There’s no shortage of excellent restaurants in London. The Capital is home to many top chefs and a lure for foodies who are spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent cuisine. With so many options on our doorstep, we crave dining events which offer something different. The team at Funicular Productions have cooked up an extraordinary recipe. Their blend of immersive theatre and fine dining puts guests at the heart of the play, transporting them on a railway themed journey through the comedic and culinary arts.

Your experience begins at Pedley Street Station, a railway arch near Bethnal Green that has been re-purposed as a 1920’s era train station. Guests arrive at the ticket hall and are immersed in a bygone era, as the actors mill about them before the journey begins. There’s a station bar for pre-dinner drinks beside the railway carriage; a room within a room, skilfully decorated to replicate a railway dining cart. Through the clever use of sound, smoke, lighting and screens which mimic windows, guests feel as though they’re truly on a moving train. The whole experience can be privately hired, with space for up to 48 guests to enjoy a 4-course dinner and a full show. This is a great idea for office parties, birthdays, team building events and private dining experiences with a difference.

We’ve visited on several occasions and both food and entertainment have been consistently enjoyable. Without giving away any spoilers, the performances are typically comedic takes on an Agatha Christie-alike whodunnit plot, with plenty of laughs and zany characters who get up close and personal. We’ve enjoyed experiencing The Murder Express, Jewel of the Empire and the Christmas themed The Greatest Snowman. As for the food, the quality is excellent. Funicular Productions source culinary talent from the popular TV show MasterChef/MasterChef The Professionals. We’ve tasted delicious dishes by Billy and Jack, Louisa Ellis and recently a menu designed by MasterChef The Professionals 2018 winner, Laurence Henry.

Anyone looking to book a memorable dining event with a difference should make Pedley Street Station their destination. With delicious food and an immersive show that will take you on a journey, this is a strong option for corporate events and private parties. To enquire about your booking, speak with Flavour Venue Search today and we’ll organise your ticket to ride.

Duration - 2 hours
Guests - 4-48
Price - £POA
Location - Bethnal Green