Northampton - Archive Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 2, 2011
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Though I was waiting over 10 minutes to be shown to a table by a member of staff, the quality of the service and the quality of the food was top notch.

A big thing which has been bugging me is that whenever I order the red pepper dip, I always have tons of the dip left over because they never serve it with enough pitta bread. Not in Northampton Nando's - they served it with lots of pitta bread so that by the time my chicken had arrived, me and my partner had finished off the red pepper dip bowl, which was a first.

The wings were a bit on the charred side on the meal deal we ordered, however the rest of the chicken was fantastic as I was able to taste my holy trinity for chicken - sauce, white meat and skin. The creamy mash was suitably creamy and delicious, though at first glance it looked a bit lumpy. The peri peri salt chips looked like they could use some more peri peri salt on them, but they made for good eating regardless.

The good thing about this Nando's was that it was in Market Square in Northampton and thus a short distance from the cinema, the rest of the town centre and Northampton train station. Though parking may be difficult, it's expected being in such a central location.

The condiments table was a bit messy and never really had enough plates and the napkins were just haphazardly placed on a shelf above the condiments table. However all the requisite sauces and cutlery were there, despite the lack of plates.

One of the disadvantages of being in Northampton is that you need to go to Milton Keynes in order to reach any popular chains or large retail shops (Starbucks, Pret a Manger to name some of the things that ARE not found in Northampton) and so to have a Nando's in town is a relief.

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