York - City Centre - Elliott Waters Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

It's been a while since a trip to Nandos, so whilst on a day trip in York, a visit to the city centre outlet was specifically made.

Greeted by a jovial Nandoca, who advised it would be between 15-20 minute wait for a table. This was fine, and I sat down in their waiting area. I noticed on the table they had a basket full of Nandos freebies, including a Wing Roulette badge, a Nandos Takeaway fridge magnet, and a packet of chilli seeds! Naturally one of each was picked up, with the Wing Roulette badge being worn with pride for the remainder of the day.

After the wait, we were shown to our table. The resturaunt is on two levels, and we were placed on the upper level of the restaurant, near the toilets. Although not an ideal position, as you've got a constant stream of people needing to pee passing you, it was ample. The upper level is split in to three sections, what evidently used to be three rooms. The first as you appear from the stairs, is where you order your food, on a slight hallway. Then there is a room to the left, where I was sat, which is quite small, and contains the toilets. To the right is the larger room, which has windows overlooking High Ousegate, and is quite nice to sit in and people watch but eat in privacy. The ground level is one large room divided by booths and the kitchen.

Ordering was quick and easy at the upper level till point, which consisted of a Chicken burger mango and lime with chips and garlic bread, plenty of carbs to soak up the alcohol that was to be consumed!

Food took 10-15 minutes to arrive, and was, as per, piping hot. The burger was warm, succulent, and full of Peri-Peri. The buns were crisp and warm, just how they're meant to be. A very generous helping of chips, which I smothered in Lemon and Herb sauce, and two lovely pieces of soft but succulent garlic bread. This was all washed down with an ice cold glass of York's finest machine water. It was a very enjoyable meal, and top quality, even considering the restaurant was rather busy.

The York outlet is located in the centre of the city, on the pedestrianised High Ousegate, surrounded by other resturaunts and shops. Parking is always bad in York, so if you're visiting for the day, it would be advisable to use the train, or one of the many park and ride sites around the city.

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