I went away this weekend and spent two nights at a Premier Inn Horsham, West Sussex.
The breakfasts there are ‘all you can eat’ for £7.99, I’m sure last time I went it was £6.99. Anyway their ridiculously overpriced food isn’t point, the first morning I had my eggs fried. They were pretty poor, bland, floppy (almost bendy!), greasy and miles over cooked. This morning (Sunday) I decided to have my eggs scrambled, to try and avoid the awful fried eggs.
I recieved my scrambled eggs – straight away on looking at them I knew it would be bad, then I tried them and it got worse. They were so bad I even took a photo:
Now, I don’t class myself as a food snob, inf act I’m far from it; I would have accepted some perfectly average scrambled eggs just like the average person would cook themselves at home. However, these were beyond bad. Look at the picture – they don’t even look like scrambled eggs, their appearance is more like that of 3 day old mash potato that’s been mashed to death. The taste was even worse, there was actually no taste, whatsoever and the texture was like no eggs I had even had. You can probably also see there was a puddle of liquid on my plate – this was definitely from the scrambled eggs, and makes me consider if they were even using real eggs.
You can probably gather, I was pretty shocked at how bad they were – I simply didn’t believe it to be possible to cook scrambled eggs this bad. I’ve been a student myself, I’ve learnt how to cook, I’ve messed up and witness the disaster of scrambled eggs many a time before, but never this bad, by far.
It annoys me because the sausages and the bacon weren’t half bad. The bacon was lovely and thick and cooked just how I like it. The mushrooms had been sent to Mars and back, but at least I could taste they were actually real mushrooms. The sausages were just regular sausages, but very acceptable for an ‘all you can eat’ meal.
How can you charge £7.99 for a meal that I could get any university student (who can’t cook) to do a better job with? How can you work at Premier Inn and let “food” like that even leave the kitchen? I don’t usually like the phrase “a five year old could do better” – but in this case I would put money on the fact they could.
Can anyone give me any ideas as to why these eggs were so bad? Were they even real eggs?If I got two eggs out my fridge right this second and overcooked them to smithereens in a pan, I can guarantee they would turn out better than these Premier Inn scrambled eggs – so, whats up with them? I really don’t understand.
The bottom line to the story is I ate the rest of the breakfast, left the eggs and had to go. If I didn’t have a taxi to catch I would have complained.