Great Portland Street

Average Rating: 
3.67 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 2 (3 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 2 (3 votes)
Food: 
Average: 1.5 (2 votes)
200 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 5QQ
020 7636 9016
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
A few minutes walk from Regent's Park and Great Portland Street tube stops.
Parking: 
N/A
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Marc Joss
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Full Reviews:
Nichola Shannon's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

Tried out the old half-Fanta, half-Coke trick this time, definitely recommend. Food was good, standard Nando's quality

Elliott'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: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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: 
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?: 

A visit to a Central London Nando's which is a little off the beaten track, Great Portland Street.

Entered and was seated after a short wait (despite no-one being in the outlet) in a table that was right by the window. After a spell of conversation, I went up to order. This was a fairly painless experience other than the server went off to seat a pair of diners mid-way through my order. Not great. Otherwise, seemed to go OK.

Dom Lerner's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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: 
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?: 

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent as always. This Nando's isn't too far from where I work so I'll definitely be back soon.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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 trainee girl that served us (Mica) made our entire visit worth it, we hadda wait 20 mins on chicken but the girls energy and enthusiasm was on point!! She might be just in training but she's definitely got the vibe for this job! Would return just to have the pleasure of her serving us again

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

Got here about ten pm via Northcote Road and Clapham High Street as I wasn't sure if I had been to the former before and I had an altercation with someone in the latter. I have been wanting to come here for a while so jumped on an 88 from Clapham high street and waited the forty mins to get here. the branch is easy enough to find if coming out of the tube station or by buses which go past. It's right next to a well lit sainsburys as well as the outside itself is not well lit.

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: 
Monday, April 7, 2014
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: 
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?: 

As far as i can remember this Nando's was quite difficult to find as i went the wrong way after getting out of the station...maybe that was my fault. When I finally arrived I found that we had quite a large area at the back which was awesome..although it was abit dim i thoroughly enjoyed myself as we ended up winning the quiz on a tie breaker and getting myself some free nando's sauce (always a winner).

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 7, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
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 my 4th RYN dinner and it was another hugely enjoyable experience. I arrived a bit late due to a badly timed meeting in Victoria but the branch was very easy to find; walking distance from Regent's Park station (and Great Portland Street too). First impressions of the branch when I walked in was that it was very spacious and the drinks/cutlery/sauce stations were well placed.

Ryan'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: 
Monday, April 7, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

So I finally made it to a Review Dinner and it was great to attend in such a nice restaurant. This Nando's was just a few minutes walk away from both Regent's Park and Great Portland Street tube stops.

oliveboy26's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 7, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
5 / 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: 
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?: 

On a wonderful Monday evening we attended the Rate Your Nando's extravaganza. I sat next to Vanessa Feltz which was a real treat. My favourite part of the meal has got to be the chickeeeen. As per usual, Marc Joss and the Rate Your Nando's team kept us all thoroughly entertained throughout the evening which can only be described as magical.
The banter was top
I ate a lot
And when I got home

adam_gould'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 Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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?: 

We got screwed in the quiz! Interior needs investment, food was good.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, February 17, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
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?: 

This store near the north end of Great Portland street is next to a Sainsburys express. Large front windows which can open up in summer let a flood of light into the store which at the front has a mixture of steel tables and also wood tables some of which with american dinner style red faux leather seating. The back opens up wider and is also very light with artwork on the walls.

Mark Machado's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 15, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Like many of the central London branches the Great Portland Street is a smoothly run slick operation. A wait for a table was avoided by arriving before 1pm which is a tip that can save you a lot of time if planning to lunch at this restaurant on a Friday.

This particular branch of Nando's would be particularly pleasing for anyone with claustrophobia due to the large open spaces, which I hope store management don't get tempted to clutter up.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 17, 2013
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts 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?: 

I've been before and it was lovely but today the chicken was dry and burnt, I am not coming to this one any time soon again! It is in a lovely location and have friendly staff but the food wasn't great today so I'm giving it a thumbs down (n) was looking forward to my chicken all day as well! Gutted!

Christopher Poole'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, May 21, 2013
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: 
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: 
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
Cheese
Pineapple
Toasted pitta
Side Salad
Soft drink
£6.55

DoronSalomon's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 17, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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?: 

If you ignore the fact it's always rammed, it's a brilliant Nando's. Spacious, still somewhat new, clean, good food and just has a great atmosphere to it.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
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?: 

Almost a year has passed since this branch opened and I will only be visiting again out of convenience. Given the Nando's options in this particular part of central London are so wide, make sure you choose carefully! This branch doesn't offer much in terms of décor with a bland front and strange piping dominating the ceiling.
The staff did as expected, nothing to write home about.

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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?: 

Another branch on my mission to visit them all, It’s pretty easy to find, if you’re traveling by tube you can get off at Oxford Circus then walk up Great Portland Street and it will be on your right or you can get off at Great Portland Street station and walk down the road and of course it will be on your left.

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: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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?: 

walking into the Great Portland Street Nandos one is welcomed by a spacious, well organised and lively Nandos. The first time I went i was shyly looking around for a table when a member of staff jumped to my rescue and seated myself and my friends in a comfy booth. Having forgot to get our cutlery and plates, the our helpful waitress sped over to the cutlery station and provided us with everything we would need to enjoy our chicken including a range of sauces.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, January 2, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Toilet was really beautiful, as if I am visiting the Brighton Beach.

Eduardo Suarez's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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?: 

It was nearly 9pm so quite late for an evening meal, but it wasn't the tidiest of restaurants.. they were trying too hard to get the quaint look personalised by having all the furniture too school like.. school science lessons were never comfortable.
Nobody greeted me at the door, and I had to go straight to the counter, where the staff member was on the phone with no effort of signalling other staff over.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2 - 5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The Great Portland Street branch opened on Wednesday and I made it there for my second visit on a quiet Saturday lunch time after a very busy lunch on the first day when the branch was open to the public.

James RYN'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: 
Wednesday, July 20, 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: 
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?: 

My first ever trip to a Nando's on a branch's opening day and I have to say I was very impressed - almost no teething troubles! The branch has great decoration and is one of the best I have seen (this was my 79th Nando's branch). There are some very interesting lights, wooden ceiling decorations, and tables with stools on one side and comfy looking sofa-chairs on the other.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, July 1, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

Great Portland Street Nandos ROCKS!! A few skips from Great Portland street tube, it is a progressive, warm, inviting space with an amazing family vibe. The team are full of passion and they are the pride of Nandos!!