Clapham - Gerry Louis Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

Despite my friends thinking that I would get us lost, ewe got to this branch within an hour of leaving Twickenham. Overground to Clapham Junction, then a 345 towards Clapham Common. This branch is on a high street with plenty other restaurants offering good deals like Rodizio Brazilian barbecue, Revolutions and even Subway. It's just past the Library and is next to the Police station on the corner of Clements Road.

Got there just about 6.40, were greeted and seated straight away. We were taken down to the far bottom of the restaurant away from the noise and hustle of the main restaurant which was nice for the four of us and you could hear each other speak. The restaurant was packed at the front but the back is for groups of four or more plus a few couple seats. Some of the chairs were green with bits cut out which we likened to lettuce leaves.., yum.

Ordering was a little difficult. I said yes to using my green reward for a free quarter chicken but the young guy then used my orange reward too which was annoying as once they take it off it can't be put back. I should have said no. Change of plan from what I was going to have to a free half chicken with three wings (free) garlic bread, peri chips and a return of the vanilla gelado. I did manage to get everyone else to purchase a gelado but despite me asking for mine a full ten minutes before them, I had to ask for mine again, they having received theirs before me.

The food did arrive in six minutes which I was surprised at however they did also try to bring things over that we had not ordered. The manager then came over to check all our receipts for the correct food despite us not making a fuss. Only two portions of garlic bread were missing which they resolved as quickly as they could. The food was great, I can't really complain about that other than the fact I didn't want that much but couldn't get out of it.

They had a Nando's sign going down the wall which would have looked great if all the letters were there or lit up, so really it was a "N nd s" sign as the a and o were on the floor. The green lettuce chairs don't really match anything else that I saw in the back section so they were a little out of place and the toilets were down a set of stairs to the left but the disabled is also a little inconvenient to manoeuvre to.

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