Poole - samking104 Review

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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As soon as I step through the doors of this establishment I am transported to a unique dining environment, of which some restaurants desperately try to replicate but fail. While waiting to be seated, I can instantly see that everyone is happy and united under one roof for their love of Nandos' chicken. I was made to feel incredibly welcome and was even treated as an old friend, a rarity and forgotten trait in some eateries. Once seated I immediately decided on a whole chicken with two sides of rice and a side of chips.

I was expecting the food to take a while, as it was a bank holiday and busy, but I was pleasantly surprised when no sooner a conversation had started my food was placed in front of me. The conversation was promptly replaced by silence, save the occasional 'this is lovely', while I ate my meal. The chicken was cooked perfectly and I had a very satisfying experience, of which is a primary factor when I decide where to eat in the future. From the great atmosphere through to the fantastic staff and of course the food, Nandos Poole is a recommended experience for all.

With regards to the surrounding peri-meter (couldn't resist a pun) you have the cinema, which is a short waddle away, an indoor water park, bowling alley and arcade. I have been to several branches of Nandos, including Southampton, Eastleigh and London, but this is by far the best in my opinion. As I write this review, I am enjoying some homecooked chicken with Nandos' seasoning. Keep up the great work Nandos Poole!

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