Glasgow - The Fort - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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On my way up to Angus for a second week meant I could stop in to another couple of Nando's on the way and this time I went for The Fort at Glasgow. There are a couple thousand free car parking spaces on the retail park, which is home to a host of other eateries and shops, as well as a DW Fitness gym and a Vue Cinema. Easterhouse train station is the nearest and about a two-mile walk away... which I only mention as Easterhouse is also right by the Andy Scott Heavy Horse sculpture right by the M8 motorway.

Got to this one at about 2pm and there were only a few tables in use, which meant there was a very quick turnaround, with only a three minute wait. What was dished up as well was easily one of the biggest and juiciest burgers I have ever had. The breast piece more than covered the ciabatta and was smothered in sauce. It was thick and juicy as well and grilled fantastically. The portion of chips was an average size but were hot and crispy too.

The restaurant has a good amount of seating. As you enter there are three mini-booths infront of you and to the the right of these a dozen or so table/chair sets. Over to the back left there are three larger square booths, each with a large mirror above them on the wall and plenty more tables/chairs here. Just before the booths on the left hand wall are four long pieces of fabric hanging up... which look a bit like big doormats.

Towards the back, past the mini-booths and behind the drinks/sauce stations are a further five or six tables and the back wall here also has four much larger paintings on it. The toilets are at the back to - very clean but a standard beige colour. Standard decor really - nice, but standard.

Staff were doing as expected Some peachy Nandocas... but doing as expected :-)

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