GWR Pullman - Chef Cooking

Great Western Railway’s new Pullman menu sees in the summer with the ultimate onboard fine dining experience

Great Western Railway (GWR) is welcoming a new summer menu to its Pullman Dining service next week, with seven new dishes being served to customers.

The delicious new menu, launching on Tuesday 28 May, will allow discerning diners travelling to and from Paddington, Plymouth, and Swansea the chance to enjoy seasonal dishes, showcasing the best quality produce from regions across the Great Western network and around the UK.

11 passionate Pullman Chefs, who bring new meaning to the phrase ‘fast food’, create their culinary delights in the onboard kitchen, while an attentive crew delivers the ultimate high speed dining experience at 125mph.

Dishes premiering on the menu include a crispy, light Oxfordshire-grown asparagus, pea, and feta puff pastry tart to start; and a main of panko breaded Scottish salmon, served with a pressed golden potato and a smooth balsamic mayonnaise.

Also on the main course menu is a gorgeous, glazed confit pork belly, nestled among a medley of green beans, and crispy salt and vinegar potatoes.

GWR Pullman - Pork Belly Serve 1

For those who want to make their meal meat-free, they can start their journey with a delicate pea and watercress soup, followed by a paprika-glazed Mediterranean vegetable medley as their next stop on the menu.

GWR Pullman - Pea & Watercress Soup 3

Diners wanting to take advantage of the £37 two-course or £44 three-course menus can round off their Pullman experience with a dessert of refreshing lemon meringue tart. Or for something heartier, they can choose one of the nation’s favourite desserts - a sensational sticky toffee pudding, coated in a warm butterscotch sauce with a delicious dairy-free custard.

GWR Pullman - Sticky Toffee Pudding

Showcasing the Great Western network’s outstanding local produce is a selection of cheeses which include a soft and buttery Cotswold brie from Simon Weaver Organic in Gloucestershire, and a creamy Devon Blue from Ticklemore Cheese in Devon.

No dining experience is complete without a selection of drinks, and the menu offers plenty of choice with red and white wines, regional beers and local ciders, and soft drinks which complement each dish perfectly.

Sales & Marketing Director, Amanda Burns, said:

“We are thrilled to bring our customers this much-anticipated summer menu of high-quality food. A huge amount of hard work has gone into curating each and every dish, with our onboard chefs paying the highest attention to detail to bring each diner a stylish and delicious meal as they travel in comfort with us.

“The menu is a beautiful mix of ingredients from the Great Western region, as well as farther afield, bringing the best of British and Irish produce to your plate while you take in the view from your First Class seat.

“The Pullman Dining service is a unique way to travel by train, so whether you’re heading to London for work, Swansea for a long weekend, or Plymouth for some sea air, our crew are ready to get your trip off to an appetising start.”

The Pullman Dining summer menu launches on Tuesday 28 May with the service running Monday to Fridays on a number of trains to and from London Paddington and Swansea, and London Paddington and Plymouth. Prices start at £37 for two courses to £44 for three courses and includes bread, coffee or tea, and water.

Reservations can be made at up to two weeks before the date of travel, with the menu and a full allergen list available to download on the website. Customers with Standard tickets are welcome to join the service upon boarding, if there are spaces available.

The mouth-watering Pullman Dining experience is available on:

  • 13:03 and 19:04 Paddington to Plymouth
  • 13:15 and 18:16 Plymouth to Paddington
  • 17:48 Paddington to Swansea
  • 12:23 Swansea to Paddington

Contact Information

Catherine Hyde

Notes to editors

Pullman Dining

Pullman Dining is available on selected departures Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. We also do not operate during exceptionally busy periods, such as Maundy Thursday and over the festive period.

To allow for time to serve food and fully enjoy the Pullman experience, journey times must be more than 50 minutes long.

First class ticket holders can make a Pullman booking up to two weeks before their date of travel and may reserve a seat up to one hour before departure. Standard class ticket holders are welcome to join the service by speaking to the Pullman Dining manager at the point of boarding and subject to availability of spaces.

To check availability with our Social Media team, just send a WhatsApp message to 07890 608043.

We welcome wheelchair users and all our Pullman carriages are within easy reach of an accessible toilet. We are only able to accommodate recognised assistance dogs in our Pullman Dining carriage.

First Greater Western Ltd

First Greater Western Limited, trading as “Great Western Railway” (GWR), operates trains across the Great Western franchise area, which includes South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, across southern England and into London. GWR provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services, and before the covid-19 pandemic helped over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year. GWR has been awarded a National Rail Contract to continue operating the Great Western network, which shall run up to 21 June 2025, with the potential for a further three years at the Secretary of State’s discretion. Find out more here: