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Author Topic: Great Western Railway: on-board catering, buffets, Travelling Chef, Pullman - ongoing discussion  (Read 565392 times)
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« Reply #1710 on: May 10, 2022, 06:33:02 pm »

The app was talked about in post #1576 and prior to that as well.  Originally hoped to be up and running last Spring.  Don’t think it’s been live trialled yet but looks like it’s still going to happen from what Bob has heard.

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« Reply #1711 on: May 15, 2022, 08:08:02 pm »

No catering at all according to the “Guard” on my train down from Hereford to Paddington. Odd given I saw people with what looked like GWR (Great Western Railway) supplied hot drinks in 1st and annoying because I might not have paid for Weekend 1st had I known. It’s not mentioned on GWR Journey Check either.
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« Reply #1712 on: May 24, 2022, 06:38:26 am »

It isn't just GWR (Great Western Railway) - I recently survived a 4-hour flight to Cyprus without catering of any kind. It was worse on the way home - they had some, but far from good. In fact, not even edible. Refund, apology, free drink followed.
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« Reply #1713 on: May 31, 2022, 08:04:25 am »

There is a new Pullman menu on line.

https://www.gwr.com/~/media/gwr/pdfs/menus/pullman-set-menu-spring-summer-2022.pdf?la=en

Although not mentioned above, the website says sirloin steak is now available on all evening services for a supplement of £10.

Someone will also notice they now sell port by the bottle!

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« Reply #1714 on: May 31, 2022, 03:43:45 pm »

A whole bottle sounds a bit excessive for one person but could be more reasonable for a party.
Pity that I travel less these days, largely due to the new trains.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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