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Friday Night Bistro

Date: 1st May - 23rd Oct


The Bistro offers an enjoyable and relaxing dining experience. The service hauled by one of our heritage diesels, operates mostly on Friday evenings. Passengers board at Swanage station at 1900 for a 1930 departure. You will enjoy two leisurely return trips through the stunning Purbeck Countryside before arriving back at Swanage at 2230.

Menu choices and payment are required at the time of booking, due to the popularity of this service, advance booking is essential.


2020 PRICING  -  Including food and travel
Bistro - Per Person £37.00
2020 Running Dates
1st May 8th May
22nd May 29th May
5th June 12th June
19th June 26th June
3rd July 17th July
24th July 30th July (Thursday)
7th August 14th August
28th August 4th September
25th September 23rd October


Soup of the Day.Beach
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Pate of the Day
(Gluten Free version is available)
Smoked Salmon with Watercress
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Main Courses
Braised Beef Steak
Served with wholegrain mustard mashed potatoes.
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Gammon and Pineapple
Served with wholegrain mustard mashed potatoes
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free version is available)
Chicken wrapped in Bacon and stuffed with Wensleydale and Cranberry
Served with roast potatoes
(Gluten Free option is available)
Leek and Tomato Macaroni CheeseBeach
Served with roast potatoes
All served with selection of seasonal vegetables
Belgian Apple Pie .Beach
Chocolate Fudge CakeBeach
Carrot and Passion Fruit CakeBeach
Fresh Fruit Salad .Beach
(Gluten Free & Lactose Free versions are available)
Coffee & Mints
Allergens: Although every effort is made to avoid cross contamination, the food on these menus is prepared in an atmosphere that uses: Nuts, Gluten, Dairy, Mustard, Soys, Celery, Sesame, Sulphur Dioxide, Fish and Shellfish. We regret that we cannot cater for Vegan on the Bistro.

Click here to view the 2019 Wine List

Beach = Vegetarian suitable.


Dress Code

We want dining on the Wessex Belle to be a memorable occasion for you. 

As such, we kindly request that guests dress smartly so the experience feels  special for everybody. We run a variety of dining trains, some with slightly different requirements, so we will try to break down the dress code for you as clearly as possible.

For the Saturday Wessex Belle: The Wessex Belle offers the chance to dress up and we invite guests to dress in a manner appropriate to a smart/formal occasion.

For men, shirts and jackets are required and ties preferred. For women, we encourage formal evening attire.

For Friday Night Bistro, Dorsetman Luncheon and Cream Teas: Smart casual attire is required.

For ALL Dining Experiences: Dark jeans are permitted but not any other colour or style. They must not be ripped or frayed. Trainers and leisurewear are not permitted on dining trains at all