This Is Greater Manchester's Number 1 Restaurant According To TripAdvisor

Have you eaten here?

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Maybe Manchester's escaped a Michelin star so far, but you can't say that the region has failed foodies with its offer.

And this restaurant is the one which has been hailed above all others - according to TripAdvisor users.

In fact, Dining With Distinction is the number one eatery on the reviews site out of a massive 4,884 in Greater Manchester.

Those who have been there for dinner will likely never forget it, and it's not just because of the food.

It's because it's served on a train.

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That's right, Dining With Distinction promises a nostalgia trip and a half, where delectable dishes are served on a running steam engine.

They explain: "Step on board our traditional Pullman style carriages and be transported back in time to an age where to dine by train was the height of sophistication.

"Enjoy first class service and fine dining behind one of our historic steam engines whilst journeying through the charming Lancashire countryside soaking up the picturesque panoramas as you go.

#eastlancsrailway #diningwithdistinction My first meal on the train. I love it.

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"With a range of options from a silver service four course gastronomic delight to a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea, Dining with Distinction has something for every appetite and occasion."

Kicking off from Bury's East Lancashire Railway at Bolton Street Station, there is more to the experience than the mere gimmick of eating on board a train.

Your carriage awaits. #diningwithdistinction #finedining @eastlancsrly

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TripAdvisor reviews numbering 222 rate it 'excellent', with 14 stating it's 'very good'. Not bad going.

Comments include:

"Great professional service that would put more expensive restaurants to shame."

"Absolutely loved the food, it was lovely and hot and beautifully served by the very polite young waiting staff."

"All in all a lovely experience, all under steam power!"

"Just had a wonderful lunch on the ELR - Lamb Navarin with vegetables, ginger cheesecake and coffee and mints. You couldn't fault either the service or the food it was all brilliant. The train left exactly on time and returned exactly on time. A splendid afternoon out, well, well,worth the money."

There are afternoon teas, dinners, special packages and more available.

You can find out more about the excursions here.

All aboard!

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Kirstie McCrum

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