Gloucester Road - Gerry Louis Review

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Number of Visits: 
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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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Change of plans brought me to this branch but it wasn't the best. A to minute walk from South Kensington station brought me up along the side of the restaurant based on Gloucester Road.

Got there just about 2.40. Wasn't greeted straight away but when the young Nandoca came over she tried to serve the woman next to me first. I asked for table four which was free but she tried to seat the woman who ran her pram over my foot next to me so I asked to change table. She wasn't too happy with that but no one wants young kids next to them. I as reluctantly given table one by the door as my next choice next to a table of 3 young male models.

The guy behind the counter wasn't happy I corrected him I wanted a quarter chicken not a half but they don't even sound the same so it wasn't my error to make him frustrated. Paired of with garlic bread and peri chips it arrived in thirteen minutes.
The chicken was visibly burnt and a little dry, I only ate the wing bit. Not much sauce to see either. Large portion of chips however and the garlic bread was quite nice if not a little warm. The lady who brought the food over also queried whether it should have been a half chicken!! Why?

A lot of people were taking advantage of the weather and sat outside. I wouldn't based on the size of the flying ants I've seen recently and it was very squashed outside too.

The toilets. There's a door at the far end of the restaurant but you're going down stairs to get to the loos. Not sure they'd been checked in a while but with the toilet roll case not closed properly it was a hassle to squeeze inside the small cubicle and I also cut my hand on the inside of the door. It's a large slab of wood not treated with jagged bits which I didn't see trying to close the door with a useless bolt. Oh well.

Surly staff, dirty toilets and burnt food. It wasn't the best but at least it wasn't as bad as Stroud Green and that's what I keep telling myself.

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