Brittany Ferries Food – What You Need To Know Before You Travel

Find out everything you need to know about Brittany Ferries Food including what and where to eat as you sail to France with Brittany Ferries.

Ouistreham-Port
Ouistreham Port in France

Since we had children and fell in love with French holidays we have done 20+ Brittany ferry crossings.

Overall, we have always had great service and can just sit back and let someone else do the work while we cross the channel.

Now, Ferry crossings from the UK to France take quite a few hours and one of the best ways to spend that time is eating.

Luckily, on Brittany Ferries you have quite a few options available to you and we’ve covered them all in this 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.

These options includes a full service restaurant, self service restaurant, pizzeria-cafe and shops selling various snacks such as crisps and chocolate.

Each ferry also has a large bar area to enjoy a drink and relax.

But, please remember you may be driving at the other end of the journey.

Brittany Ferries Food – The Breakfast Options

Here are the many options you can enjoy for breakfast onboard on a Brittany Ferry.

Breakfast in the Commodore Cabins (Premium Cabins)

If you opt for a Commodore Cabin, and we think you should, then this includes breakfast in your room.

The breakfast consists of fresh 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.

Plus, the benefit of having it in your cabin means you have plenty of time to relax and unwind with your breakfast after an early start to catchthe ferry.

Breakfast at the Full Service Restaurant

The full service restaurant offers a well stocked continental buffet and cooked to order options like a full English breakfast.

The restaurant surroundings and food is very nice and there are plenty of options.

However, the restaurant can get very busy so if you fancy this option you may want to head up as soon as you are on board.

Breakfast at 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.

Breakfast at the Café Pizzeria Area

The café onboard a Brittany Ferry serves croissants, pastries and hot drinks such as coffee and tea for breakfast.

Brittany Ferries Food – Lunch and Dinner Options

Here are the lunch and dinner options on a Brittany Ferry to France.

Desserts on Brittany Ferries
Desserts 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 main meals in the full service restaurant 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 on the ferry to France offers around five hot dishes and many starters and desserts.

It also offers meal deal options to get all three for less than buying them individually, but only on certain items (a bit like Tesco).

Just look out for the stickers and signs to find the meal deal.

An example main in the self-service restaurant is beef bourguignon with a choice of potatoes and veg to go on the side.

They also have a large collection of wines, beer and soft drinks available.

Plus, they have complimentary water.

The Café and Pizzeria

The café and pizzeria serve a small range of pizzas, pasta, salads and sandwiches.

They also have a few options for dessert and a large collection of snack food you can buy.

In your cabin

You can opt to take your food from both the self service restaurant and café back to your cabin.

This is very handy if one or more of your party are suffering from sea sickness.

Brittany Ferries Food – Drinks available onboard the ferry

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.

Brittany Ferries Food – Kids meal options onboard the ferry

So, what options are there for kids on board an Brittany Ferries ferry.

The answer is a few and here they are.

The Self Service Restaurant for kids

The self service restaurant offers kids meals comprising of a main and drink.

The kids meal also includes an activity bag with toys/puzzles, some sweets and a apple compote.

This is a nice pack and usually provides an hours worth of entertainment for the kids.

The Full Service Restaurant for kids

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 (in 2020).

They are also given the same style of activity bag as the self service restaurant.

However, in our experience the activity bag was given out when we left the restaurant so don’t count on it to keep the kids busy during dinner.

The Café and Pizzeria

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.

Brittany Ferris Food – Baby Food Options onboard the ferry

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.

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 should take some baby food with you.

Also, 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.

Brittany Ferries Food – Conclusion

In conclusion you have plenty of food options and varying prices onboard a Brittany Ferries ferry to France.

There is enough to keep even the fussiest of eaters and help you pass the time of the ferry.

Our favourite choices when we travel on a ferry are the Commodore Cabin or Full Service Restaurant for Breakfast, and the Self Service Restaurant for lunch or dinner.

We choose the Self Service Restaurant for lunch or dinner as we find it the best place to sit and eat with the kids and provides the best choices for the kids.

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Simple and Tasty Ham and Chips – Brittany Ferries Food

Brittany Ferries Food Example Menus

To help you see what is available to eat at the moment on a ferry then take a look at these example menus.

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