A new life for the Princess Elizabeth
The Princess Elizabeth is a paddle-steamer built between 1926-1927. It was named the Princess Elizabeth to celebrate the birth of the present queen.
In May 1940, it played a crucial part in Operation Dynamo. Accompanied by the flotilla of ‘Little Ships’ which sailed to Dunkirk to rescue the stranded soldiers, it saved 1673 Allied soldiers in 4 crossings.
Today, you can observe the majestic Princess Elizabeth at the Estacade quay, near the Pole Marine Shopping Centre in Dunkirk. Keeping history alive, the Princess Elizabeth perpetuates the ‘Dunkirk Spirit’ created by Churchill in 1940.
New life for the Princess Elizabeth
The city of Dunkirk decided to give to the Princess Elizabeth a new life. The paddle-streamer was converted in a gastronomic restaurant, whilst strictly maintaining the structure and spirit of the ship, so as to preserve its British character and authenticity. The menu combines refined local cuisine with a British touch. The upper deck has a capacity of 80 guests.