Plymouth - Old Town Street - Pompey Ranger Review

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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My second visit to this store, Whilst I don't normally re review I felt I ought to with this store as the first time they had only just opened.
Got there quite late in the day but was shocked how empty the store was, a few people were sat around the tables outside in the shopping street just to the north of st.Andrews cross. Upon entering I noticed there were very few people inside. We received a very warm welcome from the greeter and was taken to the table of our choice.
There is a lovely selection of lighting which all helped to create the atmosphere, and a good variation of tables with forum seating backing onto the walls, plain chairs and some mini arm chairs. Nice parquet flooring which was utilised up the stairs and also heavy duty tiles. Art work was impressive and plentiful around the store.
Stairs and a lift lead up to the second floor which continues with the parquet flooring and soft furnishings and the toilets were spotless and spacious. In fact the whole store was clean throughout.
Ordering food my companion got the last half chicken they had ready and I was offered various off the bone options or wait 20 minutes for more to be ready but decided it was a good excuse to share the chicken.
When the chicken came out it was perfect, bronzed and succulent, grade a cooked chicken, the chip portions were plentiful, superbly cooked and hot. My bread roll was warm and soft in the middle all in all the meal was spot on perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better chicken ex-peri-ance. There were plenty of sauces around the store and the long table down the middle had rows of sauces laid out on it.
I had the frozen yoghurt afterwards which was caramel and was a relief the machine was working well.
I don't understand why this store isn't busier with the quality it is achieving, perhaps people off on their holidays down to the west country should start to call in as it obvious the Plymouth Janners don't make use of it enough. And made a nice change from the Exeter store where we're always jammed in due it being crowded to actually have a bit of space and privacy when eating.
Parking is available at a lowish price just south of St.Andrews cross (gydnia fountain) roundabout in a car park off Wimple street.
Defiantly will be returning to this store in the future.

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