Travelling Business Class
Seeing the Eurostar Paris Business lounge means travelling Eurostar Business Premier. Which is a treat.
Breakfast on board
There is a pre-breakfast of croissants, rolls, yoghurt and juice, followed by breakfast breakfast…
The frittata’s flavours are delectable – the addition of leek beautiful.Tasty enough that when I (spoiler alert) meet Raymond Blanc later on, all I can do is congratulate him on my breakfast.
The Eurostar Paris Business lounge
In Paris, travellers can now enjoy the new Eurostar Paris Business lounge…
On the top floor of the original 19th century building and designed by architecture and design studio, Softroom, the lounge evokes the “spirit of a Parisian apartment.” The light-filled space has high ceilings and original fireplaces yet feels very contemporary. The booths (above) are gorgeous and with an enviable view of the Gare Du Nord. The main light fixture is reminiscent of Alexander Calder’s mobiles…
The contemporary artwork throughout the Eurostar Paris Business lounge has been curated by the Hospital Club.
Exclusive Eurostar cocktails
There are three cocktails designed by London Cocktail Club exclusively for Eurostar. The signature is the Angelique, which is comprised of Eurostar’s own Toujors 21 gin – with its lavender notes, lemon juice, chartreuse, chardonnay and Cointreau. It is delicious.
Raymond Blanc has created everything from beautiful canapes to a scrumptious chocolate cake (“It’s gluten free!”) the Michelin-applauded chef is also a lover of sustainability, which complements the more eco-friendly option of travelling by train nicely.
“Business travellers are looking for flexibility and a variety of food options when they are on the go. The new lounge features a selection of dishes which we hope will satisfy all appetites. All made with high quality sustainable produce.” Raymond Blanc says.
Travelling Eurostar Business Premier London to Paris one way is £245. It is possible to travel one way in Standard from £29 if you book far enough in advance. Thanks to Eurostar for inviting me to see the Paris Eurostar Business lounge.