Sydenham

Average Rating: 
2.75 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Kirkdale Road
London
SE26 4QD
020 8778 9287
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Nando's is also almost next door to Sydenham train station. Being Sydenham, you are less than a mile or just one train stop from Crystal Palace, which is a nicer place to go out in... There's a cinema in Crystal Palace as well.
Parking: 
I parked in the free car park in Girton Road, which is under 0.5 mile walk away. There wasn't any signs I could see or machines about to pay, so I can only assume it was free! (hopefully...)
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Photos submitted by: Ryan
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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This was our first visit to this particular branch and also the first time eating at Nando’s again since before the pandemic. We ordered half chicken and a grilled chicken wrap both with 2 regular side dishes. We were really impressed with the flavours, the quality and the freshness! The long-stem Broccoli were particularly tasty and so was the chicken.

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
5 / 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: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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Our server Jade was amazing!

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
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?: 

I would like to commend Troy of Sydenham's Nandos. (I think he might be the manager there.) We were a party of 5 adults and three children. One of our friends had problems with her phone order but Troy was very attentive, helped her sort out her app and their food arrived eventually. After we had eaten she tried to place a takeaway order for a pitta meal for her husband. She had somehow managed to repeat the order 7 times due to the malfunctioning phone app.

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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?: 

Watch out for the flora rude idiot she needs training better yet kick her out.

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Ive been to the Nando's in Sydenham 3 times and everytime has been a bad experience i would be one of the first in and order a take away for myself and my 2 year old daughter but always the last one out... I find the food isn't great too the staff are quite miserable looking and not very welcoming...so overall its not a Nando's i recommend to anyone it has actually put me off of all Nando's!!!

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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I just walked into the new Nando's in our area, Sydenham. What a disappointing experience! We got told after waiting by the door with another party for 5 minutes 'We are at full capacity'. Baring in mind I could see 5 free tables in front of me this was a crazy excuse. The place was filled with dirty plates and dishes too! After waiting for it to open, everyone around I was extremely annoyed. The manager didn't even come to speak to us after requested either and didn't look bothered!

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (2 votes)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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Popped into Nandos in Sydenham midweek , around 2pm . Waited at the door area and after 4 minutes my daughter had to approach the waitress, who had passed us a couple of times. No acknowledgement . We asked if we could have a table for 2 and was told none were available. Right in front of us were 2 six seater tables with benches and said to the waitress we would like to sit there and eat and would move if a 2 seater became available. She said NO!

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Opening day at Sydenham!

Stopped into this Nando's early afternoon and it had only just been open for a couple of hours on its opening day, so it wasn't too busy just yet. It probably goes to show the sort of area it is in, as there was a security guard on the door...

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 27, 2002
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
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When I arrived at the door I asked for a table for two for me and my son this was my first visit to this Nando’s I was told they were full and we could not wait either there was tables available and not many people in the waiting area, I have never been turned away from any Nando’s ever this was very disappointing and has put me of going there again which is a shame as I work in the area and live close.