Kentish Town

Average Rating: 
3.04 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
227 - 229 Kentish Town Road
London
NW5 2JU
020 7424 9363
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
A five minute walk from Kentish Town underground/overground station and less than that from Kentish Town West overground station.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Full Reviews:
Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
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2nd time visiting this branch and the weather was coming down terribly again. I thought it would be an omen to the visit but it wasn't. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the food was really good.

Elliott'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: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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)
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RYN XHotXmas15, in Kentish Town. An outlet I had not visited before, so was very much looking forward to visiting. I arrived on the Thameslink train to Kentish Town station (can also pick up the Northern Line here) which is a very short walk from the store.

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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)
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Before this visit, Kentish Town was in my bottom handful of 'avoid' branches and so my expectations were somewhat low... which only made the surprise of receiving free gift boxes of half-a-dozen sauces all the more unexpected!

SVC's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
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What a fantastic night at Kentish Town Nando's for XhotXmas15, the Rate Your Nando's Christmas dinner. Manager Eva was so welcoming and helpful. The Christmas present laid on by Nando's was a real treat and the food arrived sufficiently speedily and was very tasty.

It was a great night for all: a fantastic raffle and a high-scoring quiz. See you in 2016, Nando's fans and massive plaudits to James and Marc for a wonderful dinner!

Jack Collins'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, November 24, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.13 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Ordered chicken in pitta with no salad but with cheese and peri chips plus a quarter chicken, was served a dry, plain piece of chicken in a pitta that was twice as big as the chicken and about the same thickness (no mayo, no cheese), plain chips (not only were they not peri seasoned but I suspect the oil hadn't been changed for a long while as they tasted horrible, the quarter chicken was ok but I guess you can't really mess that up, tables were not properly cleaned (my arm stuck to it!) I re

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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The portions of the Spicy Rice and Macho peas are the smallest of ALL Nandos that I have been to.

BaronSamedi1980's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (4 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
1.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Walked in. No staff around and empty restaurant.
Staff member poked head out from behind the till area and asked me to leave as they were not open.
I pointed out that their sign said they open at 11:30am and the time was currently 12 noon.
Staff member replied, normally yes but today we open at 1pm - again I was asked to leave without further explanation.
I left and enjoyed a loverly pub lunch at the pub just round the corner.

Very unsatisfactory visit.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, November 24, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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So second Nando's of the night and a trip up to Kentish Town. This was only a five minute walk from Kentish Town underground/overground station and less than that from Kentish Town West overground station - so easily found.

Gerry Louis'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: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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)
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Got kicked out of Kentish town library and got soaked in the rain heading down to this nandos branch, half running, half taking shelter under store covers. This branch is pretty convenient to get to, half way between Camden road underground and Kentish town underground plus the overground. At least six different buses traverse this road, one taking you all the way to Tottenham court road. This branch is also on the high street and hard to miss so at least it is easy to find.

Dan Tan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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)
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Its one of the few decent places to eat on the Kentish Town high street for lunch. I've frequented many Nandos but for some reason, the Kentish Town one is not on par with the others I go to in Edgware, Borehamwood or Camden. The chicken has always had too much basting on it, making it way too spicy. Its happened about 3 times that I've been there.

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: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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)
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Very surprised at this store as I had heard a lot of negatives but was pleased when got there, It is on the main street in Kentish town near Mediterranean and health food stores where I feel it fits in well. Its placed on a curved corner which gives the interior an unusual shape with large garage like doors towards the back which I suspect open fully in the summer to bring the summer in and potted trees either side of the door.

Blaynos'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: 
Friday, December 27, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
1.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Probably one of my most disappointing Nando's experiences ever... About 4pm on a weekday afternoon, the place was pretty empty but the service was painfully slow. As if the ordering process didn't take long enough (only one cashier open), my mate had to wait almost half an hour for his food to come despite having ordered first (they upgraded his chips to large as compensation) which, in turn, made me pick at my food for ages rather than enjoy it as normal.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 27, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Food took ages to be served, my friend had basically finished his meal by the time mine had come. Poor service

Steven Castellino's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 27, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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So we tried to find the nearest Nando's to Camden Town, so decided that Kentish town was quite a good in between. As it was around Christmas time we expected it to be really busy but there didn't seem to be anyone there, so much so that we thought it was closed.

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, June 18, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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It has been a while since my last visit to Kentish Town Nando's so I deemed it time to give it another go especially as it had been one of the lowest rated London Nando's for a while. It must be said that it is nothing special from the outside and the ordering area can get messy since it is close to the entrance where people walk in and out but on this quiet Tuesday lunchtime, that was never going to be a problem.

Maria Luciano'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: 
Friday, June 14, 2013
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: 
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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I tried the new avocado salad and it was delicious!

w0rmR'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: 
Tuesday, May 7, 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: 
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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Visiting this Nandos was a complete joy. Having previously been to the Nandos in Camden, My girlfriend and I were attending a Gig at Kentish Town Forum so decided to have our dinner in our favourite chicken shack.

Not too far from the tube station so ideal for a darting walk from the station to the restaurant. The decor could do with a lick of paint if you ask me, but I cannot fault the staff or the quality of the food. Attentive and friendly.

Christopher Poole's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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)
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Mixed Olives
Halloumi Burger hot
Cheese
Pineapple
PERi chips
Soft Drink
Caramel Cheesecake
Double Espresso
Superbock
£24.40

MarkARogers's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Came to this Nando's after going to watch a play across the road. The cast turned up for their dinner, was kind of weird!

The staff were actually alright on our visit, might have listened to some of the other reviews on here!

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: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, 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?: 

This branch is just 5 minutes walk from Kentish Town tube station. First impressions were that it was small and dark, since it's in the bottom 5 I wasn't expecting anything good. We went on a weekday late afternoon and it was empty.

Friendliness of staff - The staff seemed miserable in this branch, maybe they know they're in the bottom 5. Didn't smile when they served me and just shoved the food on our table. We didn't get a thank you as we left. 2/5 for staff.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Rating: 
2 / 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: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
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?: 

chicken and sauce it came in were burnt. mash potato was dry and tasteless, peas too spicy by far. tried to send the food back and was confronted as i'd eaten as much as i could they were confused that i'd eaten so much. i decided to get out of the branch asap, so i suggested they just replace the chicken and make it takeaway. however the new chicken was just as burnt if not more so.

Marc Joss'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: 
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more 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?: 

Although the food arrived very quickly, the questionable amount of peri-peri spice left some people rather disappointed. The branch itself is a 5 minute walk from Kentish Town Station but it seems to be one of the older branches and investment should be a priority. Having been to branches in Westfield and Middlesex Street this week, this one simply cannot be compared. There was no art work and the lighting was dimmed excessively.