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A four course, silver service, gastronomic delight
Indulge in a little luxury
Fine food in beautiful surroundings

Our celebrated Red Rose Diners are the ultimate in foodie experiences, perfect for romantic meals and friendly get-togethers.

On arrival you will enjoy a glass of bubbly before you are whisked off to your reserved seats. Plush furnishings, crisp table linen and polished wooden panelling help to cement the illusion of first class glamorous dining from day’s long gone. An excellent four course menu and attentive service further ensure your time with us is unique and memorable.

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

Red Rose Diners run on selected Fridays and Saturdays between February and November, for a full list of dining dates in 2016, download the Dining with Distinction Guide below.

There is currently limited availability on remaining 2016 Red Rose Diners, 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 also 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 Red Rose Diners are adult only and are priced at £45.00 per head.

The diners depart Bury Bolton Street Station at 7:30pm and return at approximately 10:15pm.

Menu 1

6 Feb, 10 Sep & 25 Nov 2016

Smoked Chicken & Walnut Salad
with a balsamic dressing

Chunky Minestrone Soup
with a sprinkling of parmesan

Slow Braised Minted Lamb Henry
with garlic and chive creamed potatoes

Chocolate Pudding
with a Jaffa orange sauce

Menu 2

4 Mar, 22 Apr & 21 Oct 2016

Melon & Sweet Dry Cured Ham
with baby leaf salad and balsamic dressing

Broccoli & Stilton Soup
with a sour cream drizzle

Roast Breast of Duck
with a Grand Marnier jus

Traditional Bread & Butter Pudding
with a dusting of nutmeg and fresh cream

Menu 3

18 Mar, 2 Sep & 12 Nov 2016

Coronation Prawns
with a baby leaf salad and miniature pitta

French Onion Soup
with a melting cheese crouton

Chicken Jambonette
with dauphinoise potatoes and a port and cranberry jus

Lemon & Orange Pudding
with proper custard

Menu 4

8 Apr & 4 Nov

Salmon Rillettes & Bruschetta
with a mixed leaf, lemon and dill salad

Cream of Sweet Potato & Paprika Soup
with a sour cream drizzle

Boeuf Bourguignon
with mushrooms, shallots and a rich Burgundy sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding
with a warm toffee sauce and fresh cream

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…

  • Took my mum and dad yesterday with my husband. Absolutely perfect from start to finish. The staff both on and off the train were so friendly. The tables were beautifully set and the meal was excellent.Thank you to everyone who made this day so wonderful.

Notices and promotions

  • Drinks Menu
  • 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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