Wetherspoons is notoriously known as the spot for “cheap and cheerful” fare, but some customers weren’t so impressed. Here are ten hilarious TripAdvisor reviews about Wetherspoons Belfast.
Two for £15 pitchers, Thursday night curry club, and two beers for £5, Wetherspoons has built up a reputation for being the go-to place for cheap food and drinks.
Don’t get us wrong, you’re not going to head to Spoons for gourmet cuisine or world-class cocktails, but if you’re heading out on a budget you can’t go wrong with a pitcher of Blue Lagoon and Purple Rain, and still go home with change from a £20 note.
However, some customers at Wetherspoons Belfast have been less than impressed with the service they received and were quick to leave their comments expressing their disdain.
For a laugh, here are ten hilarious TripAdvisor reviews about Wetherspoons Belfast.
10. A warning for the men – avoid the toilets
This customer was less than impressed by the cleanliness of the bathroom facilities at Wetherspoons Belfast.
Leaving a one-star review, he wrote, “Sorry but the gent’s toilets absolutely stink. Not a good impression if you are out for a night or want to eat in a place.”
Our favourite thing about this review is that despite the nasty scent coming from the men’s toilets, this reviewer still wanted to let future customers know that the bar was “ok”.
9. Not a fan of the clientele – “a lot of riff-raff”
This reviewer was put off entirely by the other customers at Wetherspoons during their visit.
They wrote, “A lot of riff-raff go to this bar as the drinks are cheap. It’s got a bit of a reputation! Don’t know if it’s worth the cheap drink.”
Not so much a fan of the crowd or the cheap drink, we think we might be seeing this reviewer in Belfast’s more upscale bars and restaurants in the future.
8. Careers advice – “the service industry isn’t for you”
This reviewer took it upon themselves to offer the staff at Wetherspoons in Belfast some useful (and we’re sure unwanted) careers advice.
They wrote, “Miserable staff no thank you, nothing but a glum face… the service industry isn’t for you change jobs as soon as possible”.
To be fair, we aren’t sure we’d be smiling very much if we had to deal with drunk people every single night.
7. More careers advice – “send the chefs back to catering school”
The careers advice doesn’t stop with the service either, as this reviewer felt that the chefs could do with a change of career.
“Anywhere that deep-fries mushrooms and black pudding for breakfast needs to send the chefs back to catering school to learn how to cook!”, writes this disgruntled reviewer.
Ordering an Ulster Fry – which is known to be pretty greasy – maybe wasn’t the best idea for this customer.
6. Multi-purpose bread – “the bread roll was stale that I could of broke a window with it”
This reviewer felt the bread roll they were served with their hot dog would have been more useful had they been looking to break in through a window.
Leaving a one-star review, they wrote, “When it came out it looked good. Upon eating this meal the bread roll was stale that I could have broke a window with it”.
At least if you see a broken window at Wetherspoons in Belfast, you’ll know what happened…
5. The bread isn’t the only thing that’s versatile – “as dry as an Egyptian flip flop or could’ve been used by North Korea as a WMD”
Apparently the bread rolls at Wetherspoons in Belfast aren’t the only thing they serve that has multiple uses.
According to this TripAdvisor reviewer, “The food must have been cooked three or four times and came out as dry as an Egyptian flip flop or could’ve been used by North Korea as a WMD”.
They were as disappointed by the staff as they were by the food but other than that they thought Wetherspoons in Belfast was “pretty good”.
4. Spoons is known to be cheap and cheerful – “nothing cheerful about it”
This customer doesn’t feel that the cheap and cheerful vibe of Wetherspoons was quite right for them, but they weren’t shy in recommending it to another type of customer.
They wrote, “If you’re a wee tramp that loves cheap drink, tasteless microwave meals, and a good argument then this place is perfect for you. Would I return? Absolutely not, NEVER again.”
So we guess this person wasn’t much of a fan then.
3. Wetherspoons has a very strict dress code – “no drinks if you’re wearing a football shirt”
When you think of bars or restaurants that implement a strict dress code, Wetherspoons probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. So we are sure this customer was confused when they were refused entry for wearing a football shirt.
In their review, they write, “This restaurant will not sell you drinks if you are wearing a football shirt.”
Leaving some helpful advice for future customers, they continued, “To avoid disappointment I advise better don’t go to this restaurant if you are wearing a football shirt…”
It sounds like the manager that night maybe supports a rival team…
2. One of the most hilarious reviews about Wetherspoons Belfast – “a sea of depressing drunks”
This TripAdvisor reviewer was very descriptive in their review of Wetherspoons in Belfast. Sounding almost like poetry, they wrote,
“A sea of depressing drunks peppered with islands of the resigned and near suicidal.”
Elaborating to say, “The general volume of the clientele is somewhere just below 747 taking off, staggering barely legal adolescents are commonplace, and the simmering smell of extreme violence always lingers”.
If that is the style of their writing, we’d love to read some fantasy fiction by this reviewer as they created vivid visual imagery of their experience at Spoons.
Things weren’t all bad though as they acknowledge the “excellent selection of beers and craft ales”.
1. Never too early for some fizz – “no alcohol until lunchtime!”
This reviewer was heartily disappointed that they couldn’t order an alcoholic beverage with breakfast and as a result, left one of the most hilarious TripAdvisor reviews about Wetherspoons Belfast.
Exasperated, they wrote, “Visited the pub at about 11 am for a glass of breakfast Fizz! No alcohol until lunchtime! What’s the point of a pub not serving drinks?”
Never too early for a drink in Belfast, eh? I guess we know now why the Irish have such a reputation for their alcoholism…