Woodford - Ryan Review

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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, October 2, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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?: 

Was staying in Kent, so had the short(ish) drive to South Woodford to visit this new Nando's. During the day, you can park at the Waitrose or Sainsbury's for a couple of hours and in the evening there is plenty of free street parking around. South Woodford tube station is less than half a mile walk away - and Nando's is next to an Odeon cinema.

Arrived here around 9pm and it was fairly quiet. At the entrance there's an odd roped off section by the entrance separating the till queue from the seated waiting area. Further inside, the restaurant sweeps round and down a few steps to a curved section where there are some larger booths and lots of small square canvas paintings. The toilets are upstairs and tiled in black shapes on white.

I went for a no bones platter - a butterfly chicken, four thigh fillets, rice, chips and two full grain sides and it came in just under 10 minutes. The centrepiece of the butterfly chicken was quite thin and rather dry, but the thigh fillets were thick and very juicy and covered in sauce. The rice and chips were the new average size portions. The rice was hot and moist and the chips were hot and crispy.

Staff were friendly enough but doing as expected.

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