EAT & DRINK (WELL).
To live well is to dine well.
Like any perfectly diverse city block, dining is never the same. One minute you crave a lavish dinner with bottles of Chianti, the next you jones for food truck-style tacos—Virgin's all-included, responsibly sourced food makes it easy to strike a balance.
A lil taste of what you can expect from the 20+ eateries — they won't even judge you for taking a picture of your food.
The perfect mix of sophistication, nostalgia and cool — entering The Wake is an event in and of itself. And once you've made your way down the grand staircase, you'll enter a world that harks back to the old steakhouse, three-martini-lunch days of Madison Avenue ad men. But ya know, now with, thankfully, gender equality. And less cigar smoke.
Inspired by the capital city's red hot street food scene, sailors are treated to an immersive odyssey of Mexican cuisine. Personal, intimate and educational, a master of ceremonies will guide you through a highly curated dining and drinking experience. Mezcal dinner pairings equipped with a history lesson? Yes, pls.
So your best friend wants something light and healthy, and you want to get real weird? This is that place. Boasting a bold interior, this restaurant offers creative surprises on some classic, comfort go-tos. Whether you're looking for something familiar (#basic can be good) or something spicy and out of left field, this place does all of that with a twist (bfast, lunch, dinner, baby).
The Test Kitchen
Inspired by Escoffier’s Ma Cuisine, this laboratory-like eatery is part cooking school and part restaurant. It's educational, experiential and social. With classes and evolving tasting menus, this is for the curious, boundary-pushing tastebuds on board.
If you're into hands-on meat-grilling and soju drinking, Korean BBQ is the perfect spot to do all that with maximum social engagement (IRL, but feel free to 'gram it if you want). It's a catalyst for great conversation since we all have that one friend who insists on being the meat-master. Go ahead and roast the master while they roast the meat.
Okay, frankly they'd be wild to build a ship and not have an eatery with a sun-drenched lounging area so you can combine all the things you love in one place (eating and views, obviously) so yep — Virgin did that. The Dock feels like an elegant cabana caught between the chill, seaside perfection of Ibiza and the rustic-chic resorts of Brazil.
Deeply rooted in Italian culinary traditions, the trattoria serves regionally-inspired food punctuated by fresh, handmade pasta. Start with a shared antipasti — and follow that with any of the pasta-centric favorites and worship the carb gods like a good vacation begs of you. Top it off with a traditional Italian aperitif to make your night complete or help it get started.
Modeled after popular food halls where Sailors can taste a variety of options — The Galley, designed by Softroom — will be your go-to for a quick bite or meal throughout the day. Featuring a mix of more than eight shops and food-truck style carts, each spot will have a unique concept with signature dishes that change to suit the time of day. The Galley, takes deep breathe before reading an impressively long list, boasts a dedicated bakery and pastry shop, a panini shop, a burger grill, a taco shack, a sushi bar with bento boxes, a noodle bar, a soup and salad stand, and a 24-hour American diner. Exhales.
Ministry of Ground
It’s early. You’re still a bit blurry and coffee is the