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Breakfast "L'Anglais" @Chez Gerrard, Heathrow

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DavidT Jun 2, 2008 04:20 PM

I have eaten a handful of times at Chez Gerrard in the international departure lounge at Heathrow. I have always found it to be reasonably good and reliable. They claim the prices there are no higher than what they charge at their nearest restaurant outside of the airport.

Yesterday, my wife & I had a mid-morning layover of several hours at Heathrow. We headed for Chez Gerrard for breakfast. I had "L'Anglais," the basic British morning fry-up. It was 6.95 pounds. I thought it was quite good and the portions were quite ample. It includes 2 eggs (fried or scrambled), 2 bacon slices, 2 sausages, roasted tomato & mushroom, baked beans (served in a small ramekin) and a couple slices of baguette. I had the scrambled eggs and they were cooked perfectly for my taste. I believe they serve this all thru the way.

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  1. zuriga1 RE: DavidT Jun 3, 2008 01:47 AM

    Which terminal?

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      Simon Majumdar RE: zuriga1 Jun 3, 2008 02:02 AM

      The one I use is in T3

      If I am there in the morning, I have their scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on Brioche.

      If I am there later in the day, I tend to head to the seafood bar next to the Hermes shop for a plate of prawns and a glass of bubbly.

      There are precious few decent options in T3, but these are useful standbys

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        zuriga1 RE: Simon Majumdar Jun 3, 2008 02:33 AM

        Oh, good news! I will be at T3 fairly early on Sunday and will head for Chez Gerrard. I will not be in Virgin's new executive lounge. I, and many others, will be very glad when T3 and T4 are renovated in the next few years.

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      AgnesGooch RE: DavidT Jun 3, 2008 02:41 AM

      The food and service are generally good. The only thing I don't like is that if you ask for condiments like mayonnaise to go with their delicious "frites" they bring you a bowl full of mayonnaise, ketchup, HP sauce and mustard packets.

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        DavidT RE: AgnesGooch Jun 3, 2008 09:50 AM

        Yes, they do still bring you the condiments in single serving packets. That is a lazy way of doing business.

      2. LulusMom RE: DavidT Jun 3, 2008 10:22 AM

        We had a really nice lunch there about a year ago. One of the best meals I've had in an airport, although saying that sounds like damning them with faint praise.

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          barlyn RE: DavidT Jun 21, 2008 07:32 AM

          i had a shocking meal there the other month - ordered something from the "all day menu" and was told they weren't running it yet as it wsa too early and then the Warm baguette" i ordered was not only fridge cold but still had slivers of cellophane inside. We actually got tutted at for daring to ask for condiments too - terrible and not something i will bother repeating

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