A triumph of modern food-or is it?
Let's have a discussion about it right here.
verdict: about right for the price paid. E.g. their chilli con carne is about £3.50 and you'd pay twice that in the slug and lettuce (or similar) for a chilli of similar quality.
food of the gods
it was monstrous and so greasy and amazing except about four hours into the flight when it just brutalised my stomach
bad decision. that whole day was bad
And make me involuntarily nauseous
In fact I love it so much I just checked Heathrow's website to see if there's one in Terminal 3 for me to take advantage of before my flight to Barcelona AND THERE IS NO WETHERSPOONS IN TERMNINAL 3. Ruined :(
waiting for it to open at 6am.
Puzzling how I could buy a bottle of whiskey but not a sausage muffin
we're going from Gatwick, there's one there :')))))
i'm not too happy about it though.
i agree in general. some of the food is alright. i had some sort of sandwich a couple of weeks ago and that was nice for about £3. came with chips.
despite the disappointment of the food itself
how can anyone say that's not a fucking bargain.
that's alright with me
And they'll usually do you a guest ale instead of Ruddles. That's a whole lot of win.
certainly more so than any other chain pubs I can think of. I was drinking Pendle Witches' Brew in one of them the other week, beautiful stuff.
You get what you pay for with Mixed Grills. Rarely are pub ones good IF they're under a tenner. And don't even contemplate the cafe option.
Cafes do some things well mind: breakfasts, cheap curry and rice, some even pull off a gravy dinner. NONE ever get Mixed grills right.
TBH I didn't even realise they still did them. But from what I remember it was decent enough.
ahem*I really enjoy Wetherspoons*ahem
nothing else will do. Don't even bother looking at the menu.
they're also the only in my city that does Jeremiah Weed and lemonade, which is one of the nicest drinks I've ever had.
they had an introductory price of £1.50 for a very short time. uh-oh
i dunno much about it, but i haven't even seen it sold in shops
surely their deal doesn't stop supermarkets ordering it in.
I'm assuming they're not quite as scary in England as they are in scotland? You just don't go NEAR them in scotland unless you're looking to get chibbed, and I can assure you that this is self-preservation and not snobbiness, as I've nothing against grubby pubs. Having said that, a friend used to work in a spoons and said that the 'chef' bascially took all of the pre-preapred food out the freezer and either microwaved, deep fried or boiled in the bag. He was also responsible for cleaning the loos and teh bin areas, which was nice. This was a while ago though, so it sounds like things have improved.
its not that bad in nottingham at least. never been chibbed.
but ya know, cheap food and that. Peaks and troughs.
the glasgow ones are all fine! not even approaching scary by glasgow standards... the one by central station could amost even be called 'nice'
but anywhere in glasgow city centre on a saturday night is always going to involve a certain amount of chibbing risk-assessment
even I've been in one... no, TWO, actually, in Glasgow city centre!
i went to one in Corelaine and it was amazingly good. and the ones in Glasgow city centre are fine, even on old firm days, thanks to the lack of tv's insise.
Isn't particularly stabby. The only rough night I've had in there was when a lady and her boyfriend/spouse/other took a shining to my friend Pete and tried to get him to go swinging with them.
I still get 'Nam style flashbacks to her saying "Do you boys want tae see ma tattoo?" and pulling her trousers down to her knees (took some effort, she wasn't slight) to show us the rose on the inside of her thigh.
But we didn't get stabbed!
That one's pretty nice inside. For a 'Spoons.
because i've been in the cnertal statoin one and teh counting house. A bit neddy, but not very stabbym you're quite right. The one in Greenock, near Greenock Central, and the one at Paisley Gilmour street are allegedly responsible for much of the brawling and knife crime thath goes on in those parts. *shudder*
On St Patrick's Day they had to shut at 10 because some travellers came and smashed some bloke up. After the ambulance left they had to close and barricade the place up. He got to leave work at 5am
Except Sam Smith's possibly, though I've never been in one and don't know if they live up to the hype.
i've only been in one thrice, but each time was good.
They're basically just pubs. But non-shit pubs, so a rarity down there. Plus you can get a nice pint of bitter for about £1.50.
My steak was not rare, I ordered the mushroom, not the day old salad, why is there blood on the napkin you brought my cutlery wrapped in?
In short, NO.
i've had three of these this week. They really are top notch. The trick is to get a different sauce every time. Just like having different meals, really.
On Tuesday for tea i had a mixed grill, with the red wine saucey thing, there pints of real ale and a sundae. £14. You can't buy generosity like that. Food of champs.
the sauces do help. often i just horseraddish it up though
Just let her use the toilet before you though.
three of the fuckers in a Wetherspoons in one week might be pushing it though.
1003 calories, the menu says so.
* Unless you were including the beers.
Come to think of it, i do remember now that they listed the calorie content of sides seperately, which is a bit crafty.
admittedly, that's if you eat nothing else all day, but still...
flaming dragon curry, naan, mango chutney, rice, poppadoms and a tuborg