Manchester - Piccadilly - Elliott Waters Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (12 votes)
Number of Visits: 
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
4.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

Another RateYourNandos dinner, this time Manchester Piccadilly was the location.. The outlet is located on two levels, the main and the basement. The main level contains the till and grill, and three rows of seats extending through to the back of the outlet. We were placed in the basement, which contains the toilets, a small till point, and a small number of nice tables. Plenty of red. After meet and greet, the raffle (which produced some results!), we went to order. My order was taken by a very helpful Nandoca, who navigated the order with great ease. After ordering, I returned to the table.

I ordered a red pepper dip to start, and a chicken burger Mango and Lime with spicy rice and side salad for mains. The starter arrived after around 10 minutes, with the main arriving shortly after. The pitta was lovely and warm, and the pepper dip was in abundance. The chicken burger was nice and spicy, plenty of Peri-Peri, and the bun was lovely and soft. The spicy rice was good although a little lumpy, but the salad was nice and crisp. All washed down with some finest machine water in a Peri-Peri mug.

After that, the Nando's quiz was started, and despite some intense competition, myself and Gerre pipped Pompey to the post!

This outlet is located on Piccadilly Gardens adjacent to the green space, in the former Nobels amusement arcade, next to the new Morrisons supermarket and Travelodge. It is in front of the main bus stops for services to East Manchester, and equidistant walk from both Piccadilly Gardens, and Market Street tram stops. Parking is not available immediately around the restaurant, due to it's city centre location, however ample parking is available around the city, meaning a short walk to this Nandos. Unfortunately, this city centre branch isn't located on one of the free bus routes, in particular the Number 2 Nandos Express, which links the other four city centre Nandos outlets every 10 minutes, but non-the-less is easily accessible by public transport and on foot.

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