Basildon - Festival Leisure - Damien Review
The Festival Leisure Park "BasVegas" Nando's was the 33rd to open in the UK, and much in the same vein as the Cheshire Oaks branch, is bolted onto a cinema, bowling alley, night club, and various other chain restaurants, surrounded by a large car park.
On entering, we stood at the door for quite a while, waiting to be greeted by staff members who were off doing other things. It seemed nobody was set on door to table duty, but that's pretty much where my complaints end.
The place was well staffed (which makes the door thing all the more strange) by mostly friendly people (including a TOWIE Joey Essex lookalike).
While some of the rest of my group had complaints with their chips being a bit limp, or their chicken being a tad too dry, quite dry chicken, my chicken portion was particularly tasty, and peri chips pretty much perfect.
I'd rate Basildon Festival Leisure Nando's above average on their food and staff, if not décor.