Slough - Queensmere - Ryan Review
If you're unlucky enough to be in Slough, then like me you'll head to a Nando's to take your mind off it. A half marathon in the morning, so what better way to store up the energy than with some chicken and chips?? :-)
This Nando's is located just outside the Queensmere shopping centre. If you're driving, then you'll find it's signposted as you get there and not from any distance out . I think the Queensmere centre itself has seen better days as it is pretty run down - but at least a short walk through it and you reach the glowing red letters!
Parking on a Friday at the Queensmere is a flat £2 after 6:30pm, so good value. The Nando's is next door to an Empire cinema so follow the signs to Cinema (or "inem" as the centre signs actually say) and you'll be there in a couple of minutes.
I arrived here at 7pm on a Friday and since every table was taken and three groups were infront of me - was advised by a friendly Ashley there'd be a 20 minute wait. She was very polite and chatty to all the guests, which was nice. There ended up being only a 3 minute wait to be seated, followed by no queue to order and a 6 minute wait for the food to come. Good stuff!
The branch was quite good to - catered to deal with the cinema crowd with plenty of larger seating. The front section is separated by four big wooden jagged pillars. Plenty of tables/chairs/bench seating - large canvas painting on the right wall.
Just behind these pillars on the left is the till - with half a dozen floor to ceiling stripped tree barks, meeting up with a curved/arch wicker style ceiling. The branch then curves round to the right with a nicely decorated wall filled with 20 or so small canvas paintings.
Red lattice lampshades and very large beige cube style lampshades in the front section - but then only small spotlights behind the pillars. From what I could see the upholstery has seen better days - but all in all, an above averagely decorated branch.
The food was lovely too. A big portion of chicken, hot and moist and well marinaded and a big portion of hot chips and rice. Lovely stuff.