Manchester - Spinningfields - Elliott Waters Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 3.8 (4 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, January 19, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Having visited Spinningfields before, and not having a great time, it was time to give it another whirl. I entered, abd was immediately greeted by a Nandoca, who put us in a booth on the right hand wall. We were one of two sets of diners in the outlet at this point. After staring the menu down, I went to order. It was quite a simple ordering process, interrupted by a sneezing fit of mine, the Nandoca managed well and saw me right! After ordering, I filled up on some finest machine water, and retutned to the table.

The outlet is quite big, with tables for two on the right hand side as you enter, split from the main outlet by ropes hanging from the ceiling. Till and grill are on the back wall, which has a direct walkway from the door. To the right of the walkway is the cutlery and sauce point, which appears more geared up for takeaways, due to the abundance of plastic pots and plastic cutlery. The right hand wall has four booths on it, with a variety of tables between here and the cutlery point.

I ordered 5 chicken wings mango and lime, with spicy rice and a side salad. The chicken wings were done just right, red hot, nice and tender with the chicken falling from them. They were also incredibly spicy, despite being mango and lime! The rice was a little dry and not very exciting, the salad was OK but nothing to shout about.

This outlet was dead, which may be due to its location, in the centre of the financial quarter of Manchester, and off the Main Street. Throughout the time here, there were four other diners - there were more staff than customers! This did mean that we had their constant attention, coming over to see how we were doing and generally looking after us.

This Nando's is open until 11pm, so worth a visit if you are trying to get away from the bustle of the City Centre outlets.

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