RATINGS: Food: 4, Ambience: 4, Service: 4, Drink Selection: N/A; Toilets: 4, Website: 4, Total: 20/25
IT’S 7.05am and chirpy catering assistant Chris offers a warming cuppa and recites the breakfast menu on the Virgin train heading south from Edinburgh. It’s the full English for me, but there is a wide alternative selection and, within minutes, the toast and tea arrived. Fruit juice followed and the main event was not far behind, delivered by silver service. The fried egg is perched on top of a hash brown and two rashers of bacon. Accompanying it is a dainty black pudding, full of flavour, by the way. Alternatives included scrambled egg and cereal. It’s a perfect way to start the day as the darkness gives way to light as we race through the Scottish countryside at around 100mph. The view was uplifting, so was the breakfast experience and full marks to Virgin as the service and food was first class.