Slough - Queensmere - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, February 15, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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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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.

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