It’s finally happened: not satisfied with luring us in morning and noon with their handily sized morning ‘protein pots’ and moreish meatball wraps, infuriatingly convenient cafe Pret-A-Manger has today announced it wants us to dine with them by night. In other words, as of now, we live in Pret.
Today the chain, which lurks opportunistically on 99 per cent of UK streets, announced the launch of ‘Good Evenings’, a trial concept which they hope will see Pret addicts spend the remaining third of their wages not currently exhausted on coffee trips, ‘Yoga Bunny’ drinks and brownies, on their evening meal. The first store to trial Good Evenings will be the London Strand branch, who will open until 11pm and serve beer, so help us God.
Of course we’re not planning on dining there – and we can’t guarantee we wouldn’t be judgy about others inviting us for ‘Pret dinners’, either. But, as is with every other day when we resolve to give up Pretfast and Lunch-A-Manger, we just know the habit is only likely to get worse. See you there…
Here is an example of the Pret Sample evening menu...
Served in a hot jalapeno sauce, topped with Italian cheese and chopped flat leaf parsley £3.45
Baked Herby Falafel
Served warm with dressed kale, raita, lightly roasted seed mix and hand peeled pomegranate seeds £3.45
Quinoa Hot Pots
Korean BBQ Pulled Pork
Shredded British pulled pork in a Gochujang sauce with quinoa rice and pickled red cabbage £5.95
Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Curry
Sweet potato, cauliflower, toasted seeds and spice served with quinoa rice, coriander pesto and mango chutney £5.75
Lemon & Rosemary Chicken
Served with quinoa rice and red cabbage, topped with raita, pistachios and pomegranate seeds £4.95
Pret’s Chicken and Bacon Cobb
Lemon & rosemary chicken, grilled bacon, Cashel Blue cheese, free-range eggs, avocado and mixed leaf salad with Dijon dressing £6.95