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It came on an oblong plate. Cheers.
It was good but could have done with more bread and a better choice (a Granary loaf).
I like cheese so a veggie ploughman's is always fine.
Not that a ploughman's has to have any meat in anyway.
half a pork pie
half a black pudding scotch egg
NB I really don't like wanky posh scotch eggs, they're always too wanky and ooh to be enjoyable in the way a proper supermarket scotch egg is.
Homemade scotch eggs quite simply shit all over any other kind of scotch egg.
then stick some bread crumbs on?
id like to know.
Mix the sausage meat with seasoning/condiments of your choice. I mixed some red pesto in one, some tikka curry powder in another, for example. Shallow fry until golden then pop into the oven for 40 or so mins. The real way is to proper deep fry them but who has enough oil to do that?
OOH LOOK I'VE SPENT LOADS OF MONEY AND TIME MAKING SOME GROTTY WORKING CLASS FOOD! FISH FINGER SANDWICH* ON CIABATTA ANYONE?
*Gastropubs that serve fish finger sandwiches deserve shooting. You heard.
Some sausage meat about £2, half a dozen eggs £1.50, bread you have anyway, spices and stuff you have already = six, delicious, fresh jumbo scotch bastards. Plus wrapping a fistful of meat around an egg is immensely satisfying.
It was a standard buffet affair in a Marriot hotel. The scrambled eggs weren't very good. I was sickened when I saw the bill.
My then girlfriend's parents were paying. I can't remember whether or not I pigged out or ate very little to save money and make a good impression.
I probably just went for it.
And B&B breakfasts. Only B&B ones have been any good with cooked food because hotel ones are always miserable buffets.
where someone declared the greatness of hotel breakfast buffets. I dared to disagree, declaring them a rip off generally and far inferior to a la carte breakfast. I was accused of going only to shit hotels.
WHERE WERE YOU THEN, THEO?
if you have the 'not-continental' option.
it's of a certain standard though (i.e. not bad, but not quite as bespoke as the B&B I stayed in recently that asked us which brand of veggie sausages we wanted)
Watery mushrooms, watery scrambled eggs, tomatoes cooked to some weird flavour... But the rest is fine. I tend to pig out on kid-friendly Kellogg's stuff like Coco Pops, pastries and toast.
rather than damp lukewarm buffet jobbers.
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I'm a sucker for getting my money's worth in hotels so I'll usually have the cooked, and then move on to the cereals/yoghurt/fruit/toast after that.
The only nice hotels I've been in haven't done buffets.
buffet breakfasts are utterly standard for all hotels — including the 5 star hotels. There's just no option for a la carte.
Having said that, I have been to two (5 star) hotels whose buffet breakfasts were incredible. At one of them there was even a pancake chef, who stood in front of about half a dozen small frying pans on burners and would make pancakes and omelettes to order. But we're talking $38 breakfasts here.
Vital is the egg man.
It was one of the top 10 things I've ever eaten
I'm not entirely surprised they could pull off a good buffet compared to a Travelodge somewhere grim oop north.
I had 4 types of meat and all the trimmings. I also had a pint of Coors but my friend bought that.
I discovered this weekend that the Boots own brand Beglian chocoalte bar is probably the best snack you can get in the meal deal. It's a whole lot of real good chocolate.
They came in a little bag and I did a childish snigger as the guy behind the meat counter passed them to me. Cheers.
on an M&S rice salad thing. I then felt a bit jealous of people with overpriced, lovely pub food.
ploughmans lunch: the king of lunches
on a bit of brie, it was nice but not £12.00 nice
freaking overpriced farm shops, it wasn't priced up and so I thought well, how much can it be then didn't like to go NO NO TOO MUCH at the till
the Premier Inn accross the road. It was vile. Frozen grated cheese, stale brown bread, and salty horrible ham. It was buttered with one of those little tiny golden cow butters (i bet)
it was vile and i am disgusted! i know £5 isnt that nice but fuck me! you'd hope for a sandwich thats not going to make you sick for £5.
Get yourself to a greggs ASAP
someone asked me for the ploughmans lunch but with no cheese - sausages instead.
I basically win.
which confused me as I didn't even break a droplet when throwing 1k on my macbook and 190 on a kindle.