Camden

Average Rating: 
3.15 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
57-58 Chalk Farm Road
NW1 8AN
020 7424 9040
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
This Nando's is closest to Chalk Farm tube stop, but Camden Town is not much further away, on the Northern Line.
Parking: 
Morrisons is a short walk over the road and round a bend, so you can probably get free or cheap parking there, but you'd have to check!
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Marc Joss
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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?: 

Me and my partner came to Nando’s Camden on Thursday after work for a quick meal. There was a bit of a wait around 15 minutes which was not the best but bearable besides the fact we were mega hungry! Once we sat down we came across a lovely girl who was really polite and helpful. We were taken back by her service as she went over and beyond to ensure food was brought quite quickly. Very assertive and this lovely noticeable smile.

oliveboy26's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Very nice. Comfortable chairs. What a great date!

Adam's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

More staff than customers but still had to wait 22 minutes for my food. No apology from the staff either. They were too busy talking to each other in a foreign language. Needed Marc Joss to translate!

Steven Castellino's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
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?: 

This was the 30th Nando's reviewer event. The Nando's branch is located inbetween Chalk farm and Camden Town stations which are both on the northern line. Parking is possible down some of the sides roads but usually only in the evenings. It was raining quite heavily this night so we entered a bit damp, after popping into La Cubana for a quick happy hour cerveza.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Twelve minute wait for a 1/2 chicken mango and lime with sweet mash which I only paid 10pence for having picked up two £10 gift vouchers. Thanks RYN for the free Nando's which included a few chicken wing starters which were very tasty, sauced well and hot to the touch.

SVC's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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What a lovely evening at Camden Nando's. A great quiz, fantastic food and lovely company. To top it all off, I even won the raffle which could be seen to be mildly confusing as I pulled the winning numbers out myself! The lady at the till made easy work of our complicated Nando's order and there were no mistakes or problems despite the large amount of information received.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
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?: 

RYNXXX, and Camden was the venue.

With this being my first Nando's for a month, I decided to go for the Churrasco Thigh burger mango and lime, with chips and coleslaw. The chicken thigh was rather nice, however as always with this burger, it disintegrated very quickly, so I ended up eating all the bits separately. The bun was alright, although fell apart quickly. There was an abundance of fino-slaw, which was also nice. The chips were not bad, could have been better.

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
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?: 

The 30th RYN dinner took place in this Camden/Chalk Farm branch. Stormy outside and absolutely boiling inside is how it could probably be best described.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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 doorman that never fails to greet me upon arrival is so cool.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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: 
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?: 

Last time I was in here for a meal, Tinchy Stryder was on a date at the table behind us. No celebrities today however the staff still acted as if we were all famous.

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 29, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
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?: 

My last Nando's of 2014 was set to be a distinctly underwhelming one - before being saved by the food itself. The Camden branch is in between Chalk Farm and Camden Town stations (both Northern line, and closer to the former) and opposite a large Morrisons. It's quite a small branch and, despite being away from the busy high street and market area, is no doubt kept busy at all times. We walked in and all the tables on the lower floor were occupied and there wasn't even a Nandoca around.

Smiph's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of 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?: 

Likte maten!

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: 
Friday, June 27, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Last Nando's of the day took me on another walk towards my hotel and I ended up in Chalk Farm for the Camden Nando's.

Firstly, the smell in the area was awful. I don't know if the chickens were being killed onsite, but along Chalk Farm Road was a horrid smell, made worse by the heat.

DoronSalomon's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, May 23, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Always a good Nando's. Staff very friendly and always happy to give me a bit more for my money! Never have to wait long for food and it's always of a high quality. Lucky it's my local!

maninblack'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, April 8, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

More Chalk Farm than Camden, it's clearly an area which was much more thrilling 20/25 years ago. Must avoid on a Friday/Saturday night, unless you don't mind watching young ladies vomiting and micturating in the street after an alcohol binge, followed by a refuel at Nando's. Too many teenagers and twenty-somethings in the area walking around aimlessly, although NAndo's is always open late.

Sammie Kay's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
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?: 

this Nando's is TINY!!! i didnt find the food up to the usual Nando's standard but it wasn't that bad.... there seemed to be more staff than there were customers!!!

Pompey Ranger'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, January 28, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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?: 

This store close to Camden markets and the large Morrisons has a few on road car parking spaces nearby which charge 20p for 7.5 minutes (£1.60 an hour) max stay 2 hours. The store has a large glass front, inside I felt it was a bit too bright and too quiet on the music front which added to a not so good atmosphere reminiscent of a local authority canteen.

Sofia Mrc'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: 
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
1.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
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?: 

My plate was left on the kitchen bench (under the hot lamps) for 15-20 minutes, while I waited. The waiter was distracted and not paying attention to the customers. The chef did not tell the serving staff that the food was ready. My chicken therefore dry and unappetizing, as was my rice.

SVC's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3 / 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 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

I have previously only ordered take-away from this particular Nando's and have enjoyed their chicken in the back of multiple taxis. They even once gave me a free bottle of water that quenched my thirst beautifully. On this particular evening, in search of late-night food to curb the appetite after some outstanding comedy, we looked to find a Nando's that could fill our bellies.

Svenja's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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?: 

It was my first visit and i really enyojed it. We didn't wait very long for our food, though we were a pretty large group of people. It was very tasty i really really like it! But since it was my first visit, i can't tell if it was better than normal. I also really liked the furniture and the atmosphere!! Would in any case recommend it :)
Nando's rocks^^

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
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?: 

I think that the idea of unlimited refills is fantastic. And the desserts are like gourmet food.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
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?: 

I had a great experience at Camden Nando's yesterday with 6 foreign students and 2 friends on a quiet, scorching Saturday afternoon. My food beat me to the table and I was unable to finish all the peri chips so the portion sizes must have been bigger than normal! This was a great visit which cemented Nando's as a new favourite for many of my students who had only just discovered the irresistilbe nature of peri peri chicken (I took quite a few of them on Wednesday).

Christopher Poole's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.88 / 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: 
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?: 

Whole chicken extra hot FREE
Chicken burger extra hot
Cheese
Pineapple
Large PERi chips
Coleslaw
Rice
Garlic bread
Side salad
Olives
Perinaise
Soft drink
£23 bang on

w0rmR's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, February 8, 2013
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?: 

This Nandos is a personal favourite of mine although it is quite cramped. There is additional seating upstairs but this is more cramped than downstairs, which makes the eating experience feel a bit awkward if the restaurant was as full as it was on my visit.

The decor inside the restaurant itself is exceptional and would create an ideal aesthetic if the restaurant wasn't as full.

The market opposite is a perfect opportunity to stroll around to digest your Nandos.

Katie's picture
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No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 17, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of 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?: 

Mediterranean salad was a really small portion and it wasn't very well presented. Was also very cold inside the restaurant

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5 - 10
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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: 
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?: 

Some of the reviews on this page are quite shocking. This is the only branch I know of where the reviews are consistently poor, and while my 5(ish) visits have all been distinctly average, I was yet to experience anything as bad as what precedes me on this page. However, tonight was my lucky (or not so lucky) night, and I would get to witness Nando's incompetency in full force.

Adam9154'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: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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 went to this branch with a friend since it’s so close to my Uni, though it’s Camden Nando’s it’s closer to Chalk Farm tube station, we went about 1pm before our lab class, missing a seminar to go to Nando’s, I think it’s worth it. It seemed a small branch but I think there was more tables through the back of the branch, it was pretty busy in the small front part when we arrived, with a family with a small loud child again, agh, parents control your children and stop disturbing my meals!

Nicosarts's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Parking is tricky in this area but some back streets are available after 5.30pm and also a few parking meters available outside but usually had to get a space. Recommend to use public transport either bus or the underground. There are so many bars/clubs and shops and of course Camden market! Very convenient Nandos to visit on a night out! Can get very busy in the evenings and at lunch times!

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
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?: 

Not great service at all, chicken was ok but then its hard to mess that up

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Second time i have ordered takeout, they have repeated my order back when the food has arrived. I haven't understood a word they said as they talked to quickly and realised on return home that they had left out half the order.

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5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
1.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
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1's all round - most disappointing nandos ever

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 7, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Terrible service, terrible food. I have been to Camden Nandos before on a weekday and have always expected to wait, but waiting up to 40 minutes for food to arrive at the table is appalling. I ordred my usual Chicken Burger and peri chips. When the food arrived the chips were soggy and the chicken was dry and inedible.

Had to rush off after the meal so didn't have to time to complain. The whole experience has left a bitter taste in my mouth!

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10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 12, 2011
Rating: 
2 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Stood at the counter for more than 15 minutes without acknowledgement while the manager walked around like a doorman providing no help to the person on the counter.

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This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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)
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The branch is a 3 minute walk from Chalk Farm tube and around 7 or 8 minutes from Camden Town tube. You are instantly greeted with a unique circular mirror which is surrounded by empty bottles of Nando's sauce in the shape of a sun. This piece of decor is worthy of a visit!
I was pleasantly surprised to be seated straight away on a Saturday night at peak dinner time and there was hardly a queue to order either. Food arrived promptly and was of a high standard.

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5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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)
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Near Camden night life and roundhouse

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This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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I cannot even begin to describe how disappointed I was with my meal at this Nandos - I visit Nandos all the time back home in South Africa, and was super excited to experience a taste of home in the UK, never again.