Goodge Street - Elliott Review

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
2.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more 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?: 

Nando's number 99 in order of opening is Goodge Street, and this was the venue of the next Nando's, with fellow reviewer Damien.

As we arrived, we were pretty much told 'go away' and 'no' quite a few times, which I was a little taken a back by, and to go to the other Nando's 'down the road'. After a short discussion, we were advised we would have to wait up to 30 minutes. We chose to go to the pub, and come back, as we wanted to visit this particular Nando's.

Eventually we were seated, table 1 in the window. It was quite cosy, and meant a game of person tetris as you tried to get out from the table. The outlet isn't overly big, and I found a little unimpressive. It is long and thin, with the till and grill taking up the entire left hand wall, with tables crammed in on the right. Not a huge amount of artwork, and the toilets were not great on the first visit.

Non-the-less, we went up to order. This didn't take too long, and I returned to the table.

The meal arrived almost immediately after I had sat down, and wasn't bad. I ordered a chicken burger mango and lime with peri-chips. The burger was nice, chicken well sauced, and a generous portion of chips. I decided to try the pomegranate sauce, which is a new item (replacing the yellow pepper dip!) on the sauce rack. This surprisingly works very well with chips, and was quite tasty! There is a definite kick to the flavour too.

After the mains, I had also purchased a salted caramel brownie, which at £2.45, is very expensive for what it actually is. The brownie didn't taste of any caramel,was a huge hit of chocolate which was over-powering. The brownie doesn't come with anything else either, you simply get a small piece no bigger than one of the takeaway sauce pots. If you wish to spend more money, you can add one scoop of ice cream for £1.50. Yikes.

Staff were okay other than upon entry, which really started this visit on a bad footing.

Overall, the company was great, main meal was nice, brownie not so, outlet fairly average.

The outlet is located on Goodge Street, near the station. There is an amazing pizza shop over the road, where you can get a full pizza for the price of one brownie. There is also a pub next door, and other eating establishments nearby.

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