Hotel breakfasts ‘not good enough’

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”.
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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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