Wetherspoons Pub Terminal 2 Landside, Heathrow Airport
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 1EW
Reviewed Thursday 18 June 2009
Heathrow Terminal 2 Landside is really bad if you wish to eat there before security. The choice is only between Costa the Italian coffee chain and Wetherspoons pub. Being hungry we go for the pub described on BAA Heathrow site as “The relaxing, children-friendly pub that offers exceptional value. Choose from a wide choice of ales and wines, plus a choice of classic pub food.”
The pub is located upstairs and is quite large and is divided in two areas. It is spacious and there is enough room between tables for fitting luggages. We ordered two San Miguel beers (£3.10 each) and two Gourmet burgers (£8.99 each), more precisely the Butterfly chicken breast burger, topped with bacon slices, spicy Monterey cheese & pepper sauce and six beer-battered whole onion rings.
The waitress came after 5 minutes to tell us they had no onion rings and asked what we would like instead. I was quite annoyed by that because you would think they could have that in stock with some minimum management. We asked for a simple salad instead. The food arrived 10 minutes later and without the salad! Well, I did not bother to remind her about it because that was the worst food I’ve had in a long time. Where to start? The burger bun was dry and horrible – it certainly wasn’t fresh, and had a tendancy to crumble as you tried to eat it. The chicken was dry and incredibly hard. It was smothered in a revolting sauce that tasted like packet mushroom soup, and totally overpowered anything else (including the “taste” of the chicken). The only thing I could eat were the fries, thanks to the little mayonnaise sachets and to the fact I was hungry. The bottles of beer were not cold.
Overview of the two meals
Yucky! What's in there?
Very dry and hard chicken
Hopefully the food in the plane will be better...
Cost and conclusion: £24.18 for that! The food was cheap expensive and nasty, the beer not cold… I think they forgot the word bad when they wrote this place offers “exceptional value”. There’s not really much else to say – except don’t go there! You’ll enjoy far more a sandwich at Boots downstairs.