Wetherspoons owner Tim Martin said he is ‘over the moon’ after receiving his 53rd Michelin Star.
The latest award went to his Liverpool-based gastropub named The Massive Donor and came just in time for him to celebrate by keeping the pub open despite Tier Three restrictions for other pubs and bars in the city.
The award came after Michel Roux Jr and Gordon Ramsay made a joint visit to the bar and tried the ‘sumptuous’ Mixed Grill which they said was ‘heated to perfection’ by the microwave technician. The pair said the meal was served with the recommended ‘pint o’ Stella’ and followed by Covid Surprise – a dessert consisting of ‘loads of ice cream, some dry brownie and a spray of saliva droplets from at least three members of staff’.
The Michelin star scheme began in 1926 and is awarded for outstanding food at ‘fine-dining establishments’ as well as ‘anywhere that sells of pitchers of cocktails, watered-down beer, and trays of shots for a tenner.’ Roux Jr said the menu at Wetherspoons is ‘full of classic dishes with a twist’. The twist being that everything is amazingly bland and tastes the bloody same.