Dalston - Christopher Poole Review

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Number of Visits: 
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 1, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
3.63 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Half chicken extra hot FREE
Toasted pitta
Side salad
Mayo dip
Mixed olives
Soft drink

FOOD: impeccable olives as usual, I might send a suggestion that they sell these in all good supermarkets, perhaps in a jar. claimed a half chicken but bought the required ingredients to make a classic nandos pitta right from my table. The food was excellent however, they had snipped the edges off the pitta bread which struck me as strange 7/10

PLACE: Table 24, nice community vibe, I'm definitely in the minority (ethnically speaking), was expecting hipsters but clearly they only like their chicken from pop-up restaurants. lots of ladies eating extra hot which is always nice to see, very loud music, not a great dining area acoustically, typical lazy nandos decor, nothing special, horrible lighting, no accented light beams for the tables. when I visited the water closet I was surprised to find that the whole area at least 10 degrees colder than the 'straunt. I was also disappointed to see that this nandos hasn't been upgraded to the dyson air blade and is still using the APL 5000st, nonetheless, a nice place 6/10

HOST: Mateo, friendly chap, very handsome, added extra garlic to my olives and also helped me construct my own personal table made pitta, advising on the ingredients I needed to order 8/10

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