Shepherds Bush - Damien Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 10, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, Ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
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Nando's 23 in Shepherds Bush is surrounded by dozens of popular fast food chicken shops, yet still busy despite drastically over-pricing these supposed competitors.
You'd think this'd speak volumes of greatness about the dining quality of this restaurant but, sadly, I have to report that it's hands-down one of my worst Nando's experiences yet.

The food was by-the-by, and generally fast to come out, but the entire place was stupidly crowded (with 8+ people to a 4 person table), almost deafeningly noisy, and the staff were rude, constantly dragging, dropping, and banging tables. The girl serving me actually stopped to answer the phone as I was placing my order, and didn't even ask to be excused or apologise after.

Being the local peri peri chicken haunt of TV comedian Richard "Edinburgh King" Herring, I expected better things of Shepherds Bush Nando's. It's just not the kind of place you want to be sitting in and eating, especially considering you'll probably be paying upwards of a tenner for it.
Next time I'll just get 6 wings and an apple pie from Chicken Cottage.

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