A unique, pop-up restaurant is coming to York this November, in celebration of London North Eastern Railway’s (LNER) 100th anniversary. LNER is offering people an exciting opportunity to ‘travel back in time’, and enjoy a specially created menu, designed to showcase some of the most delicious dishes served to train passengers over the past century – and beyond!
‘The LNER 1923 Restaurant’, will take place on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th November 2023 at The Cookery School at The Grand in York – the former headquarters of LNER. During the course of each evening, diners will be transported back to the year the LNER brand first began, by savouring delectable dishes from the past and present. They’ll also be able to experience a taste of what may be to come in the shape of a futuristic dessert created to reflect the potential on-board cuisine 100 years from now.
The supper-club style experience will be fully immersive, designed to stimulate the senses and take diners back to a decade filled with post-war optimism, rising prosperity, and glitzy glamour. With stunning 1920s décor, music from the era, and an electric atmosphere, every element will give guests a gourmet glimpse of the infamous roaring twenties.
The 1923 Restaurant is launching following research from LNER, which revealed that over a third of Brits (36 per cent) find long train journeys more appealing as it gives them a chance to relax and enjoy some good food. A further 32 per cent say onboard dining takes the stress out of their journey and makes it feel more leisurely.
Diners can make reservations for the exclusive event via the Eventbrite link here. The experience is likely to prove popular so booking early is advised – a selection of tickets will be released each day. The event is free to attend, however LNER are kindly asking guests to ‘pay’ for their meals with food donations to York Foodbank. A collection point will be in situ at the restaurant. Donated items must be non-perishable, in date and unopened. The foods most in need include pasta sauces, tinned meat, UHT milk, tinned tomatoes, tinned soup and jars of jam and coffee.