Borehamwood - Gerry Louis Review

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, April 22, 2016
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

The second of two birthday Nandos took me to Borehamwood, possibly a bad sign when it started raining as I left the train station to locate the branch? It was less than ten minutes I think from the station just off the high street down to the branch itself which is on a corner before a shopping complex and huge car park. I don't know about prices, sorry. I decided to sit in the window at the front of the restaurant on table 22, symbolic to my birthday, and watched the locals go about their business. There is outside seating for this branch but the rain had gotten worse as I walked there.

No one to greet me as I entered, and had to wait for about 3-4 minutes while the cook, who answered the ringing phone, took someone's order. I ordered 1/4 chicken mango and lime, a breast piece given the choice to compare the meal with St Albans and sweet mash and it arrived in 9 minutes. This was probably because visibility of a Nandoca was in short supply as the meal was warm and could have been hotter considering the branch was literally empty.

The mash was sturdier, no lumps but not wet and sloppy either so better to eat with the chicken. It was also very tasty. The chicken spent a little longer on the grill so was a more thoroughly cooked bird smothered in sauce.

The branch has a very nice layout, open and easy to manoeuvre around. The toilets are on the far side of the branch though the door was very difficult to open. It didn't help that there was a stockpile of chairs in the alcove bit where the toilet entrances are. The rest of the tables and seats are evenly spread out so no bumping into each other and eavesdropping conversations. Windowed on two sides, this branch benefits from a lot of natural light but there is minimal decorations.

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