St Pauls - One New Change - Trish-the-Dish Review
Lunchtime in the city is always going to be heaving but Nandos New Change still has a relatively relaxed atmosphere that belies the frantic pulse you can feel from the kitchen. It took about 20 minutes to get to the till so I could place my order. But the girl on the door recognised a veteran Nandette and brought back my table number so i didn't have to leave the queue. Super service!
Decor is aimed at the fast turnover of a high-volume restaurant, but still a nice industrial art feel with bright geometric patterns and painted corrogated iron on the walls.
1st stop was the drinks, and sadly it was a mess. A rogue ice vender meant there was crushed ice everywhere; on the floor, the counter and mounting up in the machine itself. It looks like the machine could do with a service.
The drinks machine was my next stop, and the diet coke was completely out of post-mix, making for a rather bland experience. I reported it and it was looked at on the spot.
My Halloumi arrived within 10 minutes, soft and pefectly cooked. Half chicken arrived minutes later, absolutely lathered in PeriPeri goodness. The rice was perfectly cooked and heaped high, as was the coleslaw. The chicken was great too, I expect because of the fast turnaround.
Staff are all very friendly and I'll definitely be back!