Beefeater has never been up to a quality, preferring instead to go for down to a price and a cheap one at that. I am sure that they have kitchen staff who pretentiously call themselves `chefs` in the same way that I could call myself a gerbil - it wouldn`t automatically make me a gerbil !! Nor does the title `chef` certainly in the case of Beefeater at Garsington Road in Oxford imply any talent in catering. A canteen dinner lady would make a better fist of cooking something decent, than the cheap and cheerful (even though they have nothing to be cheerful about) outlets such as Beefeater, Chef and Brewer and others attached to Premier Inns and other budget hotel chains.
As an example of my experience, I ordered a double beefburger for a cost of about a tenner. It arrived after about ten minutes with a full complement of skinny chips. I had four chips which took seconds to consume and made a start on the double beefburger. It was stone cold. It obviously hadn`t been cooked fresh and had been plated and standing before I ordered it. I thought it pointless to complain, as their culinary skills were such that they would only have microwaved it and probably let it stand again. So I manfully ate it (I do impressions as well).
For a couple of days afterwards, I wished I hadn`t.
They can`t manage the basics and they should be ashamed to call themselves caterers.