Enjoy a true taste of Scotland

Our menu is something we are proud of, and we always try to offer our guests a true taste of Scotland when travelling with us. We have updated our menu to offer the same food options on all our services, meaning you have the same choice no matter where you are travelling.

Maple Glazed Scottish Pork Belly with Dauphinoise Potato, Cavolo Nero, Crackling and a Rich Jus
Maple Glazed Scottish Pork Belly with Dauphinoise Potato, Cavolo Nero, Crackling and a Rich Jus

Our Club Car Menu offers the most choice with a full selection of scrumptious starters, mouth-watering main courses and delicious desserts to give our guests the option of a full three course meal if they fancy. We offer vegan choices alongside traditional Scottish favourites including our immensely popular Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.

Traditional Haggis, Neeps & Tatties with a Whisky Sauce
Traditional Haggis, Neeps & Tatties with a Whisky Sauce

Our Room Service and Seated Coach Menus offers a reduced number of dishes for you to enjoy in the privacy of your own room or at your seat.

Stuffed Bell Pepper served with Rich Tomato Sauce and Basil Pesto (VE, GF)
Stuffed Bell Pepper served with Rich Tomato Sauce and Basil Pesto (VE, GF)

For those who find a full three course meal too much, we also offer a selection of Light Bites, available in the Club Car, in your room, or at your seat offering Mini Beef Sliders, Pizza Twists, Nachos served with Sour Cream, Cheese and Jalapeños or a generous portion of Chunky Chips. We also have a selection of tasty, toasted sandwiches too!

Nachos served with Sour Cream, Cheese, Salsa and Jalapenos
Nachos served with Sour Cream, Cheese, Salsa and Jalapenos

Our hand-picked selection of Malt Whiskies showcases some of Scotland’s finest examples of our national drink including Glen Garioch, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, Glengoyne, the slowest distilled malt whisky, Tomatin, a distillery that sits on the border between Speyside and Highland regions, and island whiskies from Jura, Arran and Islay.

Our gins come from three of the locations we serve with Perth Gin, distilled in the Fair City using fifteen botanicals and traditional Portuguese copper alembic stills – available in original and pink options, Glaswegin, crowned Scotland’s Best London Dry Gin in the World Gin Awards 2021, and Edinburgh Gin, winner of the Scottish Gin Awards Best London Dry Gin in 2022, available in original and Rhubarb and Ginger flavours.

We stock beers from Scottish producers including Stewart Brewing Session IPA, Brewdog Punk IPA and Harviestoun Brewery Schiehallion lager, alongside continental beers and ciders – with a choice of alcohol free options.

Our wine list offers crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, rich and juicy Shiraz, full bodied and fruity Malbec, deep and complex Bordeaux, smooth and fine Shiraz and light and whimsical Rosé. For guests who like fizz we have a selection of Prosecco and Cuvees too! Why not pair with some Olly’s Olives or a packet of Taylor’s Crisps?

If none of this takes your fancy our spirit selection offers all your old favourites, a choice of soft drinks, and don’t forget our collection of teas, coffees and hot chocolate!


Win a bottle of Caledonian Sleeper’s 150th Anniversary Whisky with Give a Dog a Bone

As part of our celebrations commemorating 150 years of the London to Scotland Sleeper service, in partnership with Annandale Distillery, Caledonian Sleeper produced 200 70cl bottles of a limited-edition single malt, single cask whisky and has donated bottle 126 to Give a Dog a Bone.

Caledonian Sleeper whisky bottles and miniatures

Give a Dog a Bone is one of Caledonian Sleeper’s official charity partners and do great work tackling loneliness and animal rehoming by supporting the over 60s to afford a rescue pet companion. As part of its fundraising activities the charity will raffle the bottle of limited-edition Caledonian Sleeper whisky with tickets available for sale for £5 each on their website from 25th August to 29th September 2023.

Buy your raffle ticket here.

To find out more about how you can purchase your ticket and be in with a chance of winning this truly unique piece of Caledonian Sleeper history, and more importantly help to raise funds for a great cause, visit the Give a Dog a Bone website.

The lucky winner will be drawn on Friday the 29th September 2023. Good Luck!

Return of the Golden Ticket

We have teamed up with Mackie’s of Scotland to grant one lucky winner and their plus one an unforgettable railway experience aboard the Caledonian Sleeper and a year’s supply of chocolate and ice-cream.

Caledonian Sleeper and Mackie's golden tickets

Prize winners will receive a welcome bottle of champagne upon arrival and enjoy a return trip in either a Caledonian Double or Club room between any Caledonian Sleeper destinations of their choice.

Mackies's chocolate bars in 5 flavours - milk, dark, orange, mint and honeycomb

The prize includes:

  • A welcome bottle of champagne;
  • A return trip in a Caledonian Double or Club room between any Caledonian Sleeper destinations;
  • 26 x Mackie’s ice cream 1ltr vouchers (a tub every two weeks); and
  • 52 x 120 g Mackie’s chocolate bars (a bar a week).

To be in with a chance of winning, participants must submit their entry on Mackie’s website by Saturday 30th September.

All passengers on board Caledonian Sleeper services will receive a ticket with a QR code which links to the competition.

Mackie's vanilla ice cream

Steven Marshall, Caledonian Sleeper’s Head of Sales & Marketing, said “Thanks to Mackie’s our guests have been enjoying a sweet taste of Scotland onboard since we launched our partnership last year. We are delighted to be evolving our tie-up with Mackie’s and to give a lucky winner the chance to win a fantastic prize which could bookend a beautiful holiday or an overdue visit to family and friends at the other side of the UK.”

Stuart Common, Sales and Marketing Director at Mackie’s of Scotland, said: “To celebrate Mackie’s partnership with Caledonian Sleeper, we’ve launched this fun competition to give one lucky person the chance to experience a trip on the service. Seeing Mackie’s bars of chocolate touring the UK has been fantastic and we’re delighted to be providing a taste of Scotland during the trip. If you have an interest in trains, travelling or chocolate then this is the competition for you!”

The competition will run from the 1st August to 30th September 2023.

Enter now here!

Terms and conditions apply.

Caledonian Sleeper raises £5000 for The Railway Children

A charity that provides vital support to children and young people found at risk on the UK rail network, Railway Children, has welcomed a £5,000 donation from Caledonian Sleeper.

The donation will be used to fund Railway Children’s new Glasgow based project, which brings together the rail industry and British Transport Police to support vulnerable young people in the area who are finding sanctuary on the rail network or risk being exploited when they use it.

Kathryn Darabandi hands cheque for £5000 to Gaynor Little - Railway Children UK Regional Manager West and Francesca McKay, Railway Children - Regional Manager Glasgow

In April, we launched launched a limited-edition single cask single malt whisky to celebrate 150 years of Scotland to London sleeper services and committed to donate the profits from the sale of its 70cl bottles to Railway Children. With only 200 in existence, the individually numbered bottles sold out in under a month, raising a total of £5,000 for the charity.

Kathryn Darbandi, Managing Director for Caledonian Sleeper, said: “It’s so important that the vulnerable children and young people using our railway network get the care and support they need. As a proud member of the rail industry, this cause is close to our hearts, and we hope our donation today helps make a difference in Glasgow.

“Glasgow Central Station is one of the main transport hubs we service and so, it felt only right that our donation should go towards funding Railway Children’s vital new project in the city.”

Railway Children supports at risk children and young people who could be using the UK railway network for various reasons, such as running away from home or care, meeting up with someone who might be planning to cause them harm or being exploited in County Lines drug running activity.

Following the success of projects in London, Yorkshire, the West Midlands and the Northwest of England, the new Glasgow project marks Railway Children’s first venture into Scotland.

The charity will provide direct support to vulnerable young people in Glasgow identified through referrals from British Transport Police. They will deliver a range of services based on individual needs, including welfare visits, parental and family support.

Railway Children will also offer training for rail staff in Glasgow to help them protect vulnerable young people, while holding regular meetings with the local Safeguarding Action Group to identify the specific needs and context in Glasgow.

Jack Miller, Group Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Railway Children, commented: “We’re thrilled that Caledonian Sleeper has chosen to raise money for our cause. Our new Glasgow project will allow us to cast our safety net into Scotland and support even more young people. This donation will help get the project up and running.”

In addition to the donation made to Railway Children today, Caledonian Sleeper will also donate one of the 200 limited edition 70cl whisky bottles to the Scottish loneliness and animal charity Give a Dog a Bone, to be auctioned later in the year as part of fundraising efforts.

Caledonian Sleeper Franchise Update June 2023

Caledonian Sleeper moves into Scottish Government ownership

Caledonian Sleeper services will be provided within Scottish Government ownership from today, Sunday 25 June 2023.

This new arrangement replaces the previous Caledonian Sleeper franchise, operated by Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited.

This is a result of the Scottish Government’s decision to run Caledonian Sleeper services, from the expiry of the current franchise, through an arm’s length company owned and controlled by the Scottish Government, in line with its Operator of Last Resort Duty.

Minister for Transport Fiona Hyslop said:

“Today sees the start of a new era for the Caledonian Sleeper as the services come into public ownership, in line with our Operator of Last Resort duty.

“The decision to mobilise Operator of Last resort arrangements, announced to Parliament earlier this year, followed an extensive review and consideration of the options available to provide Caledonian Sleeper services beyond June this year, when the current franchise expires. This review was conducted against the background of substantial uncertainty regarding future market conditions and the pace and impact of the UK Government’s rail reform process.

“It is fitting that we recognise the successes of the staff and management at the Caledonian Sleeper who have transformed this service, and who will remain as valued members of the team. I give my reassurances that there is a continued role for them to play in the future success of the service.

“In recent years, the Caledonian Sleeper has flourished, with increasing numbers of people using its unique journey opportunities. The service plays an important role in showcasing the best of Scotland and I look forward to building on that success in the years to come.”


What is happening on 25th June?

From 25th June 2023, Caledonian Sleeper services will be provided by an arm’s length company, Scottish Rail Holdings (SRH) which is wholly owned and controlled by the Scottish Government.

Why is this happening?

In October 2022, having reviewed the operation of rail franchises in Scotland, the Scottish Government decided to terminate the Caledonian Sleeper Franchise Agreement with Serco. Earlier this year, the Scottish Government decided that Caledonian Sleeper services should instead be provided by the Scottish Government, this transfer will officially take place on 25th June 2023.

Is this the end of Caledonian Sleeper services?

No, Caledonian Sleeper services will continue as normal after 25th June. The only difference is that the service will be governed, managed and operated by a public operator (Scottish Rail Holdings (SRH) instead of Serco.

What will the new company be called?

The new Sleeper company will be known as Caledonian Sleeper Limited.

Will there be a new registered office?

There are no plans to change our registered head office, Inverness will continue to be the registered head office for the company.

What plans do Scottish Rail Holdings (SRH) have for Sleeper services when it takes over from Serco?

Caledonian Sleeper will continue to operate as it does now with reservations available for up to 12 months in advance. Scottish Rail Holdings (SRH) will be focused on maintaining our current high standards of service through the transition. In due course, the Scottish Government Ministers and Scottish Rail Holdings (SRH), in partnership with Caledonian Sleeper Limited, will set out their aspirations for Caledonian Sleeper’s evolution.

Will Caledonian Sleeper be merged back into ScotRail?

Caledonian Sleeper will operate as a separate business, as part of Scottish Rail Holdings (SRH).

Can I make a booking for travel after 25th June?

Yes, absolutely. Caledonian Sleeper services will not be affected by the change on 25th June, and you can plan your journey and make reservations as normal. Our booking window is up to 12 months in advance of travel.

Will existing bookings be affected by this change?

There will be no impact to your booking and your reservation remains valid. The Caledonian Sleeper services continue as normal regardless of the change in operator.

Is my ticket still valid after the 25th of June?

Yes, absolutely. The Caledonian Sleeper services continue as normal regardless of the change in operator.

As my plans have changed, can I have a refund? Does the same cancellation policy remain after 25th June?

There will be no change to the cancellation policy on 25th June. Refunds are still available and they remain subject to our standard ticket terms and conditions.

Will your current staff remain?

Our staff are protected by TUPE regulations and will transfer across to the new public operator effective 25th June. This includes the Senior Management Team of Caledonian Sleeper.

Will there be any change to pricing?

There are no plans to change ticket prices.

If your prices are reduced, will I get a refund?

There are no plans to change ticket prices.

Will you be reintroducing bargain berths?

There are no plans to change the current product offering or ticket pricing.

Will there be any changes to onboard services?

Our onboard crew will continue to deliver the high standards of service for which they are known. You can expect the service to look and feel exactly the same as it did before the transition.

Will the ban on alcohol currently in place on Scotrail services apply to the Sleeper service?

Our onboard offering includes the option of selected alcoholic beverages. There will be no change to this part of our service offering.

Are there plans to change the onboard menu?

There are no plans to change the service offering, including our menu, at this time.

Will there be a review of suppliers as a consequence of the transition?

There are no plans to alter any aspect of the service at the time of the transition and our current list of suppliers remains unchanged.



We’ve made improvements to our website

We’ve improved our booking engine to make it easier for you to book a unique way to travel. Below are a list of some of the new features we’ve added to our website.

New booking widget

We’ve made it easier for you to select all the booking options available, including children, adding a railcard, adding a bike, or pet to your journey.

Book larger groups

You can now book groups of up to 8 people in a single transaction.

Accommodation selection

We now have a list of features available at a glance for our accommodation options. You can also see when our scheduled boarding and arrival times are too!

We’ve added accessible booking options

For the first time we can offer guests with accessible needs the opportunity to book online.

In the accommodation selection section if you check the accessible options button (shown below) you can toggle the view for our accessible rooms.

Picture of accessible options button

This will show our three options for accessible travel – Accessible Double, Accessible Twin and the Seat and Wheelchair space in our seated coach.

We’ve added month view

Now you can check availability on a calendar, allowing you to check availability and price differences around your selected date.

You can access the calendar view by clicking on the “show more dates button” shown below:

Picture of view more dates button

This will give you an overview with prices available for the whole month around your selected dates including availability and pricing as shown below:

Picture of calendar view

We’ve improved our room and seat picker

When you have selected your accommodation type and added your guest details, on our review page (shown below) you have the options to select your room on the train (subject to availability).

Review page

On this page click on the change room button (shown below)

Picture of change rooms button

This will take you to our room picker page (shown below)

Picture of room picker

If you click on the “edit” button on the right hand side (circled in red in the image below) you will open the room/seat picker.

Room picker with Edit button circled

You can then select the room of your choice (subject to availability).

Picture of room picker room selection tool

When you have selected your room you will see a message saying “changed successfully” as shown below:

Picture of changed successfully button

You can then select the “save selection” option (button shown below) to confirm your selection..

Picture of save your selection button

You will then be able to review your whole order before making payment.

Watch our video of how to use seat picker below: