French evenings 2021

"French Cuisine" at The Great Central Railway

Your four-course evening meal is served aboard our First Class Restaurant Cars as a steam locomotive takes you on a leisurely journey through Charnwood's glorious countryside. Your meal is served during the journey and there will normally be a pause on Swithland viaduct with its magnificent views across the reservoir to Charnwood Forest.

The train departs from Loughborough Central at 7.30pm returning at approximately 10.00 p.m. Tickets are £47.00 per adult  The price includes the full cost of the train ticket.

The 'French Cuisine' train runs on Friday evenings on the following dates:

February: 12th

June: 18th



Choice of Starter

French Onion Soup with Gruyere Croutons (V)


Aveyronnaise Salad

Choice of Main

Chicken Chasseur


Garlic and Fennel Rack of Lamb


Sole Duglere


Ratatouille (V)

All served  with Dauphinoise Potatoes, French Trimmed Green Beans and Honey Glazed Carrots


Choice of Dessert:

Créme Brulee


Opera Cake


Traditional Cheese Board

Served with Celery and Grapes


Tea and Coffee served with chocolate mints

Please note: Menu choices must be pre-booked


To check dates and book your tickets call 01509 632323.

Our next running day

Happy New Year to all of our visitors and supporters!

Due to the present national restrictions, we will not be operating trains during January of 2021, and our cafés are also closed at the present time.

We will return, and look forward to the resumption of train services, and general reopening soon.

We will post regular updates here on our website.

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