British ferry operator P&O Ferries has unveiled an extensive new menu on board its Dover to Calais and North Sea routes, with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients to suit vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike.
Elevating the on board dining experience for customers, the final selection for the new Brasserie menu, was decided in partnership with the UK’s largest independent hospitality provider BaxterStorey.
Menu highlights include a range of delicious new starters and sharing platters, including a Vegetarian Platter which boasts feta cheese, potato salad and stuffed vine leaves, amongst other tasty items.
Mains include a halloumi burger served in a beetroot bun and a white bean cassoulet, with a side of chive mashed potatoes. For vegans, a tasty vegan pizza topped with vegan cheese and roasted vegetables is available, as well as linguine all’arrabbiata served with hard vegan cheese, sun blushed tomatoes and olives.
Sarah Rosier, Director of Passenger Sales at P&O Ferries, said: “There’s nothing better than starting a holiday right with a great meal and sea views. We’ve worked hard to ensure that our on-board food offering lives up to the culinary standards that we know our customers expect, with this new menu designed to offer high quality, tasty meals to suit a range of tastes.
“In collaboration with BaxterStorey, every ingredient has been carefully selected with our commitment to supporting the British farming industry in mind and we are very much looking forward to serving up these dishes throughout the summer.”
Noel Mahony, Co-Chief Executive at BaxterStorey said: “We are delighted to be working with P&O Ferries in creating a quality food offering, supported by a highly trained culinary team, which celebrates the very best in seasonal fresh produce.
“We very much look forward to welcoming customers into The Brasserie restaurant for a dining experience enjoying the best of local British food whilst surrounded by impressive sea views”.
A number of other diverse dishes are also on offer for meat and fish lovers. A tempting Mediterranean Platter includes a selection of meats, olives, pesto and sun blushed tomatoes, alongside other classic starters such as soup, ham hock terrine and smoked salmon.
Plates from the grill include steak and roast chicken served with fries. An impressive beef burger and pork belly with mash also accompany fresh seafood – roast cod and salmon, both served with potatoes.
To finish off a meal, tasty treats from The Brasserie dessert menu await. Favourites include a chocolate and coffee opera cake, boasting indulgent layers, a perfectly sharp lemon tart which comes with fresh raspberries and a fruit compote, as well as a varied cheese board.
Those travelling on an overnight crossing from Hull to Rotterdam or Zeebrugge, or heading off on a bright and early Dover to Calais sailing, can begin the day right by sampling the new breakfast options. Choose from a Full English or vegetarian breakfast including an egg cooked however you like it, or a continental breakfast basket complete with pastries, ham, cheese, and a number of condiments, or smoked salmon with avocado if you’re looking for something extra.
A fixed price menu option offers two courses for just £16.50. An additional saving of up to 10% is on offer for advance online dining bookings on North Sea sailings.
There are up to 23 sailings a day between Dover and Calais with P&O Ferries, which are 90 minutes in duration, giving flexibility to fit your schedule and ensuring a relaxing trip across the Channel. Daily overnight crossings from Hull to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam also operate with a range of comfortable cabin accommodation options, discount shopping and onboard entertainment. P&O Ferries also recently extended its ‘Brexit Buffer’ offer, giving free cancellations for all bookings made up until 31st October, to ease any travel uncertainty.