Guide to the restaurants on board MSC Bellissima

01 March 2019, MSC Bellissima arrives at Southampton to be christened - Water cannon salute

With 12 different dining venues on board, MSC Bellissima has something for everyone. From tapas and teppanyaki to vast buffets – and €98 steaks. Check out our guide below to see what’s on board.


Il Ciliegio, Le Cerisier, Lighthouse & Posidonia

MSC Bellissima, Posidonia Restaurant

Posidonia, one of the main restaurants on board MSC Bellissima

MSC Bellissima doesn’t have one main dining room on board – it has four. The menus, which change every day, offer a variety of international and Mediterranean cuisine. Il Ciliegio and Le Cerisier are two parts of the same restaurant – split by a walkway/huge wine cellar. The Lighthouse restaurant, which is behind  Il Ciliegio and Le Cerisier, has huge windows and is a much brighter space. Posidonia, pictured, is on deck five and is the only one of the main restaurants where you can have breakfast.


Marketplace buffet

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The Marketplace buffet

The Marketplace buffet is huge. It is also open for 20 hours a day – meaning that regardless of whether you want hash browns and eggs at 7am or pizza at midnight, this is the place for you.


Butcher’s Cut

MSC Bellissima, Butcher's Cut

Butcher’s Cut

Bellissima’s steak restaurant Butcher’s Cut serves up a la carte dishes – rather than charging a cover price, which is the same for all of Bellissima’s speciality restaurants. Open as early as 10am on certain days – you can grab brunch here from as little as €6 for The Breakfast Club. However, the steak is the main event. Prices range from €31 for the 340g veal to €98 for the 1kg tomahawk steak for two.


Hola! Tapas Bar by Ramon Freixa

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Hola! Tapas Bar

A new addition to MSC, Spanish chef Ramon Freixa’s Hola! Tapas Bar serves up pinchos (small sandwiches) from €6 for Iberico ham to hamburgers for €18. Other dishes available include calamari (€9) and Spanish tortilla (€9).


Kaito Teppanyaki

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Kaito Teppanyaki

The Kaito Teppanyaki is perfect for those who like a bit of theatre with their dinner – as the skilled chefs cook up a storm before your very eyes. Menu options range from the Kaito dining experience (€28), which is included in the Dining Experience package – and includes misoshiru and tako nigiri – or you can order individual dishes such as the tempura udon (€6) or tori teriyaki (€11).


Kaito Sushi

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Kaito Sushi

The small sushi bar sits just outside Kaito Teppanyaki. Guests can choose from set options on a menu that ranges from the Geisha (€29) to Samurai (€39) and Emperor (€59). The menus contain the same amount of dishes but whereas the Geisha has chicken breast, the Samurai will have filet mignon and the Emperor Wagyu beef. There is also a vegetarian option (€24) and a kids menu (€12).


L’atelier Bistrot

L'Atelier Bistrot

L’Atelier Bistrot

This classy French bistrot offers everything from a cheese platter (€15) and starters like croquet madame (€7) to classic main courses like steak tartar (€19). It’s been very well done, with dark wood panelling and art deco style fixtures.


Jean-Philippe Chocolat & Café 

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Jean-Philippe Chocolat & Café

The French chocolatier has a large cafe in the middle of the promenade, with an open kitchen where passengers can watch the chefs at work. Here you can buy macaroons or any number of chocolate creations. It’s also a nice spot to grab a coffee.

 

 

Sam Ballard

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