Manchester - White City - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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?: 

This Nando's is on the White City Retail Park which is off the same big traffic roundabout as Old Trafford football ground - and just up from the cricket ground. The retail park has hundreds of free spaces for three hours - except when there is footy or cricket on, then you have a 90 minute limit. Man Yoo has its own train station but if you're on the metro, then Trafford Bar is just a five minute walk away.

Was about 7:30pm when I stopped off here, so it was pretty quiet. This is a new build and the decor is good. Quite a few tables outside and inside there is a good mix of booths and other circular four-seater tables - with three circular booth surrounded by wooden poles being right in the centre of the restaurant. There are some big red paper lanterns also hanging down around these for lighting. Toilets were clean and tiled in green/grey.

The food came in under five minutes and was a huge let down. I went for half chicken, chips and rice. The chicken portion was very small and had very little meat on it. The breast piece especially was very lean and I had to scrape the chicken off the bone as there was so little rather than be able to slice it off. The rice portion was nuclear hot but every grain of rice was rock hard. I can only assume it was a re-heated portion. The chip portion was average in size and was barely luke warm and quite soggy.

I was sat at the back so don't know if I was just hidden, but nobody came to check on me. A bit disappointing, especially after the nice one earlier in Glasgow.

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