Bath - Vaults - Pompey Ranger Review

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This store is in some old arches next to the Railway station on what was once Brunel square with the typical Bath stone walls and ceilings along with a lot of feature artwork and a small outside seating area at the front. Having the corner unit means half is in the original arches which makes it have more character and also a lot more indoor space. Whilst right next to the Bus station and Train station the parking near by is very expensive, I paid £3.50 for 2 hours parking in the underground car park under the new shopping centre that has been faked exceptionally well to blend into bath on what was the old bus station. Be careful following sat Nav as since it is a new development it will try to take you to the middle of the River accessed by the A36 and not to the front by Dorchester St where you want to be.

Inside it is exceptionally decorative and lots of features, they were putting up the Christmas tree and I couldn't help think the Barci for the top of the tree would look better on my tree but I resisted the temptation. The toilets are upstairs and are individual unisex cubicles.

When the food came out the chips were plentiful and hot with plenty of peri peri, the rice was fine bot not a big portion, the let down was the half chicken. The breast piece was a bit charred around the edges like if someone forgot it was on the grill and the leg piece was missing it's skin which made it quite dried out and tough. I couldn't be bothered to comment and just took it on the chin, my friend's double breast burger looked dried out to me but they said it was fine. The staff seemed to have taken up 2 large tables, one for paperwork and diarys, the other for the promotional stuff they have been sent down from head office like the Barci tree topper. One benefit was that I could see that Nandos are introducing Black Forest Gateaux flavoured frozen yoghurt, the draw back was they left it for periods of time unattended.

An impressive looking Nandos with friendly staff just need to work on the Grilling regime.

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