All aboard for elegant Michelin dining on the exquisite Belmond British Pullman Train. Relive the Golden Age of Travel on a Belmond British Pullman Michelin Dinner Journey!
Sashay down to the private lounge at London Victoria station in your finest black-tie attire. Your evening begins in sparkling style with a champagne reception. Revel in romantic melodies and raise a toast to the host before boarding the train. After, the grand vintage carriages lead the way out of London on an enchanting voyage through the countryside.
Meet this year’s hosts—who will you dine with?
From seasonal ingredients to legendary Michelin starred chefs – Belmond Pullman has announced its 2019 unique ‘pop-up’ dinner series. A highly anticipated part of the luxury train’s annual calendar, these intimate events see just 140 guests invited on board Belmond British Pullman for an exclusive dinner hosted by some of Britain’s most iconic chefs.
As the train passes through the British countryside, guests will be served a bespoke seven course menu by their personal stewards and will have the chance to meet their favorite chef as the train travels on a circular route from London Victoria’s Station.
From seasonal local produce to top Michelin starred French cuisine, this year’s lineup will serve up a storm. Skye Gyngell – A taste of the season June 21, 2019, Skye Gyngell, chef founder of Spring restaurant at Somerset House and culinary director of Heckfield Place, will open the 2019 series with a taste of the summer season. With three cookbooks to her name, and an ethos rooted in sustainability and seasonality, Skye has garnered a reputation for dishes cooked predominantly with the finest quality produce from biodynamic farm Fern Verrow in Herefordshire. Skye’s menu on board will be no exception.
Raymond Blanc OBE – One of Belmond’s own Next to take to the train’s galley kitchen is Belmond’s own Raymond Blanc OBE – Chef Patron of the two Michelin star Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Raymond will take over the train with his world-famous French cuisine on July 20, 2019. He will serve a specially created five course menu taking inspiration from beautiful summer produce and his French roots.
Michel Roux Jr – A legendary two Michelin-starred chef. Following his debut on the train last year, Michel Roux Jr is back by popular demand. One of Britain’s most highly regarded chefs and TV personalities, Roux Jr has been Chef Patron of the renowned two-Michelin starred restaurant, Le Gavroche, for over 25 years. A culinary legend, Roux Jr will return to the elegant surroundings of Belmond British Pullman on September 20, 2019 bringing his exquisite French cuisine to the train’s guests.
Merlin Labron-Johnson – A young chef on a mission. Passionate about the future of food, Michelin starred Merlin Labron-Johnson is a young British chef on a mission working to create conversation around food and address key issues, both within his community and beyond. Having gained a Michelin-star just nine months after opening Portland at only 24, he joined private member’s club The Conduit as executive chef in October last year. Labron-Johnson will take to the rails on October 25, 2019 where his onboard menu will combine classic French techniques with modern sensibilities whilst striving for zero-waste.
The final ingredient: The 2019 season will see several additional ‘pop-up’ events on board the train including two afternoon teas with the nation’s favorite baker, Mary Berry on May 3 & 4th, 2019.
Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, offers a host of journeys throughout the year from London Victoria Station, visiting some of Britain’s most famous cities, country houses, sporting and social events. Prices for ‘The Dinner’ journey start from £459 per person.
This year’s line-up is the perfect pairing to Belmond British Pullman’s iconic old-world pizzazz!
Belmond British Pullman also offers many day trips to castle, gardens, wine tasting, sightseeing a full year round roster of intriguing elegant events!