RESORTS WORLD CRUISES | Food Guide ~ What & Where To Eat On Resorts World One

Monday, July 10, 2023

Resorts World Cruises Food Guide What Where To Eat On Resorts World One

When people ask me what’s the best thing about being on a Resorts World One cruise, I always tell them that besides the destination we visit, it’s really the food. And with good reasons, it is culinary heaven. Food choices range from Western, Italian, South East Asian, Japanese, and of course, Chinese—since the ship is based in Hong Kong. It has three inclusive restaurants—which means eating there is free of charge—seven premium specialty restaurants, five food booths, two bars, and one exclusive restaurant reserved for Palace guests—the most expensive class on the ship.


  1. Inclusive Restaurants

    1. Dream Dining Room
    2. Pavillion Dining Room
    3. The Lido & Lido Grill
    4. Premium Specialty Restaurants

      1. Vintage Room
      2. Silk Road
      3. Mozzarella Ristorante & Pizzeria
      4. Blue Lagoon
      5. Umi Uma
      6. Hot Pot
      7. Seafood Grill
      8. Food Booths

        1. Lobby Cafe
        2. Matcha Ice
        3. The Little Cake Café
        4. Bread Box
        5. Gelateria
        6. Bars & Lounge

          1. Palm Court
          2. Sun Deck Bar
          3. The Palace Restaurant
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          Breakfast Buffet At Resorts World One The Lido

          Dining on Resorts World Cruises can be a bit daunting and confusing, considering the number of food places you can eat on. So, here’s a food guide for an overview of what to eat and where to eat when on a Resorts World One cruise. The restaurants are grouped by type, then sequenced from the lower deck to the upper deck of the ship. Happy eating!



          Since these are free of charge, these are the most popular restaurants on board Resorts World One.

          Note, however, that you can only eat for free once during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That means, when you’ve already eaten at, for example, Dream Dining Room during breakfast, you can’t eat at Pavillion or The Lido, or even at Dream again for that same period. But, if you really want to, well, you can—you’ll just have to incur a charge on your card. They do swipe your card when you enter to keep track of guests.

          Steak Station Resorts World One The Lido

          If you’re unsure where to eat, you can check the buffet table first before actually having your card swiped, just ask the crew manning the entrance nicely, and they’ll let you in.

          Resorts World One Buffet The Lido

          During our cruise aboard Resorts World One, I actually made a comparison of the dishes being served at these three buffet restaurants for breakfast. And I observed that all of them has almost the same dishes being served, with a very few minor differences. So, for breakfast, the choice actually boils down to the ambience you’re looking for when eating. Personally, I like eating al fresco, so the Lido Grill is the perfect one for me.

          Note that this only pertains to breakfast, for lunch and dinner, Dream and Pavillion serves totally different dishes to The Lido.

          Free drinks are also provided for the buffets which consist of a couple of fruit juices (usually apple and orange), hot and cold water, and brewed coffee. Fresh fruit juice, soft drinks, and beers are also available, but you need to purchase them separately.

          Dream Dining Room

          Housed in a grand room with a high ceiling, massive windows framing the ocean, walls decorated with ornate moldings, and hung with classical paintings, Dream Dining Room is the swankiest of the Resorts World One inclusive restaurants.

          Resorts World One Dream Dining Room Resorts World One Dream Dining Room Steak

          They serve buffet Western and Chinese cuisine during breakfast, but shifts to purely Western for their plated lunch and dinner meals. This is as fine dining as it gets for Resorts World One. We dined here on our first night en route to Kaohsiung and I found their boiled beef with horseradish cream sauce to be really good.

          OPENING HOURS: Breakfast 6:30AM to 9:30AM, Lunch 11:30AM to 2:00PM, Dinner 5:30PM to 9:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 6 Aft

          Pavillion Dining Room

          Resorts World One Pavillion Dining Room

          Soft red chairs and tables with immaculate white tablecloth on a cozily lit dining hall characterizes Pavillion. They serve plated Chinese dishes for lunch and dinner, specializing in dimsums, noodles, and congees. They do serve the same combination of Western and Chinese dishes during breakfast, with the addition of a few more Chinese side dishes.

          OPENING HOURS: Breakfast 6:00AM to 8:00AM, Lunch 12:00NN to 2:00PM, Dinner 5:30PM to 8:30PM
          LOCATION: Deck 6 Mid

          The Lido & Lido Grill

          The largest of the three buffet restaurants on the ship, The Lido serves a combination of buffet Western and Chinese dishes for breakfast, light brunch, lunch, afternoon light snack, dinner, and midnight light snack. The lay-out is typical for buffet restaurants, with cafeteria-style serving stations, and numerous tables and seats with a view of the sea. It also has an al fresco area, the Lido Grill, where you can eat on with an even grander view of the sea.

          Resorts World One The Lido Grill

          Be warned though, this restaurant really gets busy as most guests on the cruise eat here. So, either go early, or go during the tail end of their dining hours. Or simply endure the line, they’re pretty organized so you’d get a seat in a few minutes time.

          Resorts World One The Lido Buffet Resorts World One The Lido Buffet

          While food selection is adequate, I felt that their noodle dish—a rotation of fried bee hon and fried egg noodles—should be rotated with other dishes more frequently as they seem to be on the buffet table every single time—it does get a bit tiring. I was also rather disappointed with their bacon, which isn’t as crispy and smoky as I prefer mine to be.

          Resorts World One The Lido Buffet

          But to be fair, this is where I can be found most of the time. And some of the notable dishes that made its mark on me were their French toast, pork dumplings, roti prata with chicken curry, congee, tuna salad, boiled shrimp, and Taiwanese egg omelet and braised pork. Good stuff!

          MEAL HOURS: Breakfast 6:00AM to 9:00AM, Lunch 12:00NN to 2:00PM, Dinner 5:30PM to 9:00PM
          SNACK HOURS: 10:00AM to 11:30AM, 3:00PM to 5:00PM, 10:00PM to 2:00AM
          LOCATION: Deck 12 Aft



          These are Resorts World One’s seven specialty restaurants situated along the different areas of the ship. Food here are plated and ordered ala carte—no buffets—and are paid using your room keycard.

          Vintage Room

          The Vintage Room serves Western dishes and only opens for dinner.

          OPENING HOURS: 5:30AM to 9:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 7 Mid

          Silk Road

          A Chinese fine dining restaurant which opens during lunch and dinner.

          OPENING HOURS: 12:00NN to 2:00PM, 5:30 to 9:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 7 Mid

          Mozzarella Ristorante & Pizzeria

          Resorts World One Mozzarella Ristorante & Pizzaria

          Located on a brightly lit part of the ship’s central area, which you’ll always pass by en route to Zodiac Theater, they serve pizza and pasta.

          OPENING HOURS: 11:00PM to 11:00AM
          LOCATION: Deck 7 Mid

          Blue Lagoon

          Parallel to the Ristorante, the Blue Lagoon serves hawker food from South East Asia. At first glance, I thought they were serving Japanses food due to the paper lamps above their tables, lol.

          Resorts World One Blue Lagoon Resorts World One Blue Lagoon Char Kway Teow

          We were able to try out their dishes just before we disembarked from Resorts World One. Their Singapore laksa and Malaysian char kway teow was not only delicious, but spot on legit. Serving size is also quite generous. I was unable to finish my bowl of laksa—not because it’s bad, but it is simply enormous—and shared it with my friends.

          OPENING HOURS: 11:00PM to 11:00AM
          LOCATION: Deck 7 Mid

          Umi Uma

          Resorts World One Umi Uma Japanese Restaurant

          Umi Uma literally translates to Sea Horse, it is Resorts World One’s Japanase Restaurant. Their menu range from sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, bento, teishoku set menus, hot and cold noodles, agemono deep fried dishes, and donburi rice bowls.

          Resorts World One Umi Uma Japanese Restaurant Tempura

          I ordered my usual Japanese combo, katsudon and ebi tempura, but unfortunately they don’t serve katsudon—my only gripe for Umi Uma, lol. I settled for their kitsune udon with inari instead. The noodle dish was just okay for me, but the ebi tempura was quite good. The macha ice cream with sweet beans for desserts was even better.

          Resorts World One Umi Uma Japanese Restaurant Resorts World One Umi Uma Japanese Restaurant

          Umi Uma also has a teppanyaki bar and a beautiful private tatami room—where I wished we have dined on for a full Japanese experience. We were too big a group though to fit in.

          OPENING HOURS: 12:00NN to 2:00PM, 5:30 to 9:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 8 Mid

          Hot Pot

          Resorts World One Hot Pot Restaurant

          As the name implies, the restaurant serves hotpots. We personally weren’t able to try this, but apparently, it’s not a communal hotpot where you get to cook your food on a single big pot, but rather they have it on single pots each. You get to choose your soup base, choice of veggies, and meats.

          OPENING HOURS: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 8 Aft

          Seafood Grill

          Resorts World One Seafood Grill

          One of the best spots to eat on at Resorts World One is at the Seafood Grill at top-most deck of the ship. The grill only opens for early dinner, perfect for catching the sunset while having your barbecue. They also offer hotpots.

          OPENING HOURS: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 13 Fwd


          FOOD BOOTHS

          Resorts World One also has mini food kiosks that serves specialized snacks and desserts. Purchases here are also swiped on your room key card.

          Lobby Café

          Located at, err, the lobby or the main piazza, Lobby Café serves mostly breads and pastries. It’s the most accessible place to get food and drinks while hanging out at the Grand Piazza where live bands play, and workshops, seminars, and bingos are held. And yes, they do serve alcohol.

          OPENING HOURS: 7:00AM to 1:00AM
          LOCATION: Deck 7 Mid

          Matcha Ice

          Resorts World One Matcha Ice

          A dessert station surrounding the Mahjong Lounge serving different kinds of matcha desserts.

          OPENING HOURS: 11:00AM to 11:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 7 Mid

          The Little Cake Café

          Part of the Mahjong Lounge food group, this shop specializes in cakes, particularly cheese cakes.

          OPENING HOURS: 11:00AM to 11:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 7 Mid

          Bread Box

          Still in the vicinity of the Mahjong Lounge. Bread Box is the ship’s bakeshop. It serves freshly baked bread slices and pastries, perfect for a cup of coffee.

          OPENING HOURS: 11:00AM to 11:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 7 Mid


          Resorts World One Gelateria

          Situated right beside the Resorts World One’s Parthenon Pool is the Gelateria. It serves different flavors of gelato and ice cream for hot summer days in the midst of the ocean.

          OPENING HOURS: 10:00AM to 10:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 12 Mid

          BARS & LOUNGE

          And where’s the fun in a cruise if you’re going to stay dry. Here are a couple of places to drink on Resorts World One while at high seas.

          Palm Court

          Resorts World One Palm Court

          If you simply want to lounge and watch as Resorts World One sails through the sea, the Palm Court is the perfect place for such. They have a good selection of beers, cocktails, and spirts just for the occasion.

          OPENING HOURS: 10:00AM to 2:00AM
          LOCATION: Deck 12 Fwd

          Sun Deck Bar

          Resorts World One Sun Deck Bar

          Located at the topmost deck of Resorts World One, the Sun Deck Bar is the best place to have that cold bottle of beer, or a cocktail—your choice, of course. And since it sits right beside the Seafood Grill, you can drink your alcohol and have your grilled bar chow too.

          OPENING HOURS: 10:00AM to 11:00PM, Snack 11:30PM to 10:00PM
          LOCATION: Deck 13 Fwd


          Resorts World One The Palace Restaurant

          Accessible only to The Palace guests, the Palace Restaurant serves menu from almost all of the restaurants aboard Resorts World One combined. Well, it is indeed as exclusive as it gets onboard the cruise ship.

          LOCATION: Deck 10 Aft



          As always, for bookings and reservations you can contact Resorts World Cruises Philippines Senior Sales Manager, Andrea Manzano at her e-mail, and she will assist and guide you for the most affordable way to join a Resorts World One cruise. You may also book through the Klook website for discounted tickets.




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