Nottingham - Showcase - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Well, after a nice little half marathon, what better way to re-fuel than with some chicken and chips? Being in Nottingham, it was a great excuse to mark off one of the few Midlands branches I haven't been to and seeing as though I had a beautiful gift card from the RYN team as well, it would have been rude not to! RYN are fuelling my running :-)

This Nando's is on the Redfield Way complex which also houses a Tenpin bowling alley, Showcase Cinema (obviously), Casino and other eateries such as Chiquitos and Frankie and Benny's. There are hundreds of free parking spaces too.

I was in a party of five and we arrived around 1pm with and a nice empty booth as soon as we walked in, so no wait at all. No queues at the till either and only four minutes for my food to come meant this was turning into a very nice visit.

The food was delicious as well. Chicken was piping hot and smothered in sauce, with a big sized protion of chips and rice - both of which were cooked perfectly. The only reason this wasn't perfect is that the pieces of chicken were perhaps a tad small, but still tasted damn good.

The decor is almost identical to that of other Showcase Nando's (Coventry, Nantgarw). It's a circular type building from the outside with stone brick walls on the inside and the same style filly lightshades. A central dividing booth height wall running down the middle with a mixture of booths/tables and chairs either side of it - and pots, carving and tusks/ribs on top of this wall (with more dust!).

The staff were friendly enough, but just did the bear minimum.

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