“Full English’ breakfast to be banned in Benidorm

Published:  1 Apr at 12 PM
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Measures such as clamping down on what type of food can be served and licensing hours are being taken by the town council to improve the reputation of the bargain package holiday resort.

Traditional Spanish fare will replace typical British dishes under the new bylaw which is expected to be passed today by the council, the effects of which will not come into fruition until next month.

The councillor responsible for changes in tourism and culture, Enrique Broma, said that they wanted to see tourists eating local cuisine such a tortillas and the local dish pan con tomate instead of the traditional English Breakfast.

Spanish businesses have been behind the move, who say that they are unable to compete with huge amounts of establishments run by expats who serve British food.

The owner of Benidorm restaurant El Bigote said that he was not prepared to cater only for people who wanted to eat eggs, sausages, bacon and chips all day. According to him, local Spanish products such as Jamon and chorizo are superior replacements for bacon and sausages.

Dave Gordan, who owns the Jolly Roger pub in Benidorm, said that him and other expats have formed a committee in order to fight these new regulations. The British owners of businesses in the area are a powerful lobby which cannot be ignored. He warned that the measures could backfire as tourists want to be able to choose what they eat.

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