Dining Trains

** Notice ** 17-03-2020 **

It is with great regret that the South Devon Railway has had to cancel all Dining Trains from 17th March to 16th May.

Those customers with pre-bookings affected by this will be contacted by the SDR over the next few days.

Services that were due to run are still shown on the table below for the reference of customers who were booked on them.

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Join one of our popular Dining Trains from Buckfastleigh station and enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch. Plus keep an eye out for new events including Afternoon Teas and themed evenings that will be added throughout the year.

Our Dining Trains are running on the following dates in 2020:

Dates highlighted in Yellow are Menu A and dates highlighted in Blue are Menu B.

Enjoy a traditional three course Sunday Lunch aboard the 12.10pm train from Buckfastleigh. Passengers will be served a traditional Soup, followed by a Roast Lunch with choice of meat and finished off with a choice of Dessert. Menu options are taken on the day at the table. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options are available. Vegan main option must be pre-booked by contacting us.

Tea and Coffee will be served after the meal. A bar service is available on board providing a selection of wines, local beers, ciders and soft drinks.

To Start

Celeriac Soup with Crispy Onions on top DF GF V VG

Classic Prawn Cocktail DF GF

Fruit Juice DF GF V


Main Course

Devon Rare Roasted Topside Beef DF GF

Free Range Chicken, Smoky Bacon and Butcher’s Sausages DF GF

Fillet of Sea Trout with Greens, White Wine, Cream and Chive Sauce GF

Giant Field Mushroom with Spiced Lentil, Spinach and Red Onion Stack, Tomato and Herb Salad with Pine Nuts. DF GF V VG

All Served with Seasonal Vegetables.


Dessert

Classic Sticky Toffee ‘Cup’ V

Poached Pears with Red Wine and Cinnamon Syrup DF GF V VG

Sharphams Cheese, Biscuits and Chutney


Followed by

Coffee and Mints


To Drink

We are delighted to offer an at-seat licensed bar service of alcoholic and
non-alcoholic drinks, please place your drinks order with the restaurant car steward.


DF = Dairy Free, GF = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan

Gluten Free and other dietary requirements
can be catered for when stated at the time of booking.

To Start

Classic Tomato Soup and Pesto Crouton DF GF V

Honeydew Melon with Sugar and Ginger DF GF V

Fruit Juice DF GF V


Main Course

Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb, Thyme and Parsley Stuffing and Fresh Mint Sauce DF GF

Loin of Devon Pork, Crackling, Sage and Onion and Apple Sauce DF GF

Local Smoked Haddock, Crushed Potatoes and Greens, Safron Cream GF

Parcel of Potato, Leeks, Rosemary and Onion,
Watercress Velouté DF GF V VG

All Served with Seasonal Vegetables


Dessert

Amoretti and Almond topped Fruit Crumble with clotted cream DF GF

Compote of Cherries and Berries with Ginger Crumb and Yoghurt GF V

Sharphams Cheese, Biscuits and Chutney


Followed by

Coffee and Mints


To Drink

We are delighted to offer an at-seat licensed bar service of alcoholic and
non-alcoholic drinks, please place your drinks order with the restaurant car steward.


DF = Dairy Free, GF = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan

Gluten Free and other dietary requirements
can be catered for when stated at the time of booking.

Please note that in the event that any item is not available on the day we reserve the right to substitute a suitable alternative.

The train journey and meal take around two and a half hours.

Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Sunday Lunch are £49 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Drinks are available to purchase from the at-seat bar service. Tickets are available to purchase in ‘tables of two’ or ‘tables of four’ and multiples thereof. We regret that due to the seating layout of the train it is not possible to purchase individual tickets.

Passengers should take their booking confirmation (or reference number) to our booking office when they arrive to obtain their ticket for unlimited travel on SDR public services that day. Passengers should then make themselves known to the Restaurant Car Steward on the platform (opposite the museum) at Buckfastleigh at 11:50 am.

You can book tickets via the link below or by contacting us.

Join the Restaurant Car from Buckfastleigh at 4:05pm for a traditional Afternoon Tea of Sandwiches, Savories, Cakes and a Cream Tea served to your seat. Afternoon Tea has options for Vegetarians (must be pre-booked).

The Experience lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes and is the ideal way to indulge in traditional West Country delicacies whilst enjoying the beautiful Devon scenery



Hot Drinks

Afternoon Tea


English Breakfast Tea


Coffee


A variety of Fruit & Herbal Teas


Decaffeinated options are also available.


To Eat

A selection of Freshly-Made Sandwiches
Devon Ham, Free Range Egg and Cress,
Cucumber and Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon.



Miniature Savoury Pastries


Homemade Scones
with Strawberry Jam and Devon Clotted Cream


Selection of Sweet Fancies
Bakewell Square, Lemon Meringue and Chocolate Brownie


Gluten Free and other dietary requirements
can be catered for when stated at the time of booking.


Cold Drinks

We are delighted to offer an at-seat licensed bar service
of alcoholic and
non-alcoholic drinks,
please place your drinks order with the restaurant car steward.

Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Afternoon Tea are £35 per person. This includes your train fare, first class supplement, all courses of your meal, and unlimited travel on other public SDR services for the whole day of your visit. Drinks are available to purchase from the at-seat bar service. Tickets are available to purchase in ‘tables of two’ or ‘tables of four’ and multiples thereof. We regret that due to the seating layout of the train it is not possible to purchase individual tickets.

Passengers should take their booking confirmation (or reference number) to an SDR booking office when they arrive to obtain their ticket for unlimited travel on SDR public services that day. Passengers should then make themselves known to the Restaurant Car Steward on the platform (opposite the museum) at Buckfastleigh at 3:50 pm.