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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But for the next 13 weeks Gordon, who hasn't had had his problems to seek over the last few months, is concentrating once again on the horrors hidden behind the serving hatch in a string of eateries across the USA.
Tomy horror, it was the reflection of the kitchen through the serving hatch.
She invented Las Vegas drive through weddings where the happy couple say ''I do'' while standing at a serving hatch decorated with cherubs.
The kitchen has plenty of storage space for crockery, pots and pans and there is a serving hatch between it and the dining area.
As well as a scooping cabinet displaying seven different ice cream flavours, a serving hatch and additional fridges have been added to allow Yummy Yorkshire to serve not only ice cream but hot drinks, luxury milkshakes and snacks.
It has a hall, cloakroom with toilet and wash basin, a fitted kitchen with oven, hob and serving hatch to a dining room with dogleg staircase to the first floor, a breakfast room, rear hallway and lounge.
oor reception rooms include a welcoming entrance hall with guest cloakroom leading off, a drawing room with access to the superb orangery, a separate dining room with serving hatch, sitting room and good sized dining kitchen with useful boiler room.
The court heard he approached the drive-thru serving hatch - but was told they could not serve him because he was not in a vehicle.
There was a serving hatch in the back gate, it was that blatant.
A force spokesman said: "Shortly after 11pm North Wales Police were informed a robbery had taken place at KFC: a man climbed through the serving hatch window and stole cash from the tills.
But just after 1am on Monday, his peace was disturbed by a knock on the window of the nightshift serving hatch.