Kelvin Grove - James RYN 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?: 
A few tables occupied
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Christmas Nando's! Turns out finding an open Nando's in Australia on Christmas day isn't an easy task. There were about 5 in the whole of Queensland open, and luckily one of them (this one) was on our route from Gold Coast to Brisbane Airport.

It might not be fair to judge the parking and ambiance based on this Christmas visit, since the area was almost deserted, parking was very easy, and there were only about 2 tables taken in the whole restaurant. I guess most people prefer turkey for Christmas. Either way, it looks like this is a nice area with a mix of new residential blocks and some other restaurants and shops.

We tried the 'Two's a party' platter, which is a quarter chicken, thigh, and tenderloin each. Luckily they agreed to split the sauces half and half, though this seemed an unusual request. When the meat arrived it was a bit on the disappointing side, with the breast piece and thigh rather burnt. Also the sweet potato fries were completely over-fried to the point they were almost black; again quite disappointing.

Overall this was probably the least tasty Nando's of the trip so far, but it was Christmas so I'll let them off!

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