Manchester - Spinningfields - Elliott Waters Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Lunch is not complete without a trip to Nandos, and this time it was Spinningfields that took the turn. You enter the restaurant in to a nice big heater, which is essential considering it's Manchester and it always rains. The resturaunt is open plan, a bit dull in terms of decor (maybe made worse by the dull Manchester weather), however has a large number of tables to feed peri-peri diners. These are split between a small number of booths around the outside, and a number of high and low tables in the centre. There were no Nandos tunes playing on this occasion, so no little Nandos dance was had, sadly.

After ordering, the food arrived within a reasonable amount of time, considering the restaurant was empty. The food looked advertising, and not bland, tasted good, with plenty of peri-peri sauce on my burger, so much it dripped all over my spicy rice, which again was good, and the side salad was as you would expect a salad to be, leafy, with two big juicy cherry tomatoes. I wouldn't say it was excellent, but it was notably better than other Nandos I have visited recently.

The Spinningfields restaurant is quite hard to find if you don't know your way around, it is hidden in the resturaunt area behind the Armarni building in Manchester. Close by is the free Metroshuttle Number 2 bus, which links the City Centre Nandos of Spinningfields, Oxford Rd, Printworks, and Arndale (handy if you can't find this one eh!). Parking is non-existent, but for the centre of Manchester that's not really surprising.

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