Derby - Market Place - Elliott Waters Review
One of two Nandos in Derby, this resturaunt is located in a prominent position on the Market Square in central Derby. It is surrounded by banks, nightclubs, and closed up shops, so unless you are specifically aiming to visit this Nandos, you wouldn't really stumble across it on a day out. Non-the-less, this doesn't spoil the restaurant itself, which as you walk in I was greeted with a friendly smile, and whisked straight to one of the many tables. Monday evening obviously isn't a busy period for this outlet. From what I saw, the restaurant is on one level only, and doesn't contain that many tables. All the tables are on the front half, overlooking the square, with only a big glass panel separating diners from outside, with the kitchen and till point hidden behind a row of artificial plants.
I ordered, and food arrived very quickly. I had only just got back, and the meal had arrived. I had single chicken burger with rice and salad. The breast was a bit dry, although plenty of Peri-Peri was in attendance, so I was a little confused over what happened there. The rice was tasty, spicy, and fresh. The salad was chilled and crisp, just how it should be.
The resturaunt decor is fresh and Nandos-esque. As most of the walls are glass panels, there's very little on the walls, but they make up for it by the condiments section, which has a number of Portuguese and African bowls on display.
Getting here, as mentioned before, is only really possible if you're making a specific visit as most of the outlets around it are closed down, I expect due to the Westfield shopping centre being so close. Parking is not possible due to the city centre location, closest you will get is dropped off outside in the taxi turn-round that serves the night clubs.