Aberdeen - Belmont Street - Pompey Ranger Review

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How Helpful?: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This store is down a pedestrianised street in a city which whilst built and dependant on the oil industry seems to have a very car hating council. We spent a long time driving around trying to get a parking space before eventually going down Harriet street into the multi storey car park which cost £2.30 for 2 hours, 3 hours for £3.30.

The store is impressive from outside and resembles a modern church. Upon entering to the left is a very inviting couch which I assume if for waiting on takeaway with artwork behind it. There are many booths along the middle and and along the front window with blue faux leather seating, the right wall has soft benching facing onto tables and chairs and there was more tables at the back and round the corner slightly. Stairs take you up to the toilets on the 1st floor with a very impressive portrait on the stair well created by chipping away at plaster to reveal the bricks behind in strategic places and is similar to public artwork in Exeter city centre. Toilets were spotlessly clean though slightly municipal in decor. Good amount of artwork on walls. Out the back was a small seating area on a public piazza hemmed off by large red pots and bushes. I don't think even a hardy Scot would wish to dine out in the December weather though a member of staff was enjoying their break out there probably content in the knowledge no customer would disturb them there.

Staff were very friendly and did the regular checks on food and secondary selling and seemed happy in their jobs.

Food wasn't the quickest but when it did come it was very good portions of tasty rice and a good size salad, no scrimping on the portions here which is a positive bonus, The chicken had slightly singed skin which had peeled back off the meat, but the meat below was perfect and succulent and the wing was still edible which is the main thing.

Would happily return to this store, but only is someone else was doing the driving.

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