Glasgow - Springfield Quay - Blaynos Review
Had a couple of hours to kill before my train home and decided to pop over to the Springfield Quay branch, making the most of the Scottish sunshine. It’s probably about a 20-minute walk from the main Buchanan Street area and across the River Clyde (I went over the Tradeston Bridge).
Imagine the location as Finchley Lido on steroids: lots of restaurants in huge retail park buildings, with a decent sized car park too; it’s clearly not a branch aimed at those travelling on foot – but easy enough to reach if so. Nando’s itself is almost tucked away in the far corner, in its own much-smaller structure, dwarfed by its neighbours.
Well laid out restaurant (despite having my pet hate of tills by an entrance), with a huge range of seating, including several booths, and a large sauce/service station next to the tills. Plenty of natural light comes in from the ceiling-to-floor windows that overlook the Clyde. Despite it being a Monday afternoon, the branch was fairly busy (I’m reliably informed this place is chocka on the weekends – no surprises there) and food took a while to come (can only imagine how long it must take when it’s full!), probably about 2.5/3 on speed (as such I'll knock 0.5 extra off food).
But that’s not a slight on the staff, who were super-friendly in typical Glaswegian style, and the food was very good when it came. Chicken burger could’ve been a tad bigger (usual gripe), but peri chips were near-perfect. All-in-all a good visit, but probably not a branch to visit if you’re in a rush.