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“No Improvement”
Review of The Ernest Willows

The Ernest Willows
Ranked #680 of 1,225 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: US$3 - US$15
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Ernest Willows is situated in the heart of Roath, Cardiff We serve premium spirits, ales, craft beers and food all day everyday. We have a big screen and several plasmas for sporting events and if you fancy sitting in the fresh air we have a beer garden to suit all
Cardiff UK
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661 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
“No Improvement”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Today we visited this Wetherspoons Bar for breakfast, first off they served coffee which was almost chilled, we were not the first to complain and return it for replacement. Next a member of staff brought our meal, we had a dirty fork and asked for a replacement, only to find the replacement was not over clean, polished off on a napkin.

The standard of cooking here is less than average, I like well done eggs they come cremated, after last time we said we would not come to this one again, now not again. Central Bar is not far away and the Great Western is on our way home and they know how to cook a tidy Breakfast with nice looking well cooked eggs.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Brian P
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Cardiff UK
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661 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
“Pity Standard of Breakfast has Dropped”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Often we have been into the Ernest Willows for breakfast, its a great pity standards have dropped for this meal. I like well cooked eggs but they were cremated, my partner has his eggs as they come and his were inedible burnt to a frazzle, the rest of the meal was just chilled and not of the Wetherspoons standard.

In future we will probably go to the Great Western where the food currently is better.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Brian P
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cardiff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“excellent value”
Reviewed 25 March 2013

To be honest, only chose this location as was convenient on the day. Ernest Willows being part of Wetherspoons chain. As was Mothering Sunday, was very busy and we had not reserved. The waitress happily found a table that could accommodate the wheelchair of one of our party. We ordered Sunday roast (beef), which included an excellent choice of beers, spirits, wine, hot and cold soft drinks. Meals were huge: A very generous portion of beautifully cooked beef with peas, broccolli, carrots at least half a dozen roast potatoes, a medium size yorkshire pudding, stuffing balls x2, bacon-wrapped chipolatas x 2 and of course gravy. A selection of desserts were available free of charge for every mother eating that day. The strawberry ice-cream sundae was delicious.The beer we chose would have cost just
under £3 per pint and the desserts between £2+ and £3+! So at £6.99 per head, this was
unbeatable. The staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be returning

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jan M
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Barry, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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“Good food!!”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

I was quite impressed with this Weatherspoons, the food was delicious, one of the best beef burgers I have had in a while, very juicy.. We regularly eat at various different spoons & this was by far the best. Although busy at the time, we sat in a little booth that felt very private & quiet...most enjoyable

Visited March 2013
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Thank sarah t
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Benidorm
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“Uneatable breakfast.”
Reviewed 21 March 2013 via mobile

Have tried most of the Wetherspoons pubs in Cardiff, mostly for food. This is the worst breakfast I have had. The egg was awful, so undercooked it looked like the yolk was suspended in a load of mucus. The hashbrown appeared to have been reheated several times. The beans had a vinegar taste to them and were just luke warm. This was a very poor show. The Prince of Wales & Ivor Davies are far superior. A must to avoid.

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