Gloucester Road

Average Rating: 
3.54 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
117 Gloucester Road
SW7 4ST
020 7373 4446
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Gloucester Road tube station is nearest. Museum District a few minutes walk away (Natural History, V&A, Science Museum).
Parking: 
N/A
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
Georgeo12345'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, January 4, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

While I was at the restaurant, myself and my friends were served by a trainee waiter called Elnor, he was very quick and very polite when he served the food and answered any queries my friends had. My friends phone had also died when we got to the restaurant and She asked Elnor if he had a charger he replied yes and then went and got it for us. This is what made the restaurant stand out for us.

Elliott'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, January 16, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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?: 

Nando's 101 for me, and Gloucester Road was selected as I was already in the area, travelling from Paddington to Victoria.

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: 
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

Change of plans brought me to this branch but it wasn't the best. A to minute walk from South Kensington station brought me up along the side of the restaurant based on Gloucester Road.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
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?: 

We came to this nandos having previously visited one in brixton. In the one in brixton the food was so late we complained and we had been given a voucher.
When we entered the one in gloucester it was a different story! The service was great, they took our voucher even though it was meant to be just for brixton. The serving was a but slow, but they were busy. The manager Joe was really friendly and they had mango frozen yoghurt!

Blaynos'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, December 5, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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: 
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?: 

Gloucester Road Nando's is just about a stone's throw away from the tube station (look right from the station exit; served by Circle & District lines and usually Picc too, but temporarily not-stopping due to upgrade works) and it's quite a pretty corner branch with especially nice lighting inside. It's a two-level branch but I didn't go upstairs.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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: 
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?: 

Arrived at this Nando's just after opening on a Saturday morning and so needless to say I was the only person in here, so no wait and the food came in 7 minutes. Had a chicken filet burger and chips and it was very nice. The fillet was an average size but cooked nicely, was layered in sauce and a huge slice of tomato and lettuce filled it up nicely. The chips were hot and crispy and fresh out the fryer.

Christopher Poole's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
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?: 

Chicken Pitta extra hot
Cheese
Pineapple
3 Wings hot
Soft drink
£12.70

IMPORTANT NOTE: FROM THIS REVIEW I WILL BE RATING MY DINING COMPANIONS

Aaron Greyson's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, March 11, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Great food but our server was a trainee and kept messing up other tables orders. Our order was perfect... but it took over 50 minutes for the food to arrive! When it did finally come, however, it was delicious.

garypmcclean'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: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

On a recent trip to London with a colleague who was a Nandos virgin we were lucky enough to find this branch close to our hotel.

As it was walking distance we didn't need to consider parking, though from what we noted a there was only on street parking.

Good service, everything arrived quickly and cooked perfectly.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.25 / 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 (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?: 

Always provides very quick service with good natured staff. I've never had to wait long for a table here, even when eating with large groups. Also has very nice decor and is well located right next to Gloucester Road tube station. One of my favourite Nandos.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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?: 

In the morning after the long trip up from Portsmouth I arrived at the store at 11:45 to a warm welcome. Situated in a swanky part of town, in a short stumbling distance of the V and A museum and the Natural History museum with tesco's express, waitrose and a kfc close by. However due to is location Parking is nigh on impossible. There is a broadish Patio along 2 sides which is separated from the pavement with low fencing which i assume is used for seating in summer.

James RYN'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, November 7, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
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?: 

My first visit to Gloucester Road branch, and I wasn't quite sure what to expect based on previous reviews. I arrived from Gloucester Road station, and the Nando's was very easy to find and looked very nice from the outside. This is of course one of the most affluent areas of London (possibly THE most), and I suppose it therefore cannot afford to not look the part. The high-quality decor was continued inside, and turned out to be the only thing this Nando's had going for it.

Chris C's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
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?: 

Walking in at 8, we initially realized the restaurant was about 50% full.

We were told we'd have to wait for a while to be seated before someone realized they did have space immediately.

As we waited for some friends, we went to order some drinks. This took quite a while as only one person seemed prepared to man the till.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 25, 2011
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Great restaurant - staff are friendly and extremely helpful. Very close to where I live and very close to its nearby tube station. Imperial College London is nearby and students regularly take advantage of student offers.

Marc Joss'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, December 30, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 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 (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?: 

When it was confirmed that there would be 7 of us visiting this Nando's on a Thursday lunchtime, I decided to phone the branch around an hour before our arrival to check availability and they kindly said they would keep a table for us which may not be that case at other branches.

Archive'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, December 30, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

I think this was the best meal I had in London when referring to franchised restaurants. The place was very well decorated, friendly people and of course a portuguese taste to remember home. The food was really good and the fries with peri-peri were a fabulous suggestion (thanks Marc), otherwise I would never have tried them.
Free refill beverages is also something to point out, because it was the only restaurant I noticed that.