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GWR Pullman Dining

The Railway Line | Praed Street, London W2 1HU, England
+44 345 700 0125
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“fillet steak” (13 reviews)
“cheeseboard” (3 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Railway Line | Praed Street, London W2 1HU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For some reason the Pullman service has stopped being offered. The lame excuse seems to be faulty kitchen equipment for two different services on two different dates. Poor communication.

2  Thank christophe378
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had breakfast a few times and never been disappointed. In May I had lunch on the 1303 from Paddington to Exeter. The restaurant is a first class coach with large comfortable seats. I was at a table with two others and by chance...More

Thank Mikealrug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an easy review to write, excellent food, good value wine, all served in by the most friendly attentive staff while speeding down to the West Country. I do hope this service is working for GWR, it’s an institution! This is a very...More

Thank LondonNifty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this experience on the 1303 from Paddington to Taunton on the 21st June 2018. Great service, food and good value considering you’re on a train. Highly recommend.

Thank dg1234uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exquisite food and service. Not cheap but a real treat. Definitely recommended. Go for three courses with wine. Service better than first class air travel.

Thank Quentin C
Reviewed 9 June 2018

GWR advertises their Pullman dining car as "Britain's best-kept secret." They might be right. You can book the Pullman car ahead of time if you have an (exorbitantly priced) first class ticket, or you can do what my husband and I do - book "regular"...More

Thank traveller72how
Natalie R, Manager at GWR Pullman Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you agree the Pullman Dining car is one of Britain’s best kept secrets! :) You're right - although our Pullman is primarily a First Class service, you don't need to have a First Class...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of travelling down from London to Plymouth on the Pullman and dined. What a great job by the service staff under difficult conditions. Lovely cooked British Fillet Steak. All the customers around me seemed to really enjoy their food and service,...More

1  Thank ALG S
Natalie R, Manager at GWR Pullman Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hello, Thank you for sharing your recent Pullman Dining experience with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and I completely agree that the fillet steak is to die for! Our on-board chef always make sure that this is cooked just right!...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018

As with others, our recent booked meal at the end of a special trip away planned around it, was thwarted by a train with a broken or insufficiently equipped kitchen. That fruitcake shown in another review is ubiquitous and insufficient. When it works, as it...More

1  Thank Sheet_bend
Natalie R, Manager at GWR Pullman Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. It's very disappointing to hear that there was a problem with the kitchen equipment on your recent journey with us. Although this was an isolated issue, I completely understand how disheartening this must be if the trip was planned...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

Enjoyed lunch last week en route from Cornwall to London and sampled Pullman Dining for the first time. It was terrific : really helpful and friendly staff serving excellent food and all done in a style of which the old Great Western Railway would have...More

Thank Manwithadog
Natalie R, Manager at GWR Pullman Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hello, Thank you for your great feedback! It's lovely to hear that you had a terrific experience when you tried our Pullman Dining service. We have a brilliant breakfast and dinner menu that I'm sure you'll enjoy too! You can have a glimpse of our...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018

Lucky enough to be able to use the Pullman Dining on GWR, when on my way from Cornwall to London Paddington yesterday. I treated myself to a meal, and a glass of wine. Amazing experience, viewing the Dawlish/Exmouth Coast while eating roast duck, with all...More

1  Thank Shirley V
Natalie R, Manager at GWR Pullman Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Shirley, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted to hear that you had an amazing Pullman Dining experience! Fine dining with the Dawlish/Exmouth Coast as a view sounds perfect :) Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we hope to see...More

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Roger M
11 July 2018|
Response from mike c | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both questions
Graeme C
8 July 2018|
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Response from Mikealrug | Reviewed this property |
I was disappointed not to get breakfast a couple of weeks ago due to the supplied train not having a kitchen. Avocet Line Rail User Group (Exmouth to Exeter) informally monitor the service and have noticed several oddly... More
3 June 2018|
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Response from Natalie R | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question. The previous 2 answers are both correct although it may be worth noting that there are service alterations until the end of next week due to engineering works. This means that some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Railway Line | Praed Street, London W2 1HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 345 700 0125
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Dine on fantastic food, with ingredients sourced directly from the West Country with Pullman Dining, on our luxury silver service onboard restaurant.
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