Baker Street - Marc Joss Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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The pain and suffering of putting up hundreds of reviews over the previous 3 months without being able to sample any peri peri chicken myself had finally come to an end. I knew there was not long to go now as I entered Baker Street Nando’s and was warmly greeted by the staff and equally impressed by the Christmas tree which adorned the entrance. Our group of 6 had a minimal wait on a chilly Thursday evening before being taken downstairs to a luxurious booth in one of the far corners. The only minor problem was that the water machine and other drinks couldn’t have been much further away but you can’t have everything I guess.
There was no queue to order downstairs even though the restaurant was almost full which was great. Food came in spits and spats as tends to happen when in a big group (more than 4 is big in my book) in a busy restaurant. One member of the party had almost finished when the last 2 (me included) received their whole chicken to share. I appreciate this is almost inevitable in some situations but still feel that staff could do more to ensure main courses arrive with shorter intervals at times.
The food was great to start as I was finally reunited with my peri peri chicken. I couldn’t get enough of it. As time wore on and I carried on munching into my breast, the sauce to chicken ratio seemed to deteriorate and the final bites were rather lacklustre. That was resolved with some mayo and extra hot sauce but it can be classified as average as best. The large chips portion was rather big, no complaints there.
Décor has been discussed previously and there are photos below.
As for the surroundings, other hidden gems in the area include The Sports Bar and Grill in Marylebone which has a spacious downstairs area.

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