Bayswater - Pompey Ranger Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This store in the fashionable area of Bayswater holds a corner position on Westbourne Grove and Kensington Gardens square round the corner from Bayswater tube station and the Whitelys designer shopping centre. The road is very narrow so no chance of parking and the surrounding streets are permit holder so parking will not be a possibility here.

The store has a cream exterior which is fitting with the area, Inside there is forum seating to the left with a couple of tables, a few tables on the right with backless benches and a few high tables with high chairs. The serving area is at the rear of the store and has the usual combination of nuts and olives which are heavily pushed by staff. The toilets are downstairs and very compact with the cubicle suffering from boxing which makes it almost unusable without skills as a gymnast. There is also upstairs seating which was closed at the time of my visit. There were blinds along the store which with the heat wave was glad when a member of staff came and lowered them. There was also nice artwork on the walls my favourite being a bead-work African market scene.

The chicken was brought out quite fast and the chicken had a good flavour and was cooked without being burnt or sloppy. I wasn't overly keen on the ratatouille but it is the first time I have tried Nando's version so can't compare.

Some of the other customers are much to be desired with one woman in with her son being particularly pikey shouting across the store at the staff and the counter about how she wanted her chicken changed and then moving herself around the store without telling anyone and shouting at her son who was far better behaved than her across the store. I feel for the staff having to deal with them.

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