On earlier services we offer our breakfast and mid-morning menu.You can take advantage of our much-loved Great British breakfast or, from mid-morning services, opt for our famous bacon butty. We have a wide range of tasty treats to get your day started on the right note.
As lunch time approaches our offer changes to the all-day menu where your choices range from a selection of sandwiches to light lunches and hot meals.
Our all-day menu offers exciting twists throughout the day. On selected services you can indulge with an East Coast afternoon tea, of sandwiches and cake.
During the evening you can look forward to a hot meal or sandwiches finished off with a fresh fruit basket. On selected evening services leaving London King’s Cross, you can expect a real treat.
Our evening meal starts with an appetiser and follows with a delicious hot meal plus a few tasty alternatives topped off with a tasty dessert or cheese and crackers.
Weekends and bank holiday offer
On weekends and bank holidays, we serve a light continental-style breakfast along with a selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks at your seat. Throughout the day, a choice of sandwiches, crisps and sweet treats will be available. If you’d like alcoholic drinks and hot food, they will be available to purchase from our CaféBAR.
Your drinks are on the house
Choose from a selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and mixers or soft drinks to accompany your food. Complimentary alcoholic drinks are served to First Class customers aged over 18 on weekday services, starting from lunchtime.
Where to find our new complimentary food
You can download a timetable of where our First Class complimentary food service is available. The shaded areas show which trains have the service. Take a look at the menu rotation details here.
With our compliments
Eating on the move doesn’t mean it can’t be a civilised occasion. We’ve been working hard to bring you an exciting new range of top quality wines, so you can sit back and enjoy a crisp white Sauvignon Blanc or a soft and juicy Pinot Noir with our compliments.
Spanish Wine Selection
Campo Azafran Airen, Sauvignon Blanc, Spain, 2012
This modern, crisp white demonstrates bright citrus characteristics on the nose, while offering deliciously vibrant apple fruit flavours and a zesty twang courtesy of the Sauvignon Blanc on the palate. A long clean finish with hints of grapefruit.
Campo Azafran, Tempranillo Syrah, Spain, 2012
Ruby red colour with violet tints showing its youth. On the nose it is fresh and elegant with characteristic aromas of cherry and red fruits typical of this variety. Light, harmonic and round on the palate with soft tannins.
Campo Azafran, Tempranillo Rosado, Spain, 2012
This Rosado is crammed full of juicy wild strawberry, raspberry and cranberry fruit. Rich in colour, the wine is crisp and well balanced with a long finish of strawberries and cream.
Romanian Wine Selection
Calusari, Pinot Grigio, Romania, 2012
Ripe pear and spice on the nose follow through on to the palate in this beautifully refreshing crisp dry white.
Calusari, Pinot Noir, Romania, 2012
Soft and juicy with bags of red berry fruit and hints of vanilla. Smooth and simply easy to drink.
Argentinean Wine Selection
Trivento Zonda, Chardonnay/Torrontes, Argentina, 2012
Light yellow with gold tinges, it has a floral background with hints of honey and citric aromas and a sweet, fresh and pleasant finish.
Trivento Zonda, Shiraz, Argentina, 2013
Delicate and balanced blend of forest fruit, plum and cherry. Fresh and fruity,with well-structured tannins. Enjoy with meat and pasta dishes.
French Wine Selection
Terres Fumeés, Gros Manseng/Sauvignon, France, 2012
Yellow colour with slight silvery lights. Expressive nose which mixes tropical fruits,
with melon and citrus flavours from the two varieties. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively.
Terres Fumeés, Cabernet Sauvignon, France, 2012
Deep purple colour. The aromas are fresh, intense and attractive. On the palate it is rich with powerful aromatic intensity on the finish
with black fruits, floral notes and a touch of spice.
Fossway Fleece (v)
Hard Sheep’s milk cheese made in the Cheddar style. The texture of Fosseway Fleece is a wonderful smooth and silky experience with a fresh and clean taste that ends in a mellow afterglow. Fosseway Fleece takes its name from the old Roman ‘fosseway road’ that runs close to the village of Ditcheat where the dairy is situated.
Helford White (v)
Helford White is a soft white cheese with a tangy flavour. Rind washed to create an apricot/pink edible rind.
Duckett’s Caerphilly (v)
Round, milky, citrus and Mellow! Duckett’s Caerphilly is made by Westcombe at the same dairy as the famous Cheddar, using the same beautiful milk, and continues the hand-made Caerphilly tradition of Chris Duckett and his family.
Blue Wensleydale (v)
Handcrafted in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Wensleydale Blue is a delicately flavoured creamy blue cheese that has a mellow, yet full flavour, which will appeal to newcomers to blue cheese and connoisseurs alike. Supreme Champion winner at the British Cheese Awards 2012.
Chester Rose (v)
Chester Rose is made in Cheshire from local milk. The cheese is cloth boundand matured for at least 6 to 9 months to achieve the deliciously nutty flavour. The colouring is called annatto – a vegetable dye derived from the husk of the fruit of the annatto tree found in South America and the Caribbean.
Cornish Blue (v)
Initially rich and creamy with a sweet mild flavour, it continues to mature with the taste and textures developing from those rich sweet blues to a tangy finish. World Champion at the 2010 World Cheese Awards.
Hampshire Rose (v)
The very best batches of our Woodfalls cheeses are matured for 6 months to bring you Hampshire Rose, a firmer textured, deeper flavoured cheese that still retains the unique creamy taste of their Ayrshire cows milk.
Keltic Gold (v)
Keltic Gold is a pungent washed rind cheese, creamy smooth texture and round full sweet flavour – reminiscent of French Alpine cheeses. Local cider is used to dip and scrub each cheese three times a week which gives apple overtones to the pate and a distinctive edible orange rind. Keltic Gold has a maturing room of its own.
Our cakes are lovingly baked in traditional stone-tile ovens and every one is hand finished, from the spreading of jam to the piping of chocolate.
Our selection of handmade cakes from our all-day menus:
Lemon drizzle loaf
A classic British citrus sponge topped with sugar pearls and hand spun with fondant.
Yorkshire Turf cake
Inspired by the traditional Northern scone-style cake by the same name. Made with dried fruits, cherries and nutmeg and topped with almond flavour crumble.
Fire of London cake
Rumour has it that a forgotten burning cake like this one started the Great Fire of London on Pudding Lane. A dense fruit cake made with vine fruits, cherries and peel.
St Clement’s loaf cake
A light citrus sponge made with crystallised ginger, candied orange and lemon peel and lightly brushed with a thin layer of icing to finish.
Our selection of traditional tray bakes from our afternoon tea menus:
Traditional chocolate tray bake
A rich chocolate sponge laced with dark chocolate chips, hand finished with
Traditional banoffee tray bake
A classic, sweet cake made with natural banana flavour, toffee fudge pieces and a vanilla frosting.
Traditional strawberry tray bake
A taste of summer. Strawberry jelly pieces give sweet bursts of flavour to the sponge. Hand decorated with a strawberry jam.
Traditional carrot tray bake
A British favourite with added coconut and nutmeg for extra flavour and a vanilla icing to finish.
Our cakes are lovingly baked in traditional stone-tile ovens and every one is hand finished, from the spreading of jam to the piping of chocolate. All of our cakes are suitable for vegetarians too.
Nothing but the best
We serve only the best quality products on board our trains, keeping all the ingredients we use as local as possible to our route. East Coast are known for their Great British breakfast and tasty bacon butty, so we have teamed up with an award winning farmer and wholesale butchers in Thirsk, just a few miles north of York.
“Sausages with distinction! Using only the best Taste Tradition pork shoulder and belly, our sausages are handmade, hand linked and we only use natural sausage skins. Our butchers blend the minced pork with locally grown Yorkshire herbs, spices and a few breadcrumbs to bind it all together. We try to keep all the ingredients we use in our sausages as local as possible.
The emphasis is on Yorkshire produce. The pork is from our own farm where possible, any other pork is from neighbouring farmers, all the pork
is from Yorkshire.” Taste Traditions Ltd
Taste Traditions Ltd are specialists in rare breed meats, they’ve also won quite a few awards, check out their impressive awards list on their website: tastetradition.co.uk
Please note, we aim to deliver our complimentary offer on all journeys. However we may substitute some items on the menu at our discretion. Items are offered subject to availability. On shorter journeys (of 70 minutes or less) we will endeavour to provide complimentary drinks and snacks.