Dining

Take your seat for the culinary adventure of a lifetime

As you journey across Europe in style, unique dining experiences abound. Local, seasonal produce stars as we take fresh ingredients on board at stops along the route. Glance through the window and you may spot Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel and his skilled team inspecting lobsters from Brittany or salt marsh lamb from Mont St Michel.

Seasonal Sensations

Seasonal Sensations

Be enticed by the flavours of Europe aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Set menus that celebrate exceptional artisanal cuisine are an inclusive part of your trip. Drinks and à la carte options are also available at an additional charge. Don’t forget to inform us of dietary requirements in advance for a culinary journey that’s tailored to you.

Celebration Breakfast

Celebration Breakfast

Indulge in a special breakfast prepared by Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel. A tempting selection of fresh breads, smoked salmon, eggs, truffles and caviar make a magical morning feast.

Available on all southbound journeys and can be booked onboard.

Restaurant and Bar Cars

Uncover the secret history of our stunning 1920s carriages

Côte d’Azur

‘Côte d’Azur’, with its stunning René Lalique glass, was built in 1929 as a first-class Pullman. 

It began in the Côte d’Azur Pullman Express before switching to the Deauville, running for winter journeys from Paris to Calais for many years. By 1961 it was in a reserve pool. 

Eventually stored at the Wagons-Lits works at Villeneuve, it was rescued from a cold and dreary siding in 1981 by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Etoile du Nord

‘Etoile du Nord’ was built in 1926 in England, and showcases some of the most beautiful marquetry in the continental rake. 

It ran with the Etoile du Nord train from Paris and then switched to the Edelweiss based in Amsterdam. After running with the Lusitania Express from Lisbon to Madrid it finished service in the 1970s, travelling between Cadiz and Seville.

L’Oriental

‘L'Oriental’ was originally a Pullman kitchen car. Built in Birmingham in 1927 in the Etoile du Nord style, it ran a luxurious service between Paris and Amsterdam. It later joined the Lusitania Express. 

When purchased for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the car was updated and refitted with black lacquer panels.

3674

Named after the original number given to the carriage, our bar car ‘3674’ celebrates the history of this storied train. Vibrant blue and gold interiors reflect the train’s marquetry, providing the perfect place to enjoy the selection of classic cocktails.

Originally built in France in 1931, it ran as part of the Sud Express after the war. Routes included Paris to Irún on the Spanish border and from Paris to Toulouse in Le Capitole.

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Côte d’Azur

As you anticipate the arrival of a delicious lunch or dinner, relax in surroundings rich with craftsmanship and steeped in history.

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Etoile du Nord

Deep green velvet armchairs, crisp white tablecloths and exquisite marquetry: the romance of a bygone era is perfectly captured by ‘Etoile du Nord’.

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L’Oriental

With its bewitching mix of black lacquered wall panels and sumptuous fabrics, 'L’Oriental’ spirits you to the exotic East.

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3674

Escape into a world of timeless glamour in our iconic bar car, where beautiful blue and gold interiors set the scene for an elegant evening with friends.

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Champagne Bar

Champagne Bar

Sample the finest champagnes in our exclusive bar. Art deco interiors and Lalique glassware conjure the romance and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Vintages include Taittinger, Laurent Perrier Rosé and Louis Roederer Cristal—perfectly chilled.

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Special Requests

Special Requests

Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements and we will be delighted to help.

Exclusive Charter

Exclusive Charter

Ideal for special occasions a private charter gives you the ultimate flexibility.

Groups

Groups

If you’re looking for wow factor, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train is unrivalled.