Huddersfield - Elliott Waters Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Number of Visits: 
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
3.5 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

As mid-Pennine train journey Nando's go, Huddersfield is conveniently located to service the Peri-Peri needs of train travellers. I entered the outlet after the short hop from Manchester on my way to York, and was shown to a table almost immediately. After pondering the menu for a while, I went to place my order, which was quite simple and easy process, returning to the table via the cutlery and sauce area.

The outlet is quite compact, and is split in to four sections. The first is as you enter, there are a number of tables along the right hand wall looking out on to John William Street which is where I sat, the second are further tables on the left as you enter which includes bar-stool seats overlooking Westgate. The third is the till and grill, which is on the rear wall, and the fourth is a slightly raised section in the left hand corner of the outlet. There are a few pieces of Nando's artwork around, but overall there isn't a great deal to see. They make a lot of use out of the brickwork instead. The exterior of the outlet is rather impressive however, and worthy of note.

My meal arrived after just over 10 minute wait, and was piping hot. I decided to go for the normal burger mango and lime, with chips and salad. The burger itself was good, the chicken was quite juicy, although the bun was a little stale. The tomato and lettuce were alright, nothing special in that department. The chips were warm and fluffy, fresh and enjoyable. The salad was the improved version, with cucumber and tomatoes, which was also enjoyable. Overall a fair 4 for the meal.

The outlet is located in the centre of Huddersfield, on the corner for John William Street and Westgate. Adjacent to the outlet is McDonalds, further down the road is Wetherspoon, and Pizza Hut.
You can reach Huddersfield really easily. The railway station is a short walk from the outlet, served by trains on the TransPennine route from York, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, and Sheffield. The bus station is also a short walk away, and you can reach it from nearly all parts of West Yorkshire. Parking is available in the town, however there is no parking in the immediate vicinity of the outlet.

Overall, as far as West Yorkshire Nando's go, it's not the best I've been too, but it's certainly not the worst. Worthy of a visit if you are in the area, but there are other outlets only a short train ride away in Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, and by bus to the impressive Leeds White Rose.

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