Castleford - Elliott Waters Review
After an invigorating time on the ski-slope, it was time to search for food, and despite there being plenty of outlets to choose from, Nando's was the obvious choice.
As we entered, I was told there would be a short wait for a table of 4, an we were shown to the waiting area, which is located to the right hand side of the door. A short time later, we were shown to Table 2, and we all sat down. As the only person in the group who had experience of Nando's, I was given the task of explaining the menu to my comrades, before despatching them to the till to order.
The order process was good, the servers dealt with the Nando's newbies really well, and recognised I had been to Nando's quite a few times, engaging in a little bit of Nando's banter at the till. All was good, and I returned to the table via the cutlery and sauce area to retrieve the required items for my guests.
The outlet is reasonably sized, as to be expected for a leisure park. You enter, and the till and grill are immediately in front, with the waiting area right by the door. The tables are all located in one area to the right of the door, extending in front of the till and grill area. The cutlery and sauce area is on the far back wall, which also contains the stairs heading up to the toilets. The outlet is quite open plan, with a multitude of arches seperating the till and grill from the main outlet. There are some nice South African artwork pieces on the walls, and some impressive lighting displays.
The meal arrived really quickly, and was quite pleasing in apprearance. I ordered the usual chicken feast, which included a chicken burger Mango and Lime, with chips and spicy rice. The burger bun was a little cold, hadn't been warmed up as usually experienced, but the tomato and lettuce were superb, and not mushy. The chicken breast was covered in sauce, and cooked to perfection. Delicious. The spicy rice was in a bowl, rather than the usual saucer, and had been filled to the brim - excellent as that equated to almost a double portion size! The chips were also fairly reasonable, enjoyed with some Lemon and Herb sauce.
The plates were taken away an acceptable amount of time after finishing, with a delightful smile, and a wave from the Nandoca, we exited the outlet, to continue our weary way back to our homes, nursing the skiing injuries.
The outlet is located in XScape Centre, Castleford. In here is the Snozone real snow Ski slope, 4D Golf, indoor trampolining area, IMAX Cinema, amongst other adventure areas. There is also a large number of eateries here, including Nando's which is located on the left as you enter. There is ample parking available, which is free. The outlet can be reached by rail to Glasshoughton station, which is over the road from XScape, or you can drive along the M62 towards Castleford, between the A1 and M1.
Overall quite a nice little outlet, and worthy of a visit if you are relaxing after a work-out, a slide on the slopes, or exhaustion after playing 4D mini-golf.