Tuesday, 26 August 2014

On a train, going nowhere

There is nothing more random than sitting in the middle of nowhere, tucking into a gorgeous Italian lunch in an actual static railway carriage.


This lovely little restaurant called Carriages, near Buxton, is where we went to one rainy Sunday with Baba and some lovely friends from Manchester. The restaurant itself is themed like an actual railway station with lots of old railway and station memorabilia. So you enter the platform for drinks and then you 'board the train', to sit and eat your meal in these wonderful cosy actual rail carriages, with beautiful rolling green countryside all around you.  


The food is amazing.  You can choose from authentic Italian meals to a traditional Sunday lunch.  I had the salmon which was simply delicious and my husband had the steak.  All plates were returned to the kitchen empty, and as per usual I ate all my food before taking any pictures. Sorry! Prices are pretty average and you can check out their menus and website here. 



Baba thought this place was absolutely amazing, and the lovely and charming owners treated her like a little princess! She got to wear a station masters hat, she got to run havoc in the carriages, and she got brought biscuits and treats to her little hearts content.  This place is certainly child friendly.  They even gave her an 'I love Sicily' bib. And the owners were also happy for her to have a small plate of any dish, or just have a side plate to sample all of our food (which she did!). 


Couple the randomness of eating in a train restaurant with such lovely owners, and we had the most perfect afternoon at carriages, eating, drinking and catching up.  If you are looking for somewhere a bit different this weekend and you are in the area, or even fancy a drive to gorgeous Buxton, definitely give this place a try.  Any train enthusiasts will love it and any small children will find it absolutely fascinating! Or if you are neither of those and fancy some good food and grappa, go,go,go! 

Thanks for reading,




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12 comments:

  1. Oh that looks lovely, what a great idea to have as a restaurant :) I love places like this!

    Elle x
    Notes of Petranella

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    1. Definitely worth a little visit! And thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment. It means alot x

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  2. What a fab idea! I love the novelty of it and I've got friends who live near Buxton, so next time I should give it a go.
    #TastyTuesdays

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    1. Yes definitely go and thank you so much for reading! x

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  3. What a great idea for a restaurant!! I've always wanted to go on the Orient Express and this looks like a halfway house :-) #tastytuesdays

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. And yes, definitely cheaper than the Orient! x

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  4. Awww amazing concept resto! It really does feel like a real carriage in the photo and I can only imagine how much real it feels in real life =) #letkidsbekids

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    1. Yes, really is fab. Thanks so much for stopping by! x

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  5. Fantastic, sounds like a wonderful place to eat and have fun at the same time. My son would absolutely love it!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment :-) x

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  6. Oh wow what an experience, we've eaten in the cafe at the National Railway Museum which isn't on a train but next to it but this looks incredible! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  7. Oooh, this places looks lovely. Very cute :)
    #letkidsbekids

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