Milton Keynes - The Centre - Pompey Ranger Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
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?: 

I spent a long time driving around trying to find a parking space as whilst MK might have lots of parking it is all full and is mostly along the boulevards which meant lots of driving to find it. Eventually after 15 minutes of driving I found a parking space in a standard area about 10 minutes walk from the store at 40p an hour. The store is in a giant shopping centre with four anchor stores of John Lewis, Marks and Sparks, House of Frazer and Debenhams. It takes a lot of walking to get around and the Nandos is on the edge of a square with a interesting statue just outside. It has a large wooden Nandos planter in the entrance.

It has a real mixture of indoor outdoor. I opted to sit inside which was up against a glass wall the other side of which was another table and 2 people eating who were so close that it felt we were sat at the same table some thing I think they found more irritating than me. But they weren't outside they were in a corridor with a high glass ceiling and another glass wall the other side with the real outside. Add to this when you go upstairs you find another outside balcony area. The Store wasn't that packed however it was struggling with the small number of people in and I had to wait in queue for over 10 minutes before being served and was told I would have a 25 minute wait for my food. In reality it was only 22 minutes wait for my food once served. The toilets were upstairs and were clean.

There was a lot of art work in the store which brightened up the store and I loved the colourful glass light shades along the centre of the ceiling.

The chicken was standard and quite tasty, they had been very very stingy with the peri sprinkle and I had to ask for more as if paying 10p to get it I expect at least to see it on my chips.

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