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What Is Immersive Dining?

Immersive dining: what you need to know.

Looking for a new and exciting way to dine?

Enter immersive dining.

A growing trend that we are seeing more and more of in 2023. Immersive dining has been around for many years taking guests on experiences beyond the traditional way of simply heading out for a meal. Often immersive dining experiences make the use of technology, projection, sound, scent, storytelling and theatre to make the dining experience something that is multi sensory to fully immerse their guests.

If you are looking for something different, likely unique, most company’s providing immersive dining experience’s are pushing boundaries for guest experience so there is a good chance you will have a fantastic experience that you won’t have experienced before.

Whichever immersive dining experience you are exploring, your interest has been peaked – that’s a good thing and you should follow your heart! Reading online reviews before booking is a smart move to ensure your chosen experience matches your preferences. Once you’ve secured your ticket, embrace the unexpected, trust the storytellers, and let the chefs take you on a culinary journey like no other. If you enjoy it, spread the word and discover even more!

Since 2018, Funicular Productions – The Murdér Express have combined the world of fine dining and theatre in a uniquely themed venue set in 1920’s East London. If you enjoy fine dining and entertainment, you will be pleased to know that immersive dining won’t just satisfy your tastebuds, but your overall mood too.

Here at The Murdér Express, we are renown for combining storytelling, a great set and fun theatrics with the finest food which engages our guests senses beyond the norm.

We are situated in one of the greatest cities in the world which makes for the perfect London immersive dining experience.

What is immersive dining?

Immersive dining is a way of enhancing a dining experience for guests by engaging them with more multi sensory experiences, going beyond just the food or the setting. It focuses on creating a unique and immersive experience for diners whilst combining elements of entertainment, technology and storytelling.

Immersive dining experiences offer more than just satisfied palates. They engage all of your senses to create a truly immersive and memorable adventure.

At The Murdér Express, not only are we an award-winning immersive theatrical dining experience in London, our 4-course bespoke menu is crafted for your journey by our highly acclaimed Chef Partner. Handcrafted cocktails are also served onboard to tantalise our guests as we unravel our gripping murder mysteries.

People on train at a London dining experience, The Murder Express

How does immersive dining work at The Murdér Express?

During your experience, we combine elements of theatre and storytelling all set in a 1920’s themed venue to create a multi-sensory experience for all of our passengers.

You are immersed in our world, 1920’s fictional Pedley Street Station. As our guest, you become a part of the story, engaging with our talented cast and fellow diners. The result? A fully immersive and multi-sensory experience that will stay with you long after your visit.

While we encourage interaction with the story, it’s not mandatory. You won’t be pulled out of your seat to perform unless you want to. We are proud of the shows we create; a strong storytelling aspect is key to our experience which have natural intervals to make way for our delicious food serving.

Our best selling experience, The Murdér Express, Part Deux: Jewel of The Empire sees guests embark on an unforgettable journey from Pedley Street Station where every passenger has secrets to hide.

If you enjoyed The Murdér Express Part Deux: Jewel of the Empire, why not join us for The Murdér Express, our new show starting on the 10th November 2023. You’ll be immersed in an exhilarating journey filled with new twists, turns, and a cast of intriguing characters whose true identities may surprise you.

Don’t forget to check out our FAQs page prior to visiting to find out more about our shows.

How long do immersive dinners typically last?

Typically, immersive dinners can range anywhere from 60 minutes or more. This is dependent on the number of courses and interactive elements involved.

Here at The Murdér Express, our experience is 2 hours in duration from the time the doors open, which then gives you access to the platform bar where you can enjoy some of the finest cocktails in the city and take in your surroundings before you board our luxury dining carriage where you will travel to the fictional French town of Murdér. Please note, the train doesn’t actually move, the windows of the trains however allude to the train moving!

How do I book an immersive dinner?

Booking with us is easy!

Whether you want to explore our new show, The Murdér Express or our current show, ending on 5th November, The Murdér Express Part Deux: Jewel of the Empire, our experiences will ensure that you don’t leave feeling disappointed.

For an unrivalled experience dinner in London that will have you reminiscing for the months and years to come, hop onboard with us today.

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