East Kilbride Central North,
28/05/2014: I'm a local resident and eat here about six times in the year, otherwise we get take away food on the weekend and the food is always just as good. Service is always pleasant, the waiting staff are efficient and if service is slow then people should remember that they cannot serve food if it does not come out of the kitchen! This is the only problem with this restaurant, the waiting time between drinks/food/bill. However if you are not in a hurry then you'll have a very good experience. They do not wish to hurry you out like some others do, unless you are in a pre-theatre time slot, then understandably you need to leave (you are supposed to be going to the theatre after all lol). Lunchtime service is quick enough, I can be in, served, fed and out again in an hour which I think can't be faulted. Someone commented that the take away side took precedence, I have never found this to be the case and waited for nearly an hour for my takeaway once (yes, its that good). I learned from that experience that if you are ordering take away then it's probably best to phone your order in, get a timescale when it will be ready, then pop in and collect.
05/04/2014: Our meal didn't get off to the best start, with my 'draft' beer being poured from a can. On top of that the beer itself was flat.We were warned, when ordering, by the manageress that we would have a slight wait as all food is freshly prepared (I'll get to that soon) but I feel we were very mislead as to how long it would actually be, since it took 50 minutes for out starter to be served! The nicest thing I can say about my starter is that it didn't taste bad, but that's because it didn't taste of anything at all. Maybe a hint of cooking oil, but nothing more.We had been in the restaurant for almost 2 hours by the time we had out main course. By this point I had switched to water (bottled, tap, who knows?) as did my partner who's soft drinks were also flat, not to mention extortionate.My main course was a chicken curry, freshly prepared as the manageress said, so surely the wait was worth it. Only it wasn't.The sauce was a bog standard affair, bit too sweet and greasy for my taste, but maybe I'm just being harsh. The chicken itself, however, was disgusting. Whatever the absolute dregs of a chicken are, those were the bits in my curry. Like rubber, with lots of stringy black bits; not appetizing to look at and not in the slightest nice to eat. And the rice that was served was at least, and I am not over-exaggerating, AT LEAST a day old re-heat. If you know anything about food poisoning, you'll understand how dangerous this is. The rice was very chewy and quite flavorless. My partner did not enjoy her main very much either, and urged me to write this review to alert others.Such an unpleasant evening at Nams. It looks the part but you'll soon realise that it's all window dressing.I feel for the staff, who seem rushed off their feet, and desperately wanted to tip our lovely waitress who was so attentive the entire 2 1/2 hours we dined in the hell that is Nams, but I have been told on more than one occasion that the owner keeps all tips (mentioned in another TA review too!!) which I find to be morally disgusting. As if the owner isn't profiting enough, overcharging customers for cheap food and drink. Utterly sickening experience.