Belfast - Boucher Crescent - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

So here it is... The final currently open UK Nando's for me to visit - and this took me to a very wet Belfast.

This Nando's is on Boucher Crescent Retail Park which is 2 miles south-west of the City Centre, just off junctions 1 or 2 of the M1. It is sandwiched between an Ed's Diner and Frankie and Benny's - with other retail outlets such as Argos, Matalan and Sports Direct opposite. There are hundreds of free spaces with a five hour maximum stay. The nearest train station is Balmoral which is a mile walk away.

Arrived here around 8pm and the restaurant was half full. As you enter there some odd textile pieces in the wall. From here, above the till right to the back of the restaurant is a wooden jagged coving effect and the ceiling is patterned with various wooden shapes. Right at the very back on the wall is some metal framework and large paintings. For lighting the nicest feature are the large Chinese lantern style shades hanging from the middle of the ceiling.

At the entrance is a row of three red-leather four-seater booths and then by the drinks station six further two-seater booths, three either side of a separating wall. Plenty of other table/chair sets. There are a few tables outside shielded by planters too. Toilets are at the back and were clean with a pale blue and green theme.

Staff were doing as expected and the food came in just under 10 minutes. It was a very meaty, saucy and juicy half chicken - all white meat and hot to the bone and came with a decent size portion of hot and crispy chips and a decent size portion of hot and moist rice. I also had the supergrain salad which was tasty.

Overall a nice meal in a nice Nando's... Now I have to actually wait for the next one to open!!

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