Tucked away in the Great Northern Hotel is RAILS Restaurant and Little Bar, a classy and luxe venue for a ‘relaxed yet refined’ meal. Formerly Plum + Split Milk, this reimagined restaurant, grill, and bar draws inspiration from French cuisine and culture, with the Eurostar conveniently around the corner for those for whom dining at RAILS ignites a passion for French culture and cuisine that can’t be ignored.
RAILS Restaurant offers a fusion of French and British classics, combining the finest elements of both to create a range of decadent dishes. The starters include enticing dishes such as a chilled heirloom tomato and red pepper velouté, and classic beef tartare served with croutons. For your main course, choose from the likes of rib-eye steak, moules frites, or RAILS’ fish special, which varies every day. Not to be outdone, dessert is a frequently changing range of French signatures, baked and cooked to perfection. For example, indulge in the pistachio crème brulee with strawberry coulis, pineapple tarte tatin served with a coconut sorbet and – of course – a luxurious cheese board with a selection of chutneys, crackers, and breads.
Worth taking a seat in before or after your meal is RAILS’ Little Bar, a cosy spot with both classic and signature French-inspired cocktails, aperitifs and digestifs, wine, craft beers, ales, and soft drinks.
It's not only the food and drink that draw inspiration from French culture. The restaurant itself features notes of Parisian décor throughout, as well as splendid floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden panelling, and warm lighting which make for a bright, light, and inviting dining experience.
Service at RAILS is not limited to lunch and dinner, in fact, you’ll find a thoroughly enticing breakfast menu on offer in the mornings, with options ranging from classic avocado on sourdough toast and overnight oats, to decadent buttermilk pancake stacks.