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Great Central Railway Saturday Dinner for Two Driving Experience 1

Great Central Railway Saturday Dinner for Two

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Take a trip back in time and enjoy a luxurious evening on the Great Central Railway Saturday Dinner. Start your journey at the Great Central Station in Loughborough, where you'll board the elegant ‘Charnwood Forester’ steam train that will take you through panoramic views of the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, passing through atmospheric Quorn and Rothley stations illuminated by the original Edwardian gas lights, providing you with an authentic early-20th-century experience. Once you board the first-class dining carriage, you'll be treated to a scrumptious three-course meal, with a choice of vegetarian options, served directly to your table. You can enjoy the breathtaking scenery while indulging in a starter, a main course, a dessert, cheese and biscuits, and coffee with chocolate mints. When you arrive at Leicester North, you'll have the opportunity to explore and stretch your legs before boarding the train back to Loughborough. What's more, your rail ticket is valid for the entire day, allowing you to discover individual stations at your own pace and ride the different diesel and steam trains that frequent this historic railway line. Don't miss out on this popular event! Make sure to book well in advance and select your menu options at least a week before your journey. This makes an ideal gift for someone special, and whether you're travelling with a partner, family, or group of friends, you're guaranteed a fantastic evening on the Great Central Railway Saturday dinner train!

  • Saturday dinner onboard the Charnwood Forester
  • Travelling on the Great Central Railway
  • Four-course meal served at your table
  • 'Runabout' day ticket for each diner
  • This voucher is valid for two people

  • A four course dining experience onboard first class dining carriages hauled by a vintage steam locomotive
  • First class 'runabout' tickets for each passenger providing unlimited travel on the day of your meal (not available from end November through to the end of December when Santa Special trains are running)
  • The journey lasts around two and a half hours
  • Travel through Quorn and Woodhouse and Rothley stations before pausing at Leicester North. Follow the same route back

2024 Menu


Choice Of Starter

Chef’s Seasonal Soup and Bread Roll (GF V/VE)


Crab and Avocado Duet (GF)

Choice Of Main

Lamb Rump with wild Garlic and Watercress Pesto (GF/N+)


Duck Breast with Sweet Potato Puree and a five-spice jus (GF/DFA)


Lemon Baked Cod with Wild Rice and Fennel (GF/DF)


Cumin, Butternut Squash and Lentil Wellington (VE)


Sweet Potato, Cashew and Apricot Chutney Tart (VE)


Mushroom, Leek and Brie Gnocchi (V)

Served with Chef's selection of Seasonal Vegetables

Choice Of Dessert

Mango Passion Delice


White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake


Chocolate and Cherry Torte (V/VE)


Fresh Fruit Salad (V/VE)

Traditional English Cheeseboard

Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Truffles

*Please note you may choose your options from the Main or Vegetarian/Vegan menu. Your menu choices, vegetarian options or special dietary requirements must be booked at least 7 days in advance. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that care is taken when dietary requirements are catered for on their services, they cannot guarantee that the ingredients are completely free from allergens. There is always a risk of cross contamination due to the nature of the kitchen.

  • It is possible for friends and family to buy a platform ticket only so they can wave you off and there are things to do at the station, but the most convivial thing to do is buy vouchers so you can make a family or group day of it and all eat together!
  • Loughborough Central is where you will find a museum, station buffet and locomotive shed
  • You are welcome to visit the area outside the shed where most locomotives can be viewed, but access into the shed is restricted for security reasons
  • The operator can also assist and advise on local accommodation in the area

Minimum Age: 5 years

  • Regular Saturday evenings throughout the year
  • Depart from Great Central Station at 19:00 on Saturdays
  • Selected dates from March to November
  • Due to the popularity of this experience it is recommended to book well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Vouchers are valid for any of the scheduled dates, subject to availability.
  • Request your preferred date when booking in for your experience.

2024 Dates


  • Saturday 6th April
  • Saturday 13th April
  • Saturday 20th April
  • Saturday 27th April


  • Saturday 4th May
  • Saturday 11th May
  • Saturday 18th May
  • Saturday 25th May


  • Saturday 8th June
  • Saturday 15th June
  • Saturday 22nd June
  • Saturday 29th June


  • Saturday 6th July
  • Saturday 13th July
  • Saturday 20th July
  • Saturday 27th July


  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 10th August
  • Saturday 17th August
  • Saturday 24th August
  • Saturday 31st August


  • Saturday 7th September
  • Saturday 14th September
  • Saturday 21st September
  • Saturday 28th September


  • Saturday 12th October
  • Saturday 19th October
  • Saturday 26th October


  • Saturday 2nd October
  • Saturday 9th October
  • Saturday 16th October
  • Saturday 23rd November
  • Saturday 30th Saturday

  • Additional drinks can be purchased from the onboard licenced bar
  • Please note that the menus and timetables are samples only and subject to change

  • On booking, the operator may ask for your choice of main course in advance
  • The operator also runs Christmas menus for which the vouchers will be accepted (run-about tickets are not available during this period)
  • Minimum age 5
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult

Our ethos is that your 'experience' should begin from the moment you first browse the site and we can deliver this because of:
  • - once you buy a voucher you are not then left to book the experience yourself. We handle your booking from A-Z, not only providing online dates but also dealing with the supplier to secure your date. Even after you have had your experience, we will ask you for a review of the event to ensure everything went ok.
  • - Our core staff have been working in the industry since 2004 and have all the experience necessary to deliver the experience that is perfect for you.
  • - Each venue and provider has been vetted by us and reviewed by our customers meaning we can give you honest, unbiased advice about what you are ordering.
  • - We have 3 lines of communication; phone, chat and email and our customer service centre is open 6 days a week. The average answer time for our call centre to answer is 20 seconds and we have a vast help section where you should be able to find any answer online.
  • - Once you have chosen a date, we will help to ensure that you get the confirmation in time for your event and if need be we will liaise with the supplier on your behalf if there is a problem.
  • - After each event we invite our customers to review the venue and the provider. This valuable feedback is then used to improve our service and also made public to other customers considering the same event. As a returning customer you will be eligible for a discount code to use on your next purchase.

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