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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.

    There is a lounge/bar area leading to an open dining carriage and two private ‘coupes’ compartments, each seating up to six.
     
    Background ‘clackity-clack’ and hooting noises lend an authenticity to the experience and the romance is sustained by discreetly piped music of the 1940s and 50s. The view from the windows is of a coiffeured golf course, Lough Corrib and Connemara hills in the distance.
     
    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

    Sample Menus

    Head Chef, Alan McArdle and our culinary team have created a seasonal menu. A modern classical style with a strong emphasis on local ingredients. 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 February, 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 March 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.
     
    Leona dates back to 1927 and formed part of the original Orient Express and travelled through Europe and, later, the UK.
     
    The legendary Sir Laurence Olivier was among the famous passengers. 
     
    He, along with other great actors, used the Orient Express train and Leona to travel from London to Brighton during the great revival of Shakespeare theatre.
    Leona’s last journey was a historic one - she was used as part of the Sir Winston Churchill funeral cortege in 1965. 
     
    In 1974, Leona - along with other carriages of the original Orient Express - was used in Sidney Lumet’s classic film “Murder on the Orient Express”... an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name.
    The film starred great stars of the silver screen - Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman and Sean Connery. 
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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.