Monday 18 November 2019

Clegg reveals taste for Pret wrap

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he likes eating in Pret a Manger
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he likes eating in Pret a Manger

Nick Clegg has become the latest politician to reveal his favourite fast food, after David Cameron voiced his love for Nando's and Ed Balls extolled the pleasures of a Little Chef meal.

The Deputy Prime Minister revealed that his lunchtime choice is a Swedish meatball wrap and a cup of soup from Pret A Manger.

Mr Cameron was challenged yesterday to choose whether he would take fellow world leaders to eat at a Harvester, a Gordon Ramsay establishment or Nando's chicken restaurant.

He told Capital Xtra radio he had been to all three and judged: "I think Nando's is the best value for money. I had a very good Nando's in Bristol."

On his regular phone-in show on LBC radio, Mr Clegg backed the Prime Minister's choice, saying: "I would have done the same."

But he said that he would opt instead for the London-founded sandwich chain known to fans as Pret.

"Can I speak up for the Swedish meatball wrap that Pret do?" he said. "That's quite a staple diet for me."

The Deputy Prime Minister was unable to say how much the snack cost, saying that he always bought it with soup and was not sure how the bill divided up.

Shadow chancellor Mr Balls last night dismissed all three restaurant options in favour of roadside eatery Little Chef and his local chip shop.

He told LBC: "Our kids like Nando's. I've not been a regular at Harvesters. I've got to say John's fish and chips on Airedale in Castleford just near where we live is absolutely brilliant.

"I think if I was choosing my favourite restaurant other than that, I think, probably, I do like Little Chef."

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