You want bed and...err what?!

PUBLISHED: 15:02 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:02 27 July 2017

The 'Full English' is still the favourite way to start the day.

The 'Full English' is still the favourite way to start the day.


Bed and breakfast owners reveal the quirkiest morning food orders

Norfolk chef Charlie HodsonNorfolk chef Charlie Hodson

A ‘king prawn Vindaloo with a boiled egg’ and ‘cornflakes in lager with a plate of fried onions’ were two of the most unusual requests for breakfast in a new poll of almost 7,000 hoteliers.

Despite the ‘full English’ still coming top as the most favoured way to start the day, owners of bed and breakfast properties have been spilling the beans on other more quirky orders.

These included ‘five rashers of bacon in porridge’, ‘a curry omelette,’ ‘yogurt with pepper,’ ‘Weetabix spread with Marmite’ and one guest who demanded ‘a bag of uncooked pasta and a jar of tomato and garlic sauce’ which he then cooked inside his kettle in his room.

Norfolk chef Charlie Hodson said he used to have a client who only ever wanted steak and chips for breakfast. “I’ve cooked for a lot of quirky people; one person who was gluten free but would eat bread if it was toasted and now I’m seeing more people want old fashioned meals like devilled kidneys.”

However, it seems not everyone craves something bizarre with the poll of 6,600 bed and breakfast owners by online booking firm eviivo stating the favourite breakfast, (63% of guests) is still the ‘Full English’ of sausage, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, black pudding, baked beans and fried bread with 17% preferring a lighter choice of the ‘Continental’ with croissants, butter and jam.

Thomas Messett, a director at eviivo, said: “One of the biggest puzzles is a dry Weetabix spread with Marmite. We tried this out in the office. It doesn’t taste great and worse still, it takes about 19 minutes to eat.”

What’s your foodie breakfast favourite?


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