London North Eastern Railway First Class service

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  1. Andy Pacer

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    I shall be on there later this week so am hoping to try the butternut squash macaroni!
     
  2. Stormaggeddon

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    I wouldn’t get excited by the “Beef in Yorkshire Pudding”.

    I’m regretting not picking up those Aunt Bessie’s shares tbh....
     

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  3. Andy Pacer

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    Two meals yesterday on separate journeys, both perfectly adequate. Orders taken quickly and food fairly quickly served.
     
  4. westv

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    Looks like there's less choice. I'm sure there used to be two meat choices for dinner + vegetarian.
     
  5. Andy Pacer

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    There is now this dessert option, on Azuma trains only.
     
  6. Andy Pacer

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    I guess the weekly special will add another choice plus give an element of variety for more regular passengers.
     
  7. Butts

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    Blimey they are really pushing the boat out - looks like a glorified Yoghurt !!

    Was it tasty ?
     
  8. Andy Pacer

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    It was nice, a bit like a cheesecake I suppose.
     
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    Chef's signature menu tonight, chicken supreme was absolutely fantastic. Top marks!
     
  10. ainsworth74

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    You know the thing that always sticks out to me is that LNER's presentation keeps letting them down with their hot food. The breakfast always looks good but everything else always looks dreadful. But, despite the appearance, nearly every item I've ever had from the menu has been tasty and hit the spot! But to look at them? They often just look like random gloop...
     
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    The meal presented above looks somewhat akin to a school dinner in my view - both in terms of presentation and quantity.

    Perhaps it's time they introduced a "Go Large" option !!

    To be honest as long as the Scotch keeps flowing I don't mind getting a happy meal to accompany it.
     
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    The more disappointing thing was the lack of any hot drinks service throughout the journey, or my 'Chef Signature Menu' truffle!
     
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    I feel like LNER of late have given up on making first class a proper experience and it’s just pot luck on what kind of service you get from rations to hot drinks / toast and full menu choice

    The prices have increased aswell which has put me off travelling with them as much as I used to
     
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    Currently on a LNER in Standard, Aberdeen to Edinburgh, and it’s perfectly okay. Probably saved about £50. I am going off Ist Class as a concept recently. Would rather have more trips!
     
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    Novel way to do the toast:

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    I thought that was great, far better than cold toast in isolation.
     
  16. dave87016

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    No mushroom?
     
  17. Butts

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    And what appears to be half a slice of toast !!!
     
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    But you've got to love the triangular egg!

    Not sure how you're supposed to butter the toast though.
     
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    About a dozen beans. Barely worth bothering!
     
  20. Butts

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    Definitely an "Oliver" moment !!
     
  21. westv

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    By sliding the egg off with a knife and using the butter provided. That's what I did.
     
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    Even when served after the main meal, you only got a half slice.
    A cynic might think the toast is now placed on the plate first (seems to be what always happens now) so the stinginess can be concealed.
    Not wishing to stir up the East Coast / West Coast rivalry but I had three slices of toast after my latest VWC breakfast.
     
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    If true that is ridiculous - I got 2 slices on both of my trips in September on LNER.
     
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    Exactly right. Easily done.
    It was a full slice of toast, BTW. Buttered up nicely because it was still warm.

    Mushrooms - certainly not yesterday. It’s the tomato I miss.
     
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    Forget the tomato - BP is the biggest loss !!
     
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    Have there been any cases of cows hit on the line this week?...
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    That looks nice.
     
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    Was that one full slice halved or two full slices?
     
  29. td97

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    Was a light-hearted point about the measly portion size. I think I did well guaging others that were served too
     
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    Two full slices, order given at the same time they took the Breakfast type required.
     

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