- Poll of Bed and Breakfast owners reveal most unusual guest breakfast requests
- ‘Delicacies’ requested include King Prawn Vindaloo and a boiled egg, Corn Flakes in Lager and a plate of fried onions
- The Full English comes top, but some guests favour bizarre combinations – or DIY cooking of pasta in garlic sauce inside their guestroom kettle
But according to a poll of 6,600 Bed and Breakfast owners by eviivo, the online booking specialists, some guests are decidedly non-traditional in their tastes.
Amongst the unlikely breakfast requests are:
|“King prawn vindaloo and a boiled egg”.||“Chicken and salad with vegetables”.|
|“A plate of fried onions.”||“A bag of uncooked pasta and a jar of Lloyd Grossman tomato and garlic sauce” (which the guest then cooked inside the kettle in his room).|
|“Corn Flakes in Carling Lager.”||“Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for the dog.”|
|“Five rashers of bacon in porridge.”||“Steak and Spaghetti.”|
|“Ribeye Steak and Chips.”||“A Curry omelette.”|
|“Eggs and Lea and Perrins Sauce”.||“Dry Weetabix.”|
|“Smoked Salmon and HP Sauce.”||“Scrambled egg on toast ‘with no egg’.”|
|“Miso soup.”||“Yoghurt with pepper.”|
|“Weetabix spread with Marmite.”||“Muesli with no milk.”|
Most B&Bs (63%) reported that guests favour the traditional Full English breakfast, but 17% said that guests in the main preferred a continental breakfast featuring croissants. Ten percent said that muesli was the most popular choice.
Thomas Messett, a director at eviivo, said: “Chicken, steak, garlic pasta and curry are unusual choices for breakfast, but I guess that one of the pleasures of a holiday is that we’re able to enjoy ourselves whatever time of day it is.”
“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.”
He added: “What our B&Bs find is that catering for every reasonable taste is a great way of increasing bookings. Our data show that 2017 is shaping up to be a very strong year for British B&Bs with a weaker pound influencing British and International holidaymakers to choose a stay here. Even if some of their breakfast tastes are a bit unorthodox, more and more holidaymakers are choosing the ‘Full British’ B&B experience.