Food Inflation Datapoint of the Day

The best bit of the "Lunch with the FT" column is looking at the bill: how much lunch costs in various restaurants. Unfortunately, it’s a graphic, which the clever chaps at seem to be incapable of reproducing. The article mentions that the journalist, Rahul Jacob, had grilled salmon; it doesn’t mention that the salmon was priced at £38. And that sides of potatoes and spinach were priced at

£5 apiece. Which would price a salmon with sides of potato and spinach at

£48, or just over $95.

Add in the 12.5% service charge, and you get to

£54, or $107.54. For a grilled salmon at lunch. Ah, London prices.

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