Canterbury - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

A delightful little Nando's branch in the delightful town of Canterbury. It's located in the town centre where there are plenty of other bars, restaruarnts and shops - so I am sure this can get pretty busy at peak times. For me, arriving at about 8:30pm on a Wednesday night meant it was very quiet. Of the 30 or so tables on offer, maybe 10 were occupied.

There's no parking in the town centre itself (or at least none I could find), but there are several well sign-posted car parks within a half-mile walk. I parked in "Central". All the car parks charge at £1 per hour with charges applying from 6am-9pm, so pretty reasonable.

This Nando's is pretty small. About 17/18 tables downstairs with a further 10 upstairs. I think only one booth on offer, so all is table/chair seating. Still enough room to be sat down comfortably though.

Standard Nando's really: some nice lighting making it very bright inside, but limited artwork/sculptures both upstairs and down. The toilets wre upstairs too and were spick and span.

What made this Nando's so nice though were the staff. There were all sorts of groups of customers in and all of them were being attended to nicely. The staff were being extra nice to toddlers and young kids, they were sitting down at spare seats on some tables to have a chat with the customers - they even brought out a birthday cake and sang happy birthday to another table. Throughout my visit I was very well looked after too. Very nice, very friendly, very relaxed atmosphere.

My half chicken, chips and rice came in just under 10 minutes and was delicious. Very well cooked and dripping in sauce. My only worry was the chicken breast wasn't particularly large... I think there was more meat on the wing... BUT, it was still very tasty.

Very nice visit indeed!

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