Aberdeen - Union Square - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Onto the second Nando's and back towards Union Square. The train station is right by Union Square and Union Square offers three car parks which offer an evening rate of £1 (6pm-4am), otherwise it is priced at 2hrs/£2.50, 3hrs/£3.50, 4hrs/£4.50, 5hrs/£5.50, 6hrs/£6.50, 7hrs/£10.00 and 7hrs+/£15.00. There's a Cineworld in Union Square as well.

Arrived at this one at 10:20pm and there were just a couple of tables in use. I was advised there'd be at least a 30 minute wait for the food by three different members of staff (as they were "cooking it off"?), so was surprised when it came in 14 minutes. It was pretty average though. The chicken was freshly cooked and very juicy, but there was barely any of it - especially the leg piece, this was very lean indeed. The chips were a bit on the wee side and a little soggy, and although the rice portion was pretty large, it was quite dry. The ratatouille was also very tomato heavy with little of any other veg... Just about a 3 overall I think.

This is on the first floor of Union Square, where all the other eateries are, so the seating goes right up and out into the walkway almost - separated by a small set of planters. 'Inside' the seating layout is in a square, with tables/chairs in the middle third and a few booths running down either side - all of it covered by a big wooden panelled wavy ceiling.

Above the middle seating are 9 very large patterned yellow shades. On the left and at the back by the till is a cluster of red illuminated chillies. A few paintings leaning against the right hand wall on a shelf above the the booths here. Toilets at the very back left and fairly standard - clean and tiled in a greyish/brown colour, with a black marble sink.

Incidentally this was my 300th Nando's... including the one at Dublin... :-)

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