Travellers taking Eurostar between London and mainland Europe will find that its onboard catering has been restored.

Eurostar says standard class passengers will be able to be served at the onboard Café Metropole while those seated in Standard Premier or Business Premier will regain their at-seat service.

In line with the current health requirements there will be some minor changes to the food delivery service. For example, in the case of at-seat service the lids will be kept on dishes and bread and pastries will be served in packaging to ensure minimal contact.

Some would say Eurostar is somewhat tardy because catering with TGV Lyria (also considered a prestige SNCF service like Eurostar) had been restored more than two months ago.

It must also be noted that Eurostar is operating a reduced service at present owing to quarantine restrictions in all the destinations it serves in mainland Europe (which has meant lower passenger numbers).

Experts EuropeByRail says Eurostar schedules are “becoming very sparse.”

Eurostar announced last week its sole UK calling point would be London St Pancras until 2022.  There would be no services operating to or from Ebbsfleet and Ashford in Kent.