Dublin - Mary Street - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 30, 2012
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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So in April this year, I finally branched out of the UK and visited my first "international" Nando's and it didn't disappoint!

I can't comment on the parking situation, but it is located in the busy City Centre, so would rate this as N/A.

Arrived here at 2pm on a Monday afternoon. It was pretty quiet, maybe only a third full, so no wait to be seated, to order - and the food came in 8 minutes.

The staff were very pleasant and could be seen talking to all customers throughout. Everyone in Dublin seems to be a tourist, so I guess plenty to talk about!

I was claiming a free whole chicken and also ordered a large rice and large chips. Whoa!! These were the biggest sides I have ever had. Easily the size of three (or more!) regular sides. The rice was also hot and moist and the chips hot and crispy. The chicken was also huge - piping hot, moist and smothered in sauce.

The decor and arrangement were also very good. A nice layout - with tables/chairs in the front full length windows and some high tables/chairs by the entrance as you go in. A booth in the middle of the restaurant with three further booths along the back wall. These three booths all of a wall lamp too. There is a mixture of a wicker style ceiling and wood panelled ceiling and multiple different light fittings - some made to look like gas lamps. There are a few colourful canvases dotted throughout with each of the full length windows also having a very bright shade to pull down if needed. Toilets were also fresh and spotless.

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