The flavours of Europe & Southeast Asia 

A culinary celebration

Expect truly memorable on board dining experiences, from start to finish. Every Emerald Waterways river cruise begins with a festive Welcome Buffet Dinner where you'll meet the intimate group of cruise guests, and ends with a sumptuous Captain’s Farewell Dinner where you share mutually treasured moments in camaraderie with new-found friends.
We believe that great service plays an important role in the dining experience, which is why all of our team members have been carefully selected for their experience and expertise. And with one of the very best guest to crew ratios on Europe’s and Asia's rivers, you can expect customer care at its finest. No matter where or how you choose to dine on-board our ships, you’ll find our friendly, professional team are always ready to help you.

Flavours of Europe

Emerald Waterways on board Reflections Restaurant

Begin your mornings with a hearty breakfast from the buffet, offering hot and cold favourites as well as fresh fruit and cereal. A morning of exploration is followed by a delicious lunch back on board where you can choose from regional delicacies, as well as British classics. Dinner is a celebration, offering an enticing buffet or à la carte menu, and our special welcome and farewell dinners are a great way to create new friendships with fellow guests in the most charming setting. 

The Terrace

Emerald Waterways on board The Terrace having lunch

A beautifully decked area at the front of the Star-Ship, The Terrace provides a lovely retreat from which to enjoy a light snack or refreshing drink. Depending on the Star-Ship, this partly indoor and outdoor space is a spectacular vantage point from which to soak up the scenery, whatever the weather. This peaceful setting is also a great spot to enjoy a glass of local wine or beer with your loved ones or new-found companions. 

Complimentary drinks

Emerald Waterways on board Reflections Restaurant

Complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner is all par for the course and our wonderfully attentive team will always be on-hand to help you choose a drink to suit your chosen meal, whether it's beer, wine or a soft drink that's to your taste. Our sommelier carefully handpicks our wine selection each evening, sourced from local and regional vineyards. 

Flavours of Asia

Horizon Bar Lounge
Authentic dining on board...

A journey through Southeast Asia is a sensory experience, with scents, as vibrant as the surrounding architecture, filling the streets. In Vietnam, strong influences remain from the country's former Chinese and French colonists, while Cambodian cuisine offers up its own unique characteristics. 

We’ll take you on a culinary tour of the region, picking out local delicacies and flavours to tantalise your tastebuds, from classic white rose dumplings to punchy pho bowls. 

Our chefs source most of our produce locally; taking inspiration from the individual itineraries, to ensure every dish is as fresh and authentic as possible. And, of course, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner. 

Reflections Restaurant

Reflections Restaurant
Open seating is perfect for relaxed dining and socialising with fellow guests, as you savour a wonderful variety of Asian-inspired dishes. A wonderful way to conclude a day of exploration, or prepare for one of your many included excursions. And, of course, we will always provide a selection of home favourites for you to enjoy, perfect for the days you crave something more familiar.

Lotus Lounge

Lotus Lounge
On our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship, we have introduced the Lotus Lounge, where dark wooden tones and muted colours relax you as you sail towards your next destination. Located at the front of the Vista Deck, nibbles and snacks will be available here throughout the day, as well as teas and coffees. Watch the endless horizons unfold as you sip your favourite drink and nibble something delicious.