Southport - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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) )
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Dropped into here for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised! It's located on the Ocean Plaza that has a cinema and a whole bunch of other restaurants too.

Sadly for this area of Southport, it looks like the fair has seen better days - and a lot of it has been closed - so it's good there's a leisure park like this to keep the tourism going.

Was about 3pm I arrived and was seated straight away. No wait for the food and it came in a little over 10 minutes. I ordered the chicken breast burger and garlic bread. I was on my own so nipped to the toilet and left my table sauce and drink on the table. I came back and it had gone! The staff were too efficient and cleared me away! They were so apologetic though I got a double chicken breast as a free upgrade. Needless to say I was stuffed for a lunch visit! After this they were then always checking I was fine :-)

The chicken itself was dripping in sauce and piping hot and I pretty much had a whole lettuce on it which was great. The garlic bread bread was crispy and cooked just right.

The most impressive thing though was the decor. It was a particularly big branch - but it was very nicely done up. When you walk in the first thing you see is a big metal chicken at the centre of the restaurant. Really shows what's at the heart of Nando's. Then on the wall behind this is a wall full of bright artwork. The ceiling is very bright too - it's to look like a skylight but just has nice blue/purple lights making the whole restaurant light. It's really well laid out too - no empty spaces and other than the booths, every table is pretty much a two seater so easy to change the seating arrangements. The booths are over to the right - and there were parties of 8 on them so pretty big with long full length mirrors in the booths to make them look bigger and brighter.

Very good indeed!

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