Ealing - Common - Blaynos Review
Not quite my first Nando's of the year but my first review of 2015 (went to Kensal Rise last week and grabbed a free rewards wrap for lunch - notable for not being cut in half and looking like a burrito; it was excellent).
Anyway, a pretty decimated office meant no team lunch so used the longer Friday break to head over to Ealing Common to what must be one of the most conveniently placed Nando's in London as it is next to the tube station, sharing a building. The unfortunate thing is that District/Piccadilly line trains aren't that frequent as they diverge to branches at this point.
The restaurant itself is quite small but horribly laid out. The till/kitchen are immediately upon you when you come in, so an a cold day like today, it just envelops the area (D&C saves a '3' based on location). Staff were good, I phoned ahead and placed a takeaway collection and it went pretty smoothly, and the food was ready very quickly. Mixed review for the food itself: halloumi was cooked well but my burger was lacking in a tomato which was rather strange, and the edge of my chicken fillet looked a bit odd but I ate it anyway.