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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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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (12 reviews)
“soup” (17 reviews)
British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bolton Street Station Bolton Street | Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a wonderful experience Beautiful carriage was like a step back in time. Lunch was delicious and the staff were wonderful couldn’t recommend enough. Worth every penny. The day was with Mum n dad and it was a lovely experience to share with them. As...More

Thank Littlebigal
Reviewed 1 week ago

What better way to spend the day with friends and family than enjoying great food and watching the world (and in our case a rather famous steam train) pass by your window. And the "fizzy pop" was out of this world - a fine Perry...More

Thank SarGG2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable evening steaming through the Irwell Valley on a glorious summer evening. Good service from the waiting staff - 1st course, lobster, very nice followed by a soup, possibly pea. ( there are no menus on the table on the train...More

Thank AliBar
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a treat from our daughter for my 65th birthday. It was absolutely amazing. Two course lunch with tea/coffee in the first class dining car of a steam train. White table cloths and excellent 1st class service. Beautiful scenery on this 2 hour journey...More

Thank bunnySouthport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for 18th wedding anniversary, went sunday 1st july, red carpet leading to your coach, glass of wine waiting on the table, person came round taking drinks order, then the food arrived and from 1st course through to the desert the food was excellent very...More

1  Thank dave4jackie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were a party of us and we joined the steam train via a friendly little pub between the car park and platform. The carriage was a first class dining car. It was laid out with linen tablecloths, cutlery, flowers and candles. A glass of...More

Thank DocMarian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was bought as a birthday gift for my husband and we both thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Lovely station, shown to our seats and pleasantly surprised by the standard of the dining cars. The meal was lovely, wasn't sure what to expect on board...More

Thank AED123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been excited since I knew I was going on the train. I was disappointed. We had a lovely time, staff were very friendly and polite. Inside the train was gorgeous and I felt like I belonged to an Agatha Christie novel . We...More

Thank mrsnesbittEngland
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

mrsnesbittEngland Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you on board and I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards Andy McNamara Dining Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having dined on the train previously for a Murder Mystery night we were really looking forward to the premium night. We were not disappointed... An incredible experience from start to finish!! We arrived at 6:20pm and were greeted by the train manager not long after...More

Thank Michelle M
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at Dining with Distinction, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Michelle Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed our Premium night and that it exceeded your expectations. I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards Andy McNamara Dining Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to our Premium Dining evening on the East Lancashire Railway but, although overall we had a good experience, it was badly let down in a few important areas. Firstly, the evening supposedly starts at 6.30. In the absence of information...More

2  Thank Geoff H
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Questions & Answers
Kay D
October 27, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
July 30, 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
Vivienne M
March 9, 2017|
Response from ELR-Dining-Manager | Property representative |
Hi Please check our website, search for' dining with distinction' for all our menus and dates. Unfortunately though, our Mothers Day dining trains have been fully booked since Jan :(
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$98
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
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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