24 Jan The Belmond British Pullman
Last year we were lucky enough to be invited onboard the Belmond British Pullman train by DMC Partners. Not only was this an amazing experience but we got to meet a lot of new people from around the world.
The day started with tea and coffee in The Grosvenor Reunion Bar, a very apt setting as this used to be Victoria’s 1st class lounge. A quick introduction to everyone and then we were on the move to platform 2. On arrival at platform 2, there was a brass band playing and we were shown to the Phoenix carriage. The Phoenix carriage is Queen Elizabeth’s favourite carriage. After it’s last journey in 1927 it became a stationary restaurant in Lyon. Once sat down at our tables we were served canapes and champagne. The train then set off from Victoria to embark on it’s journey around the Surrey Hills. After a couple more glasses of champagne, we moved on to the first course, Ham Hock Terrine. The second course was a Cauliflower soup with truffle which was delicious. The main course was locally sourced Lamb neck fillet. It was great to chat with different companies from across the world in such an amazing setting! We were then presented with a pretty impressive cheese board to choose from and if that wasn’t enough food we had a delicious pecan pie for dessert. Throughout the journey, we were entertained by a great magician who had us all fooled! The day was drawn to a close with a serving of British tea and chocolate truffles.
A massive thank you to DMC partners and Belmond for this incredible experience.