Contact the GG Archives

Anderson, SC USA

RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 11 June 1955

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 11 June 1955

Front Cover of a Vintage Luncheon Menu from 11 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Cocky Leeky, Poulet de Grain Grille au Cresson, and Poire Melba for dessert.

About the Cover: Overleaf is a reproduction of the Golden Cherubs figurehead carved by Grinling Gibbons in 1663, the oldest merchant ship figurehead in existence.

Menu Items

Suggested Menu

  • Jus de Pamplemousse
  • Cocky Leeky
  • Salade de Saumon, Sauce Mayonnaise
  • Poulet de Grain Grille au Cresson
  • Épinards en Branche
  • Pommes en Purée
  • Poire Melba
  • Fromage
  • Café

Saturday, 11thJune, 1955


  • Grape Fruit
  • Vegetable


  • Anchovy Fillets
  • Potato Salad
  • Sardines
  • Sweet Gherkins
  • Herring Roes
  • Eggs Mayonnaise
  • Onions Ravigote
  • Tomatoes Génoise
  • Canapés Ecossaise
  • Antipasto
  • Almonds and Salted Peanuts
  • Olives: Ripe, Queen and Stuffed
  • Sausage: Liver, Salami and Mortadella


  • Cooky-Leeky
  • Potage Garbure



  • Grilled Fillets of Fresh Cod, Parsley Butter
  • (Cold) Salmon Salad, Mayonnaise Sauce



  • Raviolis and Tomato



  • Pilau Rice with Mushrooms


  • Scrambled Eggs on Toast


  • Calf's Brains Sauté au beurre
  • Breaded Pork Cutlets, Apple Sauce


  • Roast Cushion of Veal au Jus

GRILLS (to order – 15 Minutes)

  • Spring Chicken au Cresson
  • Country Black Puddings



  • Baked Lincoln Jacket, Purée, Hashed Brown


  • Fresh Spinach au beurre
  • Purée of Carrots


  • Boiled Ham       
  • Terrine of Duckling      
  • Roast Sirloin of Beef    
  • Ox Tongue
  • Home-made Brawn     
  • Raised Pie        
  • Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce


  • Beetroot, Tomato, Chicory, Mixed Bowl, Macédoine, Fresh Fruit


  • French, Mayonnaise, Cream


  • Sago Custard Pudding 
  • Compote of Fruit
  • Pear Melba
  • Crushed Pineapple Pie


  • Cherry, Vanilla, Banana


  • Cheddar, Kraft, Gruyère, Stilton, Cottage, Cheshire, Roquefort, Brie
  • Tea, Coffee Hot or Iced

Passengers on a special diet are especially required to make known their requirements to the Head Waiter - Specialty foods for infants are available upon request.

Chef's Suggestions, RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 11 June 1955


Menu Items, RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 11 June 1955

Return to Top of Page

Vintage Luncheon Menus
GG Archives

Vintage Luncheon Menus

Vintage Menu Collections

Ocean Travel Topics A-Z

The Folks Behind the GG Archives

The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.