Birmingham - Mailbox - Archive Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Impeccable. The staff were happy and cheerful. One member of staff with dreadlocks was so helpful.

Overall impressions - Amazing food, very friendly atmosphere, staff were working their socks off but still were chatty. I've been into pretty much all of the Nandos in town (city centre) and Mailbox is a cut above the rest, its always a cool and more grown up environment, than the others and highly recommend all veteran Nando-ers to visit this one on a weekday just around lunchtime. I dare ANYONE to tell me it isn't the best nandos they've ever tasted. My wife and I love it.

Unique aspects - As already mentioned, the food is topnotch, superb. Staff are funny, approachable and always wish us a sincere goodbye at the end of the meal, something i always feel grateful for. Its in a fantastic location, surrounded by furniture stores (wifes choice) and top top brands, and its always a nice pleasant and calm atmosphere in the Mailbox... and spend alot of money, only wrapped off with a cheeky half chicken ;)

Cinema nearby - Not sure, my usual first stop is bed after filling my gut with chicken or at a push go for a stroll down the canal which is always a nice way to let your food settle.

Parking - Isn't the cheapest, but our dreadlock friend told us about free parking after 6 in certain area's around the mailbox, and if we really wanted to park free, that a bit further afield is a free parking resedential zone. We decided against it, but useful information no doubt.

Overall, spectacular Nandos, love love love love it, but mainly because of the staff and the food, the wait isn't always lightning fast, but we usually are informed about it, and in the past been offered things to tide us over til the food is cooked and we always accept.


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