Antrim - The Junction - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
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?: 

Staying in Belfast, so had the short drive to Antrim to visit his Nando's. It's on the Junction retail park (signposted as Outlet Centre if driving) and offers free parking (couldn't see any signs suggesting a limit) and has hundreds of spaces. Nando's is by the Omniplex cinema. The nearest train station is Antrim, which is about 1.5 miles away.

Arrived here around 7:30pm... and as this was just prior to the Government announcement shutting all restaurants, it was very quiet indeed. Inside, it's a big square - mainly tables/chair seating but a couple of square booths at the back to the right of the sauce station and the toilet entrance. The ceiling is very funky - big triangular wooden grooves and ridges with strip lights. Some large colourful canvasses on the wall to the right of the entrance. Toilets were very clean and clad in grey with yellow fixtures.

Being very empty it took just under 10 minutes to come. I went for a half chicken, chips, rice and grains/greens. It was an average sized portion - the chips and rice were cooked fine... but of my, the chicken - was very very dry. Really difficult to chew. It had plenty of sauce on it, but the actual chicken was just so dry. Nice that there was a Kinsale Pale Ale being sold here.

Staff were fine and doing as expected (cleaning the hell out of all tables...).

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