Wembley - High Road - Ryan Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 21, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
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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Was travelling to Stansted so took a little detour to venture to Wembley High Road Nando's. Parking was easily found following the signs to Dukes Way (Elm Road) which was only a couple minutes walk away. It closes at 10pm, but only charges until 6:30pm, so was free for me - otherwise it is priced at £1.50/hr up to a £7.50 max price. Wembley Central underground and train station are also just a five minute walk away.

Arrived here at about 7:30pm and there were only a few tables in use, so was seated straight away and had an 11 minute wait for the food. I was claiming a free whole chicken and so also got a large chips and large rice - so was hoping for extra big portions... but average sized portions of all three were served up. The rice was a little hard but the chips were hot and crispy. The chicken was succulent inside but just a bit too charred and crispy on the outside, with quite a few burnt patches. Average overall.

As you enter this Nando's, there is a good size waiting area immediately to the right - which is also home to an elephant statue, for some reason. To the left of the entrance are 10 sets of tables in the front windows - a little bit tight between them. Just onwards from here towards the back is the sauce/drinks station (with the slowest filling water fountain) - and then three booths towards the back and a few extra tables. Also, the toilet entrance is at the very back, but there is a further single table right on its own out at the back right by the toilets, which is a bit odd.

In the front section there is a set four long colourful art pieces on the wall and some black squares/cubes for the light shades above the tables in the windows. In the back section by the booths are five recessed/alcoves in the walls housing some wooden carvings and sculptures. The toilets are standard and have high standing sinks.

Staff were fine and doing as expected - a standard visit all round.

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