Prior to flying out to Berlin I was staying at The Thistle hotel close to Heathrow Terminal 5. I picked this hotel as it was convenient to the airport and they had autonomous pods that carried you from the hotel to the terminal. They also served dinner. When I looked over the menu there was a choice of things to have. For my starter I had the smoked haddock fish cake, which was served with a soft poached egg, and spinach.
I kind of knew that I was going to be disappointed with this dish, in the main because of the disappointing chicken burger I had had the night before.
Yes I was disappointed.
The fish cake coating was hard and crunchy rather than crispy. There was very little smoked haddock flavour.
It was a soft poached egg. I did think they might serve it on wilted spinach, no it was served on just some plain spinach leaves, which did wilt slightly from the heat of the egg.
I do wonder why they serve food like this, and why they think that they don’t need to worry about it. My guess is that most of their clientele were either people like me who have dinner as part of their hotel deal, or are staying there for one night before flying out and have little choice but to eat in the hotel, and don’t want to to travel somewhere else to eat.