York - Elliott Waters Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 26, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
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?: 

A trip to York and a trip to the Nandos where it all started for me!

Entered the outlet, and was greeted by a Nandoca, who swiftly showed us to a table right by the window. After sitting down, it became quite hot, so we moved to the next table, which is much cooler. The resturaunt is on two levels, the ground which extends towards the rear of the outlet, and an upper level which also contains the toilets.

Ordering took quite a while, one person on the till who was being attended too by a manager, and only me in the queue. Once free the Nandoca was helpful and navigated the Wing Roulette order easily, but provided to reason or appology for the long delay.

Food took 15-20 mins to arrive, and looked appealing. The chips were fresh and red hot, with the wings covered in sauce and crispy round the edges. After the obligatory Wing Roulette selfie, we tucked in, 5 wings each. The flavouring was extremely powerful, with the Extra Hot and Hot causing an excessive amount of coughing! The final wing was a lovely mango and lime, nice way to finish off! Chips were enjoyed with some lemon and herb sauce, to soften the extra hot blow!

Decor is reasonable, the outlet is starting to look a little tired, and could do with a clean. Some nice mosaics and quilt patterns on the walls. Tables are a bit close together, but not as much as other resturaunts I've visited!

Overall a good visit to York Nandos, let down slightly by the start, but brought back to a winner by the quality of the food!

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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