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adlersc

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QE2 Restaurant Menus from the 1980's
« on: Jul 11, 2010, 11:07 PM »
A selection of menus from the 1980's








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Re: QE2 Restaurant Menus from the 1980's
« Reply #1 on: Jul 11, 2010, 11:20 PM »
Beautiful presentation!

And quite a different menu from what we got in later years.

Were there any vegetarian options in the 1980s? I used to be very impressed by the efforts made for vegetarians in the 2000s.

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2010, 12:09 AM »
Beautiful presentation!

And quite a different menu from what we got in later years.

Were there any vegetarian options in the 1980s? I used to be very impressed by the efforts made for vegetarians in the 2000s.

Very few vegetarian options in those days...most done to order - carnivores ruled the waves then!!!

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« Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2010, 12:32 AM »
A selection of menus from the 1980's
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Hi
Thanks so much for posting these.
Isn't the choice of food and expressions/wording on the Menu 'classic',
and seems to be stuck in a 60s and 70s sort of time warp?!!
This is exactly the sort of menu that you might find at The Aldelphi Hotel in Liverpool
in its hey day too!





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Re: QE2 Restaurant Menus from the 1980's
« Reply #4 on: Jul 12, 2010, 09:21 AM »
Thanks for posting Twynks I really should look mine out...would be Xmas but then..funny you mentioned the Adelphi  We just loved that hotel...it's a beautiful place. Always try to stay there when in Liverpool....it's from another era isn;t it?

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 12, 2010, 11:42 AM »
I had every menu from the 1980 world cruise but I sent them to auction along with a ward room plaque and an unopened 1980 world cruise commenerative bottle of whisky......stupid person I am cos I didn't get a lot for them either.
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Offline riskygizmo

Re: QE2 Restaurant Menus from the 1980's
« Reply #6 on: Jul 29, 2013, 11:08 PM »
Looked on the timeline for today and thought, hold on, didn't I just pick up a menu from that very day at Mum and Dad's just yesterday? Well........nearly.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2020, 10:12 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: QE2 Restaurant Menus from the 1980's
« Reply #7 on: Aug 03, 2013, 06:03 PM »
And, try again
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 03, 2013, 06:08 PM »
Reception and Gala Dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. 24th February 1982.
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Re: QE2 Restaurant Menus from the 1980's
« Reply #9 on: Aug 03, 2013, 06:15 PM »
Unless I'm very much mistaken, It was me who took that group photo at the Shangri-La.
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 03, 2013, 06:15 PM »
The Retirees Lunch, The Wardroom, 27th August 1990.
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 03, 2013, 06:18 PM »
Unless I'm very much mistaken, It was me who took that group photo at the Shangri-La.

Superb, Our Alan. Did you get dinner too?
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« Reply #12 on: Aug 03, 2013, 06:28 PM »
I believe I did. Because of the work we did we were usually required to attend these events and generally got the chance to enjoy the perks too. I've got a photo of myself and ex-wife somewhere in my collection taken in the same location as the group shot, will have to scan & post.
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 03, 2013, 06:39 PM »
Would be great to see it Alan. Got some Photographed Onboard shots to upload when I work out where. Wonder if it's your handwriting on the back of a couple.
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Re: QE2 Restaurant Menus from the 1980's
« Reply #14 on: Aug 04, 2013, 10:48 AM »
And as if by magic, here is the aforementioned photo of myself and my ex, Karen Newman as she was at that time. Sorry, I know it's not a restaurant menu, just tying off the thread from riskygizmo's earlier post.
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Offline riskygizmo

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« Reply #15 on: Aug 04, 2013, 01:00 PM »
You make a lovely couple. Nice to see you in a DJ, Alan. The Shangri-La bash was to be a proper black tie do and when it was announced to the officers, they were told to wear dinner jackets if attending. This caused a bit of consternation. None of them travelled so equipped and the chances of finding a Singaporean "Moss Bros" at short notice seemed remote. :o The committee was informed and a compromise reached. The Officers would be permitted to wear Lounge Suits. This was communicated back to the Wardroom, where it was soon discovered that pretty much no one had packed one of them either. :-[ Most guys had a basic "Run Ashore Rig" hanging in their wardrobes aside their uniforms. So, back to the committee, where it was agreed that Mess Kit could be worn ashore  ::)

The result can be seen in your splendid photo.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 05, 2017, 08:32 PM »
Lets revisit the menus...
A feast of feasts.. :) 
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 05, 2017, 08:34 PM »
Ok these are not commemorative..but still l think its awesome covers
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!