From cold snacks to hot sandwiches and three course meals, UK trains have really improved their catering facilities in recent years.
Many Train Operating Companies offer onboard catering in the form of a restaurant, buffet carriage or at-seat refreshment trolley.
Great Western Railway’s high speed trains include an Express cafe, as well as a travelling chef on selected services, serving meals at passengers’ seats. The classic Pullman Dining onboard restaurant is also available on some trains operating on weekdays between London and the South West.
All Avanti West Coast feature The Shop, which sells hot and cold snacks as well as newspapers and magazines to help make your rail journey as enjoyable as possible.
Often, as part of the benefits package when travelling First Class, the food is brought directly to you. For example, on Grand Central trains, an ‘at-seat’ services is provided forpassengers, offering locally sourced food and drink, whilst Standard Class passengers have access to the buffet car (available on all their trains).
East Coast provide complementary food and drink to its First Class passengers. You can enjoy a full breakfast until 11am on weekdays, lunch until 3pm and even afteroon tea on certain services.
So, whether you’re travelling for business or leisure – you can enjoy excellent catering facilities on many UK trains in both Standard and First Class.
When you’re booking cheap train tickets online at MyTrainTicket, you’ll be able to see which train operator you’re travelling with – so you can find out in advance what kind of refreshment service you can look forward to!
Please see the list of train operating companies at the foot of the page for more information.