Livingston - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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A quick trip in and out of Edinburgh airport meant a stop off at Livingston Nando's! This one is located pretty much inbetween The Centre and Livingston Designer Outlet parks. Parking is plentiful and is generally charged between 8am and 6pm Mon-Sun at £1.50/1hr, £2/2hrs, £2.50/3hrs, £3/4hrs, £4.50/5hrs and upwards from there. Livingston SOuth train station is about 2 miles away. A Vue cinema is on the retail parks.

Arrived here at about 6:30pm and there were just a few tables in use, with the food coming in 13 minutes. It was a very nice evening and there were about 10 tables outside, which would be nice to sit at. The front full length windows also open onto the front patio area. The front is double height and bright red patterned blinds fill the top half of the windows. Inside, the seating area in the windows is double height with lots of wood panelling. The front two corners also have two strips of multiple small canvas paintings along with a frilly chandelier for lighting. There's also what seems a little mezzanine above it with large plant pots. There's not actually any seating up top though, it's just for decoration. Towards the centre and back of the restaurant there's a good mixture of seats, including three very large rectangular booths underneath the stairs. There is a very large mirror in the stairwell up to the toilets, as well as in the toilets. Overall though, this Nando's is rather plain, with lots of bare white walls and other than the coloured window blinds and strips of paintings - very little colour elsewhere.

The food was very good indeed. A delicious hot and juicy ratatouille, a large portion of hot and moist rice, hot and crispy chips and a good sized portion of chicken. The chicken was juicy, caked in sauce and cooked to perfection with a nice bit of charring. A very nice meal just before a flight!

The staff were also pleasant but doing as expected.

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