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 prawn cocktail.
Over the menu there were quite a few choices, but in the end I went with the fried buttermilk chicken burger. This was described as a crispy golden crumbed chicken escalope, toasted brioche bun, pickled cabbage slaw, mayo, lettuce & tomato.
Sounded quite good, but this is what I got!
First impressions was that this might be okay, but it wasn’t.
On the good side, the chips were nice, the roll was fresh.
However, the chicken escalope was overcooked and was more crunchy than crispy. I would expect the 99p chicken burger from McDonalds would be better than what I got. As with my prawn cocktail I do think that they could have spent some time and effort to make this an outstanding dish, but they didn’t.
I really should have complained, but it was late and I didn’t think it was worth the effort. I am also not sure what they could do about it as well.