6 June 2016

Bon appétit – Raymond Blanc dishes up new afternoon menu for Eurostar Business Premier travellers

Eurostar Business Premier passengers will be treated to a new afternoon menu designed by Michelin starred chef, Raymond Blanc OBE.
The updated menu will be introduced following feedback from customers indicating a preference for a fuller range of options during their afternoon journey, with many often missing lunch due to meetings.
Working closely with each of Eurostar’s catering suppliers, Eurostar’s Business Premier Culinary Director Raymond Blanc has designed a menu offering passengers a choice of:

  • Hot dish: For example, charolais beef, confit shallot, caper and tarragon sauce, sautéed peas, broad beans, edamame, spring onion and sugar snaps
  • Cold plate: For example, smoked salmon, black quinoa salad, celery, apple & walnut
  • Café gourmand: For example, a chocolate trio of Éclair, opera, financier
Raymond Blanc OBE, Eurostar Business Premier Culinary Director, Eurostar, said:
“Business travellers are looking for flexibility and a range of options, which is why I have refreshed the afternoon menu. I hope the new options, which are all made with high quality sustainable produce, will satisfy every appetite.”  
The introduction of the new afternoon menu marks three and a half years since Eurostar and Raymond Blanc joined forces to transform the on board dining experience for Business Premier passengers. Renowned for his passion and innovative culinary expertise, Raymond works with each of Eurostar’s three kitchens to design seasonal menus combining the best of British and French cuisine.
Eurostar is proud to be the first transport provider to receive Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) accreditation as a Two-Star Sustainability Champion for its commitment to sourcing local and sustainably produced ingredients and for pursuing a socially and environmentally responsible approach.
Eurostar’s Business Premier offers the highest standards in cross-channel train travel. With fully flexible fares, Business Premier customers can enjoy a 10 minute express check-in, exclusive access to the business lounges, plus complementary drinks and fine dining all served in the comfort of their own seat.
For more information about Eurostar Business Premier to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call 03448 224 777.

Notes to editors
About Eurostar
  1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
  2. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph.  Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 150 million passengers between London and the Continent.  Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
  3. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. LCR’s holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015.
  4. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
  5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies.  Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500