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Multi Award Winning Chef, Niall Keating to board The Murdér Express

Award Winning, Immersive Theatrical Dining Experience London

New Journey Begins Nov 10th 2023

London, UK – Funicular Productions, renowned for its immersive theatrical dining experiences, are thrilled to introduce its new Chef Partner, Niall Keating. With a reputation for pushing culinary boundaries and crafting exceptional dining experiences, Chef Niall Keating is set to elevate The Murdér Express to new heights of fine dining excellence.

The Murdér Express at Pedley Street Station has earned several awards, such as ‘Best Experience in London’ voted for by audiences of Design My Night for its immersive theatrical dining experiences where they blend storytelling, entertainment and fine dining at their East London venue. As the team at Funicular embark on a new journey, they are proud to welcome Chef Niall Keating to the ensemble.


About Chef Niall Keating:

Chef Niall Keating’s accolades include 2 Michelin Stars and Michelin European Young Chef of the Year amongst many others. His journey commenced with tenures at some of the world’s most illustrious kitchens, including Restaurant Sat Bains (2*) in Nottingham, Benu (3*) in San Francisco, and Kong Hans Kælder (2*) in Copenhagen.

In 2017, Niall’s rise in the culinary world was affirmed when he earned his first Michelin star at The Dining Room at Whatley Manor Hotel, Wiltshire. Remarkably, this achievement came a mere eight months after the restaurant’s opening. Just two years later, at the youthful age of 30, he clinched his second Michelin star. Niall’s commitment to sustainability also earned him one of Michelin’s green stars, highlighting his dedication to sustainable culinary practices.

Niall Keating’s illustrious career boasts an array of prestigious industry awards, including the title of Michelin Young European Chef in 2018 and the coveted Rising Chef Trophy in 2019. His triumph on the BBC’s Great British Menu in 2020 earned him the prestigious title of ‘Champion of Champions.’

In 2021, Niall ventured into the restaurant scene by opening ‘Lunar by Niall Keating,’ a fine dining gem located in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent, on the iconic World of Wedgwood site, recently being recognised as ‘Best Independent Restaurant in Staffordshire’. Beyond the restaurant realm, Niall’s passion for hospitality transcended traditional boundaries. A unique partnership with the Formula One team, Williams Racing, in 2022 allowed him to take his culinary excellence to the racetrack, introducing an unparalleled dining experience to audiences worldwide while championing sustainability and British talent.

With a passion for creating dishes that engage all the senses, Chef Keating’s cuisine promises to be a highlight of The Murdér Express experience.


What to Expect:

As Chef Partner, Niall Keating will curate an entirely new menu for The Murdér Express, taking diners on a culinary journey. Guests can anticipate an adventure filled with unexpected flavours, exquisite presentations, and a sense of intrigue that complements the immersive theatrical experience.

“I’m excited to be part of The Murdér Express and to contribute to the magic of this unique adventure,” said Chef Niall Keating. “My aim is to create a dining experience that not only impresses but also captivates the imagination. It’s an honour to be part of a team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of culinary and theatrical innovation.” – Niall Keating. 

Craig Wilkinson, Co-Founder of Funicular Productions said,

“We are delighted to welcome Niall to our culinary team. His dedication to the craft, creativity in the kitchen, and passion for innovation align perfectly with our vision. Together, we aim to transport our guests on a journey of gourmet delight and theatrical intrigue.”


Join Us on this Culinary Journey:

With Chef Niall Keating at the helm in the kitchen, The Murdér Express promises to be an unforgettable blend of immersive theatre, suspenseful storytelling, and world-class cuisine. Whether you’re a returning guest or new to the experience, this culinary adventure is not to be missed.


Book Your Tickets:

Tickets for The Murder Express with Chef Niall Keating’s new menu are available now. To secure your seat on this extraordinary journey, visit this link here.


About Funicular Productions:

Funicular Productions is renowned for its immersive theatrical dining experiences. Combining the art of storytelling with exceptional cuisine, Funicular Productions has earned acclaim for creating unique and unforgettable immersive adventures.


If you would be interested in attending our Press Night – Nov 9th to experience our new launch then please contact Johanna King, details below.

For press inquiries, please contact:

Johanna King
Arch 63, Pedley Street Station
A1 5BW

New Menu Coming Soon!

If you want to taste Niall's Great British Menu, make sure to book your tickets now to secure your spot before the new menu arrives!

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