Aberdeen - Union Square - James Colom Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 13, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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My first trip to Aberdeen, and I found myself right next to Union Square shopping centre. A visit to Nando's was therefore on the cards! It was easy to find amongst the restaurants on the first floor of the nice new shopping centre, and in a prime spot right opposite the cinema.

Ordering was easy with a friendly Nandoca, and the food came in just under 10 minutes. A solid 4.5/5 for the food, with perfect moist rice, and a huge butterfly burger covered in Extra-Hot sauce. There were too many chips for me to finish, despite only ordering a single portion, though they weren't the best chips I have ever had, and the only thing bringing this meal down from a 5/5. I also tried the new BBQ mayonaise (now found in the Churrasco thigh burger) which was delicious, and a strong contender for 1st choice versus perinaise from now on.

There was some interesting art on the walls, and decoration was pleasant and typical of a 4/5 Nando's.

Of course I have to go to Belmont Street next time I'm in Aberdeen, but I would certainly recommend this Nando's to anyone in the area.

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