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i mean, ever?
they can't be as bad as they're supposed to be, can they?
also tell me about your experience x
Expensive. Coffee tasted like dusty gravy.
Apart from that: not bad!
Weirdly, I'm jealous
Or have they finally expanded the scheme?
It was shit.
I just remembering not finishing it as it tasted rubbish and it was expensive.
There are a number of places like Travelodge that use Little Chefs as their breakfast/dinner place on site.
How are they? Generally pretty good. They tend to have in almost everything Linda Macca ever did, resulting in a really satisfying veggie breakfast.
there's generally a vaguely fancy place to get food in the hotel, it's usually kinda posh and satisfying
i think if i stayed somewhere and we had to eat in a little chef i'd mutiny
jumped up quangoites going off on jollies!?!?!?
is this what we fought two world wars for!?!?!
it was really nice
when I drive past.
It's pretty grim, but I get it takeaway which makes it slightly less depressing. Plus once they gave me 3 fried eggs in one roll.
used to go quite regularly as a kid. olympic breakfasts ftw - fine for a typical family mid-journey meal, plus a lollipop for finishing your dinner.
have only been to one as an adult once. was driving to cardiff from cambridge and wanted to stop for breakfast. the little chef was ages from the motorway; the food took ages to arrive; i felt like i had died a little from going in there; we left much later than intended and it was only some pretty fast driving from mrs ccb that got us to cardiff on time.
They're pretty bad, but then, given their reputation, not unexpectedly so.
In conclusion, Happy Eater FTW, but RIP :(
why? how do you all end up there? are you all just driving through random roads in wiltshire and there's no other option?
you don't have much choice.
'No! I'm NOT eating at Little Chef! I'm gonna hold on another 73 miles until we get to a McDonalds!'
we usually went on cycling holidays.
Yeah, you heard me.
I'm not sure why. Harvester as a treat... We weren't poor. Anyway, the burgers weren't very nice but the sundaes were amazing. One in particular, but I can't remember exactly what it was. Blackcurrant, maybe? Blackcurrant sundae... that sounds odd. But it was something like that. Not strawberry, I don't think. I've got the taste in my mouth now and it definitely has a blackcurrantness to it. I'm good at remembering tastes, even 15-year-old ones. Christ, 15 years... I also had macaroni cheese there once, having never had it before, and was put off for life.
Little Chef Waiter: Sure thing.
Me: Can I have them scrambled.
Little Chef Waiter: No.
Me: Oh. Erm why not.
Little Chef Waiter: We only do omelttes sir.
Me: Sorry I dont understand.
Little Chef Waiter: They're frozen sir.
I didnt have the omlette. He did call me sir quite a lot though. I like it when someone my age has to refer to me as sir.
I just relaised as well that I vomited the meal up about an hour later because it was so bad.
Haven't been in about 15 years though
dictated that we need to eat and we need to eat now. Pulled over, gammon egg and chips. Lovely job, very nice indeed. Got back in car, drove off (after paying of course) I was fairly pleased with the whole experience. Would go again.
What sort of bizarre childhood did you have if you haven't?
I demand to see your passport!
we always used to drive down to the south coast to get a ferry to france or wherever and get fish and chips when we got to the coastal town
fish and chips from portsmouth > the idea of little chefs
...only been there three times, but yeah, they're OK. A little expensive for what you get but it's fairly standard stuff. No worse really than yer standard Beefeater.
we used to drive past one on the school bus everyday. and see the same two people in there every morning, sat in the same table by the window. fkin WEIRD.
lure in packs of travelling vagabonds with a hankering for pancakes?
it was probably the staff.
My father used to refuse to take a break until we'd reached our destination. Once we drove all the way from Essex to Glasgow, only stopping when he fell asleep and drove into a house.
You didn't go via Peterborough did you? Someone once drove into our house in the middle of the night then just drove off again. REM were blaring from a childs ghetto blaster on the back seat if I recall.
Often stopped in one when we were on the way to go fishing with me dad. I'm feeling nostalgic now, I wanna go somewhere.
not recently but i pass one every day and always liked them cherry pancakes YUM!
I was about 7 or 8. I got a free 5ive CD that had the Inspector Gadget theme on it, that i still have to this day.
if not, it should
Wendy's had a few branches in the UK, I remember one in London and one in Leeds about a decade ago. Wendy's are great.
What we could really do with is In-N-Out Burger
I guess that rules out a Hoxton branch.
Hell, we could even do with a few Jack in the boxes in the country.
The clue was in the logo.....someone attempting to force themself to vomit:
no more chef bashing!
LC makes the greatest cherry pancakes
LC gives you a free lolly even when your taller than 5 foot
LC has best logo!
unless I was really young and don't remember.
All the people making stupid comments of "of course I have" etc. assuming that everyone has been to one are wrong, wrong, wrong.
after several days of festival food it was pretty amazing
We stopped there too for mixed grills all round.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
and it was awesome...
All I remember of the food were donuts with some crazy rich chocolate dipping sauce, smartie pancakes and the boiled sweet lollies at the end.
I loved it. In fact, I really want to go to one now...
and yes, they're pretty grim.
i'd like to go to the one Heston Blumenthal 'did'
if i have it was just the once and it might have been on the one and only holiday i went on in a car (to Cornwall). My parents don't drive you see and it was a holiday we went on with another family who were friends with my parents, so they drove.
There used to be a Wimpy in Angel when i was much younger and my mum would take me in there as a treat sometimes in the summer holidays. I guess that's pretty similar, right? I liked it.
and we went to Cornwall in the car pretty much every year.
i think we took sandwiches
i think we used to park up in little chef carparks and wait for dad to eat his sandwiches
we used to go there at about 10pm half an hour before it shut and order olympic breakfasts.
One was ungodly awful, like someone took my breakfast and shoved it into a belnder, the other was really quite nicem I think it varies
took us a couple of times for a treat. I thought it was nice at the time. Bread mushrooms...
My mum (who went with us) recently informed me that it was pretty terrible tho.
The lollies made me feel sick though.
It was a childhood fixture for me. Early Starters.
it sort of went Little Chef, Little Chef, Little Chef, in ascending registers. Must have been massively fucking annoying