Christmas Lunch Aboard the Belmond Northern Belle

Entertainment, bedecked carriages and a delicious meal as the beautiful winter countryside passes you by—a festive lunch with all the trimmings aboard the Belmond Northern Belle is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. Dining on board is a cause for celebration. The Belmond Northern Belle may be an homage to days gone by, but the cuisine is resolutely contemporary. Trip-Advisor-Tab
  • Round-trip aboard the train
  • Strolling musicians & table magician
  • Lunch with champagne and half a bottle of wine per person

From £250 per person

The Belmond Northern Belle

The Train

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Belmond Northern Belle

The Belmond Northern Belle reflects the style of England’s 1930′s ‘Belle’ trains and the Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Take a day trip aboard the Belmond Northern Belle and travel through some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery. Experience lovingly prepared cuisine using produce from the landscapes you pass through expertly matched with fine wines from an extensive cellar. Day trips depart from regional stations throughout the UK. The train and its carriages are themselves a destination as you visit the UK’s cities, castles and major events. Combining classic British craftsmanship and contemporary engineering, it is a reflection of the magnificent ‘Belle’ trains of the 1930′s. The seven dining carriages are named after great British stately homes or castles. They display fabrics, marquetry and brass fittings specifically commissioned from British craftsmen.


Belmond Northern Belle entered service in 2000, and has set the standard for stylish day trips and short breaks ever since. It reflects the style of England’s ‘Belle’ trains and the Pullman carriages of its sister train, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. The individually designed carriages have been lovingly restored by some of the country’s top craftspeople, including marquetry experts, muralists and mosaic artists. View Carriage Plan


The spectacular wood panelling in the Duart carriage was created by the Dunn family, experts in the rare craft of marquetry. Today, Cheryl Dunn uses the same tools and methods as her father and grandfather, who worked on many of the carriages when they were originally built, to create the rich walnut panel, decorated with pink heather and white fowers representing the wild isolation of Scotland’s Duart Castle.

Spirit Of Travel

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Spirit Of Travel

belmond-northern-belle--spirit-of-travel Belmond Northern Belle recaptures the age of rail travel at its most glamorous. What else would you expect from the sister train of the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express? A trip aboard the Northern Belle recreates the elegance and comfort of train travel at its finest. Allow yourself to be whisked back to a more gracious age on our Spirit of Travel journey. Enjoy a five-course lunch or dinner accompanied by champagne. As the train takes you on a tour of Britain’s beautiful countryside, strolling musicians provide a soothing soundtrack to your dining experience and a magician entertains you at your table. Belmond Northern Belle has regular departures from Manchester, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and more, visiting destinations country-wide. Belmond Northern Belle is the perfect way to travel to places such as Edinburgh, Bath, Portmeirion and the Lake District and events such as Ladies’ Day at Ascot and the Chelsea Flower Show.Whichever luxury day trip you choose, sit back, relax and admire the view while friendly stewards provide the service for which Belmond Northern Belle is famed.


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Fine Dining

Take a seat in your unique, elegant carriage and await a feast for all the senses.Your table is set with starched white cloth, shining silverware and glittering crystal. It reflects a breathtaking attention to detail. The cuisine is a delight, accompanied by champagne and wines carefully selected to complement the fine food. Featuring the finest seasonal ingredients from the British Isles, classic and innovative dishes are crafted by our executive head chef and his team in a cupboard-sized kitchen. The scenery that unfolds from your window inspires each and every course.

Christmas Menu

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Sample Christmas Menu Northern Belle

The head chef will only decide the the final menu a few weeks before travel to ensure that the finest, freshest produce is procured. Download Christmas Sample Menu


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Reserve A Carriage Or Charter The Train

Group travel on trains brimming with style and history—Belmond British Pullman is the ultimate iconic venue for any private party or event. From business functions and wedding receptions to retirement parties and anniversaries, celebrate on one of our scheduled trips or charter the train and tailor your exclusive itinerary. Each meal is accompanied by the finest wines and champagnes selected by our sommelier. Additional drinks can also be provided, from traditional cocktails to rare cognacs. To complete your event we also offer exclusive mementos for groups, including ticket wallets, photo frames and travel journals.

Call Our Groups Team For A Quotation 0800 122 33 64


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pullman-extras-thumb BOUQUET OF RED ROSES, £65 An elegant bouquet of 12 Red Roses. (Please note there is an additional charge of £20.00 for Valentine’s Day Lunch and Dinner journeys)
pullman-extras-champagne CHAMPAGNE, £62 A boxed bottle of Champagne Brut Reserve NV


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Step Back In Time

Special Offers

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Christmas Lunch: Departure Dates


Download a beautifully printed brochure via PDF

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Useful information whilst you are onboard the Belmond British Pullman Northern Belle.

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Essential Onboard Information


Your travel documentation will be sent to you fve to seven days prior to departure. Please note, routes and timings are subject to the constraints of the rail network and may alter. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure


Your travel documentation including your full itinerary and confirmed timings will be sent to you five to seven days prior to departure. Please arrive 20 minutes before departure time.


Smart casual (but not jeans or trainers) is recommended on board. For race meetings, a jacket and tie is often required. Please wear practical clothing for outdoor events.


The Belmond Northern Belle comprises seven dining carriages,each seats 42 guests and contains tables of two and four, with plenty of room for guests to move around and enjoy the train’s sociable atmosphere. Your table, set with a crisp white tablecloth, shining silverware and glittering crystal, sets the scene. Let chefs prepare fine lunches and dinners from the local ingredients from the regions you travel through. Each meal is accompanied by the finest wines and Champagnes, expertly selected by a qualified sommelier. Please note that you may be seated sharing a table. A table for two may be guaranteed by booking the Premier Package, which includes a boxed bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne.


Belmond operate a strict no-smoking policy on board.


Please turn these off while in your carriage as a consideration to other passengers.


We recommend you purchase adequate travel insurance for your trip. We cannot be held responsible for loss of deposits and/or other costs incurred if you cancel your reservation.


Onboard there is a boutique which is the ideal place to purchase a memento of your journey on the Belmond Northern Belle. The boutique offers a rich variety of traditional British crafts.


We regret that our carriages cannot be boarded in wheelchairs. However, our staff will assist any passengers to their seats and folding wheelchairs can be stored in the vestibules.


There are seven passenger carriages, each with the same interior layout of tables for two and four. Please note that you may be seated sharing a table. A table for two may be guaranteed by booking a Premier Package, which includes a boxed bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne.


These are entirely at the discretion of the passenger and are not included in your fare. Tips are shared by all members of the on-board crew.
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