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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2015, 10:04:32 am »

So I got given a luke warm paninni with barely melted cheese that tasted sodding awful.

IMHO, they do when even heated correctly!

Yes, I agree, he should have processed the orders sequentially.
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2015, 01:08:46 pm »

The CrossCountry HST services now have a restaurant car of sorts. No pre-ordering required. Just pop to Coach B and take a seat.





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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2015, 05:50:11 pm »

Thanks for that info BNM.  The menu looks entirely unimaginative and plain: just the way I like it.  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2015, 06:04:09 pm »

Looking forward to somebody posting a picture of what it looks like in reality.
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2015, 07:04:28 pm »

Thanks for that info BNM.  The menu looks entirely unimaginative and plain: just the way I like it.  Grin

Not necessarily what I would have suggested ... and yet ... if I' travelling long distance it would probably be exactly right if that quality was even reasonable or better, and provided that it didn't mean I had an extra game of "find the seat" to play halfway on my journey.
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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2015, 09:04:00 pm »

.......mmm.  The advert does state "...served at your seat" Wink
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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2015, 09:36:56 pm »

I do plan to use this facility soon. A critique will be posted, with pictures.
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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2015, 01:49:47 pm »

I do plan to use this facility soon. A critique will be posted, with pictures.

I'd recommend the salmon!
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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2015, 01:54:10 pm »

The menu has beans in the picture but not in the description for breakfast. So does the breakfast come with beans or not?
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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2015, 03:04:31 pm »

The menu has beans in the picture but not in the description for breakfast. So does the breakfast come with beans or not?

Additionally, it has scrambled egg in the description but not the picture Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2015, 03:22:42 pm »

Oh dear!  Not very promising...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2018, 10:40:21 pm »

CrossCountry have revamped their catering offer again.

The pre-order paid for hot meals have gone. Instead, there are now complimentary hot meals for 1st Class ticket holders travelling over 90 minutes on selected services. Examples include a full all day breakfast, chilli con carne and a vegetable biryani.

On shorter journeys over 50 minutes on weekdays, and on journeys over 90 minutes at weekends, there is a selection of hot and cold sandwiches to chose from.

Complimentary snacks (porridge, pastries, cakes, kettle chips, biscuits) and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks are available every day to all 1st Class passengers. Alcoholic beverages at additional charge.

All served at seat subject to availability.

Standard Class passengers on CrossCountry continue to have a trolley service. Limited food items beyond snacks and confectionary. Just a couple of paid for hot breakfast items or cold sandwiches.

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1st Class drinks and snacks
1st Class shorter/weekend journeys complimentary food
1st Class longer weekday journeys complimentary hot meals

Anyone travelling 1st Class for less than 50/90 minutes can purchase the advertised hot/cold sandwiches or meals. Although I wouldn't try ordering a vegetable biryani on a trip from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway!

For those in the cheap (relatively) seats:

Standard Class trolley tariff
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2018, 02:50:27 pm »

The CrossCountry HST services now have a restaurant car of sorts. No pre-ordering required. Just pop to Coach B and take a seat.







Not quite GWR's Pullman Dining then  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2018, 03:53:51 pm »

Indeed not. You've quoted a post from December 2015. Things have changed on CrossCountry since then. See post #26.  Wink
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« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2019, 10:14:15 am »

Surprised to see a catering trolley service on morning Cornwall trains as I thought CrossCountry had abandoned all catering in the county?
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