I wrote yesterday about the fact that I am not a huge fan of the buffet on Royal Caribbean (RCCL). It was fine, I just don’t like huge crowds. While I have eaten lunch in Chops Steakhouse and at Giovanni’s, my preference is also to avoid paying extra for my lunch. Happily, the main dining room presents an excellent alternative. RCCL calls their main dining room lunch menu “Brasserie 30.” While I am not sure they hit any particular theme in Brasserie 30, it is probably the best free lunch option on the ship.
Lunch is open seating with waiter service. The maitre’d seats you, but you can sit at any size table you like. There were no lines at lunch or breakfast on our last cruise. At lunch, they offer a very large salad bar in the middle of the room. You can also order from the menu above. There are several solid choices, and our food was always delivered quickly. It is only open on seas days (not embarkation day nor at any ports of call), but it is a great benefit on those days. It is a solid lunch option at no additional cost.