Dining Trains

Join one of our popular on-train dining services as they return to the rails in 2022!

Enjoy a Sunday Lunch or Afternoon Tea in an historic British Railways carriage as you are pulled by a heritage locomotive through the valley of the River Dart. These experiences will run throughout the season on selected Sundays.

Booking information and operating days will be published here soon.

Sunday Lunch

A three course Sunday Lunch will be served at your seat on the 12.10 train from Buckfastleigh. The train will return at 13.30 and the experience will end at 14.00.

A menu of fresh local ingredients provides gluten free and vegan options. Menu choices can be selected on the day but please let us know at the time of booking if you require the Fish or Vegan main course.

A bar service is available on board providing a selection of wines, local beers, ciders and soft drinks.

To Start

Homemade Soup of the Day, Rosemary Focaccia GF V VG

Classic Prawn Cocktail, Marie Rose GF

Duck Liver Parfit, Homemade Chutney GF


Main Course

Honey Glazed Gammon GF

Lemon & Thyme Chicken Supreme GF

Beetroot & Butternut Squash Wellington GF V VG

with Roast Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Tenderstem Broccoli, Yorkshire Pudding and Sage & Onion Stuffing

Wild Sea Bass Fillet GF

with Baby Potatoes, Celeriac Puree, Samphire & Tenderstem Broccoli.


Dessert

Belgian Chocolate Tart GF V VG

Key Lime Pie, Raspberry Dust V

Raspberry & Prosecco Cheesecake GF V


 

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.


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 hours.

Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Sunday Lunch are £52 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 then make themselves known to the Restaurant Car Steward on the platform (opposite the museum) at Buckfastleigh at 11:50 am.

Booking information and operating days will be published here soon.

Afternoon Tea

A traditional Afternoon Tea will be served at your seat on the 15.45 train from Buckfastleigh. The train will return at 17.00 and the experience will end at 17.15.

A selections of sandwiches, savories and cakes are made using fresh local ingredients. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if specified at the time of booking.

The Experience lasts for one and a half hours 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 Smoked Salmon.


Miniature Savoury Pastries

Fruit Scones
with Strawberry preserve and Clotted Cream

Selection of Cakes
Orange & Pistachio, Courgette & Avocado and Chocolate Orange Millionaire

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.

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

Tickets on board the South Devon Limited Restaurant Car for Afternoon Tea are £39 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 then make themselves known to the Restaurant Car Steward on the platform (opposite the museum) at Buckfastleigh at 3:30 pm.

Booking information and operating days will be published here soon.

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