Elephant and Castle - Blaynos 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?: 

This was a half-planned, half-spontaneous Nando's visit with http://www.rateyournandos.com/users/oliviarosemh and, as such, didn't have my Nando's RYN gift cards to use (that said, I actually need to look for them).

We picked the Elephant & Castle branch using the RYN tube guide because the weather was shocking all day and we wanted to be close to a station. As it was, the tube station itself is a ridiculous maze and finding the right exit and the branch probably took 10-15mins from platform level!

Finally got to the branch and there was a huge queue out the door and into the rain; the greeting Nandoca did his best to control the rabble and get as many people into the branch to wait (even brought out more chairs). After a fair wait, we were finally sat on the end of an eight-person table, along with other duos who were asked if they wouldn't mind sharing.

Despite some queue jumpers (both for seats and the tills), we ordered - although the till Nandoca got the table wrong on my order. Food took ages to come but it was decent when it did - the halloumi was especially good while the peri chips again lacked the peri. Good amount of sauces available initially, which dwindled by the time we had finished.

Gave the branch a 3/5 for decor, pretty standard stuff and there is outdoor seating for when the weather is more agreeable.

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