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Shakespeare Express - Premier Class & Dining

Premier Dining Passengers Boarding
Premier Dining Passengers boarding the Pullman Cars for Sunday Luncheon : Brian Wilson

Premier Dining

For those passengers wanting to enjoy a traditional meal served at their seats whilst travelling on The Shakespeare Express. The fares below are dining supplements to the Premier Class Return Fare.


Meal Options


Starting from Birmingham :

Breakfast (Train A ) £13.00

High Tea or Afternoon Tea (Train D) £17.00

Note: You may book Breakfast on your outward trip, Tea on your return trip or pamper yourself and take both Breakfast and Tea.


Starting from Stratford & Henley :

Sunday Lunch (Train B/C) £20.00

Note: Lunch starts on Train B; concludes on Train C. Henley passengers join train A to Stratford then dine on Train B/C.


Premier Dining Breakfast

The Meals

Meals served depend upon the train(s) on which you choose to travel:

English Breakfast : Train A - for passengers starting from Birmingham and Tyseley

Traditional 3-course Roast Luncheon : Trains B/C - for passengers starting from Stratford and Henley

High Tea or Afternoon Tea Choice : Train D - for passengers returning to Birmingham or Tyseley from Stratford

Decisions decisions… We request that you choose either High Tea or Afternoon Tea when booking. We will do our best to accommodate changes on the day, but supplies on-board are limited.

Dining Seats

Seats must be pre-booked before travelling. This must be by NOON on the Friday before your selected date of travel.

Dining will be in reserved seats at tables for two & four in our ex-B.R. mk I Pullman Dining Cars for that extra touch of luxury.



There is no special child menu. We regret that we are unable to accommodate infants under 5 within dining cars


Premier Dining Lunch
Sunday Lunch

Sample Menu

Selection of Kellogg’s Cold Cereals, or
Scott’s Porage Oats topped with Honey or Whisky Raisins

Full English Breakfast including: Sausage, Bacon, Black-Pudding, Egg, Hash Brown, Grilled Tomato & Baked Beans.

Twinings Tea, Coffee and Orange Juice


Sunday Luncheon
Buckwheat Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Creme Fresh

Traditional Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Potatoes, Potato Dauphinoise, Carrot & Green Bean Bundles

Summer Pudding with Fresh Cream

Twinings Tea or Coffee and After-Eight Chocolates

High Tea
A Choice of: Coronation Chicken, Kiln Smoked Salmon or Roasted Ham, accompanied by Minted New Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas & Beetroot

For Desert: Traditional Scones with Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam

Twinings Tea or Coffee and After-Eight Chocolates


Afternoon Tea
A choice of Twinings Tea
A selection of freshly made sandwiches
Scones with Devon Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve & other delicious cream cakes

Premier Dining Lunch Celebration Party
Celebration Lunch Party

Drinks & Beverages

A selection of Champagnes, beers, wines and spirits are available for dining passengers to purchase from the dining car team to accompany your meal.


Special Dietary Requirements

Special requirements must be requested when making your booking.

Allergens & Intolerances – A detailed allergen sheet is available on-board; please ask any member of staff to provide you with a copy if required



Vintage Trains Limited
670 Warwick Road,
Birmingham B11 2HL

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 09:30 - 16:30

Tel: 0121 708 4960 Fax: 0121 708 4963


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