Dover - St James Square - James RYN Review

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
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?: 

I was surprised to see the reviews for Dover Nando's are not so great, so I thought I had better try it out myself to see if things have improved!

Firstly the decoration, which is probably a 4.5/5, but on this occasion I'll award a 5/5. The whole restaurant is very new, completely clean, and has a nice little outside area, which on a hot spring lunch time, was the perfect place to sit! Only criticism there is that all the sauces, drinks, cutlery etc are right at the back, which is quite a long way from the outside area (at least longer than the average walk in a Nando's). What struck me the most about the decoration was a huge photo (yes photo, NOT art) of an African man dressed in a cloak made of keyboard keys - a very striking piece to study as you order!

Food itself arrived after about 15 minutes, but was sadly quite average. My butterfly was rather dry and burnt on top, while a salad we ordered came without feta cheese. This was soon corrected, but overall it didn't quite achieve an average 3.

Staff were all very friendly and had a smile on their faces. Manager quickly brought us feta cheese when we pointed out it was missing, and he even gave us extra to make up for it.

Add new comment

(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.
(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.
(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.

Plain text

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.