Nottingham - Cornerhouse - Damien Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Nottingham Cornerhouse Nando's was the 32nd Nando's to open in the UK, and Leicester's very first.

Situated along the side of the pretty central Cornerhouse cinema complex, it's in a good location for shoppers, or possiblt pre-clubbing.

We arrived pretty hungry on a Sunday afternoon, and were shown a table right away, albeit with a lack of chicken on a stick.

The Nando's itself was average in décor. You could tell that it had looked like this for a fair few years, and even the curious large artworks on the wall didn't do much to liven the monotony.

While they were mostly friendly, the staff were also slightly neglectful. For example, I was being served as another member of staff came in with a crate of corn. The woman serving me just stopped and went over to chat to him, not returning for at least a minute, leaving me to wonder if maybe I should join the back of the queue and start my order again with the other person. They also forgot to stamp one of our loyalty cards (just signed it) even though they did have a stamp.

The wait for the food to arrive was above average, but the portion sizes made up for it. Possibly the biggest quarter I've ever had in Nando's!

Sadly the breast was rather squeaky and chewy (rather unusual, but still nice).

There were no other great complains about the food, more their lack of the heavily-advertised sangria (we settled for wine).

Cornerhouse Nando's doesn't offend, but fails to excel in any field.

3 Cocks.

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