Friday, 16 July 2010

Wetherspoons - The Windmill @ Stansted airport

Departure lounge
Stansted Airport

Opening Hours (for breakfast)
Monday - Sunday 7.00am - 12.00pm

It is easy to spot and has a large seating area.

The menu is a bit more expensive than most Weatherspoons as it is in an airport

I went for the traditional breakfast with black pudding side order for £7.25

It has become a tradition whenever I fly abroad now that when I arrive at the airport I have a coffee and cigarette outside the terminal, check in and head straight to the nearest Wetherspoons. I love eating abroad and trying out new things but its always nice to have one last full english before boarding the plane.

Upon entering - Although always busy there is a large seating area and this has recently been extended. The menu's on each table show you clearly what your options are. Grab a table and remember the table number as you will need to tell them this when ordering food at the bar. The queues at the bar can seem to take forever sometimes but when you eventually make it to the front just tell them what you want and pay, remember to grab some tiny cutlery and condiments before you sit down again. 7/10

Service - The staff taking your order seem friendly enough and usually within 10 minutes your food arrives. 7/10

Contents - Sausage, bacon, black pudding, scrambled eggs, 2 hash browns, beans, mushroom, grilled tomato, toast & butter. 8/10

Presentation - Everything sits nicely on the plate. 7/10

The food - A herby but economy sausage, average bacon, standard but quite nice black pudding, average scrambled egg, average hash browns, nice but very wet mushroom, average beans, tasteless tomato and quite nice toast & butter. 6/10

Value for money - Airports are always expensive and Wetherspoons are always cheap so the price seems quite fair. 7/10

Veggie option - Veggie sausage, scrambled egg, beans, hash browns, mushroom, tomato, toast & butter for £4.99

Overall - Nothing outstanding but does the trick before you board the plane. The place is busy, the food is average but quite acceptable for the money. It serves its purpose quite nicely and I keep returning. 7/10


  1. can't beat wetherspoons for a full fry. great value for money and great food!!! this is what i'll be buying when i go to the airport in september!! but a large fry for me!! unbeatable!!

  2. It was Hobson's choice when I ate here two or three weeks ago. Pleased to say I hope never to have the misfortune again.It was crowded, noisey, dirty and rushed. That aside the food was poor and certainly not up to the general wetherspoons standard. Besides they only offered only a "type" of scrambled egg. Maximum, a genereous 4 ot of 10. Rosie