Virgin Trains First Class Query

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I'm booked to travel in first with Virgin on the 13th of July 2012, Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh.

The train is the 07:27 from Warrington (06:19 from Birmingham New Street) and is a Pendolino.

What can I expect food wise and how does it compare to East Coast?
 
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Full English or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, followed by croissant or (sometimes and) toast. In my opinion just as good as East Coast.

EDIT: According to the timetable, breakfast is not served on that service after Crewe! However that service is usually a Voyager, so the breakfast service may change along with the train. (The 05:39 from Euston - a Pendolino - has a breakfast service until Oxenholme).
 

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I'm going with it being a Pendolino as I've got a seat reservation for first class in coach J.
 

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I'm going with it being a Pendolino as I've got a seat reservation for first class in coach J.

Yes, it's definitely a Pendolino during the peak July/August season. I'm travelling on it during July and have a reservation in Coach H.
 

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I'll just wait and see, it was slightly cheaper than traveling in first with TPE for times to suit me, so it can't really be bad either way.
 

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I just love these - "what do I get" .....on 1st class. A permemant query which ought to be replaced with a "sticky".

I appreciate it is a real treat for many - but you get a much better breakfast for less than a fiver in many a good caff !
 

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I just love these - "what do I get" .....on 1st class. A permemant query which ought to be replaced with a "sticky".

I appreciate it is a real treat for many - but you get a much better breakfast for less than a fiver in many a good caff !

Well it was £45 for the equivalent standard class advance ticket, or £25 for the first class advance ticket, I wonder which I was going to get :p
 

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I just love these - "what do I get" .....on 1st class. A permemant query which ought to be replaced with a "sticky".

I appreciate it is a real treat for many - but you get a much better breakfast for less than a fiver in many a good caff !

The problem with that is that it varies so much. For example, Virgin have three different offerings on a weekly cycle, which completely change every 6 months. The First Class offering can also depend on the type of train (admittedly this only applies to Virgin), whose trains seem to swap round every few weeks!
 

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The problem with that is that it varies so much. For example, Virgin have three different offerings on a weekly cycle, which completely change every 6 months. The First Class offering can also depend on the type of train (admittedly this only applies to Virgin), whose trains seem to swap round every few weeks!

Very true , I did a cheapo to Bham the other day and it was a 221 vice a 390 - the "regulars" expected the full English grill , - but the offer was different - with a rather attractive bacon Paninini - whereas the 390 offers a bacon or sausage roll.

(personally like the option on FGW where you can choose a breakfast off the Travelling Chef , depending on what you can afford / fancy !)

Fair play -there are some good deals around.
 
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