Elephant and Castle - oliviarosemh Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
2.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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?: 

An impromptu decision to go for Nando's resulted in http://www.rateyournandos.com/users/blaynos and I ending up in the Elephant & Castle branch. Having never been before, it took a while for us to get there – the tube station is a maze and it's a few minutes walk to the restaurant. When we arrived, I was surprised to see a queue stretching out of the door and down the street (there was a gig on around the corner), but luckily the staff handled the crowds well and got us inside and out of the rain in around 15 minutes.

Despite the wait, the presence of a few crazy people in the queue and having to share a large table with several other guests, the experience wasn't so bad. We did have to wait quite a while for the food to arrive, but it was cooked well, came piping hot and the halloumi was a highlight, as always. Plus, we were sat right next to the drinks machine and sauces, so we could take advantage of those while we were waiting.

The restaurant itself was decorated nicely in the usual way, there's a good range of table sizes to accommodate any party and also outdoor tables for when the weather's a bit nicer.

Overall, I'd give it a 3/5.

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