Plates Eatery is one of Courtenay's most popular restaurants offering breakfast and lunch seven days a week.
How many times have you spotted a particularly interesting looking license plate and wondered... Who's driving? What's it like where they live? What are they doing here?
Our license plate collection began with Steve Swing's grandfather's first plate, taken from his Ford Model A in 1933. Since then his collection grew, becoming what you see here today. Many of the plates have been donated by our customers who have special memories linked to their plates. These donated plates represent lives well lived; marked by a year spent in Europe with the Armed forces, or in memory of a first car. We have heard many wonderful stories, and appreciate every plate in the collection. License plates have always held a certain fascination for both the young and old.
We have spent our working lives in the restaurant business, always looking for new and innovative ways of providing great food at great prices. The Plates concept has long been Steve's dream and since April 2000, has been a reality. Little did Steve's grandfather know that his collection of plates from his garage wall would turn into what it is today. We hope you enjoy the ambiance and good food.
- Bayne Mann & Steve Swing