When TfL does its worst, we Londoners can’t help but feel nostalgic about the golden age of rail travel and all it entailed – including eminently civilised slap-up meals on the go. This year, Belmond British Pullman, the historic 1920s’ steam train, returns to pep up the summer calendar with another luxurious line-up of celebrity chef dinners served aboard its glamorous vintage carriages.
Kicking off on 6 May and running until 29 September, the line-up sees renowned chefs and TV favourites including Richard Corrigan (11 June), Tom Kerridge (13 August) and James Martin (29 September) cooking up a signature menu, each course of which will be paired with a spectacular wine.
Passengers will be welcomed with a Champagne reception at Belmond British Pullman’s private lounge in London Victoria Station. At 6pm, they will board the train for a meal served by liveried waiters in art-deco surrounds. The train will return guests to Victoria station at 11pm.
Each dinner costs £510 per person and are limited to 100 passengers. To book your place, call 0845 077 2222 or visit the Belmond website.