refreshment room

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refreshment room (plural refreshment rooms)

  1. (Britain) A room that was once common at larger railway stations in Britain and the British Commonwealth for the purpose of serving food and drink to travellers.
    • 1961 March, "Balmore", “Driving and firing modern French steam locomotives”, in Trains Illustrated, page 147:
      While we were waiting, Eugène suggested a drink in the refreshment room; I assumed this would be more wine, but Eugène marched in and demanded two Cognacs.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, pages 38-39, The Metropolitan Railway:
      There were no waiting rooms. [...] But there were licensed refreshment rooms, provided by those pioneers of station dining Messrs Spiers and Pond.