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A great way to spend an afternoon with the family
A traditional Sunday Lunch  ... with a difference!
The ideal way to celebrate a special occasion

Our popular Lancastrian Lunches offer a traditional home-cooked Sunday lunch and are suitable for both adults and children, meaning they are ideal for a sit down family meal with a difference.

Save the washing up and enjoy a three course feast with some traditional foodie favourites, including Topside of Beef and Jam Sponge, as you steam past rolling green hills and lush valleys.

Don't take our word for it ...

We are really proud of the first class service we deliver and so are our passengers. From the red carpet entrance to the personal welcome from our Dining Manager, these little touches add to the overall ambience of the evening and keep customers coming back time and time again. Read our TripAdvisor reviews to discover more about our dining experiences.


Dates, Times and Prices

Lancastrian Lunches run on selected Sundays between January and November, for a full list of 2016 dining dates download the Dining with Distinction Guide below.

There is currently limited availability on remaining 2016 Lancastrian Lunches, please check our online booking system or call 0161 764 7790 for availability. If you are considering purchasing a Gift Voucher, please note that these are valid until 31 December 2017.

Menus for vegetarians are available. If you need to make provisions for other dietary requirements please ensure you contact us on 0161 764 7790 when booking your seats.

Our Lancashire Lunches are a real family affair and are priced at £42.00 per adult and £30.00 per child.

The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 12:45pm and return at approximately 3:00pm.

Menu 1

14 Feb, 10 Apr & 23 Oct 2016

Creamy Tomato & Basil Soup
with a crispy bacon garnish

Roast Loin of Pork
with a brandy and mushroom cream sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding
with a warm toffee sauce and fresh cream

Menu 2

28 Feb, 6 Mar, 24 Apr & 30 Oct 2016

Farmhouse Vegetable Soup
with herb croutons

Traditional Roast Chicken
with stuffing and chipolata sausage

Apple Strudel
with Bavarian sauce

Menu 3

20 Mar, 18 Sep & 6 Nov 2016

Chunky Minestrone Soup
with a sprinkling of parmesan

Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb
with minted pan gravy

Sticky Toffee Pudding
with proper custard

Menu 4

3 Apr, 9 Oct & 13 Nov 2016

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
with a drizzle of sour cream

Mustard Crusted Topside of Beef
with Yorkshire pudding and pan gravy

Apple & Berry Crumble
with proper custard

Menu 7

5 Jun, 3 Jul & 4 Sep 2016

Smoked Salmon & Prawn Roulade
with a baby leaf salad and lemon wedge

Roast Silverside of Beef
with horseradish mash and Yorkshire pudding

Chocolate Duo Teardrop Torte
with fresh cream

Menu 8

12 Jun, 17 Jul & 11 Sep 2016

Game Terrine & Melba Toast
with a tossed salad and balsamic dressing

Honey Roasted Duck Breast
with l'orange sauce

Baileys Crème Brûlée
with forest fruits

Starters are served with freshly baked bread rolls. Main courses are served with seasonal local market vegetables and potatoes. Tea or coffee and after dinner mints are also included. Prices include return train travel. Drinks from the bar are not included. Vegetarian options are available and must be pre-ordered when booking. We also cater for any special dietary requirements. For full details including how to pre-order please see our Terms and Conditions page.

Our visitors say…

  • We booked the Lancastrian lunch to celebrate my in laws golden wedding anniversary. The whole day was amazing! Lovely steam train, outstanding food and the most attentive staff we have ever seen. Thank you, would recommend to everyone, no matter what age.

Notices and promotions

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  • More ways to book

    Pre-booking is essential and early booking is recommended. To make a booking simply select one of the following options:

    Telephone: 0161 764 7790
    (daily 10am - 4pm)

    Pop into our Information Office
    Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EY (daily 10am - 4pm)

    See our Terms and Conditions. Online booking fees apply. Payment can be made by credit or debit card or cash. Cash payments can be made at Bury Bolton Street Station only.

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