serving hatch

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1. An opening in a partition for passing things from one adjoining space to another, usually between a kitchen and a dining space in a dwelling, but also between any two spaces in a building.
2. A provision in a lease that makes the tenant, rather than the owner, directly responsible for certain costs.
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He managed to escape through a serving hatch and raised the alarm around 8pm after the thugs had left.
Sunday Mirror reporters were told by the waiter pouring their tea that they should place their order for cannabis with a hooded man seated behind a nearby serving hatch protected by iron bars.
Both the fuel and shop sides of the operation open round the clock, although there is a serving hatch function between 11pm and 5am.
It also has a fabulous stone fireplace with original hand-painted Chinese tiles, polished original oak floor and an oak serving hatch to the kitchen The extended breakfast kitchen is light and airy and opens onto the terrace with views across the gardens.
The good-sized lounge, which opens into the dining room/study, has a serving hatch to the kitchen and a door to a private balcony.
It is believed the youths ordered and paid for an order, but instead of collecting the food they then threw the animal through the serving hatch of the restaurant.
Features in the spacious lounge/dining room include sliding patio doors to the garden, a serving hatch to the kitchen and a fireplace with a living-flame, coal-effect gas fire.
Thinking I would get a few supplies for the journey I tried at the serving hatch but the person behind the counter looked at me as if I was from another planet.
The three-bedroom home contains a host of original features including ornate cornicing and friezes, stained glass windows, high ceilings, a servant's bell board and a serving hatch.
The rather unusual serving hatch in the dining room was the result of a talk by a retired explosives expert who grabbed the live version of a rocket launcher prop by mistake on his way to the engagement.
A KNIFE-WIELDING robber who wriggled through the serving hatch of a late night off-licence before stabbing the shop assistant was jailed for six years.
The dining room leads off from the hallway, has windows to two aspects and a useful serving hatch to the kitchen.