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Dining with Distinction

Bolton Street Station Bolton Street | Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
+44 333 320 2830
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Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (10 reviews)
“soup” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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Value
LOCATION
Bolton Street Station Bolton Street | Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
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1 - 10 of 577 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Brilliant meal but due to a breakdown in equipment last year when originally booked the meal was not what I ordered. I had ordered "blade of beef" but actually got the lamb. We had been told that the earliest date for an identical meal was...More

Thank allan s
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

allan s Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the menus differ year to year and the feather-blade of beef was on our 2017 evening menu (cancelled diner) and the set menu for 16th Sept 2018 was the lamb shank. The catering company has not changed...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I went on the Red Rose Diner yesterday evening to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. We have made numerous trips on the diner trains over the last few years and have usually found the whole experience to be excellent. However we were...More

Thank iainmackay2018
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Iain Thanks for your review. I am aware of your frequent visits to us at the railway and unfortunately was unaware of your displeasure upon boarding you. I have looked into your booking and can see it was made with Quay tickets. I have asked...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were excellent, couldn't do enough to make our visit a wonderful one. First class seating was wonderful. Food was delicious.More

Thank Sally H
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sally H Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Keep your eye out for our 2019 brochure....due to be released at the beginning of Oct!! Kind regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was given to us a Christmas present, we weren't keen to be honest so put it off until August. However,it as amazing, excellent food,good service and such food fun. Will be booking for future tripsMore

2  Thank Mobile670787
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

huntalison12 Thank you for your review, and for giving us a go! I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Keep your eye out for our 2019 brochure....due to be released at the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such fun! Dressed up as Gangster and Molls to discover the identity of the murderer on the steam train. Lovely 4 course meal and a glass of prosecco. Highly recommended!More

Thank sjgee
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

sjgee Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Keep your eye out for our 2019 brochure....due to be released at the beginning of Oct!! Kind regards Andy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and great value for money! Staff were really lovely and will definitely be eating again!

Thank lauraakt
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

lauraakt Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your experience on board with us and that all aspects of your journey were tailored to perfection. I hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Andy McNamara Dining Manager

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Our daughter bought us this trip for Christmas, and what an inspired gift. Great opportunity to get dressed up, The whole evening from start to finish was fantastic. Canapes and drinks on the platform whilst being entertained by Jez the magician and some delightful live...More

Thank stuartbentley
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

stuartbentley Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your experience on board with us and that all aspects of your journey were tailored to perfection. I hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Andy McNamara Dining Manager

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Overall we had a lovely evening. A really great old world, classy experience and a good excuse to get dressed up. If I had to be picky (and we really did enjoy it) purely for honesty sake then perhaps the wait to get aboard was...More

2  Thank SSTA1403
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

SSTA1403 Thank you for your review and for advising on the negatives. This helps us continuously shape our product to make it better with each visit. It was a pleasure to have you on board and I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Back again for another Dining experience, as last year for another birthday. This time a Premium Night! And as expected it didn't let us down, the food was absolutely excellent as was the service, you really do feel 'special' on this steam train experience. Recommend...More

Thank Tony M
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Tony M Thank you for your kind review and for visiting us again. I am glad you enjoyed your experience on board with us and that all aspects of your journey were tailored to perfection. I hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

On the 8th Aug I had the greatest of pleasures of traveling on the East Lancashire Railway "Dining with Distinction" with the Lancastrian Lunch. I wish to convey to your company the professionalism your staff performed that day. They were so friendly, curtious and worked...More

3  Thank peterdean1
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

peterdean1 Thank you for your review and your kind words. I am thoroughly pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and it was an absolute pleasure to have you on board. I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon! Kindest Regards...More

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BuryBex84
30 August 2018|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
Most people dress somewhere between smart casual and black tie.
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Kay D
27 October 2017|
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Response from ELR-Dining-Manager | Property representative |
Hi Good Morning. We do pretty much run our dining services throughout the whole year. You can view and download our brochure on our website. Just search for 'dining with distinction' where you can find all the information... More
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VeganDaninWallsend
30 July 2017|
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Response from ELR-Dining-Manager | Property representative |
Hi, We fully cater for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, pescetarian, diabetic, allergies, halal & kosher. The menu can be advised at the time of booking. This, however, is a set menu. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$98
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:45 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:45 - 22:30
Friday
12:45 - 22:30
Saturday
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: +44 333 320 2830
  • E-mail
Description
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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