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W B Yeats Restaurants

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ferryfan

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Just returned from hull Rotterdam round trip with P&o ferries and to dine in the “kitchen” all you can eat buffet was £15,00pp sterling...the choices ranged from several types of curry dishes and two joints of the day /chicken/ribs/fish/vegetarian cold meats etc .all unlimited soft drinks were included in the price .. unfortunately irish ferries are out of touch with there restaurant pricing ....they must have Gordon Ramsey cooking in the kitchen to charge those prices ...👎👎 have a look at the food on offer in the “kitchen”on the P&o pride of hull in the following link....https://youtu.be/P8ZsqJRWp5s
Sorry but that's ridiculous you cannot compare prices from an A La Carte resturant with a self service buffet. I am no fan of Irish Ferries but you have to be fair when making comparisons, €59.95 is pure daylight robbery and if it is not a typo then I am sure there will be no need to make a reservation for the Lady Gregory.

IFPete

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you are not comparing apples with Apples.  A Restaurant in Dublin or Paris will be more expensive than a cafe in Hull.

A buffet will be cheaper than Al Carte and if you can get everybody on board to use it it minimises the waste of food.


giftgrub

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To be fair it is not standard food they are serving for 60 per person, would not be for everyone but it is not designed to be.

https://www.irishferries.com/globalassets/ships/wbyeats/menu/ladygregory-sample-menu.pdf

Other options for regular food

https://www.irishferries.com/globalassets/ships/wbyeats/menu/boylans-menu.pdf

https://www.irishferries.com/globalassets/ships/wbyeats/menu/cafelafayette-menu.pdf



However as a comparison on Pont Aven

https://www.brittanyferries.ie/media/pdf/9/0/Buffet_1_-_Mars_2018_en_Livre.pdf

Seems to be a high price premium on WBY.




Steven

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At the end of the day they will charge what they think the market will pay.  The Lady Gregory isn't exactly huge, and so the pricing is probably designed to reflect its capacity.  Some people will pay a premium for things like this, just as some people will pay €1000 a night for a "suite" onboard!  Compared to many places in London or Paris, €60 is a bargain!!!

As others have pointed out, there are other (more reasonably priced) options.
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DaveW1946

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We travelled on the Yeats last week and there were few options as to where to eat as the entire Brasserie was completely full of french students ( 10 coachloads). Luckily we took our own evening meal but did have breakfast in the Gregory. Can report that the serving staff are the old team from Oscar Wilde. So service was good. The cooking I felt was a little under par. Needless to say the staff are a little embarrassed by the price. There was IF officer there who expressed a wish to travel on the Pont Aven; should be an eye opener for him.

hhvferry

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I was also on the WBY last weekend - on a pretty busy sailing there were eight covers for dinner at the inflated price, not including us.

The self service dinner was plentiful but of middling quality. We also took breakfast in the restaurant and that was fine.

Came back to the UK on the Mont St Michel where dinner in the restaurant was of a high quality and approximately half the price of the IF menu.

ccs

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At the end of the day they will charge what they think the market will pay.  The Lady Gregory isn't exactly huge, and so the pricing is probably designed to reflect its capacity.  Some people will pay a premium for things like this, just as some people will pay €1000 a night for a "suite" onboard! Compared to many places in London or Paris, €60 is a bargain!!!

As others have pointed out, there are other (more reasonably priced) options.

Dont think comparing WBY restaurant to ones in London or Paris is valid. A fairer comparison is to restaurants on others ferries and at €60 a head I think WBY comes up short.

IFPete

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The Breakfast in the Brasserie on Oscar Wilde was always good.