Hotel breakfasts ‘not good enough’

23rd Sep 2004

The great British breakfast - or its hotel version, at least - has been condemned by a watchdog magazine.According to The Guardian newspaper, the Which Guide to Good Hotels is “on the warpath against the early morning mediocrity that threatens what was once a great institution”.
The publication’s editor Kim Winter is quoted as writing: “Britain used to have a reputation for its great breakfasts but now the quality at many UK hotels is really poor.”
Suggesting that hotels often save their best chefs for cooking evening meals, Winter reportedly adds: “The star chef has all too often gone home to be replaced by the washing-up boy cooking rubbery eggs.”
But Winter gives shortest shrift to those establishments that charge as much as £25 extra for breakfast - even if their rooms already cost upwards of £200 per night: “Surely any hotel charging over £200 a night can include a plate of scrambled egg and toast in the price.”
The guide reportedly concludesÊthat the best places to get a decent breakfast in Britain are small, family-run hotels where the traditional breakfast is “alive and well”.


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