South Harrow - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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So onto the second Nando's of the day and this took me to South Harrow for dinner. Arrived here at about 7:30pm, so there were plenty of free parking spaces along Northolt Road outside all of the shops. During the day there is a charge and maximum stay restrictions, I forgot to make a note of what they were though... South Harrow tube station is also a few minutes walk away.

As you enter this Nando's, you walk straight into the queue for the till... and there were a few people queue-ing, so it made it a bit awkward for the staff to see if anyone was waiting... To the right from here is where all the seating is. There is a bench running alongside both walls with tables/chairs on either side - but it is very cramped indeed.

There are some funky dodecahedron light shades in the window and then some small white orb lighting into the bulk of the restaurant - which were not giving off much light... On the left side wall of this seating there are seven large canvasses, but for some reason the right side is tiled/patterned in a very dull and unappealing grey.

There is more seating towards the back in its own little enclosed space. Here there are brighter orange leather banquettes around the outside of this little area - but again it's quite cramped. The toilets entrance is behind this little area all the way towards the back. They are tiled in a black and white diamond pattern. Clean, but very standard - which goes for the whole branch generally speaking.

The food came in 14 minutes - even with the long queues at the till. I had a half chicken, chips, rice and ratatouille and it pretty much summed up this Nando's. It was all quite standard: standard size chicken portion not too dry, not very moist with enough sauce. The chips were a standard size portion and a tad on the soggy side - and the rice was warm and a standard size portion. The ratatouille was hot and saucy, with a standard size portion.

Staff did everything expected of them as well.

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