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Glenlo Abbey Hotel Galway Galway City


Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express

  • The Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express

    Galways most unique dining experience. Step back in time and dine aboard the Orient Express. Comprising of 2 original carriages from the Orient Express, beautifully restored and set on the grounds of the hotel. 

    Book a private booth or sit by the window with spectacular views overlooking Glenlo Abbey Estate and Lough Corrib.

    Converted into a wonderful Restaurant Car without losing any of its original character, this historic Pullman train carriage had been residing at Elsenham Station in Hertfordshire, England, before joining the many and varied facilities already available at Glenlo Abbey Hotel Galway.
  • Sample Menus

    Our culinary team have created a seasonal menu, bursting with all the flavours of summer. View a sample of our menu below. 

    Sample Pullman Menu

    Sample Dessert Menu

    A wide range of fine wines available to accompanying your meal. View our wine list below. 

    Sample Wine List 

  • Opening Hours:

    Pre Booking Advisable

    WINTER OPENING: Throughout November to April, our Pullman Restaurant is open on Friday and Suturday nights. During the week, alternative dining will be in our River Room Restaurant or Ffrench Room. For reservations; please contact reception on +353 91519600

    SUMMER OPENING: From May to October, The Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express is open 7 days a week, from 6.30pm each evening. 

    For reservations and enquiries, please contact reception on +353 (0)91 519600 or email reception@glenloabbey.ie

  • A Brief History



    Located just behind our golf courses First Tee, it overlooks the old Clifden – Galway Railway Line which passed through the estate until its removal in 1935. The Pullman has experienced a very varied life. Built in 1927, its routes included the Monaco/Istanbul/St. Petersburg runs, and also the Brighton run.
    This latter brought theatrical personages from Brighton to London, when they were starring in London’s West End. One of these celebrated people was Sir Laurence Olivier, who was very fond of the Pullman and was, in fact, an outspoken objector, when a decision was made to remove all Pullman Carriages from the line in 1963. This is not the Pullman’s only claim to fame, however. In 1974, it played a starring role in the Agatha Christie film “Murder on the Orient Express”. That never to be forgotten movie, directed by Sidney Lumet, featured a host of Greats, including Albert Finney, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Lauren Bacall and others.
    Another interesting part of the Pullman’s life occurred during World War II, when it was used by Sir Winston Churchill and his family. Its final run was on January 30, 1965, when it carried Sir Winston’s remains and his funeral cortége back to the Village of Bladon, close to his ancestral home, Blenheim Palace, where he is buried.
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  • Private Dining & Events

    Private Dining & Events

    The Pullman Restaurant also has two enclosed compartments which each seat 6 guests - perfect for private dining. The Dining Carriage, named "Leona", was formerly a 1st Class Parlour Car, and the richness of wood, marquetry and brass-work within it, reflect this former "raison d'être". 
    A 66 seater restaurant, the Pullman Restaurant is truly a unique venue and dining experience in Galway city, and is available for private family celebrations, corporate lunches and dinners, themed events, and gala evenings.