O2 Arena - Blaynos Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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?: 

First time I'd been to 'The Dome' (as I still call it) on a non-event day; I had been to the Cineworld (saw 22 Jump Street, which I highly recommend) and the Nando's was nicely located exactly opposite the cinema escalators so it was clearly a no-brainer on where to eat! (there are countless restaurants in the vicinity).

It's a split-level Nando's - connected by a spiral staircase - and I sat at one the tables by the entrance. Just one person was serving at the counter but our food came extremely quickly. I had reached my red reward and was hoping to try out the new Butterfly burger but it wasn't available as a reward so I decided to try one of the chicken wraps (I usually get a pitta or burger). I have to say, I'm glad I got it as a reward and didn't have to pay for it (especially given it's more expensive that the others!), there was barely any chicken in the two wraps and I wasn't thrilled by the sauce - I have to say that the Sweet Chilli Chicken wrap in a Boots meal deal is better! Aside from that, my garlic bread seemed under-done, there wasn't much peri salt on my chips & the halloumi could have been grilled a tad longer - it was easy to see why speed of service was so quick, unfortunately (so it's a rather undeserving '5' in that category). ***Note: I've since downgraded this to a '2' rating - there's not point in it being a '5' if it been sacrificed quality for haste (and the overall rating seems too high with a '5'!)***

One of the benefits of going during a quieter time of day is that there was a full complement of sauces available at the service station - which was conveniently located next to the counter - and that was probably the highlight of this Nando's experience.

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