Basildon - Eastgate - James RYN Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Having already visited Festival Leisure Nando's, it was time to check out Basildon's alternative Nando's experience! Parking was easy in the Eastgate car park, and we quickly found the Nando's in the food court area. The mall itself was a bit depressing (especially the upper floors), but that isn't Nando's fault!

We were seated and served very quickly by the lovely manager Natz, who made us feel extremely welcome. The food came after about 10 minutes, and mine was delicious. Apparently the butterfly breasts were fresh out the oven, and I could really taste the difference - succulent, and covered in sauce! However, sides were on the average size, and everyone I was with was quite disappointed with their meals. Apparently the actual non-butterfly chicken breasts were very dry, and my friend had to send her salad back.

Overall a decent Nando's! However, Festival Leisure just gets the edge when dining in Basildon, since it has an outside area too.

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