What did prime minister David Cameron have on his baked potato when he stopped for lunch in Norfolk? And what did he leave on his plate?

Prime Minister David Cameron on his visit to Archant's Norwich headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams Prime Minister David Cameron on his visit to Archant's Norwich headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams

Friday, January 17, 2014
10:43 PM

Amid all the questions around the region’s infrastructure, we are able to reveal the answer to the real issue of the day- what does the prime minister have on his baked potato?

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Staff at Highway Garden Leisure Centre in Loddon Road found out when David Cameron stopped by for some lunch on his way to Lowestoft.

Mr Cameron came in at about 12.20pm and ordered a £4.95 baked potato with tuna and sweet corn.

He did not order a drink but carried his red box to continue with some ministerial business.

Manager Damien Wiles was shocked when the unexpected guest arrived,

“I thought my chef was joking when he told me who was in,” said the 40 year old.

“I went over to introduce myself and Mr Cameron said he was on his way to Lowestoft and had decided to stop for something to eat.”

Mr Wiles said Mr Cameron joked and said he wouldn’t be any trouble.

“And I said I was glad to hear that,” said Mr Wiles.

“I heard on the news that he was in the area, but I didn’t think for a second he would come in here - we had no idea.”

The prime minister stayed at the garden centre cafe for about 25 minutes before he continued to his next appointment.

Cafe team leader Katie Barnes, 28, who took Mr Cameron’s order, said he ate everything except a piece of tomato left on the side of his plate.

She said: “He was very polite and friendly - I’ll be telling my family and friends about it.”

The staff at the garden centre, owned by Roy’s of Wroxham, had a photograph taken with Mr Cameron before he left with his entourage.

20 comments

  • Who cares what this reptile ate?, at least he can afford to.

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    inactive user

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • lighten up! EDP may be stuck for news but whats wrong with them having a bit of harmless fun eh?

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    Stephen Strange

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Don't see what's wrong, we all have to eat. Many people go there for food so don't see how he is privileged to do so.

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    Skoalbandit

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • OK, listen up everyone, who wants to know what I had on my Fruit Loops for breakfast this morning?

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    Ar ya reet boi?

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Did he go, erm, relieve himself of his Number Two, or was Clegg hiding in the red box?

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I'll tell you what Cameron had on his plate...more than what most of us will ever dream of, plus the power to cause untold misery for those at the bottom - privileged toff!

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    Bobby Stranger

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • The only news here is 'EDP tries to make posh rich bloke appear normal'. But that's hardly breaking news is it?

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    arfur

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Oh no, please, EDP tell me you didn't actually print this and it is a figment of my imagination. I couldn't care less what he eats and whether he eats at all. What a waste of reporting time.

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    alecto

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • This is about all the Journal is fit for, nonsensence and drivel. No wonder our council can get away with ruining things when this sort of trivia is the best a so called newspaper can find to comment on.

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    kevin bacon

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • What a scoop!......... I picked my nose and rolled into my palm before shaking George Bush' hand on USS Intrepid in New York 1996. Archant, you suck.

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    wes1975

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • Smell my cheese, you mother! BOOOOOO

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    Yellow Messiah

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • come on archant are you really that hard up for news you have to inform us of what this person ate on his visit. or is this a practice run for your newest reporters for reporting on the most unwanted news reports. by the way did you get a look at the colour of his socks?

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    i am mostly wrong??

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • According to very reliable sources he was reading from lengthy briefing notes ready for his next bit of "I really know your area" twaddle for the press and local lickspittles!

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    Dogberry

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • He also came into the Thatched Roof restaurant whilst I was in there having my lunch. Sat right at the table beside me. Was rather bizarre and surreal but also rather off putting as I was enjoying my lunch!

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    Lowestoftresident

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Sad! Archant continues to suck up to the Tory Party implying that Mr C is just one of us, with a feeble reference to his lunchtime. I'M sorry but I had been the chef he would have had something on his baked potato that most people would have left on the plate, (if they knew what it was).

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    cornwallcanary

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • I guess the space has to be filled up somehow as it must be difficult to report silence-which is all we heard from him in tackling the problems his government has caused the NHS locally.

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Eric Pickles on the Potatoe. And what was left on his plate? Erm Eric Pickles. Yes it was a very large Plate !

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    che bramley

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • d.member : This reptile van certainly afford to eat - but sadly it is probably us who actually paid for his potato... we will just have to wait and see when he publishes his expenses.

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    arfur

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • For goodness sake. Lighten up! It's a piece of light- hearted news and a great opportunity for such a story.

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    JulieDurrant

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Cook, Pass, Cameron

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    Canaryfan 25

    Friday, January 17, 2014

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