B Deck Aft Grand Staircase Restaurant?


TitanicNerd

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Looking at the plans, there is a restaurant when you step down to B Deck on the Aft Grand Staircase. What is this....restaurant thing when the Cafe Parisen and a la Carte restaurant is right there?
 

Jay Roches

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Do you mean the space directly surrounding the aft grand staircase? That is marked "restaurant reception room" on one plan. It would be just that -- an area for people to wait. I can't recall whether drinks were served there. The restaurant was quite popular and often busy, so people would need a place to meet up with their dining companions before their reserved table became available.

If your plans show promenades next to the a la carte restaurant, they are plans of Olympic. Titanic's restaurant was larger than Olympic's, because it had proved more popular than expected. Olympic's restaurant originally had a bar, but it was removed to provide some extra space, and Titanic had no bar. Titanic also had a larger galley/pantry for the restaurant, and of course the Cafe Parisien.
 

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