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5.4 /6 Excellent 139 Reviews

The Railway

Town Centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Railway

Dear diners, for bookings of 8 or more, please contact the restaurant directly. Thank you.

Whether you fancy a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner The Railway Lowdham has got you covered... Open from 9am every morning, The Railway on Station Road does great coffee using beans from local Nottingham roaster, Stewarts of Trent Bridge, and serves fantastic homemade cakes and pastries. Ideal for lunch or dinner too, The Railway has sambos, salads and some delicious main courses on offer – we highly recommend their rump of lamb with sweet potato, goats’ cheese, tender stem broccoli, toasted hazelnuts and salsa verde. On top of the amazing British grub on offer, their newly renovated terrace in Lowdham town centre is great for some alfresco dining and they even have a great play area to entertain the kids while you kick back. So don’t wait around – pre-book a table at The Railway on Quandoo today!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
The Railway, Station Road, NG14 7DU Lowdham

Further Information

If you’re looking for some top notch British food in the form of traditional pub dishes, you need to pay The Railway Lowdham a visit immediately. With a menu filled with dishes like wild mushrooms on toast with confit garlic, truffle and shaved pecorino or their braised shoulder of lamb with creamed potato, roasted root vegetables and almond pesto, and the ultimate winner of a dessert – sticky toffee pudding drowning in caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream, The Railway is a cut above the rest. The airy dining room features a unique floor-to-ceiling glass panelling where diners can watch the goings-on of the kitchen as they eat. With a log burning stove and an outdoor terrace The Railway on Station Road is the ideal town centre location, no matter the season!

Offering a wide range of different ales and craft lagers on tap, as well as a great wine selection - this Lowdham town centre bar is just the spot to kick off your Friday night with some drinks while listening to the live music on offer. Perfect for eating out with kids – the pub offers classic British children’s dishes and half portions of adult dishes (all of which are freshly cooked), plus they have excellent play equipment in the beer garden. Book in advance to ensure you nab a table at The Railway!

139 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 139 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
14.10.2017 21:47

Very friendly staff, efficient and lovely homemade food. Service was professional. Cosy atmosphere and very clean. Ambiance was lovely and would definitely return for food and drinks.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2017 19:37

First time since the new owners took over, excellent in every way, service, decor, food, timing. Friendly service by people that seemed to care, kitchen very well run, cleanliness A1.

8 reviews so far 6
08.10.2017 14:30

The atmosphere was welcoming with friendly and helpful staff. The food was delicious and well presented a throughly enjoyable experience. I would recommend the place to anyone.

1 review so far 6
07.10.2017 22:58

Wonderful food, beef cheeks were so delicious and great staff always great service. Thank you would highly recommend and will continue to support a wonderful local business.

4 reviews so far 5
25.05.2017 07:59

The Railway is a very welcome addition to the village and there is a really good ambiance. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our food. However, we felt there was room for some improvements: the ham hock terrine really needed to be served with some bread or toast (we were given this on request) as a few crisps were not enough, and my friend was disappointed with her rhubarb and yoghurt dessert - she found it bland, and there wasn't enough rhubarb. Very much recommended.

2 reviews so far 5
02.07.2017 08:42

Had a very pleasant lunch with friends. We've been twice since the refit and The Railway is still as good. The staff are so friendly & efficient. The food was all good too. Perhaps abit more variety is needed on the menu now as there seemed the same things on & the price of the desserts are a little steep at £6-£7. I think £5 is about enough to pay. Would defo recommend.

1 review so far 5
12.07.2017 19:55

Excellent experience.we eat out every Saturday evening in the many pubs and restaurants around Nottingham. consequently we know what standard is acceptable.The Railway's food and service was up there with the best.Not cheap but good wholesome food served very well.The staff were very friendly and attentive but not intrusive in any way,Thank you to the chef and the staff for making the experience such a pleasure We will be back soon.

4 reviews so far 6
19.08.2017 20:14

We have been to The Railway several times and have always been happy with all aspects of our visit: tasty food, good service and excellent value for money (3 delicious courses for £15). It is so nice to have such a good pub/restaurant within walking distance.

1 review so far 6
23.09.2017 08:59

The Railway has a great atmosphere, you are made to feel welcome as soon as you go in. The service is excellent and the food is unbelievable. All in all it was the best evening out for some time.

1 review so far 5
16.04.2017 14:29

A great improvement on the previous incarnation of The Railway Inn. Good quality food from a short but carefully chosen menu. Choice is good enough and better than a standard pub menu. Service was slow at times but not annoyingly so. We will be going again!

1 review so far 3
13.10.2017 07:37

Service good initially but difficult to get attention once meal was served. My meal was cold & had to be sent back. Rest of my party had finished their meal when it was returned. Veg serving inedible. Couldn't get my knife into the parsnips they were so undercooked. In fairness after the complaint about the veg, they did knock off the cost of my meal. I think something should have been offered before the second complaint however. It was not enjoyable eating my meal with the other 3 people watching me. Drinks & desserts very expensive. I was shocked by the size of the bill! Also on paying by card, was left with the machine for several minutes as the waitress disappeared. My son knew how to complete the transaction so he did & we left without any further contact with the waiting staff. Will not be returning here.

1 review so far 6
11.09.2017 07:39

I visited the railway with my friends and our 3 daughters. We had a lovely afternoon the railway was relaxing and enjoyable the staff were attentive and we're quickly there if we needed anything the Sunday roasts were delicious and plentiful and the kids meals were a good size and tasty. Love the desserts planning on going back next Sunday with my husband and daughter. Thanks Railway we had a fab time!

1 review so far 5
29.05.2017 20:10

Second visit in 3 weeks and 2 different menus sampled. Absolutely fantastic food. Will be back again soon and would recommend to others. Staff are friendly and generally attentive. Only piece of constructive feedback would be that staff could do with circling the room more often. On both visits there were one or two times where we had to get up to flag down a member of staff e.g. after a dessert had been missed or we wanted to pay the bill.

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 17:53

Had Sunday roast sitting in the sun- great menu something for everyone- our vegetarian friend was very pleased with the choices available - everything was perfectly cooked. Very good puddings. All were generous portions. Very good staff too- friendly and knew the menu. Great village pub. Definitely recommend and well worth the trip- right by the station at Lowdham (Newark- Nottingham line) for anyone coming by train!

1 review so far 6
11.08.2017 17:57

Fantastic menu and a very warm welcome. The staff at The Railway made us very welcome and the choice and range of food was VERY good. Looking forward to our next visit

1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 20:18

We turned up a little early with a 3 month old baby in a car seat and they could not have been more welcoming. It was a meal for my husbands birthday and without any prompting the Chef wrote a happy Birthday message on his dessert bowl which was so nice of them. The starter of scallops and black pudding was delicious.

2 reviews so far 6
02.07.2017 19:24

Our first visit to The Railway and we were very happy with the service and food. We will certainly return in the near future and pass on details to friends.

2 reviews so far 6
07.05.2017 14:57

Wow what a great experience we had not heard or read any reviews so went with a totally open mind, the meal was absolutely one of the best we've had and we go out for meals at least twice a month all the staff were brilliant very friendly and efficient so well done we will be back very soon.

1 review so far 6
15.06.2017 22:08

Great refurbishment! We had the early evening set menu and it was really good! Hot, tasty, well presented and delicious. Nice choices. A la carte looked good too but obviously more expensive. Loved the open kitchen which seemed clean efficient and well run -well done chefs! Very helpful, friendly and attentive front of house team. We shall definitely return.

1 review so far 5
20.07.2017 21:47

Good meal. Not too much for gluten free diets that could be better, but meal was very good . The Railway Inn has been tastefully improved and is an asset to the village of Lowdham