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Bolton Street Station Bolton Street | Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
+44 161 764 7790
Wed 12:45 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 12:45 - 22:30
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Preston, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

what a brill afternoon, 3 course meal was delicious and service second to none. Old steam train, a lot of the staff are volunteers. Catering by distinctive dining, a touch of luxury in the carriages, well definatley be booking a trip again and quite fancy the afternoon tea trip. Easy parking right at the station, only 1.00 for Sundays but... More 

Thank apdawson
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super gift of a day out on a Steam Train with a very good Lunch. 2/half hours steaming through the Lancashire Countryside, well served by attentive staff of a 3-course Lunch

Thank marlandneil
Bury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I took his parents and two friends for lunch on the ELR as a belated Christmas present. From the moment we arrived on the train to the moment we left we were treated like royalty. The service was probably the best I have ever received in a restaurant, the seating in the carriage very comfortable, linen table... More 

Thank Michelle W
Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic Burns night. The food and the service were excellent. It was a relaxing meal with great company. I would highly recommend this experience and we will definitely be returning in the very near future. Thanks to everyone involved

Thank Ian C
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the train for the festive menu just before xmas. Could not fault anything on the train. Staff were friendly, service was prompt and the food was exceptional. Can't wait to go on again for the murder mystery night 😊

Thank joanneball0789
Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Visited this on 22nd December. Lovely meal and very attentive staff. The steam train is romantic and makes the occasion special. The ride back went too quickly but overall we loved it and would recommend.

Thank PaulJayne22
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Went on the train for the festive lunch in December. The food was superb and service was excellent. Highly recommend this place to anyone. Something different than going to the usual restaurant. Looking forward to the murder mystery evening soon!

Thank Joanne I
Bury, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

My wife and I have enjoyed the East Lancs Dining With Distinction experience on a few occasions. We have never been disappointed. The food is always of a high quality, the staff always efficient and professional and expertly led and fronted by dining train manager Andy McNamara. We are now looking forward to Burns Night, Saturday 28th January.

Thank Steve S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great experience and staff were polite and friendly. It's a gentle ride from Bury to Rawtenstall and back. The seating is comfortable and the carriages warm and surprisingly spacious. The service is everything you'd expect.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Festive lunch was exactly as advertised on the website. Staff very efficient and friendly and the food was excellent. Pullman cars were immaculately set out and being steam hauled tops it off. What more could you want?

Thank Ken H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$92
British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:45 - 22:30
12:45 - 22:30
12:45 - 22:30
12:45 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolton Street Station Bolton Street | Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury
  • Phone Number: +44 161 764 7790
Step on board our traditional Pullman style carriages and be transported back in time to an age where to dine by train, was the height of sophistication. Enjoy first class service and fine dining behind one of our historic steam engines whilst journeying through the charming Lancashire countryside soaking up the picturesque panoramas as you go. With a range of options from a silver service four course gastronomic delight to a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea, there is something for every appetite and occasion. Reservations are required for the Dining with Distinction train services. Ticket price includes rail fare, sparkling reception on board and food.

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