Barking

Average Rating: 
3.01 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3 (3 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 4 (3 votes)
The Odeon
Longbridge Road
IG11 8RU
020 85070795
Halal: 
Yes
Nearby: 
Just a hop, skip and a jump over the road from Barking tube station.
Parking: 
If driving into the town centre, the parking signs direct you towards the Vicarge Fields shopping centre, but be aware this closes before 9pm. Other car parks and on-street bays are located round the right bend (past the pedestrian zone) and so are all less than a few minutes walk away from Nando's. These generally charge from 6am-9pm at £0.50p/1hr, £1/2hr, £2/4hrs and upwards from there.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
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Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

My two sons and I came from Southeast London and the first thing I noticed was the beautiful design. It was quite busy however we had a lovely young lady take care of us in the most pleasant way. I believe her name was Blinta or Linda, apologies for not remembering. She really got engaged with my sons and aimed to please us all individually even though I could tell that the restaurant was busy. I must say I was surprised to see that her name badge said trainee.

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 25, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

the service was excellent here today, i came with a couple of friends. new trainee today (light skinned with cute hair) was excellent with service and was very customer friendly. he met our needs and helped us with the menu. he made it feel like a warm and friendly visit. will sure be coming back for his services ;)
from table 3 ;) x

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.63 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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?: 

Paid premium price for quality chicken, however very disappointed with the size of the chicken wings, very tiny with very little meat on them (baby chicken size). There was hardly any taste on wings, felt like i waz chewing bones.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Nando's 112 was very disappointing.

Got there about 3.30 after a near hour and half train journey and no one was there to greet.. Restaurant wasn't really that welcoming and there were plenty of dirty tables with plates stock piled but not collected. When someone finally came over they weren't very sure where to sit us. We picked a table, then there was poor queuing at the till to get our orders.

jackie molyneux's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

easy to find from Barking Station (District etc), literally right opposite station exit. but to be honest, I wouldn't really bother. tube journey took 90 minutes, but no-one to greet us :( chaotic and unorganised seating system and till operation. had to queue to order, but no-one else in the queue. cashier busy on the phone. apparently. he then quoted me the wrong price. not sure how, surely the till works it out??

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How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Very good tasty food I could eat another plate
Can't wait to go back for more

Ryan's picture
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: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Just writing this while watching Question Time (as you do) and it is in Barking tonight... wow, spooky. Anyway...

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Rating: 
2.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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?: 

Conveniently located in the town centre right opposite the tube station. Parking was easy to find on a Sunday evening down the side street next to the restaurant, but would be hard to find during working hours due to restrictions. Recommend using public transport if you want to go during the day! Staff were friendly enough but nothing spectacular. Ordered a half chicken and I was hugely distressed when it arrived since there was no wing!

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
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?: 

Pretty standard London inner-suburb branch, which was average enough that I won't be returning any time soon. Food wasn't bad, but not too much peri spice on the chips, and my friend's breast piece arrived without the wing - took him a long time to get over it!

Decoration is very much a 3/5, and parking is quite difficult, even on a quiet Sunday night.