Leeds - Briggate - Elliott Waters Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Entering this outlet, you arrive in to a small waiting area, with tables to the right, and stairs leading to the upper level, and upper upper level toilets to the left. I was welcomed by a friendly Nandoca, who showed me to a table on the ground floor in the window, quite close to the door.

After pondering the menu, I squeezed past the many other Nando's diners, to the till point to order. A short wait at the till point, and I was served by another helpful Nandoca, who took my order without any difficulty, and I returned to my table.

I waited less than 10 minutes for the meal to arrive, and it was a standard Nando's experience. I ordered quarter chicken medium with chips and salad. The chicken was nice and warm, with the peri-peri sauce well and truly grilled in to the skin. The chips were fine, nothing exciting, warm enough but didn't seem overly fresh, and the salad was nice, cold, and crisp. Overall a fairly average meal, nothing to get too excited about.

The outlet is spread across three floors that I could see. You have the ground floor as you enter (where I was sat), via stairs to the first floor, and another set of stairs to the second floor. The ground floor contains many tables pushed against the windows, with two booths in the middle from the entrance to the grill point, taking up the middle half of the outlet. The cutlery and drinks area is located immediately behind the last booth, and the space thereafter is empty to queue for the till and grill point, with a couple of tables against the wall. The first floor is quite a large area, full of tables pushed against the windows and in the centre with a feature curved bench servicing a large number of tables, with a cutlery and drinks point behind this on the back wall. The second floor contains the toilets, which I didn't visit. There is a fair amount of Nando's decor in this outlet, all strung from walls which is quite nice to view, with the Nando's music going in the background.

This outlet is located at the bottom of Briggate, Leeds biggest shopping street. It is right on the corner adjacent to McDonalds, Burger King, and Leeds Trinity. If you continue down Briggate, you reach the railway and the infamous “Viaduct” showbar, along with other pubs and clubs. You can reach this outlet very easily by public transport. Leeds railway station is a 10 minute walk away, as is Leeds bus station. Buses also stop close by on their way to the bus station. Parking is a bit of a problem, as the nearest car park is near the railway station, for Leeds Trinity.

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