The Brunswick

Average Rating: 
3.83 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
The Brunswick Centre
WC1N 1AE
020 7713 0351
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Just round the corner from Russell Square tube station and about a 10 minute walk from both Kings Cross and Euston train station.
Parking: 
N/A
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Full Reviews:
Alison Braganza's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

My chicken pitta was a little floppy and sad....could have been better!

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
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?: 

Catching up on a couple of reviews ahead of RYN6 - this is from the previous reviewer dinner. The front of the restaurant was somewhat obscured by work going on but, once inside, staff were fantastic (unfortunately I forget their names but both the main host and French(?) waitress were really friendly). We were sat at the deep end of the branch, pretty much having the area to ourselves; and I won a tenner gift card that paid for my meal, always good!

Steven Castellino's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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?: 

This reviewer nando's event was situated in a rewlly nice location. It is accessible by a number of tube lines, the closest being Russell Sq. I had to wait ages for my food which was annyoing because I was quite hungry. The art decor was your standard nando's. We had a lovely area which was more than enough to fit us alll in. Nevertheless it was good when it arrived and I believe we won the quiz, which got me another free bottle of sauce!

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
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?: 

Apart from the 20 minute wait for the food, which was worth the wait, I can't complain.
The staff were amazing, friendly, attentive, and D'Artagnan, I mean Sebastian was an excellent host.

SVC's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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?: 

Thank you, Rate Your Nando's, for another fantastic reviewer dinner. It's always a treat to see all of my Nando's friends and enjoy a new Nando's at the same time. Although my food was perfectly fine, the outstanding feature of this particular Nando's was the manager, Sebastien, who was friendly, positive and shared our love for Nando's. He got involved in the quiz and supported us excitedly throughout our entire meal.

BaronSamedi1980's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
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?: 

I travelled to my third RYN reviewer dinner on the train from Bedford to St. Pancras and then just one stop on the Piccadilly line to Russel Square. This Nandos at the Brunswick was to be a new one for me and I was very much looking forward to both trying a new restaurant with the RYN regulars and enjoying the peri-peri chicken on offer.

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
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?: 

The Brunswick looks like nothing I've ever seen before in Central London. It's literally a stone's throw away from Russell Square station (Piccadilly) but it almost feels like you're in some Garden City when you get there. I believe the whole complex is a former post-modern multi-purpose complex, with extremely odd shaped residential housing above.

Gerry Louis'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: 
Friday, November 21, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Hallelujah for reaching Nando's 91. Indiscriminately picking a Nando's branch and going there just to reach the triple numbers club by the end of the year!

jackie molyneux's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 21, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
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?: 

half chicken....hot, but not spicey enough for me. very smooth sweet potato mash. and garlic bread. very nice location, especially near Christmas time. the staff are super-friendly and very helpful. they also have very nice artwork. check out the hearts on the left hand wall near the door xxx

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 7, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
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?: 

So, after the disappointing grub at King Cross, I had a short walk to The Brunswick for my second chicken fillet burger and chips!

This one is located in The Brunswick centre, which is home to plenty of other restaurants and shops. It's just round the corner from Russell Square tube station and about a 10 minute walk from both Kings Cross and Euston train station.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
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?: 

This store is in the modernist area of the Brunswick centre which somewhat resembles a set out of clockwork orange with its tiered residential flats and balconies up above the piazza framed with shops restaurants and a Waitrose store at the far end. It is a conveniently close to the Russell Square tube station and I would say finding parking close by would most likely be hard to do so at reasonable cost.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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?: 

We had a bit of a mixed bag with this Nando's - some chickens were overcooked, others under done - with no skin :s But service was pretty quick, which is a bonus at lunchtime.
The restaurant's been closed for a week for a refurb, but doesn't appear to have been changed very much - maybe a lick of paint.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Brunswick Nando's is a great place to have a meal with family and friends. It is located very close to Russell Square tube station and short walking distance from the main road and public transport. It's located in a small open top shopping centre, also nearby there is a lot of high street fashion shops like FCUK, NEW LOOK, RIVER ISLAND. Lovely place to have a meal when your out about doing a bit of shopping. There is also a cinema which is located few yards away from the Nando's.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
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?: 

Another great visit to The Brunswick, portion sizes here are great! I was unable to finish my half chicken and 2 peri chips after sharing houmous with peri drizzle to start and demolishing my side of Halloumi. I felt ashamed of myself but also glad that I was in such a position due to generous portion sizes unlike in recent visits to some other London branches.
Staff are fantastic and really make you feel welcome with genuine enthusiasm and passion for the Nando's brand!

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2 - 5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
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?: 

I have had 2 excellent meals at the Brunswick over the last 2 weeks and now consider this to be one of my favourite branches!

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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?: 

Upon initial conversation with the woman behind the counter, she seemed a little miserable, but after a while she brightened up with a little smile here and there. However it is preferable when entering a restaurant to be greeted by chirpy and friendly staff. So that was a little disappointing, however the man that brought over our meal was very friendly and made a little recovery on behalf of his colleague.

Joe R's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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?: 

Upon initial conversation with the woman behind the counter, she seemed a little miserable, but after a while she brightened up with a little smile here and there. However it is preferable when entering a restaurant to be greeted by chirpy and friendly staff. So that was a little disappointing, however the man that brought over our meal was very friendly and made a little recovery on behalf of his colleague.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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 interior is rather impressive due to the carefully selected lighting and artwork which provide a warm and welcoming environment. Arriving at 9pm on a Saturday night was no problem as we were seated instantly and did not have to queue before ordering. Food arrived promptly and was of the expected standard. Parking was easy and free but Warren Street station is a short walk away if public transport is needed. There are many flash bars and shops in the vicinity in the heart of London.

zanrafel's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 6, 2009
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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 perfect accompaniment to a night out. The brunswick contains multiple shops, restaurants (obvi choose nandos) and a cinema. Near a park as well in the centre of town....ooo picnic!