The World Cafe
Mamsen’s Deli & The Pool Grill
Mamsen is the affectionate nickname of the owner’s late mother, and this deli style cafe modelled on her kitchen serves traditional Norwegian food, including sinfully delicious waffles with brown cheese, berries and sour cream, and open faced sandwiches. The Pool Grill, as the name suggests, is by the pool, and serves a variety of burgers and hot dogs. Tasty food and a fun casual meal.
I hope you are still reading because I have saved the best till last! Well, I thought so anyway – a lot of people preferred Manfredi’s, but I loved that Chef’s Table gave me the opportunity to try food I never would have ordered, and I enjoyed the way each meal was themed. The menu in Chef’s Table is a 5 course degustation menu with wines (included) to match. The menu changes every couple of days so you can try different cuisines that appeal to you. The waiters introduce each course with a full description, and service is prompt with little waiting between courses. We ate at tables for two but often found ourselves chatting with our neighbours at the next table. We went three times. Bookings were advised, but one night we arrived an hour early by mistake and there was no trouble getting a table.
I did make sure to photograph the menus and each course at Chef’s Table, so here they are:
That’s not all. I haven’t even mentioned the Wintergarden, which serves an indulgent afternoon tea every day at 4pm, or the (included) 24 hour room service menu. Despite what you see in these photos, I don’t think we over-indulged. Much. We really enjoyed trying different cuisines, and meeting people over a meal & a glass of wine. We rarely ate in port, because we were a bit driven to see as much as we could, but I don’t think we ever were hungry!