Royal Caribbean Main Dining Room Menu (2024 UPDATE)

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Hello, Royal Caribbean’s Fans! Today we’re gonna talk about one of my favorite topics: food!

Let’s be honest, how many of you go on a cruise also for the food? I think many, and that’s why cruise ships have so many restaurants!

Anyway, in this article we’ll specifically focus on the food served by Royal Caribbean. We will see the menus and the dishes that this famous cruise line serves on board.

Main Dining Room Menus

The Main Dining Room, or as cruise experts like to call it MDR, is the main restaurant on board the ship.

You usually go there to eat dinner if you wanna be served and don’t just wanna go to the buffet.

On Royal Caribbean, there’s a different menu every night, and it’s usually associated with a different country or different area of the world.

I personally love their selection, so let’s dive deep and let’s discover all the dishes you can try!

Every menu has a selection of starters, main courses, and desserts.
I’ve tried to add at least two pictures for every menu, hope you enjoy and let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!

Welcome Aboard

Starters

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, garlic croutons, Parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing
Spinach and artichoke dip
creamy dip served warm with crunchy corn tortilla chips
Roasted tomato soup
a blend of seasoned vine-ripened Roma tomatoes topped with crunchy garlic ciabatta croutons and basil pesto
Maryland Style Crab Cake
sauteed until gold brown with creamy Old Bay cause and a tomato-cucumber salad
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
tender shrimp, classic horseradish cocktail sauce, fresh lemon
Escargot a la bourguignonne
baked snails in a garlic-parsley butter

Main Courses

Pan roasted fish fillet
flaky white fish over creamy potato leek gratin, a sauteed medley of corn, peppers, and snow peas in a saffron butter sauce topped with crisply leeks
Slow roasted prime rib
tender beef, creamy mashed potatoes, broccoli, sauteed carrots and a flavorful horseradish au jus
New York Strip Steak
prepared to order with choice of herb butter or green peppercorn cause, baked potato, sauteed vegetables
Southern fried chicken
seasoned and crispy chicken with Tabasco honey, buttery mashed potatoes, sweet corn on the cob
Spaghetti Bolognese
rich and meaty sauce with San Marzano tomatoes, roasted garlic, Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley
Herb-Crusted Stuffed Portobello
with vegan creamed spinach and fluffy vegetable couscous, baked until golden in marinara sauce and herb oil
Aromatic Chicken Saag
marinated spicy tender chicken in curried spinach and tomato, steamed basmati rice, raita, roti, crispy poppadum

Desserts

Dark Chocolate Custard
silky custard infused with rich cocoa, topped with fresh raspberries
Boston Cream Pie
the rich, creamy classic: layers of moist cake, vanilla custard and chocolate glaze
Peanut-Caramel Bar
crispy peanut butter rice square with a touch of maple syrup over a sweet mixed berry compote
Royal Cheesecake
velvety cheesecake garnished with a sweet glazed strawberry
Key Lime Pie
silky and tangy key lime custard baked in a brown butter graham cracker crust
Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate

A Taste of France

Starters

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, garlic croutons, Parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing
Iceberg Wedge Salad
chilled iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and crispy bacon, and chives drizzled with bleu cheese dressing
Baked French Onion Soup
savory beef broth with caramelized onions and herb croutons coated with melted Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
roasted harvest squash blended with coconut milk topped with crisp toasted pumpkin seeds
Crispy Buttermilk Calamari
golden fried squid rings served with a fresh fennel salad and chipotle-lime aioli
Escargot a la Bourguignonne
baked snails in a garlic-parsley butter

Main Courses

Fragrant Herb-Crusted Salmon
pan-seared crunchy topping with horseradish served with celery root puree, snow peas and a lemon-butter sauce
Roasted Beef Tenderloin
roasted and carved with creamy mashed potatoes, asparagus and a rich peppercorn sauce
Classic Beef Bourguignon
tender beef stew with pearl onions, mushrooms and thick-cut bacon in a red wine demi-glace, served with white rice
Chicken Cordon Bleu
breaded chicken breast stuffed with ham and swiss cheese, served with assorted vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes
Seafood Linguine
al dente ribbon pasta tossed with a Chardonnay cream sauce, sauteed bay scallops, shrimp and New Zealand mussels
Spring Pea and Asparagus Risotto
creamy short grain rice in simmering pea and mint sauce with jumbo tender asparagus
Curried Lamb Roban Josh
tender cut lam in a fragrant fennel-saffron sauce with basmati rice, mint chutney, roti and crispy poppadum

Desserts

Crème Brulé
smooth, rich vanilla custard topped with a crackly caramelized sugar topping
Toasted Almond Cream Puffs
light flaky profiteroles, stuffed with sweet cream and chocolate sauce
Warm Apple Cobbler
sweet crumble over cinnamon-dusted apples served with vanilla ice cream
Cappuccino chocolate Cake
rich chocolate sponge cake layered with chocolate ganache, topped with a whipped coffee and sweet cream foam dusted with Dutch cocoa
Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
homestyle favorite served with fresh raspberries
Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate

A Taste of Italy

Royal Caribbean's Menu a taste of Italy

Starters

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, garlic croutons, Parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing
Garden Mixed Salad
fresh lettuce greens, tomatoes, cucumber and red onion served with a house vinaigrette
Italian Minestrone
a classic Italian soup diced mixed vegetables, cannellini beans and macaroni pasta cooked in a savory tomato broth
Golden Polenta Fries
with Spicy Dip Crispy baked corn polenta served with a chilled creamy hazelnut-red pepper spread
Crispy Parmesan Arancini
panko-braded and fried arborio rice, portobello mushroom and provolone cheese spheres paired with romesco sauce
Seared Beef Carpaccio
Charred beef tenderloin thinly sliced under arugula, crispy carlif, shaved Parmesan and a Dijon-mustard dressing

Main Courses

Pan-Seared Filet of Sole
lightly floured flaky white fish served with jasmine rice, steamed broccoli, cherry tomatoes and a delicate lemon-butter sauce
Creamy Mushroom Risotto
hearty arborio rice cooked with vegetable broth and finished with mushrooms, mascarpone and Parmesan cheeses
New York Strip Steak
prepared to order with choice of herb butter or green peppercorn cause, baked potato, sauteed vegetables
Chicken Parmesan
breaded chicken breast topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese, served over al dente spaghetti
Lasagna al Forno
layers of lasagna pasta, beef ragout, mozzarella cheese, marina and bechamel sauce
Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
al dente pasta in a rich marinara sauce with hearty mushrooms and a tofu crumble
Spiced Lamb Kofta
ground lamb with aromatic onion-tomato gravy, basmati rice, roti, crispy poppadum, chilled raita

Desserts

Classic Tiramisu
layers of whipped mascarpone cheese, delicate ladyfingers, espresso and a hint of Kahlua liquor
Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake
decadent nutty cake with sweet whipped cream and a rich chocolate sauce
Crumbly Oat and Berry Bar
layers of jam and brown-sugar-crusted oats backed fresh and topped with berries and mint
Coffee Pot de Crème
luscious creamy coffee-flavored custard with shipped cream and fresh raspberries
Lemon Curt Tartlet
sweet lemon curd baked in a buttery crust, with torched meringue and a chocolate garnish
Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate

A Taste of Mexico

Starters

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, garlic croutons, Parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing
Grilled Sweet Corn Cakes
served golden brown with grilled vegetables, tomato avocado salsa and fresh cilantro
Roasted Poblano Pepper Soup
rich and silky, topped with roasted corn, red peppers, fresh cilantro and sauteed chorizo
Tortilla Soup
tomato broth with hearty black beans and sweet corn, topped with cilantro, crunchy corn tortillas and fresh lime
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
tender shrimp, classic horseradish cocktail sauce, fresh lemon
Escargot a la bourguignonne
baked snails in a garlic-parsley butter

Main Courses

Chili-Lime Crusted Salmon
served over a sweet potato, mushroom, and kale hash topped with tangy mango and bell pepper salsa
Roasted Chicken Breast
tender chicken breast with roasted potatoes, carrots and spinach, and a savory thyme jus
Carne Asada
chili-marinated and grilled flank steak with Mexican-style rice, pinto beans, sauteed spinach and peppers, finished with a bright salsa verde
Butter Chicken
tender chicken in a rich curry of spiced tomato, butter and cream, served with jasmine rice, crispy poppadum, roti and raita
Spaghetti Bolognese
rich and meaty sauce with San Marzano tomatoes, roasted garlic, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil
Crunchy Chili-Crusted Tofu Tacos
served in baskets of flour tortillas with sliced pears and a peanut-sambal oelek sauce
Pulled Pork Enchiladas
tender pulled pork in flour tortillas baked with cheese, guajillo pepper sauce and sour cream, topped with fresh cilantro and red onion

Desserts

Caramel Flan
creamy custard soaked in caramel syrup
 
Coconut Layer Cake
coconut sponge cake, coconut whipped cream and raspberry sauce
 
Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie
soft baked and gooey with vanilla ice cream
 
Tres Leches Cake
vanilla sponge cake soaked in a triad of sweet creams, with dulce de leche and meringue
 
Toffee Cheesecake
buttery toffee with velvety vegan cheesecake topped with fresh berries
 
Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate
 

A Taste of the UK

Starters

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, garlic croutons, Parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
mozzarella cheese coated with crispy garlic seasoned panko breading, served with a zesty marinara dipping sauce
Leek & Potato Soup
green & white leeks, potato, cream, fresh chives
Goat Cheese Tart
seasoned eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers and tomatoes atop puff pastry topped with goat cheese
Baby Shrimp Cocktail Salad Brandied Marie Rose sauce
Escargot a la bourguignonne
baked snails in a garlic-parsley butter

Main Courses

Traditional English Fish & Chips
deep-fried tempura-battered Atlantic cod served alongside thick-cut fried potatoes, coleslaw and tarter sauce
Chicken & Mushroom Pie
Creamy chicken & mushroom stew potted with flaky puff pastry, with seasonal vegetables
New York Strip Steak
Prepared to order with choice of herb butter or green peppercorn cause, baked potato, sauteed vegetables
Chicken Tikka Masala
Tender chicken strips in a spicy tomat-yogurt sauce, served with basmati rice, roti and pappadum
Fettuccine Alfredo
fettucine pasta with a creamy Alfredo sauce topped with grated Parmesan and chopped parsely
Butternut Squash Curry
with Steamed Rice Steamed basmati rice, cilantro & poppadum
Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding
Delicately seasoned striploin with Yorkshire pudding, roast new potatoes, steamed broccoli and rich pan gravy

Desserts

English Trifle
fayers of sherry-soaked sponge cake, fruit, vanilla custard and whipped cream
Royal Chocolate Cake
layers of dark chocolate cake and decadent chocolate mousse
Sticky Toffee Pudding
warm steamed date pudding with caramel sauce and whipped cream
No Sugar Added Chocolate Mousse
silky chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries
Vegan Berry Sundae
vegan ice cream, berry compote, shipped cream with crushed vegan cookies
Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate

Caribbean Night

Starters

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, garlic croutons, Parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing
Honey-Soy Tofu and Avocado Salad Chilled
marinated tofu tossed with plump grape tomatoes, ripe avocado, and toasted white sesame seeds
Baked French Onion Soup
savory beef broth with caramelized onions and herb croutons coated with melted Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses
Green Lentil Soup Hearty
lentils simmered in a San Marzano tomato base with fragrant rosemary
Crispy Coconut Jumbo Shrimp
breaded coconut shrimp with a tangy pineapple celeriac claw and sweet chili dipping sauce
Asian-Style Pork Bao Tacos
roasted pork belly in a sweet-chili sauce topped with sauteed vegetables and pork crackling in a soft, steamed bun

Main Courses

Garlic-Herb Buttered Tiger Shrimp
broiled until golden brown, served with jasmine rice, sauteed seasonal vegetables and a garlicky herb butter
Rustic Chicken Korma
tender chicken in a creamy, mildly spicy tomato-cashew sauce, basmati rice, roti, crispy poppadum, and raita
New York Strip Steak
prepared to order with choice of herb butter or green peppercorn cause, baked potato, sauteed vegetables
Grilled Caribbean Chicken
paired with rice and black beans, sweet plantains and Jamaican fried dumplings topped with a pineapple and black bean salsa
Pesto Tagliatelle
al dente flat pasta noodles tossed with fresh pesto, cremini mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese
Stuffed Grilled Eggplant
whole wheat cous cous with pomegranate seeds and bell peppers layered inside grilled eggplant, with minted cucumber and a spring onion dressing
Jerk Seasoned Pork Chop
tender marinated pork chop with rice and beans, sweet plantains, Jamaican fried dumplings

Desserts

Royal Chocolate Cake
layers of dark chocolate cake and decadent chocolate mousse
Carrot Cake aromatic
with cinnamon, allspice and toasted walnuts and finished with a sweet creamed cheese frosting
Warm Blueberry Cobbler
sweet oatmeal crumble baked over plump blueberries, paired with vanilla ice cream
Pineapple Sunshine Cake
light and fluffy pineapple cake with a sweet whipped cream frosting
Vegan Fudge Brownie
rich chocolate brownie with sweet whipped cream and caramel sauce
Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate

Royal Night

Starters

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, garlic croutons, Parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing
Bright Citrus Avocado and Melon Salad
sweet cantaloupe, ripe avocados, orange segments and figs in a maple-lime dressing, topped with toasted pine nuts
Baked French Onion Soup
savory beef broth with caramelized onions and herb croutons coated with melted Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses
Vidalia Onion Tart
sweet onion quiche baked with smoked bacon and Parmesan cheese, served with sauteed peppers and creamed leeks
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
tender shrimp, classic horseradish cocktail sauce, fresh lemon
Escargot a la bourguignonne
baked snails in a garlic-parsley butter

Main Courses

Spicy Shrimp Jalfrezi
tiger shrimp in a spicy curry with tomatoes and green peppers, steamed basmati rice, roti, crispy poppadum, cilantro
Lemon Butter Baked Cod
crusted and baked until golden, served with sauteed spinach, fluffy citrus rice and a lemon-butter sauce
New York Strip Steak
prepared to order with choice of herb butter or green peppercorn cause, baked potato, sauteed vegetables
Chicken Marsala
chicken breast in mushroom-Marsala wine sauce with garlicky mashed potatoes, sauteed asparagus and tomatoes
Cheese Tortellini Pasta
cheese-filled pasta in a rich cream sauce topped with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and basil oil
Stuffed Red Bell Pepper
with whole wheat Mediterranean cous cous, fragrant herbs and sauteed vegetables, hearty marinara and salsa verde
Broiled Lobster Tail
cold water Maine lobster served with melted butter, saffron rice, and tender seasonal vegetables (Additional lobster tail available for $16.99)

Desserts

Baked Alaska
layered Neapolitan ice cream wrapped in sponge cake and torched meringue
Strawberry Shortcakel
layers of fresh strawberries, light vanilla sponge cake and creamy custard
Warm Chocolate Cake
rich molten center, chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream
Red Velvet Cake
fluffy cocoa layered cake with sweet cream cheese frosting
Chilled Banana-Cocoa Custard
with a touch of tahini and sweetened with maple syrup and Medjool dates, topped with caramelized bananas
Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate

A Taste of Mediterranean

Starters

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, garlic croutons, Parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing
Mediterranean Tapas
medley a spread of hummus, refreshing tzatziki, classic Greek salad and soft pita bread
Baked French Onion Soup
savory beef broth with caramelized onions and herb croutons coated with melted Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses
Pan-Seared Asparagus Jumbo
green asparagus with creamy white bean hummus and a hazelnut-basil pesto drizzle
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
tender shrimp, classic horseradish cocktail sauce, fresh lemon
Seafood Cake
panko breaded and deep-fried until golden brown, with mango-carrot slaw and a spicy garlic mayonnaise

Main Courses

Moroccan Spiced Ahi Tuna
seared tuna steak served over mint cous cous, with baby bok choy, bell pepper coulis and a yogurt vinaigrette
Autumn Turkey
dinner Juicy roasted turkey over mashed sweet potatoes, apple stuffing with toasted walnuts, sauteed corn and rich cider gravy
Grilled Mediterranean Steak
prepared to order with garlic potato wedges, tender roasted vegetables and a classic chimichurri sauce
Chicken Chettinad
classic Indian dish of chicken marinated in a spicy coconut-masala sauce, served with jasmine rice, poppadum, roti and raita
Clams and Linguine
al dente pasta tossed with steamed Manilla clams and grape tomatoes in a white wine sauce fragrant with fresh herbs
Vegetable Greek Moussaka
layers of grilled eggplant, Roma tomatoes and tender potatoes and onions, topped with panko breadcrumbs and served with oregano-tomato salsa
Braised Lamb Fork
tender braised lamb with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, bean ragout, sauteed spinach and rosemary-lamb jus

Desserts

Crema Catalana
smooth and rich Spanish-style custard topped with a crackly caramelized sugar topping
Layered Peach Trifle
layers of soaked sponge cake, sweet peaches, whipped cream and a strawberry-lime sauce
Warm Apple Cobbler
sweet crumble over cinnamon-dusted apples served with vanilla ice cream
Dark Chocolate Brownie
rich cocoa brownie, sweet whipped cream, caramel popcorn and a caramel drizzle
Vegan Chocolate Cherry Tart
vanilla tart shell with a rich dark chocolate ganache and cherry filling, sweet whipped cream and lemon zest
Ice Cream
choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate
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