Basildon - Festival Leisure - Gerry Louis Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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?: 

Got to this branch just before 3pm after a 25 minute walk from Eastgate. Spent five minutes walking around Asda looking for the exit with no luck, poor homing pigeon I am...

Anyway, the branch was pretty empty so I was free to pick any seats. This branch has an outside seating area facing the car park, a veranda section inside the mall, a mini section as you enter on the left hand side and the main seating area to the right of the branch. I sat on the left which has 3 tables, a 2 seater table in between two four sweaters which luckily no one filled today.

The Nandoca who greeted me was nice and friendly, so was the girl who brought my food over but the girl who took my order wasn't really that bothered. I ordered a 1/4 chicken mango and lime with sweet mash and no I didn't want to use my red reward. The food arrived to me in about 5-6 was very hot and delicious. The mash tasted great, I've had some bland ones but over the two days I can say the Essex branches stick to the recipe and deliver great results. No complaints about the chicken either. Cooked through, it was a leg piece as she didn't ask but it was sauced well and was hot on delivery.

One of the greatest things about this restaurant was the tiling in the toilet cubicles. They were like the yellow brick road from Wizard of Oz which made me very happy. Also I was lucky I went into the cubicle that had toilet paper. The girl who brought my food came to check how the meal was... She apologised and started laughing saying She always seems to ask people when they were mid bite. She reminded me of Stacey Solomon but she had great lipstick and make up on.

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