and fell in love with French holidays we have done 20+ Brittany ferry crossings. We just love to sit back and let someone else do the work while we cross the channel.
Ferry crossing take a few to a lot of hours and one of the best ways to spend that time is Eating and on Brittany Ferries you have quite a few options available to you and we’ve covered them all in our guide to what to eat on a Brittany Ferry.
Summary of the Brittany Ferries Food Options
On board any Brittany Ferries Ferry you have multiple dinning options to suit your families needs and tastes. This includes a full service restaurant, self service restaurant, pizzeria-cafe and shops selling various snacks such as crisps and chocolate. It also has a large bar area to grab a drink. But please remember you may be driving at the other end of the journey.
Breakfast Options of Brittany Ferries
- Commodore Cabins (Premium Cabins) – If you opt for a Commodore Cabin this includes breakfast in your room. This consists of bread, croissants, jams, butter and pain-au-chocolates with coffee and juice to drink. This is a tasty start to the day and a favourite option of ours. It also gives you plenty of time to relax and unwind in private after an early start.
- Full Service Restaurant – The full service restaurant offers a well stocked continental buffet and cooked to order options like a full English. The restaurant is very nice but can get busy so if you fancy this you may want to head up as soon as you are on board.
- The Self Service Restaurant – The self service restaurant offers a good range of options. Starting with a simple pastry and going up to a full English.
- The Cafe – The cafe serves croissants, pastries and hot drinks such as coffee and tea.
Lunch and Dinner Options on Brittany Ferries
- Full Service Restaurant – The full service restaurant provides a buffet of Hors d’œuvres with a large amount of sea food, a buffet of deserts and if you can fit it in a choice of main courses. The mains range in size and price from simple fish dishes to roast fillet of beef with a liquorice sauce.
- The Self Service Restaurant – The self service restaurant offers around five hot dishes and many starters and desserts. It also offer meal deal options to get all three for less than buying them individually but only on certain items (a bit like Tesco). An example main in the self-service resturant is beef bourguignon with a choice of potatoes and veg to go on the side.
- The Cafe – The cafe serves a range of pizzas, pasta, salads and sandwiches. You are also able to get something sweet for dessert.
Drinks available onboard Brittany Ferries
All the restaurants are well stocked with a choice of wine, beer and soft drinks. In the café and self-service restaurants you are able to buy miniature bottles of wine and in the full service restaurant you can order a whole bottle of wine.
Kids food and meals on Brittany Ferries
- The Self Service Restaurant – The self service restaurant offers kids meals comprising of a main and drink. The meal also includes an activity bag with two gifts, some sweets and apple compote. This is a nice pack and usually provides an hours worth of entertainment for the kids.
- Full Service Restaurant – At the full service restaurant kids under twelve can choose from the normal menu for a smaller portion at a smaller price of around £5.50. They are also given an activity bag. However, this is when you leave so don’t count on it to keep them busy during dinner.
- The Café – The café has a kids menu for the under twelves but it is a bit basic with a choice of half a croque monsieur or half a pizza, with a drink and a yogurt. The kids also get an activity bag just like the other two venues.
Baby Food Options on Brittany Ferries
So we have convinced you that France is a great destination to take a baby and that the Ferry is the way to get there. But now you are wondering if they have baby food on board and facilities to feed a baby on a Brittany Ferries Ferry. Well, you don’t need to worry.
There are high chairs and food prep areas with microwaves in both the self service restaurant and full service restaurant. However, we didn’t see any baby food available to buy so if they can’t have some of your cooked food you may want to take some baby food with you.
However, there are no breastfeeding areas on board the boats so if you would like more privacy when feeding the baby you may want to consider a cabin.
Can you take your own food onboard a Brittany Ferries Ferry
As long as you can carry it from your car to the main decks you can take your own food on board and this is a great option to save some money. You will be able to eat it your food in your cabin, at some of the tables in the self service restaurant or tables by the entertainment stage. We would recommend pre-cooked or picnic food as there is no way to warm or cook your food with the exception of baby food.
More of Ferry Travel to France
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- Find your perfect cross channel ferry with the Travelbetter guide to Ferries to France
- Don’t start you holiday off badly. Make sure the kids, and you, are happy on the ferry by checking out our guide on How to keep kids happy on a ferry
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