Review of Quarantine UK - A Managed Quarantine Experience in 2021
Things you may find useful to know before you go into hotel quarantine in the UK based on my stay in a Quarantine Hotel in London
What is the Food Like in Quarantine? Read on to find out more.
Breakfast this morning brought the usual chunky fruit salad with lumps too big for 1 bite, and certainly far too big for the small plastic spoon provided. Luckily by this time I had secured my own bowl by special request from the kitchen and a proper sized spoon which I was keeping and washing myself.
In addition to the usual fruit salad, yogurt and croissant there was also hard boiled eggs and slices of cheese, this was not something I had requested but presumably was a replacement for the cooked breakfast which I had cancelled. This was a welcome additional and pleasant change from lots of additional fruit.
Todays soup was minestrone, served with the usual crispy roll.
Described as “Smoked Salmon on a Malted Bloomer” the main course of lunch today was a a smoked salmon sandwich. I was initially concerned when I saw the bread since it looked and felt like it had already dried out, but actually once you bit into it it was fine, still moist on the inside, and there was plenty of filling, even if it was a little heavy on the cream cheese taking away from the flavour of the smoked salmon.
The now familiar packet of crisps, chocolate bar (milky way) and fizzy drink rounded off the meal.
In one word - Scrumptious! After a tentative start on the first night the dinners have continued to improve and this was the best dinner I had had yet.
Described by the menu as Lamb, Pomme Anna, Mushroom and Pea Fricassee I wasn’t sure what to expect (I mean what is pomme anna and what is a fricassee?) but there was no need to fear as it was delicious.
Pomme anna it turns out is a dish of thinly sliced layered potatoes, I’m not sure how it is supposed to taste but I felt this version was a bit heavy on the salt which took away from the delicious natural sweetness of the potatoes (not sure what variety of potatoes they were but they were good!) The mushroom and pea fricassee turned out to be mushrooms and peas served in a light white sauce which seemed to flavoured with some sort of stock. It was very tasty but as with all the evening meals it was no more than a token gesture at vegetables.
The star of the show was undoubtedly the lamb which was beautifully tender. By now if you have read my other quarantine food reviews you have probably gleaned my aversion to salt, but although I could taste the salty flavours on the outside of the meat by the second mouthful all I could taste was the delicious flavours of the lamb.
Will the dinners continue to improve? UK Quarantine Food Diary Day 7
To find out more about what is included in your UK hotel quarantine and how it all works read my full review of managed hotel quarantine here.
If you just want a quick summary of how the food works in UK qaurantine and what it is like then read my Overview of UK Quarantine Food here.
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