Waugh Chapel - Pompey Ranger Review

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This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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This store is in a large shopping centre purpose built off the main road, be careful you don't end up going to its twin centre just north of this centre, they are pretty much identical so you could get lost the same as I did. There is a Imax cinema close by and an abundance of free parking surrounding this very twee man made centre which me feel like I had been transported to a movie set. Being on a private complex they have some very draconian rules more suited to an Iranian dictatorship than a freedom loving country and things such as offensive messages on your clothing, not wearing shirts or shoes, walking in groups, photography, smoking, alcohol, running, radios and a host of other deeds are banned. That given that I now feel I'm in a north Korean show town I walk across the well manicured lawns and past the flower beds to this well turned out smart store, which has a few seats on the pavement outside but due to the excessive heat I wouldn't consider sitting here.

Upon entering I waited for someone to come over and after a while of waiting I took my own menu and found my own seat, this did disappoint not being noticed but it may have just been because it was early in the day as I did notice them seating people who arrived after me. I choose my seat as to be able to start charging my phone and was happy to make use of the free wifi provided in American stores (password is periperi as is printed at the bottom of your receipt.) The store was light and airy with bright colourful artwork and object d'art including colourful vases and a decorative wooden ceiling suspending wrought iron chandeliers and was impressively clean throughout. The toilets were also clean and features a urinal and a cubical which is a big help in keeping queues down, the door was very much like a barn door but I loved the photo of giraffes taking up the whole wall.

Food wasn't the quickest but this may be due to me being in early, the chips complete with skins still on were hot and well cooked the rice was ok. The chicken disappointed in the fact it had a burnt wing tip, but the rest of it was still edible, the staff were very friendly as they came round and I had my free frozen yoghurt from my stamp card. The frozen yoghurt which like its UK cousin is fat free is a lot sweeter than in the uk and comes in more interesting flavours like Cookies and Cream, Birthday cake, French vanilla (really tastes good and I never like vanilla in the uk) and other flavours too. This store also boasts one of the new computerised Beverage dispensers with a wide range of beverages and flavours to choose from.

The salt seller on my table was empty but when I pointed this out to a member of staff they did go and fill it immediately for me.

An average store with the benefit of being clean light and airy.

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