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I worked in Wetherspoons kitchen for 5 years – some dishes are worth avoiding

A man who worked in a Wetherspoons kitchen for five years revealed all about the meals customers must avoid.

The former staff member offered an insight into what Brits should order but steer clear off at the pub.

He claimed he would also get a free meal during a shift which exceeded seven hours.

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And depending on the time of the day, he'd usually treat himself to a pizza, wrap, burger or large breakfast.

According to the ex-worker, the food is mostly heated up in the microwave or deep fried.

However, burgers, steaks, paninis and pizzas are all made "from scratch", while the fish is "battered fresh".

Taking to Reddit, he said the "pizza was decent" in his opinion, reports Mirror Online.

Posting under the name u/Itsdarkinhere11, he said: "The curries aren't bad for being microwaved.

"I'd avoid the steaks, I never ate one but always thought they looked awful."

When asked about which burgers customers should go for, he said: "The beef ones are cooked fresh, they're not the best but for the price, they're not bad.

"Gets a bit dicier when you start going for chicken or veggie or vegan in my opinion."

The man claimed the eggs were "fried on a flat top grill thing" and then "scrambled and poached in the microwave".

He also said "poached eggs came pre-poached" and that it was always funny watching managers try to make excuses for "how we could serve fried/scrambled eggs but not poached or vice versa".

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Eddie Gershon, from Wetherspoons PR, told Mirror that "fish is freshly battered every day", while pizzas and paninis are both "made fresh to order".

He added "curries are made to bespoke Wetherspoon recipes and are delivered frozen and then heated in the microwave".

As for the breakfast, Eddie revealed: "For the majority of the time, breakfasts are cooked to order. During some busy periods, in order to ensure customers are served promptly, some items are pre-cooked and held for a limited time.

"Our poached eggs are pre-poached to ensure the quality of the product is consistent for the customer."

He continued: "A small percentage of our dishes, by volume sold, are microwaved. Most high-volume products such as burgers and steaks are grilled and a number of other meals such as pizzas and jacket potatoes are oven cooked.

"Wetherspoon's top three cooking methods are (in order): 1. Grilling ('clam' or flat grill OR 'char' grill), 2. Frying, 3. Oven-cooking."

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