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.

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