Brixton - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
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: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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This visit to Nando's turned out to be the first of four in a jam packed evening of peri-peri and chicken! And with this being my 250th different branch, what nicer place to visit than Brixton?

I arrived here at about 6pm after finding the restaurant easily, with just a few minutes walk from the tube station. This Nando's is next door to a Fitness First and opposite Brixton O2 Academy. Also just down from the tube stop is the Ritzy Cinema and Electric Avenue.

First thing that you see with this Nando's, is the large outside seating area - which, despite being in Brixton... didn't seem an all that bad place to sit on this warm summer's evening.

Inside, to the left of the entrance are a couple of high tables with high stools. The whole of the front of the restaurant is slightly vaulted and most of the walls are covered in what seem to be wood/slate with lots of small canvasses pictures on them. There is plenty of seating inside, including plenty of booths to cater for the O2 crowd I'm sure. The largest booth is round the back of the drinks machine and can probably seat 10.

There are many different lighting styles too - including box lights above the booths in the centre of the restaurant, red metal shades in the window seating and further beige shades over the seating at the back.

Staff were doing as expected and brought my chicken burger and chips over in just four minutes. Sadly it was a bit mixed, with the ciabatta being very crunchy and burnt, the chips were soggy - but the chicken breast piece was a very good size and very thick. Overall I think the food was a 3.

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