Are you ready to start your summer holiday with one of London’s most exclusive and experiential dining experiences?
Belmond is bringing back “pop-up” dining on its stylish Belmond British Pullman train, and promises exclusive dinners hosted by Michel Roux Jnr, Raymond Blanc and other celebrity TV chefs.
The Belmond British Pullman leaves London Victoria station for destinations such as Goodwood Revival, Historic Bath, and Chatsworth House, and allows guests to make simple round-trip lunch journeys or comfortable visits to Bath and Canterbury.
In addition to high dining, the Belmond British Pullman offers Champagne afternoon-tea and gin-experience events for up to 100 guests.
Briton Tom Kerridge will be the first celebrity chef to run the luxury train’s galley-kitchens, on July 21. The owner of England’s “most sought out” and only two Michelin-starred pub, the Hand and Flowers, in Marlow, Buckinghamshire is expected to create as exclusive “pop-up pub” experience of classic British dishes with a modern twist to be savoured in the luxury of Belmond Pullman’s vintage carriages.
Award-winning chef Raymond Blanc takes over the train’s galley on August 18. Blanc is self-taught and the celebrated owner-chef at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. He favours organic and sustainable food. One of Britain’s best regarded two Michelin-starred chefs, Michel Roux Jnr will serve a sumptuous French haute cuisine on September 28, and James Martin will serve his Yorkshire-inspired menu on November 16.
The train’s highlights are the glamorous chef-hosted soirées. There are four Pullman carriage styles and each seats 20 to 26 passengers in combinations of tables for one, two, three and four diners, with tables for four in private compartments. The train pulls up to 10 passenger carriages.
The train’s dining series closes on November 22 with an event involving premium gin Tanqueray No. TEN.