After running around packing last minute bits into the car, and bundling the sleeping children in at the last minute, we headed up the road to our nearest Little Chef, at Fontwell. You may remember the irrepressible Heston Blumenthal getting his hands on the Little Chef reins four years ago in the Channel 4 documentary Big Chef Meets Little Chef. Since then "it’s been a rollercoaster of menu make-overs and culinary triumphs", with 14 new look restaurants now open. Fontwell is one of these, and very stylish it is too:
The menus have been overhauled and updates too, but there's still no fuss and pretence, just good honest fare, cooked fresh to order. The perfect family fuelling pit stop. You can also now take away anything on the menu, just in case you are in too much of a rush to stop!
We were greeted cheerily at Fontwell, and Lara was given a pot of crayons and menu. A very welcome pot of proper tea (Yorkshire, mmm) and cup of coffee (Lavazza) promptly appeared as we browsed the menu.
We were all very hungry so breakfast was duly ordered, although we found out that we could have ordered anything, as the whole menu is available all day - a great idea for those travelling at odd times of day or night.
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Thank you to Little Chef for our delicious breakfast, and their friendly, smiley service.
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