Friday 8th May 2020

Brief Encounter Lunch


The Experience

Northern Belle Crest Logo

Embrace the glamour of the Golden Age of travel while enjoying a fine dining experience aboard the beautiful Northern Belle.

Settle into your plush seat and admire the intricate details of your luxurious carriage. Features include stunning mosaics, murals and marquetry crafted by the country's top experts. Each of the train's seven carriages are individually decorated and named after a British castle or stately home.

Your table is immaculately set with white linen, bespoke china and cut glass ready for your gastronomic journey. Sit back and let the liveried stewards look after you as you marvel at the ever-changing views of the glorious British countryside.

Our journey includes a stop at Carnforth station; restored to its 1940's glory and the setting for the iconic film Brief Encounter. Visit the heritage centre, have a dance on the platform accompanied by our house band, share a kiss under the famous station clock or stay onboard and enjoy all the fun from the comfort of your armchair.

After our very own Brief Encounter at one of Lancashire's most picturesque stations, our journey and gastronomic feast continues. This truly is an experience to remember forever.


  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome champagne reception on board
  • Fine-dining
  • Seven-course lunch: British seasonal table d'hôte menu
  • Short stop at Carnforth station approximately 20-30 minutes
  • Strolling musician
  • Table magician
  • A bottle of wine per couple
  • Tea, coffee and petits fours


A Noel Coward film from 1945, Brief Encounter became a sensation of its time with an illicit love affair that blossomed from a meeting on a Railway station. The famous clock which Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard kissed beneath is still in situ. Why not recreate your own love story and ask a steward to take a photograph of you and your loved one as you re-enact that romantic scene from the movie.

£ 255.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Manchester Victoria Station

Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.