Maharaja Express

Wednesdays - 15th April and 12th August (£44 per person).

RIDE THE “MAHARAJA EXPRESS” AT THE GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY IN ASSOCIATION WITH SALIMS RESTAURANT

It’s not a takeaway its a takeover! Salim’s Indian Restaurant staff will swap their stationary kitchen for a galley on the move as they bring some Eastern flavour to the Great Central Railway. Guests will be greeted in full Indian costume and treated to traditional music. The train has been grandly titled the Maharaja express and will run for the umpteenth time - book early, it's a sell out success!

 

Coronavirus
(last update 22nd July 2020):Please note that all on-train dining services are currently suspended.

Please be assured that we will be happy to transfer existing bookings to a future date to be agreed when services resume. We are grateful for the patience and understanding of our customers during this difficult time for us all.

We are regularly reviewing the situation and look forward to bringing news of a return of our dining services in the future as the situation continues to improve.

Your five course dinner is served aboard our First Class Restaurant Cars as one of our historic main line steam locomotives takes you on a leisurely journey through the Leicestershire countryside.  The train departs from Loughborough Central at 7.30 p.m, returning at approximately 10.00 p.m. There will be an interlude at the delightfully atmospheric Rothley station complete with original Edwardian gas lights.

Menu

Popadoms and selection of pickles

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Choice of

Onion Bhaji
or
Mackerel Samosa

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Choice of

Lamb Rogan Josh (medium)
or
Better Chicken Masala (mild)
or
Chicken Chilli Garlic (hot)
or
Vegetable Curry

All served with Pilau Rice

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Selection of Indian sweets

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Tea and Coffee served with chocolate mints

 

To book your tickets call 01509 632323.  Please note food choices need to pre-booked when making your reservation.

Our next running day



We are operating steam-hauled passenger trains this weekend 15th and 16th August 2020 (pre-booking is essential).

Our on-train dining services remain suspended at present, but we are reviewing this situation regularly and will be pleased to transfer existing bookings to a future date when dining services resume...
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