Hull - Princes Quay - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, February 10, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
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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As with St Stephen's, this branch is also right in the middle of the City Centre at the Princes Quay shopping centre. Very easy to get to and this also has its own car park, which is well sign-posted, and is very reasonably priced: Up to 2 hours is only £1.90 and parking after 6pm is only £1. The car park closes at Midnight though and, unlike St Stephen's, I don't think you can get the parking validated (I could be wrong though). There's also a Vue cinema inside this one, so plenty to do.

I actually visited this Nando's only a couple of hours after the other one... so could only squeeze in a half chicken and chips :-) Arrived here at about 9pm and it had started to quieten down, so was maybe half full. It did mean that there was no wait for anything at all and the food came in 4 minutes.

This time, the food was delicious. Hot and moist chicken, a good sized portion and plenty of sauce. The chips were hot and crispy too. The staff had more time to spare and, although I didn't have much chit-chat with them, they were certainly making a great effort with others. Within a few minutes of getting there, two parties of 12 people (both celebrating a 16th birthday) left (phew) and there was great interaction with the staff.

With it being a new branch, the expectation of the decor was high and it certainly didn't disappoint. The lighting was great - multiple different styles: large red metal dome, red platic in a wicker effect, small spotlights dangling down - it was nice and bright. There were other very interesting bits too. It was mainly table and chair seating that was moved to accommodate party size, but there were a handful of booths under a huge wooden down in the ceiling. The branch also had two large pillars that were covered from floor to ceiling with bottle tops. On top of this the very back wall had dozens of small canvas prints - and full length windows that look out over the quay. The toilets were also spotlees and had the new style black/white mosaic covering all the walls and ceiling (like Leicester Meridian). Very good indeed.

On this occasion, the Princes Quay certainly trumps St. Stephen's! :-)

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