Crewe - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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?: 

This Nando's is sort of on Grand Junction Retail Park, but is in a completely separate build on its own, on the opposite side of the roundabout to the retail park. There is a handful of parking outside Nando's itself (about 10 spaces), so be prepared to park on the retail park and walk across. It's a reasonable sized retail park, but with only 800 spaces to cover a large M&S Food, Sports Direct, Next, Currys PC World etc - be prepared to drive around for a while looking for a space. There is a strict 3-hour limit on parking, but it is free. It's easily found as is under a mile walk from Crewe train station. It's also half a mile walk from MFA Bowling alley and a mile from Odeon Crewe.

Arrived here at about 2:30pm on a Sunday afternoon and there was a 15 minute wait for a table, along with a further 27 minute wait for the food to come. I was claiming a Red Reward, so between the two of us had it as a whole chicken along with a large chips and large rice. We could see the food sat under the heatlamps for over 15 minutes, so was a bit worried it would come out a little dry - and indeed it was a bit. The chips were plentiful and hot and crispy and the rice was also a little dry and not uite as hot. Overall it was an average meal.

This Nando's is brand new, so it was very clean and had lots of nice colour. From the entrance there is a waiting area immediately infront of you and then tills ahead of that. The till area is clad in bright orange/red tiles and has multi-coloured red/green/blue/orange wood sticks/reeds above the till. To the right of the entrance there are three square booths in the middle of the restaurant, each with what seems like a miniature set of street lights just above the booths and to the left of the entrance there are a couple more of these against the front wall. In the windows at the front are some table/chair sets but with large ceramic blue/white domes in a triangular pattern. There are plenty of large beige/orange domes for the lighting running down the centre of the ceiling. The whole ceiling/building has a pitched roof with large windows on the gable ends and a large skylight by the entrance with patterned windows - and there are several large canvas paintings on the walls. Toilets are very clean in white tiles.

Staff were cheerful but doing as expected.

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