Brent Park (Neasdon) - Blaynos Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (4 votes)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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It's been a pretty long time since I've been to a new (for me) Nando's and this is probably one of the most obscure ones in London, located within a large Tesco branch just off the A406 North Circular (and, as such, there's a copious amount of free parking).

Having been in Ikea across the road, I popped over to grab a takeaway. The branch does have its own entrance, independent of the supermarket, as well as a large entry for direct access from the Tesco. It's a pretty small restaurant but the high ceiling means it doesn't feel cramped, and a pretty large sauce/service station opposite the tills (I can imagine that people queuing to order can block it when busy).

I went straight up to order (no queue) but the Nandoca at the till was taking a phone order and despite there being about half a dozen other staff members around, they didn't seem particularly interested in going to the till. Had an orange reward so got a wrap and some halloumi; popped into Tesco to pick up a couple of things and came back to pick up my order.

I still had to wait a few more minutes to get my food but it was pretty good. I'd go as far to say that 5/5 for the taste of both the wrap and halloumi but the portion sizes were somewhat small and disappointing on both, which knocks it down to a 4 overall.

According to all the signs on the doors and the website, this branch opens at 8am but I don't believe they serve the breakfast menu and there's probably rush hour chaos outside anyway. Easy to find if you're coming off the A406 (just follow the superstore signs) but can be a bit of a maze if you're coming from the other side of the Stadium. Not particularly convenient for the tube but there are a few buses that serve the Ikea/Tesco. I notice this branch is curiously named "Wembley Park" on the Nando's site but I reckon that RYN has a much more accurate name for it - especially since the designer outlet opened.

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