Hammersmith - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
4.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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So onto the second day and time for more Nando's! My first stop took me to Hammersmith Nando's, which was just over the road from Hammersmith tube station. There's currently a load of scaffolding around the oustide, but Nando's is still very much open!

Got here at about 8:15pm and it was pretty dark inside. The lighting is mainly made up of clear glass vases which had very low light bulbs in them... luckily they were turned up during the meal, so it became much brighter. These are hanging down from large copper slate tiles on the suspended off the ceiling.

I was sat next to the main focal point of the whole restaurant, which happens to be an enormous abacus. There's not much artwork in the front section - just a couple of dozen small canvas paintings above the till. The windows are nice though as they are large arch shaped with ornate metal work running around the outside.

There is a little more colour in the back section, as there is shelving unit with a load of coloured vases on it. Toilets are downstairs and were clean but very standard. I know this is a comparatively modern branch, but I think with openings over the past two years, there's far too much brown in here and not enough colour.

The staff were very friendly throughout and always open for a little chat. Jay and Robbie in particular and also a couple of others I was checked-on by. Very polite and smiley (not common for London... :-)

It wasn't particularly busy when I arrived and it meant the food came in udner five minutes. I started the evening with a fillet burger and rice and it was a very generous portion indeed. The chicken breast fillet completely filled the ciabatta and was thick and juicy as well. The slice of tomato crept out the sides of the bun as well and two large pieces of lettucs. It was also smothered so much in sauce with so much packed into it it was difficult to pick it up without it falling apart! Nice. The rice was also a big portion and piping hot and moist. Very nice indeed, especially with some of the leaner burgers I've had recently.

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