Stamford Street - Adam Nicol Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 25, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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I had hoped to be the first to review this one but I was beaten… Grrrr… After getting lost by going the wrong way while trying to find it, I eventually got there... It’s easy to find from Waterloo Underground Station if you’re not stupid... Like me, just turn left when you come out and walk past the big IMAX and you’ll find it eventually.

As you probably know this branch just opened, So obviously it was clean and new and shiny, other than the newness and cleanness the Décor was just average nothing special that stood out to me.
We arrived about 7pm and it wasn’t that busy inside, which isn’t what you’d expect on a Friday night, we got seated immediately on a round table for three, which is nice as we get more space, when I ordered my food I was getting a free whole chicken, the trainee waitress didn’t know how to make half medium, half extra hot so someone higher up stepped in and took over, but the trainee also stamped my filled card and gave it back to me, they usually keep them, but this is awesome since I get to put it on my Nando’s wall.

The drinks machine is at the opposite end of the branch to where we were sat, it was a longgg walk to get drinks so one really should be closer to where we were sat, or maybe I’m just lazy. They had all the sauces to choose from so I grabbed my extra-extra hot and sat back down. I decided to go check out the toilets, they were nice and clean. They have a Dyson Airblade (I love them) that definitely gives them points, I’m sure lots of branches have them but I don’t use the toilets in all.

The food arrived in less than 10 minutes, first they brought my girlfriends chips over and judging by the waitresses body language I thought that was all she was bringing us, so I checked to make sure the rest of our order was coming, obviously it was and she went straight and got it. The whole chicken was on a big plate separated by chips and garlic bread, with medium on one side, extra hot on the other. Of course a Nando’s pro can tell them apart just by the colour.

The food was below average. The chicken tasted boring and flavourless, the garlic bread and the chips were fine but it not the best I’ve had. So I was quite disappointed with the food. I suppose the branch is new :/ I still enjoyed the meal, probably because it quenched my Peri-Peri thirst.

I think this branch has a lot of potential, once it grows up, I’d have to try the butterfly chicken next time I go to truly compare it to the rest of my Nando’s visits. But obviously it’s really close to the Southbank Clink Street branch which is amaaazing. So if I’m in the area it’s more likely I’ll go to that on

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