Did you know you can board international trains from Bethnal Green? No? Neither did we. However, following our wild ride on the Murdér Express, we’ll be planning plenty more trips out of Pedley Street Station. Back by popular demand as of October 2020, the theatrical geniuses at Funicular Productions have reunited with 2017 Masterchef winner Louisa Ellis to deliver a unique immersive murder mystery dining experience. We grabbed our first class tickets and set off on a journey of drama and deliciousness.
Murdér Express is an immersive play staged within a cleverly designed steam train dining carriage. Clever use of lighting, sound and video convince guests they're a long way from East London. Diners are taken on a journey, enjoying a delicious meal as the drama unfolds around them. Social distancing and extra hygiene measures are being implemented to ensure the safety of guests. Rest assured you’ll find no spoilers aboard this article. The fun is in the mystery and we enjoyed every moment. From the minute we set foot inside Pedley Street Station, we became immersed in the golden era of rail travel, with the first class performers and heady cocktails from the Seven Sins platform bar drawing us deeper into the fantasy.
As expected, the food was first class. Chef Ellis has created a fabulous fine dining menu complete with excellent vegan options. We loved the picture perfect beetroot tartare, dressed with cultured cream, sorrel, apple and walnut. The braised blade of beef was a delicious main course, with a scrumptious sage gnocchi as a vegan alternative. Guests can enjoy drinks from the Seven Sins cocktail bar prior to departure, along with table service during the journey. By the end of our experience, we'd enjoyed a fabulous meal and were thoroughly entertained by the quirky characters who performed the murder mystery play around us as we dined.
The Murdér Express is currently taking bookings up until 31st of January 2021. This unique dining experience has a selection of matinee and evening reservation slots available. This would be a fantastic option for a special birthday, couples dinner, or a Christmas treat. If you're interested in booking, please make an enquiry below.