Just thought I would share that after 23 years on the railway, for the first time I have taken up the restaurant service available on the 1045 Paddington to Swansea. I would have used it years earlier but my local service was stopped several years ago on the GEML. And I just want to pass on that it really was an enjoyable experience. Great staff, great food, and pretty good value. At first I thought 18quid was a bit steep but given the length of my journey today (NRW-CMN) and the amount of underwhelming coffees (with flapjack only 99p extra), over chilled sandwiches, and other snack food items I would have consumed over the journey to pass the time in cramped standard class conditions, I probably would have spent about this amount anyway! I'm on my 4th coffee now (good coffee) and it just keeps coming. So I think more folk out there should use the service and hopefully it can be carried on into the future, and even re introduced on other companies. If this "old fashioned" tradition had no future then surely FGW would drop it. It must be financially worthwhile somehow or the bean counters would have axed it years ago. More advertising of the service required I think. The current "golden generation" of pensioners would lap this up! Any thoughts? Ps, I don't work for FGW or any other toc so I'm not biased.