Dining Options Onboard

Dining Options Onboard The Shakespeare Express


Birmingham to Stratford to Birmingham:

Departing Birmingham Stations for Stratford on Train A at 10:00, we offer a light Breakfast in our Pullman Dining Coaches, included at no additional charge in the round-trip fare of £50. The light breakfast includes Tea/Coffee, Croissants, Danishes and a Breakfast Roll.

On the 16:13 Afternoon departure on Train D from Stratford back to Birmingham, we offer an optional Afternoon Tea Picnic Box or 'The Hall' Hamper.

The return fare from Birmingham to Stratford in Premier Dining is £50 per Adult with the light breakfast included at no additional charge.

The Afternoon Tea Picnic Box is offered to both Standard and Premier Dining Passengers at £19.50 per person.

'The Hall' Picnic Hamper is offered to Premier Dining Passengers at £35.00 per person, and you get to take the hamper home!


Stratford to Birmingham to Stratford:

Departing Stratford at 12:36 for the round-trip to Birmimngham, we offer a selection of picnic boxes and gourmet hampers.

In Standard Class we offer a choice of 'The Hall' Picnic Box or 'The Castle' Picnic Hamper.

In Premier Dining, we offer a choice of two gourmet Hampers, 'The Hall' or 'The Castle'.

Click to view our hamper options and sample menus.

Premier Dining passengers will be seated in our Pullman coaches with seats at both Tables for 2 and Tables for 4. To guarantee a seat at a Table for 2, we charge a supplement of £7.50 per person (£15 per table).


Special Occasions:

We are excited that you would choose the Shakespeare Express to celebrate your birthday, anniversary or just that special day. If you so choose, we can provide Champagne, Celebration Cakes, Flowers, Chocolates, Table Decorations or just about anything else you can think of. Please see our ‘Special Occasion’ choices when booking.

If you do not see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to telephone or email the Vintage Trains Booking Office and we will do all we can to provide you with the most memorable of days.


Champagne, Wine, Beer, Spirits & Soft Drinks:

A choice of tea or coffee is offered with all meals on-board the train. We also have an extensive stock of champagne, wine, beer, spirits and soft-drinks available for purchase. Click to view the Sample Drinks Menu.

As is customary with most restaurants, we request that you no not bring your own drinks on-board when dining.


Special Dietary Requirements:

The menus are offered as a sample menu only. Hamper contents may change to include seasonal dishes.

If there is a food item that you know you will not be able to eat for dietary reasons or you simply don’t like the taste, please make a note under ‘Dietary Requirements’ when booking. We will do our utmost to accommodate you.

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