Windsor - 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: 
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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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After a half marathon what better to refuel than with some chicken? It was a short drive from Eton so why not!

Now, there are a few car parks in Windsor - but seeing as it was around 1pm when I arrived on a Saturday, they were all very busy indeed. After driving in and then out of three car parks, I ended up at the multi-storey King Edwards Court, which was also full but at least letting people in... I am sure the evening is better but certainly on a Saturday afternoon it was busy! Most car parks are within a mile walk of the castle which is where the Nando's is too.

Arrived at the branch at 1:45pm and there were several bigger groups waiting so was advised there'd be a 20 minute wait - but no sooner had the chap said this he showed me to a two-seater table. There was no queue to order and the food came in 9 minutes too - which was great as the place (and Windsor town centre) was rammed.

The branch itself is long and quite narrow branch. On the left side as you go in there are 5 large booths and to the right a selection if tables/chairs. As you go to the back opposite the till there is some set back bench/table seating accommodating up to 6 tables. Then - right at the very back by the kitchen two more isolated large booths, by the stairs which go down to the toilets.

By the large booths at the front left are big square mirrors on the wall - a theme held throughout the restaurant. Above these booths are also large box lampshades. Apart from this - the lighting has two further frilly lampshades but otherwise just a spot lights in the ceiling.

The food was great - chicken breast fillet burger and chips. There were two average sized pieces of chicken on the ciabatta meaning they ended up coming out at the sides. Nice! It was well marinaded and too. The tomato was forgotten though. The hips were hot and crispy.

Staff were rushed off their feet so could only do the minimum.

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