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Independence of the Seas Dining Guide

Independence of the Seas Dining Guide

With Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton in 2025, we thought it would be a good idea to put together this guide so you know what to expect on board.  Enjoy the delightful crunch of batter-fried goodness by the pool at the latest seafood destination, Fish & Ships. Embark on a culinary journey to the Far East at Izumi, where an array of fresh Asian-inspired flavors awaits, quite literally rolled up for your pleasure. Alternatively, treat yourself to the finest cuts of meat and classic steakhouse dishes at Chops Grille. No matter your craving, there are numerous delectable options to refuel between onboard adventures.

In this blog post, we explore all the dining options onboard Independence of the Seas.

Chef’s Table

Price: $$$$
Dress code: Formal

Step into the extraordinary world of Chef’s Table, the pinnacle of exclusivity and refinement in our fleet’s dining experiences. Immerse yourself in an intimate gathering of fellow food enthusiasts for a private epicurean odyssey guided by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. Indulge in a white-tablecloth dinner featuring five extraordinary courses, from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette to grilled filet mignon accompanied by truffle potato puree. Each dish is impeccably paired with the ideal wine, enhancing every flavour on the meticulously crafted menu. Welcome to a culinary journey like no other.

The Windjammer

Price: Included
Dress code: Casual

Discover a world of enticing global flavours at The Windjammer, your ultimate destination for complimentary dining. Savour just-pressed paninis loaded with your favorite meats and cheeses, indulge in flaky pastries straight from the oven, and customize your omelettes to perfection. Delight in hearty mains that span from crispy buttermilk fried chicken to Vietnamese braised Ho Chi Minh pork. Your culinary adventure begins with a diverse array of delectable options, all served at The Windjammer.

Johnny Rockets

Price: $
Dress code: Casual

Experience the ultimate blend of burgers, shakes, fries, and fun at Johnny Rockets, where a cool retro atmosphere sets the stage for a nostalgic dining adventure. Since 1986, this diner has been dedicated to serving all-American fare, featuring fresh, never-frozen certified Angus beef burgers, crispy fries, classic sandwiches, and indulgent hand-spun shakes and malts. Join the onboard festivities and unwind with simply good times and shareable, delicious food.

Fish & Ships

Price: $
Dress code: Casual

Indulge in delectable cuisine at Fish & Ships℠, a coastal seafood haven conveniently located just steps away from the pool. Skip the journey to England, as you can savor the taste of freshly battered cod and hand-cut fries right here—a true British classic comfort food. The menu also features crispy calamari, savory battered sausage, and the option to enjoy a frosty pint of brew, creating a delightful culinary experience by the seaside.

Chops Grille

Price: $$
Dress code: Smart casual

For more than ten years, the culinary maestros at Chops Grille have been serving up premium, hand-cut steaks at this iconic Royal Caribbean eatery. Now, they offer a modern take on a classic with a revitalized menu that infuses contemporary flair into traditional steakhouse choices. Of particular note is our outstanding prime meat selection, complemented by Maine lobster, grilled branzino, and an array of mouthwatering dishes. These are expertly paired with addictive side dishes and irresistible desserts, promising a culinary experience that goes beyond expectations.

Café Promenade

Price: Included
Dress code: Casual

For a convenient and fast-paced dining experience, Café Promenade takes the lead. This laid-back and complimentary hotspot is abuzz 24 hours a day, welcoming you to drop in at any time. Whether it’s for a morning pick-me-up with a steaming cup of coffee and a warm glazed cinnamon bun or late-night cravings for fried artichoke, spicy marinated cheese, and savory meatballs after tearing up the dance floor, Café Promenade has you covered around the clock.

Giovanni’s Table

Price: $$
Dress code: Smart casual

At Giovanni’s Table, each dining experience is a familial celebration of authentic Italian flavors. The menu features all your beloved Old-World classics, such as house focaccia accompanied by marinated artichokes, olives, and pesto. Indulge in fluffy gnocchi coated in a thyme-scented sauce with lamb and root vegetables, savor traditional risotto adorned with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and relish veal osso buco served alongside creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes, and sautéed green beans.

Sugar Beach

Price: $
Dress code: Casual

For those seeking to gratify their sweet cravings, Sugar Beach℠ is the ultimate destination. This indulgent oasis hosts all your favorite confections and a few delightful surprises. Load up a grab bag to its sweet capacity or indulge in fluffy cupcakes and other delectable treats for a delightful experience.

Main Dining Room

Price: Included
Dress code: Smart casual

Experience a culinary journey at the Main Dining Room, where flavours transport you from Jamaica to Jaipur with a rotating menu of delightful dishes, always presenting something unexpected. This multi-level restaurant serves as the ideal morning spot for a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas. As the day transitions into dinnertime, the Main Dining Room transforms into a world-class dining experience. The enticing menu invites you to explore the world course by course, promising an unforgettable culinary adventure.

Izumi Hibachi & Sushi

Price: $$
Dress code: Smart casual

Indulge in an elevated Asian-inspired dining experience at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, where fresh sushi and delightful teppanyaki are prepared right at your table. Explore a diverse array of hot and cold starters, mains, and desserts, and witness the culinary artistry as an expert chef meticulously crafts each course before your eyes.

Sorrento’s Pizza

Price: Included
Dress code: Casual

Enjoy the satisfaction of a superb slice of pizza perfected over years at Sorrento’s by Royal Caribbean. Independence of the Seas is no different. Whether your taste leans towards classics such as cheese and Margherita or you crave specialty pies like the meat-loaded Carnivore or the tantalising Caribbean Dream with pineapple, bacon, and BBQ-infused flavours, Sorrento’s delivers perfection in every delectable slice.

Room Service

Price: $
Dress code: PJs

Indulge in the convenience of enjoying a delightful meal right in the comfort of your stateroom. Order delicious in-room dining whenever you desire, be it day or night. Whether you’re craving breakfast in bed with a fresh omelette or a steaming stack of pancakes, or planning an intimate date night after a day filled with onboard and onshore adventures, room service is your ticket to treating your taste buds without stepping outside your door.

For more information, call us on 02380 658 386 or browse our Independence of the Seas sailings. 

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