Elephant and Castle

Average Rating: 
3.55 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
119 Newington Causeway
SE1 6BA
020 7378 7810
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Very short walk from Elephant and Castle tube and train station. Elephant and Castle shopping centre is home to a bowling alley.
Parking: 
N/A
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Full Reviews:
Gerry Louis's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
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?: 

It was a nice way to round off a weekend of birthday celebrations which I had started the Sunday two weeks before. Mine and Jackie's monthly Nando's brought us to the Castle though I've been here twice before being on the website.. The branch is easy enough to find however not knowing which exit your friends are coming out from could be havoc on planning to meet before getting to the branch.

jackie molyneux's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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: 
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?: 

This branch is very close to the Elephant and Castle Tube Station. However it’s necessary to negotiate a VERY busy roundabout/junction, once you exit the station, to reach it.
The staff member who greeted us on arrival was extremely pleasant & seated us immediately in a window seat. It’s a shame the view is very depressing.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

I love going out with my family, I think it is very important. What was the first spot my dad thought of? NANDO'S of course! When we got there we immediately got a table. The lady who served us was really lovely, she asked us how good we wanted our chicken, asked if we wanted olives and she even helped my dad get the best bargain we could. Later on in the night, I went to the toilet with my sister.

Blaynos's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
3.5 (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?: 

This was a half-planned, half-spontaneous Nando's visit with http://www.rateyournandos.com/users/oliviarosemh and, as such, didn't have my Nando's RYN gift cards to use (that said, I actually need to look for them).

oliviarosemh's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
3.5 (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?: 

An impromptu decision to go for Nando's resulted in http://www.rateyournandos.com/users/blaynos and I ending up in the Elephant & Castle branch. Having never been before, it took a while for us to get there – the tube station is a maze and it's a few minutes walk to the restaurant.

Ryan's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Brixton, Camberwell and now Elephant and Castle? I really do know how to live it up in style. Anyway, I really wanted to see this one, as I'd just read in the Standard that the night before a car had flipped into the subway of the roundabout - so it was like visiting a tourist spot.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 28, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
4.5 (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 central London store is on a very well known roundabout and as such doesn't really have scope for parking but is relatively well serviced by public transport.

Christopher Poole's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 29, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
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?: 

1/4 Chicken extra hot FREE
Toasted Pitta
Cheese
Pineapple
Soft drink
£4.30

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Time of Day: 
Rating: 
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, 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?: 

The chicken was so burnt it was quite unbeleivable how on earth they though it was OK to serve it.

My half chicken was a bit crispy, with a few burnt bits but the chicken was very chewwy and dry - it had obviously been left somewhere for ages. My friends half chicken looked OK, but once turned over the whole chicken was completely charred black carbon - not possible to eat. We were in a rush and so I ate my dish - but they replaced my friends once he turned it over! Bad show.

Adam9154's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 12, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
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?: 

I went to this branch for a late lunch, about 3pm. It’s pretty easy to find from Elephant and Castle tube station, easy to see, but hard to get too. It’s on the other side of a huge roundabout which is seemingly impassable, me and my girlfriend nearly went the wrong way before we realised there was a big subway going under the roundabout, once we found that it was easy to get to.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 12, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
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?: 

This branch is fairly close to the station, and easy to find once we got onto the right side of the road. We were enthusiastically welcomed and seated straight away. Although the branch seemed hygienic, the décor was archaic and made the whole restaurant feel gloomy and enclosed. When ordering my food I felt disregarded as the server answered questions from customers behind me, and stopped to ask other workers questions irrelevant to my order.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

I am yet to have a disappointing experience here... this is a great Nandos.

On my recent visit I had an extra hot chicken burger of outstanding quality and the attractive staff were super-friendly... even offering table service for drink orders.

This establishment is a beacon of light in a very dreary area of London.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

Very friendly and enthusiastic staff. Ideal pre bowling dinner!

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.25 / 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 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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 first time to the Elephant and Castle branch and its safe to say I won't be coming back - almost to the point where I would seek a different branch even if I was in the area. The area itself isn't great. The huge roundabout makes getting from the station to the Nando's unnecessarily difficult (I realise this isn't Nando's' fault), and there is nothing to speak of in the immediate area other than Ministry of Sound, which would be arrived at too late to make this Nando's practical.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
3.5 (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?: 

We felt unwelcomed initially but then started talking to the Portugese manager who was rather friendly. It's a 2 minute walk from the tube station. Even though we forgot to order peri-peri chips, the man kindly brought it over and was very generous.