Edinburgh - Fort Kinnaird - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 27, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Only in Edinburgh for a day, so made sure I ate at the three Nando's I'd yet to visit and Fort Kinnaird was the first. It's located to the South-East of the city and is easily found as it's just off the A1 and there are well over 2,000 free parking spaces. It's also just over half a mile walk from Newcraighall train station. On the Fort Kinnaird retail park is a whole host of shops and other eateries, as well as an Odeon cinema.

Arrived here at about 1pm with the restaurant less than half full - and went for a chicken fillet burger and chips. It took just under 10 minutes to come and at first I thought the breast fillet was enormous as it was bigger than the bun... but then I realised the bun was rather small. I normally cut the burger in half and I had two very small pieces of bun I couldn't really hold properly... Hopefully the buns won't shrink at all Nando's just yet! The chicken was cooked very nicely though - hot and saucy and a tad on the thicker side and juicy. Chips were an average size portion and were a little cold and a little soggy. Overall and standard meal.

This Nando's is quite a large long space and very open plan. Most of the seating at the front are table and chair sets, but towards the back are four large circular booths and three more booths on the back-right wall. There are some Chinese lantern style lampshades at the front and then some large orange shades above the circular booths. Behind the sauce station is bright orange tiling and the till section is clad in blue tiles. Toilets were clean and tiled in grey/black/white squares with a bright yellow sink. There is some outside seating under a little glass canopy... but it was lashing it down and very breezy.

Staff were pleasant but doing as expected.

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