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Steam & Cuisine After Dark

11 November, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Have you been looking for a chance to step back, relax and reconnect with your loved one, family members or a group of friends?

Steam & Cuisine After Dark is Puffing Billy’s brand new evening dining experience, and provides a perfect opportunity to do just that.

Join us and share a wonderfully authentic experience of bygone days – topped off with a touch of luxury!

This is a one of a kind dining event aboard Puffing Billy’s enclosed, First Class dining carriages, and you have the opportunity to be one of the first to experience it.

Upon arrival at Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station you will immediately be struck by the quiet atmosphere of the evening at this otherwise busy tourist attraction.

Live music adds to the ambience as you take in the nostalgia of steam and watch the train crew prepare the historic locomotive for its departure.

Before long, our friendly train hosts will welcome you onboard the beautifully restored dining carriages. This really is Puffing Billy like you’ve never seen before!

As you sit back and relax in the cozy carriage booths, the train host will take your beverage orders and suddenly you’ll feel the train departing from the station.

Underway, you can enjoy the lights of Melbourne after dark whilst our live musical entertainer further adds to the rustic atmosphere of the inviting carriages.

When dining in a restaurant, the first thing to do is peruse the menu and place your order. However, Steam & Cuisine After Dark provides a preselected menu which means that no time is wasted. You can simply sit back and enjoy the conversation whilst our train hosts serve the cuisine to your table. What’s more, the menu is all gluten free!

Our full menu can be viewed here and includes the Hearty Vegetable Soup, Baked Chicken with Pesto sauce and Succulent pan seared Tasmanian Salmon. To finish, you’ll be faced with the difficult choice between Sticky Date Pudding or Key Lime Pie. Here’s a tip though: If you choose different dishes to the people in your travel party, you can have a taste of each…

This delicious three course dinner is of course complemented by a selection of wines and boutique beers from our nearby wine region, the Yarra Valley.

Steam & Cuisine After Dark departs from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave station at 7.30pm, with the musical entertainer performing live from 6.30pm onwards.

The entree and main course are served whilst the train winds its way through the Dandenong Ranges, with the world’s tallest flowering tree – the Mountain Ash towering overhead and lush fern gullies brushing past.

The steam and the train whistle makes for a thrilling journey through the temperate rainforest before the train arrives into Lakeside station. Here, the locomotive will take water – an essential component of steam train operations. Meanwhile, you can choose to remain onboard and continue conversing, or alternatively, stretch your legs on the platform and capture some amazing images of the steam locomotive at night time.

The return journey completes the evening, with dessert, tea, coffee and a complimentary glass of port served. After the train’s return back into Belgrave station at approx 10.30pm, it’s time to say your goodbyes and start planning your next unique night out!

$99 per person. No concessions apply.

BOOK ONLINE TODAY or find out more on the Puffing Billy website: http://puffingbilly.com.au/en/events-and-dining/sc-after-dark/


11 November, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm