Glasgow - Springfield Quay - Blaynos Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, March 7, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Had a couple of hours to kill before my train home and decided to pop over to the Springfield Quay branch, making the most of the Scottish sunshine. It’s probably about a 20-minute walk from the main Buchanan Street area and across the River Clyde (I went over the Tradeston Bridge).

Imagine the location as Finchley Lido on steroids: lots of restaurants in huge retail park buildings, with a decent sized car park too; it’s clearly not a branch aimed at those travelling on foot – but easy enough to reach if so. Nando’s itself is almost tucked away in the far corner, in its own much-smaller structure, dwarfed by its neighbours.

Well laid out restaurant (despite having my pet hate of tills by an entrance), with a huge range of seating, including several booths, and a large sauce/service station next to the tills. Plenty of natural light comes in from the ceiling-to-floor windows that overlook the Clyde. Despite it being a Monday afternoon, the branch was fairly busy (I’m reliably informed this place is chocka on the weekends – no surprises there) and food took a while to come (can only imagine how long it must take when it’s full!), probably about 2.5/3 on speed (as such I'll knock 0.5 extra off food).

But that’s not a slight on the staff, who were super-friendly in typical Glaswegian style, and the food was very good when it came. Chicken burger could’ve been a tad bigger (usual gripe), but peri chips were near-perfect. All-in-all a good visit, but probably not a branch to visit if you’re in a rush.

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