Antarctica Restaurants

  • lunch buffet on board the MS Nordnorge
    lunch buffet on board the MS Nordnorge
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  • The coffe house, 1 of the bars of McMurdo
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  • Inside Gallaghers, 1 of the bars of McMurdo
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Antarctica Restaurants

  • McMurdo cafeteria

    Everybody in McMurdo eats at the unique cafeteria. Three meals a day except Sunday when breakfast and lunch become one brunch. No alcohol except Saturday night when you can bring your own (you can buy alcohol at the souvenir shop). The food is pretty good and they offer a wide variety of dishes. When supply from New Zealand has been delayed by bad...

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  • Eating in the field: cook yourself!

    When we camped in the middle of nowhere in Antarctica, we cooked ourselves. We brought tons of food, frozen meat and vegetable, cans, bread, everything you can dream of. Everything froze of course. So we defreeze the goods by hanging them at the top of the tent with the propane burner on. We cooked with our tent mate although we sometimes had group...

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  • 3 bars in McMurdo

    There are 3 bars in McMurdo, all of which have a very limited choice in terms of alcohol. Cheap wine from New-Zealand and the US, one brand of whisky, one brand of vodka, kalhua, beer, etc... But it is still great fun to go and have a drink! You can pay cash with American dollars. My favorite is The Coffee House (first picture) which used to be the...

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  • The southernmost public Bar on earth

    Faraday Bar in Vernadsky Point is considdered to be the "southernmost public bar on earth" and The Barman in Faraday Bar is obviously always very happy to see new faces there instead of just the same scientists living there all of the year round.There was great music, we even started to dance ( animated by the Vodka....), there is a billard-table...

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  • Ship cuisine

    Before my trip, I had read in Antarctica travel books that we should only expect basic types of food onboard. In other words, it was not going to be extravagant fanfare. However, the Orlova kitchen staff does an AMAZING job with the meals. Breakfast was always a buffet, but the lunch and dinner was always a 3-course meal with wonderful a la carte...

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  • Large weight gain for all passengers

    Very good imaginative food and excellent service throughout voyage. Imaginative as ship had no ports to call at to take on new supplies until we reached the Falklands. Uneaten food was reused by turning eg meat into pate, vegetables into soup & creating salads etc very skillfully.Service always superb, nothing too much trouble at anytime.On landing...

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  • Dining on the high seas

    The food during the cruise was amazing - 3 course meals every night, more on special dinner nights. you will definately never go hungry

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  • Lots of food....I mean lots

    The food on the ship was great. Very few complaints.You are served breakfast (buffet) // lunch (sometimes buffet, other times a la carter) //dinner (a la carte)You are served dessert at lunch and dinner every day. Good stuff.Also, snacks are availabe in the mean time.Cold makes you hungry (?!) = very easy to gain weight. Chocolate brownies....mmmm

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  • Main restaurant

    The main restaurant on board ship was large and although quite formal in style a little institutional in atmosphere. Nevertheless we enjoyed eating here and the delicious meals were one of the highlights of the holiday. There were four courses every evening, but we restricted ourselves to three, choosing either a soup or appetiser rather than both!...

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  • Eating on board ship

    There was a choice of places to eat on the Marco Polo – a self-service café with direct access to the large open-air seating area (where hot drinks were always available), or a more formal restaurant. For all meals there was a free choice of where to eat, and we chose mainly to eat in the formal restaurant for breakfast and dinner, and in the café...

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  • ... and today

    The food on board the MS Nordnorge was spectacular! We had the feeling, that we were constantly eating, and we just could not resist:A breakfast buffet and lunch with a wide selection of food, and a three-course dinner was served every day. We had a choice of fish, meat or vegetarian for dinner. Beer and wine were sold at lunch and dinner,...

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  • Restaurants then.......

    This "restaurant" can be found in the museum of Port Lockroy. The military base has been turned into a museum now and many of the former collegues have donated things to authentically reconstruct, what it was like back then! I especially liked the kitchen and the storage room, but I must confess, that returning to the ship and having a fantastic...

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  • Good, but watch the waistline!

    As with the tip on "hotels", in Antarctica your ship also is your restaurant! The "Marina Svetaeva" had two dining rooms, one large, one smaller. While the smaller one was a little more intimate, it also suffered from difficult access to tables at the back. The food and service in each was identical.The chefs were from Australia and New Zealand,...

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  • A lot of food!

    We were very well fed on board Explorer.Breakfast and lunch were served buffet style. Dinner was a 4-course meal affair, sometimes even 5-course during special evenings like the "Captains Welcome Dinner" and the "Captain's Farewell Dinner". I think my favourite meal was breakfast. Pretty much any breakfast food you can imagine was there, to...

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  • BBQ on deck

    One evening the crew organized a BBQ on deck, with music and all!The weather wasn't very good though (snowflakes on your steak anyone?), so most people ended up eating inside.Lots of fun though.

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  • necessities

    Well since we do not have a restaurant either this will have to do. These are all supplies left behind by the four expeditions that used the hut.

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  • Dining Facility

    Since everyone that can even gain access to McMurdo is somehow funded, there is no charge to eat at the station's dining facility.The food is surprisingly delicious, the only trouble I have with it is that they provide too much!!This photo is from the Christmas Dinner they provided, with fancy white sheets!

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  • Cocktails

    Cocktails. I tried most of them on board. Well, we have lots of time on Drake passage.I figured if we are going to feel sick, I might as well try all the cocktails around. Afterall, no difference between getting sea-sickness & allergic to alcohol. ;-) Well, luckily for me, I didn't get sea-sickness or allergy either. But I got to try all those...

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  • Caught in action

    This is the favorite restaurant of most passengers (90% of them are American). Not mine though. I like to be served & not having to walk here & there for my food. It's a vacation, is it not?Anyhow, Bill here, he can always be found in restaurants ;-) Told u so :pBill is a funny guy. He reminds me of Clark Kent. We were joking about him with that...

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  • Yummy Dessert

    Well, this is my favorite dessert. Best chocolate made on board. Best I've tasted for a long long time.Well, it's actually a decorative piece on the cakes. I had this chocolate cake which incidentally was yummy too. Next day, I don't fancy the cakes & desserts on the menu (we have 3 choices every meal). So, I asked if I could have some of these...

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  • Expedition Leader Invites

    It was a rare occasion. You don't get to dine with the expedition leader daily since he has a different guest list each night.Tonight is the night for us young people ;-)It was fun... the guys all chose the same kind of food & we the gals almost identical!It's pretty much amazing how it all turned out.Not premeditated. Rather, that's the way it...

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  • Special 7th Continent Barbecue Dinner

    Our most special, coldest & memorable meal has to be this one. Served on the Pool Deck & right after our successful landing at Neko Harbour & a great tour of Paradise Bay.Cold... freezingly cold. Most just came out for the food & ate in the comfort of Verandah Restaurant.But we (4 of us), Bill, Brad, Sally (the assistant cruise director) & me ate...

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  • Rothera Coffee House

    Hot Tea and scones. we all wish we were in LA at the VT party Well not a great choice but I would go with the scones

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  • Great food on the ship

    The food on the Antarctica expendition vessels is definitely not in the cruise ship category although it was adequate expecially me being a vegetarian (no meat).

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  • The rear deck of the Orlova -...

    The rear deck of the Orlova - the perfect place for a barbeque, surrounded by icebergs and glaciers. No air conditioning needed here, and what an atmosphere!.

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  • There is only one cafeteria at...

    There is only one cafeteria at McMurdo Station, but the food is pretty good compared to what you might think.

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  • ERUBUS CLUB WAS THE SMOKING...

    ERUBUS CLUB WAS THE SMOKING BAR.SOUTHERN BREEZE NO-SMOKING. ALSO THE COFFEE HOUSE.AN OLD QUANSET HUT. REALLY NICE TO RELAX THERE. MOST FRIENDLEST PEOPLE THERE BURGERS. OR AT THE CHOW HALL. A LOT OF REALLY GOOD FOOD IS SERVED. FROM STEAK TO SEAFOOD.

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  • The international cusine was superb.

    We dined aboard where the cuisine was superb and where they never seemed to run out of food. There was always a choice of mains for dinner and vegetarians were well catered for.Barbeque on the deck while almost totally surounded by icebergs was totally unique and unforgetable. Filet mignon was one of the choices for the captains dinner. Excellent!

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  • DeAnnF's Restaurant Tip

    The food aboard the Professor Multanovskiy was excellent. Breakfast was served buffet style. There were always at least two hot entrees, different cereals, fruit, toast, juices, tea and coffee. You had a choice of at least 2 or 3 entrees for lunch and dinner, usually meat, chicken or fish and a vegetarian dish. You would check of the night before...

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