Lewisham - Pompey Ranger Review
This Nando's is just off from the main pedestrian street of Lewisham and is close to the Lewisham shopping centre and to the Bus station. Situated on a corner it benefits from windows on both streets making this a light and airy store. A large metal chicken artwork is poised above the front door. The store interior whilst quite magnolia and in need of a bit of a facelift was neat and clean and had some impressive art on the walls and interesting carvings.
Seating is set out on the flat from the front door and to the left of the stairs, till and serving hatch. Additional seating is provided on a raised area at the back of the store and on a mezzanine level above the front. The Toilets are in the basement and were clean and had interesting curvy walls. The sink in store is positioned a bit out the way to the left of the back stairs on route to the kitchen.
The Beverage and sauce station at the back was clean, however very few sauce bottles were out and I had to go up 3 times in order to get my Lemon and herb peri peri sauce. There was a sign saying if you can't find a sauce then ask a member of staff but I would rather have the ability to grab it myself. Many of the salt dispensers were missing from the tables as well.
The main staff member who dealt with me whilst having a confusing language barrier between us was certainly smiley and in the full Nando's spirit. Some of the other staff members weren't as happy but they all did their job and some were chatty.
The Chicken breast when it came out whilst by no means the biggest I have seen was well cooked and positively swimming in Hot sauce so made a sight to behold, the creamy mash was well portioned and appealing and the Rice was as to be expected. I could have no complaints about the food and when I was finished all that was left was a small pile of gnawed chicken bones.
The staff cleared my plates in good time and tried to tempt me with dessert.
The store also has a social conscience side as last time I was here was when they were a stop during the Great chicken charity march in which some of the stores staff took part.