Ilford

Average Rating: 
3.41 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
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Clements Road
IG1 1BP
020 8514 6012
Halal: 
Yes
Nearby: 
Cineworld is above Nando's. Ilford train station is a few minutes walk away.
Parking: 
This Nando's is easily found by following the signs to Clements Street car park. Prices are reasonable too: £1.20/2hrs, £2/3hrs, £2.50/4hrs and upwards from there.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
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Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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)
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All good except for no forks last time I was here I got my food before I got forks and I told the staff about it and I still had to wait for the cutlery and my food got cold. I came to eat to night and the same thing again. I forgot about what happened 3 weeks ago only to get stuck with cold food again because this time there is now knifes. All is good but this simple thing will make me not come again in a long time if ever again. That's a pitty because staff and food is nice.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 16, 2015
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: 
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)
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I was ready to give this one an amazing review however what happened after eating my meal ruined it.

Bellavilla1's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
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) )
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I had been to Nandos in Dubai but not in the UK but whilst visiting Ilford (Norwich is my local) we decided to visit Nandos and boy am I glad we did. The food was out of this world and the service was the same. The staff were attentive and helpful, the atmosphere was calm and relaxing but the food - well I still think about that meal. We had a wing platter and loved every mouhful of it. Unfortunately I live half an hour away from my local Nandos so don't get to go as often as I would like.

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: 
Friday, March 7, 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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This Nando's is easily found by following the signs to Clements Street car park. The car park/Virgin Active are virtually next to the Cineworld/Nando's - and parking is reasonable too: £1.20/2hrs, £2/3hrs, £2.50/4hrs and upwards from there.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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I am a very keen nandos fan... moved to Essex a few years ago and this is my closest Halal branch... almost as good as the Nandos I am used to in melbourne Australia... I spent 3 months in melbourne- best halal food available to me was Nandos...keep going!

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Number of Visits: 
50+
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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)
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I was a very big fan of Nandos until recently when I noticed how they cheekily began to think of ways to take more money out of the customers. First step- All the plates and bowls were replaced with smaller sizes so as to lessen the portions of food. Secondly they increased the prices significantly of nearly all the items on their menu . When I asked the cashier about this, she ignorantly replied 'Oh these prices are inclusive of the VAT" when the VAT was clearly not added in them!

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Number of Visits: 
50+
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 27, 2010
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)
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There is a slight problem with this branch. I always have to queue outside no matter what day I go on. On the day of my last visit, believe it or not, I had to queue for 1.5 hours and then got a seat. I was told though that I would have a seat in max 30 minutes. By the time I got inside and actually got my food, I was too drained and exhausted to enjoy it.Wish something could be done about this.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Parking £1.20 for 2 hours in the nearby car park which seems reasonable.
As for the restaurant itself, we were lucky enough to be given a table by the entrance which meant we were continually subjected to cold air as people came in and out.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Not the greatest Nandos. The food was good, but the staff were not. Not your usual Nandos personnel.
A fair bit of parking as it is right near the Cinema complex and Ilford Exchange shopping centre. That possibly says more about Ilford as an area, rather than the restaurant itself.