Cardiff - St Davids - LawVS Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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?: 

St David's Shopping Mall is a very busy and popular location of Cardiff with a strong mix of restaurants including our very own Nando's. However, this has come at a cost. This Nando's is VERY packed. Especially on a weekend!

We, my girlfriend and I, were in Cardiff for the weekend and spotted the Nando's the night before but the lines were even longer to the point even we were put off. You've got to be aware that this outlet is popular. The staff look quite tired and bless them for trying to keep up with demand. We were led upstairs and the space there was very cramped. I could imagine that on a normal day, the space is fine but on a busy day it's easy to spot the flaws. The balcony is right next to tables so you've got only one row of traffic so to speak. The decor is decent but is lost in the throngs of people.

The food itself is good despite the overwhelming turnover but it seemed a little less piping hot than usual. Methinks that they have several chickens on the go to speed up service but even then the chickens weren't exactly speedy in getting to us. The levels of cutlery, sauces and drinks are in healthy supply though so you're not left wanting which is a plus point.

To sum up, if you time it right, the St David's Nando's is a good place to go. Best try the Caroline Street branch of Cardiff about 10 minutes' walk away if you don't want to be bothered with a cramped culinary experience.

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