Sittingbourne - Ryan Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, November 22, 2021
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
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?: 

This new Nando’s is in Bourne Place which is home to a new Light cinema and the existing The Forum centre. There’s parking available with charges Mon-Sun from 8am-6pm at 50p/30mins, £1/1hr, £2/2hrs and £4/4hrs with a 4 hour stay maximum. It’s also just a few strides under the subway from Sittingbourne train station.

This new restaurant is very bright and lots of orange leather cushions for banquette and booth seating with around 10 larger booths for cinema group goers no doubt. The ceiling is made up of around 300 wooden discs, which is quite striking. Lots of colourful canvases on the walls including on the serving hatch. Toilets very clean with a bright orangey/red sink.

Arrived here at 8:25 and it was very quiet… but just my luck as my order went in they’d completely run out of chicken and cooked some from scratch. It did mean it took around 55 minutes in total to come.

I went for half a chicken with spicy rice and chips and four chicken thighs - trying the spiced clementine flavour and the chicken gravy. When it did arrive, it was well worth the wait! Big succulent half of chicken, very moist and piping hot and large chicken thighs all hot and juicy. Big portion of chips and rice. All cooked to perfection. Was absolutely stuffed.

Staff were very pleasant and very apologetic about the wait for the food so I did get the offer of two free starters to nibble on - and then eventually, because the wait became longer, was advised my meal would be refunded completely and I could have a free dessert also (but was too stuffed by then).

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