Stamford Street - Gerry Louis Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

If you have a good sense of direction you'll probably find this branch within ten minutes of exiting Waterloo station. If you're like me however, you'll walk up and down Waterloo road before realising you're on the wrong street then check street maps for the destination. Just to let you know it's down the road where Kings college is on the right hand side...

When I finally got there I actually walked past it on the other side of the road. The place is currently lit up like a Christmas tree so it's hard to miss, I must've been very tired after the gym, and hungry too.

Restaurant was fairly busy but I was given table seven on the left hand side. The branch is sort of split into two separated by the grill and counter area. The toilets and serving station is also on the left so I was very happy with that. The young griller who came to give me a table then returned to serve me.. The manager, though doing nothing, did not seem to want to. Sheddaryar or something along those lines wasn't very confident with the till so ordering took longer than ages but he was really trying to help.

Only an eight minute wait for the food which is not too bad, I was only sad because they gave me two legs. I used my green reward got a free quarter and ordered another quarter with sweet mash as my normal meal but they normally give me breast and leg, not very common for me to get two legs. They were both smothered in sauce to cover the chargrilled chicken portions. The mash, whilst a large portion was only 20% mash, the rest was chunky and hard at that but they'll still get a four for food as I didn't wait that long.

Toilets not as great as Kensal Rise but the walls are very artistic nonetheless and also sort of discreet. I didn't really notice much of the artwork as the whole front wall is glass. When you eat alone people always wonder why you're staring at them when you're trying to check out the artwork. Makes it very awkward...

I can tell in summer this is a great branch to go to. Large wooden benches and tables for alfresco dining but not in tonight's drizzle and wind. The staff cleared away tables but made no check up on other diners but they were visible, all in all a good experience that I can shout about for Nando's 93!!!!!!

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