Birmingham - Paradise Forum - Gerry Louis Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
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?: 

Nando's 81 and my first of two Nando's went off to a good start. Less than ten mins walk from new street train station, it was really easy to find though I was being a tourist so actually walked past it. In all honesty it was easier for me to get there than the bullring branch from 3 weeks ago despite the bullring being on top of the station.

No one to greet me but Benn was forgiven as he was training a new member of staff so I got my own cockerel stick from their drawers and picked my own table. Benn asked if I'd done this before to which I told him it was my 81st nando's branch. He suggested I should have my picture taken with the staff at each branch but I declined, dunno if he was coming onto me...

Half a chicken mango and lime with sweet mash and garlic bread within 15 minutes and there were no faults. They make the sweet mash better up north that's all I can say. The chicken was simply superb, delicious, hot, succulent, juicy, all those words to describe a smashing chicken.

Despite me hiding the stick, Benn still came over to ask me if the meal was good to which I told him it was great. I don't normally have much interaction with staff but he was so nice and genuinely caring. Plus his muscles, which he doesn't mind showing off in a short sleeved t...
The only thing that let the restaurant down were the toilets! They were shocking!! Let's just say they need someone to look at the plumbing, it was terrible!

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