Kensal Rise

Average Rating: 
4.18 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (4 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4 (4 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (4 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4 (4 votes)
33 Chamberlayne Road
London
NW10 3NB
020 8964 1071
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
A five minute walk from either Kensal Green underground/overground station or Kensal Rise overground station.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I think the guy that served me was called Benji. He was spanish, really nice teeth and black curly hair. Me and four other friends ordered ordered 2 full platters and suggested the Jumbo platter for more benefits of eating Nando's. He was really friendly and nice. He would make sure we were eating well. Filled my cup as I was inside one of the booths which was really good customer service. I would always like to be served by him. Well done Nando's.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The nandoca that I had server me in store (Ednei) was able to get my friend and I order correctly. We felt welcome as soon as we entered the restaurant. The restaurant was also very clean and other severs were polite.

Rebecca Thomsen's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Love the food and costumer service! always lovely staff and food always cooked perfectly, never had to complain about it :) I had a peri peri chicken burger and chips! Its a close by nandoes so I find it convenient to go there. I also appreciate how the ketchup bottles are always full and the sauces are never running out!

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Hi guys I am a regular customer and wanted to personally thank Kensal Rise's Team !!!

Many thanks to the young lady that recently join the team her name is Zion, she was genuinely friendly, fast and chatty…

Thanks also to the manager who's also a very friendly and genuine guy !

Best Regards Thomas

PS : Food was incredible like always ''Chicken liver'' :)

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 11, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Best staff that I have ever met !!! Love this place

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

There are loads of buses and public transport routes to get there

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

There are loads of buses and public transport routes to get there

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.63 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Enticed to Nandos, Kensal Rise by kids wanting burgers and friends word of mouth recommendation.
As a minimum, we were expecting a decent, moderately priced dinner.
How wrong we were.
Arriving at Nandos we were met by an attentive waiter who escorted us to a table, gave us menus and then left us alone to decide.

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Unless something bad happens, I rarely bother reviewing a restaurant more than once. And, having said that, I tend to avoid multiple visits to restaurants where possible since I started RYN'ing.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, November 24, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This was the first of two Nando's on this evening's trip - and now one of the few London Nando's still remaining! I was on the train and so this Nando's is just a five minute walk from either Kensal Green underground/overground station or Kensal Rise overground station. In that short walk I had three different police vans drive past me... so probably one to not leave your car around... ;-)

Barney Lester's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The Kensal Rise Nando's is relatively new, however I feel that it has already managed to force itself into the NO.1 spot to eat in the Kensal Rise area. Today, on my 3rd visit in the past two weeks, I ordered Half Chicken medium with spicy rice and halloumi cheese. Now i'm not a huge fan of cheese, but my gosh this cheese at Nando's is incredible. Its cooked perfectly and is just amazing. The chicken was of course delicious, with the wild herb sauce drizzled on top, which made it 10/10

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Who can blame me for partaking in a post gym nando's? Had the intention to go to clapham but seeing as blayne had been here so recently i travelled for an hour to get here. Not that close to the overground though but within walking distance and very hard to miss.

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Was working in the no-mans land between Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Green so headed up to the Kensal Rise Nando's to grab a takeaway lunch. The branch is located at the bottom of a modern new-build and looks good from the outside.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Balloons welcomed me to this store which gave the impression something special was going on and made the store look good from outside. The interior was exceptionally clean and tidy with bright colours, no dust on the window sill behind my seat which impressed me and they have plenty of coloured Barci masks on one of the walls which gave it a homely feel.

Taroga's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

First impression was simply bad. Feels like a canteen and the noises are unbearable. Dirty dishes, dirty cutlery, dirty napkins, only a few bottles with sauces available. Floor covered sticky something. Staff not exeptional friendly and some with a "can't be bothered" attitute. The chips were cold and so was the chicken

Marc RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This was an eventful visit which got off to a terrible start with the horrendous parking conditions in the area. The best that James and I found after 45 minutes was £1.20 an hour, but you could only pay my phone as the machine was not working. Not impressed, Westminster Council. We even tried phoning Nando's to ask if they had any tips for us, unfortunately they didn't.