Finchley Lido - Pompey Ranger Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
2.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This store is just off the north circular and benefits from a large free car park which also services a Hollywood Bowling centre and a Vue cinema, it is hemmed in by a Frankie and Bennies and a Mcdonalds. There is a small seating outside seating area to the front of the store.

I opted to sit inside this rather bland store with a vaulted wooden roof, concrete rooster next to the serving area and a few booths at the back. I didn't feel that welcomed by the staff which set the scene for the rest of the visit. When my chicken arrived the breast piece was missing its skin and from the way it was dried out and singed into the flesh it was obviously missing the skin when placed onto the grill and not as tender as could have been. The chips were a good portion but not as hot as could have been. The water filter output warm water which had a very unsavoury flavour to it and I couldn't palatte. Finally there were no napkins left!

I managed to leave after my frozen yogurt without anyone saying good bye.

Despite ease of parking and how easy to get to, I don't envisage ever returning to this store.

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