Every time I come to the UK I need to go for at least one meal at Nando's. The chicken is just so tasty, they marinate it well with the right spices and flavours. I love the sauces they give you, especially the extra extra hot one.
We came to this location in Euston (it's right by the train station) on a Sunday evening past 9 pm and it was quite busy so we had to wait for about 10 minutes before we were seated.
Nando's is great for groups and is a good option for sharing a few platters of food. If you're going out on a first date with someone, this is probably not the best place to go to, you don't want the first impression of someone to be chin and face covered and dripping in chicken juice and bones, well if you've ever been eating at Nando's before you probably know what I mean.
It gets kind of loud in here, even more so as we were seated right by the kitchen. All kinds of people and all types of ages come here.
On this particular night the service was really slow, almost had to ask if they had forgotten our orders, but eventually the food came out. The style of Nando's is like a mix between a restaurant and a fast food place. You order at the front, but the food is served at your table. Knives, forks, glass and napkins you take yourself. Because of this I feel the prices should be lower. It's not really cheap eating, but then again because of the self service you don't have to tip.
The portions are a bit too small. I don't eat excessive amounts of food, but every time I order a dish here, I kind of feel the quantity is not quite enough. I had ten wings with two side orders. This was not really enough for one person. It would have been better if the side orders were somewhat bigger. The bowls with rice and chips should be bigger to go with that quantity of chicken.
Bustling off a train on the way to a gig (that had already been delayed) we really needed somewhere with food that would be quick and quite literally right there!
Upon using the monocle for the first time, it identified this place!
Nandos works in a pretty specific ordering system that the menu explains;
1) choose your chicken portion
2) choose your sides
3) choose how hot you want it
I ordered half a chicken (super hungry) and it was a decent size! The sauce wasn't very hot though - surprising for a Nandos! The sides were dry and tasted like they'd been there for a while on the side but the chicken was nice and tender.
The place didn't have much of a feel to it and it had definitely lost that personal touch as most chains do. It was OK but nothing more.
I felt slightly stiffed by the portions here. As I enjoy Nando's peri often I know what you usually get, but here the double burger looked more like a single burger and there were less chips and less peri peri salt on the chips than I have come to expect.
Besides that the food tasted great (perhaps slightly better than average) the 'hot' was just right, the staff were pleasant and despite being very busy with a post work crowd, I found the layout to be pleasant too.
Another Nando's but will a view of Euston Station's bustle. Also, the only decent toilets that I know of around the station (there are even a few restaurants nearby that don't even have loos).
Aside from that, it's the same-old-same-old. You know the score and probably have your own take of this faux Portuguese grilled chicken chain. I tend to think they're pretty alright and have at times found myself hankering for a plate of their extra-hot wings. Such was the case when I visited this outlet for the first time and was generally and genuinely impressed with the space and service. The wings were as satisfying as any I've had at any Nando's. I left feeling sated and sorted.
Good value for lunch offers, otherwise this place seems quite dear.
However whenever we had the (veg) burritos for lunch, they were exquisite, can only rate on them and they're certainly a 4 out or 5 :)
Cant hate Nandos. I love their sauces, oh why couldnt the supermarket bottles they sell be the same.
I like this branch in particular i found the service to be good.
Food is always delicious.
Bit surprising how some have commented on the staff and managers being rude, not this branch but the once we had a bad meal at wolverhampton Nandos and they gave the meal for free and their was 6 of us and the food bill must have been £80. Since their a large company i thought theyd have similar polices throughout.
But people are different.
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