Holborn

Average Rating: 
3.58 / 5

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9-10 Southampton Place
WC1A 2EA
020 7831 5565
Halal: 
No
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Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

I was going to mark this one down because the women seemed hormonal and unhappy but the blokes were on top however boris changed all that for me. I walked there from leicester square which was only fifteen minutes but this place is nearby holborn train station on the central and picadilly line. Also theres a boris bike statIon outside so you can cycle there too.

Blaynos'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: 
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Met up with a couple of mates after work and walked down to this branch from Farringdon. Took about 10-15mins to walk down to Holborn station, and this Nando's is a stone's throw away from that (walking distance from Chancery Lane too).

Serub15's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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?: 

Big, spacious restaurant.

Medium 1/2 chicken was ok though amount of peri peri sauce was a bit on the mean side.

No balsamic vinegar so member of staff went above and beyond to local sainsbury's to buy some

Jaffroman's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

How good is halloumi cheese.

Dom Lerner's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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: 
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 some schmarel's birthday #draggedbyMarc

adam_gould's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
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 tables were too close together which made things a bit awkward.

Christopher Poole's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 20, 2013
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: 
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?: 

Chicken pitta extra hot
Cheese
Pineapple
Side Salad
1/4 Chicken extra hot breast
Soft drink
1/4 Chicken extra hot leg (2nd order)
£19.25

Adam's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

The portions always seem bigger at contributor dinners! First visit to this restaurant. Liked the decor and the food. Disappointed to discover they had run out of frozen yoghurt. This seems to be a common complaint with Nando's.

Marc Joss's picture
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Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013
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: 
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 6th RYN Reviewer Event ran very smoothly with 23 attendees including many old faces (special shout out to Rosanna who has attended all 6 events so far) and some new ones too. The biggest RYN raffle ensued once almost everyone had arrived (don't wait for Spanish or Italians like José Carlos Díaz or Lara obviously or you could be waiting a while!) and 4 Nando's prizes were given out.

Nicosarts'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: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013
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)
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This was my first visit and also happened to be my 4th attendance to a contributor event. I found it very easy to get to from Holborn underground station. The staff were friendly and the interior of this Nandos is very nicely done, perhaps one of the newer Nando's I've been to.

BradleySinger'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: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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 went for the Contribution dinner and had a lovely time, i ordered half a chicken, Peri Peri Chips and pita with a diet coke. the staff were all friendly and helpful. the food came within 5 mins. i had parking outside the restaurant (free after 630pm)

Huw'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: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

Certainly not a bad nando's experience by any means, but this did not stand out as one of the best for a couple of reasons. Most importantly, I did not find the some of the staff to be particularly helpful. When I ordered my food, the RYN discount wasn't put through and I didn't notice until immediately after I paid (my fault for not checking price really).

Ricky Marshall's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

It was a good visit for the Rate Your Nando's reviewer event but my visit to Nando's in Canada a few days later eclipsed it by quite a margin.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

On a trip out to the British Museum I had an urge for chicken so headed to one of the local Nandos in Holborn. At first I suspected my phone had taken me to the wrong street as it's based in a residential street where you'd more expect a legal firm, I eventually spotted it at the bottom of the street with only a small Barcelo sign outside but massive windows.

Terry Dean's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 10, 2012
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?: 

nice decor, welcoming and helpful staff.
Good eating choice, compared to other restaurants in the near vicinity

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 20, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Me and my girlfriend went to this branch on a Friday night about 9pm, It was really busy, but that’s to be expected of a central London branch, It was really hard to find thanks to the new Nando’s app that sent us in completely the wrong direction, we ended up walking in a huge circle before discovering It’s practically over the road from Holborn tube station, Bad Nando’s app, bad. So by the time we got there we were hungry and excited.

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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 last few weeks it's turned out that I have had a free whole chicken. As a result, my colleague and I have been heading to Southbank branch for very high standard Nando's. Southbank wasn't convenient today so we were hoping the experience there would be replicated at Holborn.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, December 12, 2010
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?: 

In a nice location just out of holborn station, however it is on a one way street so is easy to miss this gem of a nandos, well planned out so while you eat and talk others can't snoop in on your conversation. Very nice place to eat.

Ryan'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, December 4, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Visited this branch before heading back to Brum at around 7pm on a Saturday - and was surprised at how quiet it was. There were two of us and we were seated right away, with no wait to order and just over 10 minutes for the food to come.

Good first impressions of the branch. In a nice location near to the Tube station. Lots of other bars and eateries around here too so am sure it's always busy at other times.

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: 
Monday, July 19, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
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 decor was impressive and fits the lush location in central London. Although the branch itself is relatively small, that was not a problem on a weekday evening and there was no queue at all. The main problem was the staff's reluctance to serve my friend's half chicken which arrived in quarters, the second of which had to be asked for on 3 separate occasions. The food itself was of a high standard and we all left fully satisfied.