Bracknell - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 9, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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This Nando's is in the new addition to the Lexicon centre in Bracknell town centre. There's an array of choice for foods and stores - and it's also a few minutes walk from the existing Peel Centre. It means there's an Odeon and Cineworld now almost next to each other. Bracknell train station is just a few minutes walk from Nando's. You can park in the Peel Centre for surface parking for free for 2 hours (3hrs/£1.50, 4hr/£2.50, 4+hrs/£10) or parking at the trainstation is cheaper than any of the council town centre car parks priced at 1hr/£1.00, 2hrs/£2.00, 3hrs/£3.00 and 3hrs+/£5.00.

Arrived here at around 4:30pm and it was very quiet, just a couple of tables in use. It meant there was no wait at all and the food came in less than 5 minutes. Huzzah!

As you walk up to this Nando's, you see the stylish square cladding on the oustide, covering the windows in a nice pattern. This Nando's is over two floors and there is plenty of seating including lots of booths and larger tables for groups. There are 12 tables or so to the left as you enter, with the stairs to more seating and the toilets by the till and serving hatch and then past these three large circular booths with lots of little lamposts it seems on the outside of the booths - with more square booths tucked under the stairs. Towards the back there are further booths and strip lighting built into the walls. Upstairs it is mainly table/chair seating with lots of bright fabric and bright red lightshades. Toilets were spotless and clad in dark green/white tiles. A very nicely decoarted new Nando's.

I went for the sunset burger and chips. The chip portion was very generous indeed and they were all hot and crispy. The sunset burger was made slightly incorrectly... it had the red pepper chutney but it also had a different layer of red... which turned out to be chilli jam. All I can say is that Nando's should change this to always include it because the flavours went very well together indeed! The two chicken thighs were much larger and thicker than I've ever had on the burger before and they were cooked perfectly. Really nice lunch.

Staff were pleasant enough and doing as expected.

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