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“Disgusting!!!dirty plates and smelly toilets!!”
Review of Varsity

Ranked #75 of 160 Restaurants in Bangor
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Cuisines: British, Pub, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Formally a dentist surgery, Varsity Bangor opened its doors 10 years ago to introduce something new and exciting onto the local and student population of Bangor. Still going strong, Varsity has proved to be a hit with locals and students of all ages. With a regular daytime trade serving an awarding winning menu, Cask conditioned ales, pool and table football, live sports and heated beer garden, Varsity is the perfect place to meet, eat, and drink and socialise. By night, Varsity becomes the ultimate events venue. Everything from big screen sky sports on Bangor's biggest pub screen, great party atmosphere with live DJs at weekends and food served up until 9 every night.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disgusting!!!dirty plates and smelly toilets!!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

The plate my partners food came on was disgusting..the rim was covered in dirt and old food...i had egg with my meal which was not cooked through..the place itself is dirty and the toilets are a disgrace.stinks of old piss!!!!!!

2 Thank Sarah L
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English first
Llangefni, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Average only eat here if you must”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Had food here a while ago and its one of those places where it always sounds better than it is. The place is not the cleanest and the gents toilets are disgusting. Not a great experience

1 Thank marc982
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Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“half price food on monday brill :)”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

well it was really busy and maybe abit of a wait for the food but it was well worth the wait, very polite and helpful staff and I dont know about the last reviews but I had no problem with the service or the food great value for food and drinks, would definitely recommend this place to anyone :)

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank MrBean93
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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Quick Bite To Eat”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

A recent stag trip to Bangor resulted in 31 of us rather hungry on a Saturday night. We sensibly split up so that we could all get something to eat and then planned to meet later. We wondered around looking for something to eat and ended up in the Varsity.

The member of staff was very helpful and ensured that we had all ordered so that he could get this to the kitchen. To be fair we didn't have to wait too long. Two of the party had the Rump Steak which was ok, 1 had a Vegie Burger which was ok and 4 of us had the Monster Burger. Unfortunately these were not ok. To be fair there were loads of chips but the burgers had been cooked on too high a heat and were burnt on the outside and less well cooked on the inside. The bun was soggy and gave me the impression that it had been defrosted in a Microwave. Had we not been in a rush and also so hungry we would have sent them back. We ate what we had an left. We should have stayed in Wetherspoons as the food looked much nicer there.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank ChuckSid
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Shabby, dirty and generally very much one to avoid.”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

Granted it was early Friday evening so we weren't expecting much, but had been told it was a nice place.

Obviously a persons opinion of nice can be so wrong. The only positive is that the bar staff were quick to serve drinks. But as soon as you walk in you see it's not a place to eat, shabby and very tired inside, tables soaking wet from alcohol. That alone didn't inspire confidence to sample their food.

But the biggest issue they have is the toilets, absolutely filthy. The gents floor in particular was quite literally soaking wet to the door and stank. The cubicles, not a place to venture unless you are desperate! If these toilets are checked regularly as the manager has stated in response to a previous review, then whoever is checking the toilets needs to be shown what clean toilets look like! Granted it's hard to keep toilets clean at weekends, but to let it get that bad shows lack of effort.

Visited March 2014
3 Thank J S
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