Christmas Lunch

Due to current restrictions Peak Rail are happy to extend the validity date of issued steam experience and Palatine vouchers. All vouchers with an expiry date of 2020 or 2021 will be extended for a further period of one year. No cash refunds with be given.

Christmas Lunches now fully booked!

Palatine Restaurant Menu Christmas (example)


Duck Liver Parfait
Red onion marmalade, toasted sough dough, mixed leaf
Roasted Pepper and Tomato Soup
Chilled Glass of Fruit Juice
(Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry)

Main Course

Roast Breast of Derbyshire Turkey
Served with roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets and gravy
Pan Fried Salmon Fillet
Hollandaise sauce, crushed herb new potatoes
Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach Curry
Served with wild rice (Vegetarian)

All the above dishes served with a selection of market greens


Followed by Hot Mince Pie served with Tea or Coffee

Christmas Pudding
with brandy sauce
Lemon Tart
with crème fraiche & raspberries
Choux pastry filled with cream drizzled with chocolate sauce

Buy gift vouchers online for our Luxury Dining

Christmas Lunch Prices, Menus and Times

Christmas Lunch 
Adults and Senior Citizen£35.00
Children 5 - 15 years£35.00
(includes present from Santa)

Deposit £30.00 per person

Christmas lunch trains depart from Rowsley South Station at 12.05

Seat reservation price is inclusive of meal, train fare and VAT, but excludes drinks.

Gift Vouchers to use on any of our dining trains are available on request.

Advanced Booking Essential!

Download Christmas Lunch Booking Form 2021

Telephone 01629 580381


Upcoming Dates


View Palatine Restaurant Operating Days in our Calendar

Palatine Booking Information 2020/2021

Seating Plan – LMS COACH

Table-For-Two- Guarantee All our tables seat 4 people but we offer a limited “Table-For-Two” guarantee on all our advertised dining services, available on a First-Come-First-served basis at the cost of a third meal ticket for the respective train. This must be booked at the same time as the initial reservation. We are happy to accept a non-guaranteed booking for 2 people on the understanding that you may have to share a table of 4 with another couple.

Seating Plan – Kitchen Coach

Seating in this coach consists of a table for 3 people, tables for 4 and tables for 2 and is not subject to the table for two guarantee.

PLEASE NOTE: that if you are paying your deposit by cheque then this will not be cashed until the day and the amount will be taken off your final bill. If paying your deposit by credit or debit card, then no transaction will have been made from your account prior to the date of dining.

General Notes

Menu & dietary requirements: All our dining trains have a fixed menu and food must be pre ordered at least 7 workings days prior to the date of travel (please download the booking and menu form and either return to Peak Rail plc, Matlock Station, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 3NA or Telephone: 01629 580381 Email with your choices).

To avoid embarrassment on the day, please give details on the booking form if any member of your party has any special dietary requirements or allergies that require a different meal to be provided e.g. vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, no nuts, no red meat, no mushrooms, no shellfish, etc.

Please note that it is impossible for us to provide an alternative to the fixed menu if we are only advised on the day.

Allergies: Note: we take extra care to avoid cross-contamination when preparing allergen free meals, however, preparation is done in an environment where allergenic ingredients are processed, and we do not have an allergen free zone.

Dogs: No dogs except assistance dogs are allowed in the dining coach.

Children: Our dining carriages are designed for adults and we regret that children under 5 years of age cannot be accommodated. Children must always be supervised and remain seated during the service.

Cancellations: If for any reason you are unable to keep your booked reservation and you are not able to give us 7 days cancellation notice then the deposit for the number of people booked will be either debited from your credit/debit card or the cheque will be cashed.

Wheelchair access: We regret that owing to historic design of the dining coaches wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Please note that passengers with mobility difficulties will need to climb up or down one step. (A ramp is available, please state if required at the time of booking).


Back to Steam Timetable 2021

OPERATING TIMETABLE: Back to Steam 2021   
Rowsley South (Depart)110012421424

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

The Palatine Restaurant Car ONLY operates on the coloured dates (as shown)

Steam Experience Operating Calendar


Please refer to our Back in Steam page for train times

Rowsley South (Depart)1100121413281442
Darley Dale (Arrive)1105121913331447
Darley Dale (Depart)1107122113351449
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)1122123613501504
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)1132124614001514
Darley Dale (Arrive)1147130114151529
Darley Dale (Depart)1149130314171531
Rowsley South (Arrive)1154130814221536
Rowsley South (Depart)11001214132814421556
Darley Dale (Arrive)11051219133314471601
Darley Dale (Depart)11071221133514491603
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)11221236135015041618
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)11321246140015141628
Darley Dale (Arrive)11471301141515291643
Darley Dale (Depart)11491303141715311645
Rowsley South (Arrive)11541308142215361651

Peak Rail Operating Calendar

We will release dates as we progress – please refer to our “Back in Steam” page for more information

Please note Peak Rail is only open on the event dates shown.  If a date is blank then Peak Rail is closed and there will be no trains on that day.