FRY ups, fish and chips and beef burgers will be back on the menu at Wetherspoons when it reopens in April. It will come as a relief to fans af
FRY ups, fish and chips and beef burgers will be back on the menu at Wetherspoons when it reopens in April.
It will come as a relief to fans after the pub chain said it would be offering a reduced menu when it is finally allowed to welcome back customers.
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Punters will be able to head to beer gardens and roof terraces in 394 branches in England from April 12, when lockdown restrictions are expected to ease for the hospitality industry.
But ‘Spoons won’t be offering the full menu to start with to help staff maintain social distancing measures in the kitchen.
It doesn’t expect to be able to serve everything on the menu again from June 21 when all restrictions are to be lifted under the plans.
Until then, sadly, steaks, mixed grills and curries won’t be available to order, neither will sausages, chips and beans.
What's on the Wetherspoons reduced menu?
HERE'S what to expect on the menu when pubs reopen on April 12:
Breakfast (served until 11:30am)
- Large breakfast
- Traditional breakfast
- Small breakfast
- Large vegetarian breakfast
- Vegetarian breakfast
- Small vegetarian breakfast
- Vegan breakfast
- Freedom breakfast
- Egg & cheese muffin
- Egg & bacon muffin
- Egg & sausage muffin
- Egg & Quornvegan sausage muffin
- Breakfast muffin
- 8″ pizza – Margherita, Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Ham and mushroom, BBQ chicken, Roasted vegetable, Vegan roasted vegetable, Spicy meatfeast
- 11″ garlic pizza bread
- Macaroni cheese bites
- Halloumi fries
- Topped chips
- Chip shop-style curry sauce
- Chicken breast bites
- Southern-fried chickenstrips
- Chicken wings
- Spicy coated king prawns
- Cheddar cheese and tomato
- Wiltshire cured ham and Cheddar cheese
- BBQ chicken, bacon and Cheddar cheese
- Cheddar cheese, mayo & tuna melt
- Southern-fried chicken and smoky chipotle mayo
- Cold chicken and sweet chilli sauce
- Baked beans
- Tuna mayo
- Five-bean chilli
- Roasted vegetables
- Freshly battered cod and chips
- Whitby breaded scampi Chips, peas
- Southern-fried chicken strips and chips
- Wiltshire cured ham, eggs and chips
- British beef lasagne
- Mediterranean vegetable lasagne
- Freshly battered cod and chips
- Ham and mushroom
- BBQ chicken
- Roasted vegetable
- Vegan roasted vegetable
- Spicy meatfeast
- Garlic pizza bread
- Served with chips
- Classic 6oz beef burger
- Fried buttermilk chicken burger
- Breaded vegetable burger
- Beyond Burger
- Double your patty
Gourmet burgers (Served with chips, six onion rings)
- Tennessee burger
- Ultimate burger
- Empire State burger
- BBQ burger
- Warm chocolate brownie
- Mini warm chocolate brownie
- Warm cookie dough sandwich
- Mini warm cookie dough sandwich
Don’t worry though, it will still be offering its cooked breakfasts, the new breakfast muffins, a selection of small plates, paninis, wraps and jacket potatoes.
Pub classics like scampi and chips, beef lasagne and chicken strips and chips will also be available to order.
Pizza lovers will still be able to get their hands on a sour dough base treat, including Margherita, pepperoni and Hawaiin.
Burgers will be back too, and diners will be able to choose from a classic 6oz, fried buttermilk chicken or breaded vegetable options.
New to the menu is the beyond burger, which plant-based and vegan friendly.
Even though it’s a reduced menu, there four gourmet burger options to choose from too, such as the Tennesse burger with a Jack Daniels sauce and the Empire State burger, which comes with two 6oz patties.
But there will only be a choice of two desserts – a warm chocolate brownie and a cookie dough sandwich. They each come in a full or mini size.
What's not on the Wetherspoons menu?
UNFORTUNATELY, the reduced menu won't include:
- Chicken and ribs
- Most salads and pasta dishes
- Steak meals
- It’s fresh from the grill menu
- Eggs Benedict
- Bacon butty
- All day breakfasts
These are a selection of some of the dishes Wetherspoons won’t be service when they reopen.
The chain will also be running it’s free drink meal deal on paninis and wraps, burgers and jacket potatoes.
The fish Friday deal will also still be running, where punters can pick up a free drink with their meal.
Some of the notable meals missing from the breakfast menu include eggs Benedict, bacon butty and the breakfast wrap.
Pies and pasta dishes are almost entirely off the menu too, as well as the chocolate and salated caramel tart which was only added last year.
Punters won’t be able to sit inside boozers until May 17, under the government’s four-step plan to get England out of lockdown.
Pubs will also have to offer table service. ‘Spoons customers can order their food on the free app, although a member of staff will still be on hand for customers who don’t want to use it.
Diners can also use the app to check out the prices of meals and drinks, which vary by branch.
Customers won’t be able to stand at the bar either and they will only be allowed inside to use the toilet.
Wetherspoons isn’t letting customers pre-book a table either, so you’ll have to turn up on the day to see if there’s a space free for you.
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Fuller’s has also announced it will be opening 183 pub gardens when it is given the go-ahead to do so.
When pubs reopen, the hated 10pm curfew has been scrapped and customers won’t have to buy a “substantial meal” when they order an alcoholic drink.