Kensal Rise - Blaynos Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Unless something bad happens, I rarely bother reviewing a restaurant more than once. And, having said that, I tend to avoid multiple visits to restaurants where possible since I started RYN'ing.

However, it must be said, that this Kensal Rise is quickly chasing Vauxhall Arch for my favourite restaurant. As with last time, a 4.5 score between staff and decor/cleanliness stays the same: for such a fantastic new-ish branch, the service station is way too small! Staff are really friendly in this restaurant - although it must be said that there were neither any staff wondering around the (very empty) restaurant nor to greet me at the door. No queue to be served and food came amazingly quickly. Chicken burger was cooked perfectly - again, I wish there was more sauce on the burger (as with most visits in general these days). Chips had lots of peri salt but seemed to be slightly overcooked outside and undercooked inside (if that makes sense). Nothing too bad, and maybe it's because they were just freshly, hotly, ready. Keeps its head above average with a 3.5 for that.

Slight dip from last time's 4.5 based on the chips but yeah, really good place.

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