Brisbane - Festival Towers - James RYN 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
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 23, 2016
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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After the disappointment of not managing to get to a Nando's in Fiji (Nadi branch closed down due to flooding), the first Nando's of my trip to Oceania was in Brisbane CBD. The Nando's in Australia immediately struck me as much more similar to South Africa, with a more casual feel. The decoration outside was quite dated, though inside looked like it has had a relatively recent refurb.

In Australia you seat yourself to a table, and grab a menu from the till to take with. The unique menu choices were abundant, and I decided to go for an 'open pita', which is basically a pita cut in half and laid out on a plate, with lots of tasty bits piled on top. The one I had included red pepper dip (just like the UK starter), sliced red peppers, rocket and lettuce, and some chicken thighs. Unfortunately the thighs were on the small side, so while I was full at the end, I felt like I could definitely do with more chicken. The chips however were plentiful and perfectly cooked, with plenty of peri-spice to match.

I'm planning to visit a lot more Nando's on this Australia trip, so I'll keep the review relatively brief. However, this was a nice introduction for what is to come!

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