Hotel Barge MAGNA CARTA - Barging in England Britain -

Cruising the Royal River Thames, England
Between Hampton Court & Henley-on-Thames

Cuisine : Food and Drink aboard Barge Magna Carta

All meals aboard Magna Carta are prepared fresh by your chef and most meals are a set menu. International and modern British cuisine is served.

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We are able to arrange special meals, such as vegetarian / no fish / vegan, etc; and we are able to able to cater for any preferences or allergies. However, it is important that we are notified at least 8 weeks prior to your departure date. Failure to notify us in advance of your cruise may result in disappointment on board.

There is no assigned seating for meals and the dining table on board Magna Carta accommodates all guests at a single sitting.


Sunday Dinner

Roast beef, braised oxtail, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal greens
Lemon tart, hibiscus meringue, raspberry sorbet

Monday Lunch

Duck breast, savoy, raisin puree, pickled kohlrabi
Cointreau & orange posset, granola, orange crisp

Monday Dinner

Cured Alaskan salmon, grapefruit, orange, avocado, caviar
Chicken breast, roasted onion puree, peas & broad beans, wild mushrooms, chicken fondant
Poached pear, brown bread ice cream, candied walnut

Tuesday Lunch

Roasted cauliflower, cauliflower cous cous, pomegranate

Tuesday Dinner

Heritage beetroot salad, beet puree, rye crackers, parsley mayonnaise
Venison, bolognaise, red cabbage, crispy kale, squash puree
Custard tart, passionfruit sorbet, strawberry

Wednesday Lunch

Spaghetti carbonara, chicken supreme, stem broccoli
Crème caramel, passionfruit sorbet, raspberry

Wedesday Dinner

Broccoli soup, scallops, hazelnut dressing
Lamb rump, peas & feta salad, belly, pea puree
Olive oil cake, Pimm’s jelly, orange, raspberry sorbet

Thursday Lunch

Salmon fillet, tartare sauce, white wine sauce

Thursday Dinner

Confit chicken thigh, chicken fat hollandaise, stuffing crumb, swede pickle
Pork shoulder chop, bacon, black pudding, caramelised apples, parmentiers
Chocolate fondant, lavender ice cream, honey tuille, bee pollen

Friday Lunch

Cod kiev, hollandaise, seaweed buttered cabbage
Coconut parfait, pineapple, rum jelly, raspberry

Friday Dinner

Soft shell crab, mango puree, dressed crab, lemongrass jelly
Beef wellington, horseradish pomme puree, buttered green
Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream, honeycomb

Breakfast: Full English cooked breakfast or Continental-style buffet breakfast with fresh bread, fruit, cereals, fruit juices, tea and coffee.

Lunch: Usually two courses and lighter meals of colorful salads, pasta dishes, and cold meats that may be accompanied by hot soup or an entrée, followed by dessert.

Dinner: Always a gastronomic adventure created by your talented chef. A taste of regional cuisine by candlelight, complemented by fine wines, followed by a selection of regional cheeses, coffee, and liqueurs.

Captain's Farewell Dinner: Captain's dinner is on the last night of the cruise. Guests may choose to dress slightly more formal.

Drinks included in the cruise price: Non-alcoholic beverages and regular or decaffeinated coffee and tea, whole or low fat milk, are offered with all meals. The well-stocked bar is open 24-hours per day which include wines, spirits, beers, and soft drinks. All wines are served with meals and there is a Champagne Welcome on arrival.

Drinks not included in the cruise price: Champagne (with exception of the reception) and special vintage wines, however these can be purchased in advance of your cruise at cost price if you let us know in advance how many of each you require. We do not recommend special ordering unless you are chartering the whole barge.

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