Baker Street - Gerry Louis Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

No valentines day is complete without a Nando's for me. Despite trying to get to the new one on James Street it was not meant to be, so it was a return to Baker Street.

Not even five minutes walk from Madame Tussaud's, as we got there a young trainee was cleaning table one. Asking if it was available, at least it was clean, he said it was ours if we wanted. Sweet, off to order. The till is directly opposite the front door but at the back of the restaurant separated by four set tables, the staircase to the downstairs section and also the sauce station. Just behind and parallel to the till is the drinks section.

Free half chicken mango and lime with sweet mash, garlic bread and two halloumis. Luckily the girl behind e counter was clever and swiped my card twice so that I didn't lose my green reward for the garlic bread. I think it Arrived within about six minutes, it was surprisingly quick despite the restaurant being busy.
Table 1 is literally at the front door. Great view of outside happenings, it started raining after we got inside, a great view of the comings and goings, and a good view of the bustle inside this branch. The table had a huge urn next to it and it covered a plug socket which was very lucky for me as I didn't want my phone to die before touring Madame Tussaud's.

The food was great another plus of it arriving quickly was that it was still hot. The halloumi were very lightly grilled, barely grilled to be honest but that was nice as they weren't burnt. The garlic bread again lightly grilled, I wonder if they fear burning here. The mash was incredibly tasty with no lumps and there was plenty of it. One of the best chickens ever? Maybe, succulent, tender, juicy, young chicken full of taste and smothered in sauce. I haven't seen this in a while.

Easy to get to via Metropolitan, Jubilee, Hammersmith and City and Circle lines underground, this is probably one of the least difficult branches it reach. On Baker Street, the home of fictional character Sherlock Holmes and near one of London's worthwhile attractions, it's definitely worth a visit. Good food, nice friendly staff and clean tables.

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