Sheffield - West Street - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, February 13, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Spending a bit of time in Sheffield let me drop in on one of the Nando's - and I chose the one that is near enough in the city centre, West Street. There's the West Street tram stop pretty much right outside this branch, otherwise there are dozens of car parks dotted around the city centre with lots of on street parking too. The prices range considerably though. For example - I parked in the Q-Park on Charles Street which is in the Museums Quarter and this was reasonable (certainly compared to other city centres) at £6 for just under 5 hours, and a 5-10 minute walk away from the branch. Next door to the Q-Park was the NCP Arundel and is priced at £13.90 for 6 hours. If you do plan to park, just check on the Sheffield Gov website first.

The branch itself is nicely laid out and decorated. As you go in, to your right there are a handful of tables/chairs and the right wall has about 80 bright small canvas paintings along with a much larger painting just around from these. To the left of the entrance is the main seating area with 25+ table/chair combinations and a handful of booths. The rest of the branch has full length windows looking out onto the street, so it's certainly nice and bright. The whole of the ceiling has wooden humped/dipped curves running along it with some nice mixture of lighting hanging down: large metal domes (all different colours), other spotlights lights - and then, unusually, several old paints cans and gas bottles!

Arrived here at about 1pm on a Monday afternoon and there was no wait for a table, to order or for the food, with it coming in around 7 minutes. I had a chicken fillet burger and chips and it was good. The fillet filled the ciabatta nicely and crept out over the sides. It was also smothered in sauce, so much so it kept sliding around inside and it was piping hot too. The chips were also hot and crispy.

The staff were also very chatty here. Doing above the minimum and making conversation with plenty of customers.

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