Dining in First Class

An even tastier journey

Tastebuds, get excited. We’ve teamed up with award-winning chef James Martin to bring you a new and exclusive First Class menu. Each and every dish is created with locally sourced, high-quality ingredients – recommended by the man himself.

Now that’s First Class.

View our First Class menu

What’s cooking?

Our menus change depending on the time of day, and day of the week you’re travelling - our crew members will make sure you’ve got the right menu for your journey.

Quick trip? 

If your trip with us is 70 minutes or less, we’ll treat you to a complimentary light bite and drink of your choice, subject to availability. See our food and drink options.

Complimentary First Class dining on weekends and bank holidays

Although we don't serve hot food or alcohol at the weekend or on bank holidays, we still have delicious breakfast options and a selection of sarnies for the rest of the day – all come with James Martin's seal of approval, and are served to your seat. 

James Martin

We always do our best to give you everything we promise. We may not always have your preferred options available. We’re only human though, and apologise for the rare occasions when it’s not possible to offer your preferred meal.

Something to drink?

We'll ensure you remain refreshed with hot and cold drinks served along the way.

Complimentary alcoholic drinks from a selection of fine wines, beers and spirits are served to our First Class customers aged over 18 on weekday services from lunchtime.

A great choice of wines

We've a notable selection recommended by our team who have a nose for wines that… ahem, travel well.

Cheese board selection

Round off your meal with two fine cheeses from the cheese board.

Our superb british cheeses are all specifically selected to perfectly complement our menu options. So no matter which dish you enjoy, we’ve got the cheese to finish off your meal. Which is nice. With a well-chosen wine, tangy apple slices, Black sheep ale chutney and crackers you’ll be forgiven for forgetting you’re on a train.

Dietary requirements

Each of our menu rotations includes either a gluten-free option, or one that can be prepared as gluten-free.

Local suppliers, fresh ingredients

Wherever possible we source our food from trusted suppliers with a reputation for quality who are local to the East Coast route.

Latest great value fares...

Travelling First Class can cost less than you think – take a look at some of our great value fares.