After an absence of two years, the Severn Valley Railway is once again offering on-train dining with a bigger-than-ever choice of services and a first-class menu created by the railway’s in-house executive head chef.
Starting on 3rd August, and departing from Kidderminster station at lunchtime on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the dining services provide the perfect way to celebrate with friends, enjoy a romantic date, or offer foodies the chance to sample the very best cuisine, all whilst travelling in style through stunning countryside in Worcestershire and Shropshire.
Last week the railway operated a preview of the dining service, and the feedback from passengers has been extremely positive. As one TripAdvisor reviewer said, “Wow, just blown away by the presentation and taste sensation…a must repeat experience.”
During a 16-mile journey between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, diners will be served a starter and main course. After a short stopover at Bridgnorth, with time to explore the gift shop or visit the Railwayman’s Arms, it’s back on board the luxuriously appointed 1930s dining carriage for desserts and coffee during the return journey.
As well as lunchtime dining services, the railway offers on-train afternoon teas on board the SVR’s beautifully appointed teak dining carriage. These promise a vintage theme with a modern twist of savoury bites, sandwiches, scones, traditional cakes, and afternoon teas.
For more details on all the SVR’s dining offers and to book tickets, visit their website: www.svr.co.uk
Lucy Kelly, the SVR’s executive head chef, said:
“I’ve focused the three-course menu very much on local and regional produce.
“Each dish is full of exciting and complimentary flavours, as well as being a treat for the eyes as it’s served to your table. I’m proud to present this handcrafted menu and to be showcasing it in such a unique setting on the railway.”
Michael Dunn, head of commercial and visitor experience, said:
“Our catering team has worked extremely hard to get things just right for the return of our on-train dining experiences.
“We wanted to make sure everything was just right, and that we’re giving our diners the very highest standards of cuisine and service, along with a luxury heritage experience they’ll treasure.”