Tuesday 21st December 2021

Steam Special - Christmas Lunch

Huddersfield, Manchester

The Experience

Northern Belle Crest Logo

Why not finish the year in the ultimate of style with a special Steam hauled festive lunch with friends and family and reflect on the good times ahead. 

Settle into a plush seat in your festively-decorated carriage and look forward to a magnificent seven-course lunch with all the trimmings.

Your table is set in lavish style with crisp white linen, sparkling glassware and bespoke china.

Liveried stewards take care of all your needs as the train journeys through enchanting wintery landscapes.

Admire the changing views through your picture window. Take in the sumptuous details of your vintage carriage, evoking the glamour of 1930s “Belle” trains.

Read about the history of the train and the steam engines , while you imagine the famous faces that once travelled on board. 

A convivial atmosphere and entertainment from a table-top magician make this a journey to remember.

As you relax on your journey you will hear the rhythm of the Steam engine pulling us along, the occasional whistle and watch reaths of steam float past your picture window.

It’s the perfect way to enter into the festive spirit, either as an indulgent treat for yourself or as a special gift for loved ones.


  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome champagne reception on board
  • Seven-course lunch: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Table magician
  • Strolling musicians


From the moment you see the gleaming Northern Belle train pull into the station, you are transported back to a more glamorous age. The vintage train offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Enjoy handcrafted interiors, impeccable service and gastronomic cuisine. Sip champagne, absorb the views, chat with your fellow travellers. Unwind and relax - timeless memories are guaranteed.


We expect to use one of our Black Five steam engines built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway and called a Stanier Class 5. These are fabulous engines with over 800 were built during the steam era, sadly very few left running.


£ 375.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Huddersfield Station


Manchester Victoria Station

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


  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £90 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact reservations@northernbelle.co.uk for group pricing.