Edinburgh - Omni Centre - Elliott Waters Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

A visit to Edinburgh brought a chance to sample another new outlet, and with plenty to choose from, Edinburgh - Omni centre was the lucky store!

Entered the Omni-Centre, and the Nandos is located off the main entrance, next to Wetherspoon. It is not visible from the outside, however there are plenty of advertisements and signs advising you of the Peri-Peri that lies within. Arriving at the outlet, the "entranceway" is at the right hand side, where a friendly Nandoca greeted me, and showed me to a table. It is a large, open outlet, on one floor. The main seating area is in the centre to the left hand wall, with till point and grill on the right hand wall, and cutlery and access to toilets at the rear. I was seated near to the entrance point, which is separated from the main dining area by a short wooden wall. The decor in the outlet is your standard Nandos. Paintings and ornaments adorned the walls, with a weaved effect panelled ceiling, with lights dangling from these. Very African. The outlet is very clean and tidy, as even my cleanliness radar wasn't squawking.

After not a lot of time looking at the menu, as I had decided what I was having on my way to Edinburgh, I popped over to the till point, and ordered my Wing Roulette. The Nandoca was most pleasant, navigating the order with ease. After ordering, I collected my cutlery and sauces, returning to my table. The only downside I found to the cutlery bit is that there are no plates available. In all other outlets I have visited, there have been plates available to use. This was resolved by the Nandoca when the Wing Roulette arrived.

The food was delicious. As with any Wing Roulette, it is customary that you play the Wing Roulette game on the Nandos app (open challenge to anyone for a Wing Roulette!). The spinning wheel of spice conjured up some results, and in no time the 10 wings had been munched down between me and my friend. The extra hot and hot wings were extremely spicy and well cooked, the medium ones were again, well spiced, with the mango and lime one being as juicy as ever. I didn't get to sample the other spices, but from my friends reaction, they were also to a high standard. A side order of chips was added to spread the meal out, doused with a delicious coating of Lemon and Herb Nandos sauce. All very good, and an enjoyable game of Wing Roulette.

After a short while, the Nandoca came and cleared the table, inviting me for dessert, which was declined, as a trip to the castle was required before the train departed! On this we left the outlet, having enjoyed a very satisfying dinner.

The outlet is located in the Omni-Centre, which also contains a Vue Cinema, Wetherspoon, Virgin Active, and other eating establishments. It also has a car park located at the rear of the centre. I arrived by bus, and there are frequent services from all over Edinburgh to the stops outside the Omni (see Lothian Buses!), or you can walk, as the City Centre is easily in a good walking distance.


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