Staines - Damien Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

In the centre of the town, Stains Nando's was the 41st in the UK to open, and it's alright.
Parking in a nearby multi-storey, we turned up at about 4pm on a Sunday afternoon, and got a table right away. The member of staff who pointed us upstairs even gave us crayons and colouring pictures.
The upstairs area at first reminded me a bit of Manchester Printworks, but luckily the seating layout was where the similarities ended.
The service was quick and friendly (with enough staff on the tills to keep the queues moving along), and the food was nice and spicy.
My only niggles were the lack of a water dispenser (and possibly service point) in this upstairs area, the lack of peri salt and the slightly dry chicken portions and burgers (which I fashioned into 2 dry chicken burgers using the garlic bread and Rateyournando's' tip of the month).
Overall, I'd say Staines was ever so slightly above average, but let us down in places.

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