GUEST POST: Nachos at Wetherspoons, Angel Islington

We’re excited to feature a review especially for Londonfood4afiver from one of our favourite new food blogs Nacho Times who have kindly sought out some fiver friendly nachos. 

Name: Wetherspoons

Location: Opposite Angel Tube Station

Price: £4.10

Rating: £££

There is nothing wrong with eating at Wetherspoons. For some reason, there seems to be a stigma attached to the chain and suggesting a Spoons-based snack can result in strange looks  or hysterical laughter. Why anyone would joke about eateries is beyond me. It’s not exactly a comedic goldmine.

Anyway, one reason to go there is the nachos. As a devoted nachoist, I have sampled triangles of glory all over London in search of the ultimate mouth party. Wetherspoons remains the most surprisingly consistent purveyor of chos. The best thing is the size in relation to the price. £4.10 for small nachos and they’re filling and adequately sized. In fact, I’d go as far as to say they tend to make for cracking meals (if not shared) alongside something with more nutritional value. Like a salad. Or some blueberries.

But why not just take a swim in Lake Nacho and savour the experience without any side orders clamouring for your tongue’s attention? They’re warm. The cheese is soft. The relishes utilised are spot on both in amount and flavour. You can order large nachos and be forced to “have a little sit” while the party dies down, or small nachos for an acute hit and room for more Strongbow (other ciders are available)

No, they’re not the best nachos I’ve ever reviewed, but you get a lot more joy than the meagre pricetag would have you believe. They’re satisfying, enjoyable, and you get change from a five pound note. What’s better than that? A lot of things actually, now I come to think of it. Like getting them for free. Or being paid to eat them. Or finding £50,000 in your coat pocket. But it’s still a Very Good Thing.

For more Nacho related updates (if you’re feeling too rich for our blog- show off) head to NACHO TIMES


10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Harriet on May 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I too enjoy nachos accompanied with blueberries. I find the berries really bring out the flavour in the cheese.

    I don’t suppose you’ve tried the nachos in City University’s student union have you? I’d love to know what you think.


    • Hi Harriet, I tried them once before, from what I remember big portions but could do with a bit more cheese. Will try and get a post on this asap! x


      • Posted by Harriet on May 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

        I heard the rumours but wasn’t sure whether it was true or not. Thanks, look forward to the post.

  2. I am a real fan of these nachos. I’ve tried them on many occasions and really can’t advocate them enough. There is a real downer added by their recent price increase (defiant of the weatherspoons brand values I know). Next time I will dress in black and not pay for these tortilla treats, before frantically shouting ‘VIVA LA REVOLUTION’. People will think I’m El Che. What a Che-me (get it??)


  3. Love the blog guys, I think it’s my favourite. I hear Joe- one of the LDNF4AF team- is really hot. Would like your thoughts on this.


  4. Nacho-Pistacho is a great new hip restaurant in the Shoreditch area of London actually, is that near you?? It’s a mixture of nachos and pistachio nuts. The strong pistachio flavour really comes through and combined with the crunch of the nachos you get this real zest coming through. It really is something. They seem to give discounts for people dressed in fifties attire, as the shop is packed full of them, while also I think smiling may be forbidden. If you want to make a day of it there’s also the nearby attraction of the world’s largest bike rack, and by god they need it!!


  5. Posted by Andy on May 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Where’s the chilli?!


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