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Thinking Out Loud singer Ed Sheeran dines at Nando's in Cardinal Park, Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 17:08 20 December 2016 | UPDATED: 17:08 20 December 2016

Ed Sheeran was in Nando's in Ipswich today. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Ed Sheeran was in Nando's in Ipswich today. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A waitress described Ed Sheeran as "genuine" and "down to earth" following his visit to an Ipswich restaurant.

Cardinal Park in Ipswich.Cardinal Park in Ipswich.

The superstar, who is from the Suffolk village of Framlingham, went for a meal at Nando’s in Ipswich’s Cardinal Park on Monday (December 19) afternoon.

Waitress Sarah Jane Elliott showed Ed to his seat along with his guest, thought to be his manager.

She said: “I didn’t think it was him at first when he walked in.

“He is honestly the most genuine person, he’s so down to earth. It was really nice to have him here.

“Everyone recognised him but they just left him to it. I was surprised how respectful they were.

“He’s so nice, he stacked the plates and handed them over.”

Holly, one of the managers who did not want to give her last name, grabbed a quick ‘selfie’ with the singer after his lunch.

She said: “He’s pretty chilled out, it was good.

“Everyone just didn’t pay attention because they were trying to be respectful.”

In 2010 Ed posted a video online of him and rapper Example freestyling a song called The Nando’s Skank - all about their love of chicken.

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