[Blast from the Past] Belfast Ferries Restaurant Menu

Crop of the cover of a menu from Belfast Ferries/Belfast Car Ferries ST COLUM I. Copyright © NIFerrySite Archive.

Crop of the cover of a menu from Belfast Ferries/Belfast Car Ferries ST COLUM I. Copyright © NIFerrySite Archive.

This weeks ‘Blast from the Past’ was kindly donated by Pauline and Dave Emerson from the collection of Pauline’s late father; Peter Fletcher.  It is a menu from the ‘Copelands Restaurant’ on the Belfast – Liverpool ferry ST COLUM I, probably dating from the period shortly before the Belfast Car Ferries/Belfast Ferries service ended in October 1990 due to the use of the ‘Belfast Ferries’ brand instead of “Belfast Car Ferries’.  The company was of course a subsidiary of Irish Ferries parent Irish Continental Group, which is reflected in the company logo on the cover page.  ST COLUM I herself was of course originally Irish Continental Line’s (now Irish Ferries) ST PATRICK of 1972.  The Belfast Ferries service was of course later replaced by a new service operated by Norse Irish Ferries, which after several takeovers is now operated by Stena Line using the STENA LAGAN and STENA MERSEY.

Front of a menu from Belfast Ferries/Belfast Car Ferries ST COLUM I. Copyright © NIFerrySite.
Front cover of a menu from Belfast Ferries/Belfast Car Ferries ST COLUM I. Copyright © NIFerrySite Archive.

 

Lunch and dinner selection from the Belfast Ferries/Belfast Car Ferries Belfast - Liverpool vessel ST COLUM I. Copyright © NIFerrySite Archive.
Lunch and dinner selection from the Belfast Ferries/Belfast Car Ferries Belfast – Liverpool vessel ST COLUM I. Copyright © NIFerrySite Archive.

 

High Tea and Breakfast selection from the Belfast Ferries/Belfast Car Ferries Belfast - Liverpool vessel ST COLUM I. Copyright © NIFerrySite Archive.
High Tea and Breakfast selection from the Belfast Ferries/Belfast Car Ferries Belfast – Liverpool vessel ST COLUM I. Copyright © NIFerrySite Archive.

For comparison here is a link to the current Stena Line “Met Bar and Grill” menu (pdf file).  What a difference almost 30 years makes!

 

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