Toronto - Bay Street - Elliott Review

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, September 5, 2016
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Having arrived in Toronto not long before, and being rather tired after a flight from the UK, I had a bit of time to spare so the opportunity was taken to visit one of the few Nando's that there are in Toronto.

Arrived, and was greeted by the Nandoca who showed me to a booths N the left hand side of the restaurant. The outlet is in an L shape. You enter from the middle, with the left leg extending down containing seating, some booths, and the drinks machine (Cola varieties machines). The right hand leg contains the till and grill, and more seating capable of taking large groups. Some nice decoration around the place, including some Canadian twists.

After pondering the menu, as it's rather different to the UK, I went up to order. The server was very helpful, and seemed quite interested in my Nando's exploits in the UK, and what I felt was different from UK branches. Food ordered, I returned to the table...

The meal arrived after under 15 minutes, and looked rather nice. I ordered Chicken Skewers hot, with Garlic mash and Peri-wedges - all of which you are unable to obtain in a UK branch. The skewers were warm and lathered in sauce, chicken was not too dry either. The garlic mash was an interesting one, as it's nothing like UK mash. It had bits of onion, thyme, and blocks of potato within the mash, with a hint of garlic. Very tasty. The peri-wedges were nice, not too much peri-salt on them. The portion size for both was also very generous.

The outlet is located on Bay Street, which is a short walk from either St Patricks or College metro stations on Line 1. It is very close to the university, and as such can become very busy. It was Labour Day (bank holiday) on this visit, and was rather busy.

Nice outlet with the Nando's charm we know and love. A few Canadian twists around the place adding to the atmosphere. Would recommend!

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