Barking

Average Rating: 
3.84 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3.3 (4 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4 (4 votes)
The Odeon
Longbridge Road
IG11 8RU
020 85070795
Halal: 
Yes
Nearby: 
Just a hop, skip and a jump over the road from Barking tube station.
Parking: 
If driving into the town centre, the parking signs direct you towards the Vicarge Fields shopping centre, but be aware this closes before 9pm. Other car parks and on-street bays are located round the right bend (past the pedestrian zone) and so are all less than a few minutes walk away from Nando's. These generally charge from 6am-9pm at £0.50p/1hr, £1/2hr, £2/4hrs and upwards from there.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Abu was amazing. He gave us good service!!

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Abu had given my friends and I amazing customer service, this has definitely been a stand out experience

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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-No parking
-Toilets disgusting
-Table sticky
-Forgot olives
-No ketchup or forks
-Wouldn’t change the burger bun for the pitta (every other Nando’s does this)
-No halloumi in pitta
-Staff rude

Would not return

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Abu Tahir great service

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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Sylvia was very welcoming and made sure we felt right at home! Thanks for the great service Nandos! She even took our request for all leg pieces, yum!!

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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Full platter hot with hallumi side and a bottomless drink. I have to rate Neal he was an amazing host so welcoming, friendly and lovely made my experience way better. Hard Place for parking though.

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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Neil - is a GEM. For all the years we have been coming here, he never fails to have a smile on his face, and nothing is ever too much!! He has alllllways looked after us and made sure we have the full Nandos experience every time. He deserves a lot of recognition for being such a star, and I hope to see him succeed and achieve a lot more. Thank you!

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Great service from an exceptional talented team. The host, Sylvia, Roy and Ali were superb, great warm welcome going above and beyond, a credit to Nando’s in Barking.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.88 / 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: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Sylvia was incredibly patient, sweet, understanding and over all approachable and full of energy! Gave us excellent and a friendly service despite us overstaying. We appreciate it very much and hope she gets the credit she deserves as she was brilliant!

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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 8, 2021
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I was received great customer service from abu

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Had the new improved sunset burger , bun is soft and sweet and compliments the burger well

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

To be honest I don’t really like chicken I find it a bit lumpy, I only ever eat cheese and hula hoops. This was not on the menu, I had a nice poo in the toilets though which had a great flush action, all gone first try

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Chip potions vary every time I visit. One being a few chip to then having a whole plate full. Chicken can be sometimes be cooked for bare minimum and some bare maximum. Very empty Nando’s to visit and some staff seem very bored. This results in the staff rolling their eyes at me and the other customers

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, July 15, 2019
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This was my first visit to the Barking branch of Nando's. On entry I was immediately and pleasantly greeted by a member staff who directed me to a table.

My meal arrived within 10 minutes from me ordering and boy..... it was EXCELLENT!!! it was the best chicken I'd eaten at a Nando's, the chicken was SUCCULENT and TASTY, it was absolutely DIVINE. The chef who prepared my meal was 'Mbazoua' - thank you very much.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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My two sons and I came from Southeast London and the first thing I noticed was the beautiful design. It was quite busy however we had a lovely young lady take care of us in the most pleasant way. I believe her name was Blinta or Linda, apologies for not remembering. She really got engaged with my sons and aimed to please us all individually even though I could tell that the restaurant was busy. I must say I was surprised to see that her name badge said trainee.

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 25, 2016
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

the service was excellent here today, i came with a couple of friends. new trainee today (light skinned with cute hair) was excellent with service and was very customer friendly. he met our needs and helped us with the menu. he made it feel like a warm and friendly visit. will sure be coming back for his services ;)
from table 3 ;) x

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.63 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Paid premium price for quality chicken, however very disappointed with the size of the chicken wings, very tiny with very little meat on them (baby chicken size). There was hardly any taste on wings, felt like i waz chewing bones.

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Average: 2 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Nando's 112 was very disappointing.

Got there about 3.30 after a near hour and half train journey and no one was there to greet.. Restaurant wasn't really that welcoming and there were plenty of dirty tables with plates stock piled but not collected. When someone finally came over they weren't very sure where to sit us. We picked a table, then there was poor queuing at the till to get our orders.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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easy to find from Barking Station (District etc), literally right opposite station exit. but to be honest, I wouldn't really bother. tube journey took 90 minutes, but no-one to greet us :( chaotic and unorganised seating system and till operation. had to queue to order, but no-one else in the queue. cashier busy on the phone. apparently. he then quoted me the wrong price. not sure how, surely the till works it out??

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Very good tasty food I could eat another plate
Can't wait to go back for more

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Just writing this while watching Question Time (as you do) and it is in Barking tonight... wow, spooky. Anyway...

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Average: 3 (2 votes)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Rating: 
2.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Conveniently located in the town centre right opposite the tube station. Parking was easy to find on a Sunday evening down the side street next to the restaurant, but would be hard to find during working hours due to restrictions. Recommend using public transport if you want to go during the day! Staff were friendly enough but nothing spectacular. Ordered a half chicken and I was hugely distressed when it arrived since there was no wing!

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Pretty standard London inner-suburb branch, which was average enough that I won't be returning any time soon. Food wasn't bad, but not too much peri spice on the chips, and my friend's breast piece arrived without the wing - took him a long time to get over it!

Decoration is very much a 3/5, and parking is quite difficult, even on a quiet Sunday night.