Manchester - Oxford Road - Chris Clarke Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
3.13 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
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?: 

Easily the busiest Nandos I have ever been to at lunchtime, Oxford Road Nandos is situated just off the main drag within walking distance of both the University of Manchester and Manchester Met University. Parking is pay and display during the day but will be free outside of those hours and there are numerous coffee shops and newsagents nearby.

The restaurant is fitted wonderfully with some very inviting booths and a nice entrance. However, it doesn't have the best waiting area and I ended up being sat at the front where space is at a minimum when getting in and out between other tables. Presumably, these seats are only used at the busiest periods and this would also explain why there wasn't any herb sauce or vinegar available for the duration.

Food was okay when it arrived considering how busy it was. The chicken was a bit dry and the chips had the smallest amount of peri peri salt I've ever received but they happily brought some more when I asked for it.

Overall, a lively outlet which I would visit again due to it's location (>100 yards from bus stop running every few minutes) even though it can get uncomfortably busy.

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