Port Louis - James RYN Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Our final Nando's of Mauritius and of the trip! This visit took us right into the centre of the capital Port Louis, which happened to be full of traffic due to some serious road works happening on the main road through the city. After navigating into the grid section where the Nando's is located, we were lucky enough to find a parking space almost directly opposite. It was on a yellow line and I'm not sure we were actually allowed to park there, but plenty of people were so we went with the flow!

This Nando's was noticeably older than the previous three we had visited on the island, and I believe it is the original one which has been around a while longer than the others. Everything was clean though, and maybe I'm being a bit mean only scoring a 2/5, but it really was not at the same level as any of the others!

Since it was so sunny outside and we were missing the beach, we didn't waste any time ordering, eating and paying. Luckily the restaurant wasn't very busy, so the Nandocas were helpful in this initiative!

I thought I would repeat my meal of the other day which was possibly the best double wrap I've ever had, but when I asked for a double wrap the Nandoca looked very confused and said you can't double up wraps. Rather than challenge him, I asked for a double pitta instead, but he said this couldn't be doubled up either! We finally settled on a burger which he would allow me to double up. It seems the menu is very ambiguous in this area, since the double up option is listed below all the burgers, pittas and wraps. I think Nando's Mauritius should make this clearer to avoid any confusion! The other day I did get a double wrap, but was overcharged, and today it wasn't possible at all...

When the Burger arrived it was okay, but the bun was nowhere near as good as the buns back in the UK. There was a good amount of meat though, but I probably should have just got a butterfly burger instead...

Overall, not a bad Nando's to finish the trip, but probably the one I would recommend least to someone visiting Mauritius due to the old decor and difficult downtown location.

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