Edinburgh - Ocean Terminal - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This Nando's is located in the new additional food court within Ocean Terminal - home to Royal Yacht Britannia, on Leith Waterfront. There are thousands of free parking spaces spread across three multi-storey car parks. I parked in the red zone and this brought you right by the restaurants. There is also a Vue cinema within the complex.

Got here at about 9pm and there were just a couple of tables in use. I went for the Full Platter and it was very nice. It came in just under 10 minutes - and the whole chicken was a good size with lots of piping hot white meat smothered in sauce. The chips were a slightly small sized portion but were hot and crispy, the rice was hot and moist, the supergrain side was a good size and the veg was hot and saucy.

There is one lovely touch in this restaurant. The wall in front of the till right at the entrance starts off as a solid wall, made up of lots of shapes and small triangles and then as this climbs up and spreads across the seating it splits leaving these shapes and triangles scattered around. There are some booths tucked behind the entrance and a good selection of seating, but shopping centre Nando's are never the best decorated, due to having lots of open walls that look out into the shopping centre itself. Fro the entrance towards the back left, there are a few tables which do not even seem as though they are part of Nando's as they are not covered or enclosed in a wall. The toilets are right at the front by the serving hatch and were clean with a large granote sink, wood cladding and three circular mirrors.

Staff were pleasant enough but doing as expected.

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