Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dear Secret Diner

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dear Secret Diner

Article excerpt

Re your review of Virgin Trains East Coast (20th August): I have never seen such a biased review in my life.

Firstly your facts are inaccurate - James Martin has been a successful chef for over 20 years, long before his TV days.

His Manchester restaurant has been open for three years, not something he's just put his name to. I've had the pleasure to eat there on several occasions and the food and service were top class.

But the most telling part of the review is saying it should be buried along with James Martin's reputation. Does that type of comment have any place in a proper, supposedly unbiased review? Really? It undermines the whole value of the article. Vindictive rubbish!

Yours, Lynn Banks Dear Secret Diner, It was an accurate review (of Virgin Trains' James Martin menu). I travel regularly on Virgin Trains and am very disappointed with the First Class food. The breakfast porridge is good.

Yours, Jill Scarr (@Scarrlett61) Dear Secret Diner, Dreadful, isn't it (Virgin Trains' East Coast food)? …

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