Based in the grounds of the Glenlo Abbey Hotel Galway since 1997, the Leona and Linda Carriages now house the famous Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express, and what a fitting location for these grand dames to reside.
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".
The menu on the Pullman Restaurant very much reflects the destinations of the world famous train, The Venice Simplon Orient Express. While a Rack of Connemara Lamb is a very traditional main course that is served you can begin your meal with a selection of Oriental Appetizers. The service is personal and with Chef Nigel Murray and his team looking after guests on board, you can be guaranteed a memorable night.
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.
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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.