Kensal Rise - Blaynos Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Was working in the no-mans land between Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Green so headed up to the Kensal Rise Nando's to grab a takeaway lunch. The branch is located at the bottom of a modern new-build and looks good from the outside.

Couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in, it was almost empty! 1.15pm on a weekday and barely anyone was inside. No Nandoca to greet me at the entrance but didn't bother me and I went straight to the till where I was immediately served. Excellent service and food came a few minutes later. Had a while to gaze around the spacious branch. Nicely decor'd and lots of natural light. Only downside I noticed was the pretty small (albeit well located) service station (would ideally give 4.5 for both staff and decor, hence why I gave one 4 and the other 5).

Food was superb, always better when it's free as I claimed my orange reward (after the shambles at Glasshouse Street); the burger was perfect as was the halloumi.

Still amazed at how empty it was!

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