Brighton - Marina - Elliott Review

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
4.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
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?: 

The second Nando's in Brighton, located in the Marina, was visit number two for the day.

Arrived, dripping wet after a monsoon had erupted between the bus stop and the store, we were quickly seated, being given a choice of seats by the Nandoca. We eventually settled for a table in the far left corner of the outlet, by the window. This is one of those long tables which is split by a sauce rack. Seated comfortably, we went off to order. This again was a very simple process, with the Nandoca navigating the order which included a combination of rewards, gift cards, and cash, with ease. Returned to the table via the cutlery and sauce area, which was well stocked.

The first part of my meal arrived after 4 minutes, and the remainder after 7. I ordered three chicken wings and a side of garlic bread. The wings were red hot and dripping with sauce, so much so I had plenty to mop up with the garlic bread. The chicken simply fell off the bone, and the skin light but crisp in places. The garlic bread was nice and soft, with the right amount of seasoning. After finishing, the Nandoca came to clear the plates. They were incredibly friendly, as have all the staff encountered at this store, offering any extras or desserts, and joking with us throughout.

This outlet is rather large, catering for lots of hungry Nando's fans. It is split in to three rows, all containing seating containing a mixture of booths and bench seats. There is also lots of additional seating outside, however on this visit it was raining quite violently and very windy, so outside was not sampled! There is a curved ceiling with spotlights amplifying the affect of the curves. Plenty of woodwork, and Nando's art around the place. They were very enjoyable surroundings to be in. The toilets were impressive and clean, as was the rest of the outlet.

The outlet can be found in Brighton Marina, on the row of eateries. Others in the area include a floating Chinese buffet (!), Frankie & Bennys, and Pizza Express (who actually received a Nando's takeaway delivery during our visit!). Other items of interest at the Marina include the many boats, cinema, Asda, and retail outlets which can be found here. Easily accessible by road with lots of free parking. Additionally, there are frequent buses from the city centre (bus service 7) and less frequent (21/21A) all operated by Brighton and Hove. Or for you hardy souls, it's a lovely walk along the seafront from the Marina to the City. Not advisable during bad weather!

I very much enjoyed the visit here, and do prefer this outlet to the city centre one!

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