É-Express Vienna Reviews
Good value-for-money on your way Jul 23, 2008
The É-express Firma is the official catering partner of the Austrian Railways (OEBB). It provides dining car management and also at-seat service with snacks and drinks on most trains going through Austria. You can find a list of where they operate here: http://www.e-express.at/exp_bc_zu.htm (DE). Their menu is not too varied, and the food is pre-prepared, being heated on microwaves.
I would reccomend the soups and the desserts, especially any chocolate cake they might have. As for the main meals, go for something without sauce, as they tend to drown the meat and vegetables in it.
Having travelled thousands of kilometers on Austrian Railways, I'm an old customer of É-express, and, although they never shined, they never disappointed me either.
The snack and drinks at-seat service can be commended for the good sandwiches, which come in handy for a short trip, especially when the train is full of people eating and you forgot your lunch pack. The drink prices, however, are higher than in the stations.
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