Ealing - Common - Blaynos Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 16, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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?: 

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.

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