Halifax - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Was in Halifax for the Halifax Marathon and decided to have a pre-race meal at this Nando's which has been open for nearly two years now!

This Nando's is in the modern Broad Street Plaza which is home to a big Pure Gym, a Vue cinema, a Premier Inn and other eateries. Just a few minutes walk from here are various attractions including Halifax Minster, Dean Clough Mills and Halifax Gibbet.

It's about half a mile walk from Halifax train station and a stone's throw from the main bus station. There are many car parks around Halifax centre all very reasonably priced. Generally charging is Mon-Sat from 8am-6pm and you'll be pushed to pay more than £4 for all-day parking... For convenience, Broad Street Plaza does offer its own parking which is more expensive, priced at £2.10/2hrs, £3.10/4hrs, £5.20/6hrs, £7.30/8hrs and £10.00/24hrs, with an evening rate of £3.10 to park 6pm-midnight and a weekend rate of £2.50/2hrs and £3.50/10hrs.

This Nando's is sandwiched between a Frankie & Benny's, a Harvester and Chimichanga - and sadly while those three have bright illuminated fronts, the Nando's is not lit up...

Inside it is wonderfully decorated with plenty of different seating. At the back are three large circular booths, with a couple of long high tables to the left of these. At the front there are mainly tables/chair sets of all different sizes including half a dozen or so tables outside.

The left wall as you enter has hundreds of small canvas paintings, with the right wall being reclaimed painted wood. The drinks/sauce station (with coloured straws) is also on the right and has bright golden tiles behind it.

The ceiling is made up of lots of wooden slats/lattices which have some clear orbs dangling from them on bright red cords. Above the circular booths and high-tables are some wicker style shades and other red conical shaped metal shades. Toilets are also at the back and have brightly coloured yellow doors and drips trays under the soap.

Arrived at about 7:30pm and it was about half full with the food coming in just under 20 minutes. I was claiming a free whole chicken which was topped off with chips and rice (a hearty pre-marathon meal indeed). The chicken was a very good size - and covered in sauce and very juicy - and the chips and rice were both in abundance and hot and crispy and hot and moist. Definitely worth waiting for!

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