Flinders St - James RYN Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
2.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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First Nando's in Melbourne, and already sensing a different Nando's culture in this part of Australia. This was the busiest Nando's we have seen so far, and the model of having very few staff was definitely showing its weakness. Our table was dirty and we asked two Nandocas to clean it, which they didn't. The queue to order was also so long it almost went out the door, and there just weren't enough staff to open a second till.

All that said, the food itself was very nice! We decided to try two of the unique Australian starters, and immediately wondered why we hadn't been doing so all trip! the first was a hot cheesey garlic pitta, and the second herb and chicken meatballs, basted in sauce of one's choosing. Both were delicious, and I would love to see them making their way over to the UK! My main was a pitta, which was very similar to a pitta in the UK. Chips as usual in Australia were perfectly cooked and had a decent amount of peri salt.

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