Lime Street

Average Rating: 
3.27 / 5

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Decoration: 
Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
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27 Lime Street
EC3M 7HR
020 7283 5571
Nearby: 
Closest tube station is Monument/Bank
Parking: 
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Marc Joss
Photos submitted by: Ryan
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How Helpful?: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 1, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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) )
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This was a really great service and pleasant restaurant to eat in.

The staff were very polite and the food was lovely will definitely be going again :)

Peter

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, February 13, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.25 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
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I'd ordered a chicken wrap and a veggie wrap was sent out - the staff then replaced my chicken wrap but had taken away my perinaise - when the chicken wrap came back it was hot instead of medium which I'd ordered, by which point I couldn't be bothered to complain.
Understandably busy in a central City location - however the wait was appalling.
When we finally sat down our food came so quick it was faster than McDonald's which is supposed to be fast food.

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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 28, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.13 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Disappointing!

8 minutes walk from Monument station on the district, ham and city, Waterloo and some other line, make for the M&S, turn left and you reach Lime Street. You'll feel like you're playing "where's Wally" whilst trying to spot Barcelos on his sign, but the Nando's is definitely there.

jackie molyneux's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Nearest tube in Monument, so District line. the Nando sign outside is very hard to spot. poor first impression. do they honestly expect anyone to eat in what is basically an entrance hall? I hope not. the greeter scurried off, without a word, downstairs to the main seating area and turned around looking perplexed as we hadn't followed her. she showed us to a table tucked away around the corner. it wasn't a particularly nice spot but as the branch is so small, there was not much choice.

Harry David Tabik's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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As a city boy lunches are often something that you are treated to. The Lime Street Nando's was a treat to myself. Unfortunately the treat was more of a trick as I entered the over crowded, dark, dingy restaurant. The basement dining hall has crammed as many people in as possible and there is barely space to stretch out and eat. It wasn't even peak time. One benefit of being in a basement was that no natural sunlight meant you could have been anywhere.

Kiran Robert John Thomson's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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The place was pretty small and packed, but was worth the visit. I was served by a trainee which then progress to me being served by a manager. Was served around 10mins, pretty standard. The guy that served me the food was a massive arsenal fan and was proud to of served a fellow arsenal fan :D

overall I wouldn't go again the atmosphere wasn't right there and were more in getting people in and out of the place than letting people enjoy there meal.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.13 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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This is a really odd Nando's as it's only open on weekdays. It's walking distance from Monument/Bank stations and tucked away almost behind Leadenhall market.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 9, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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)
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This central London store is in the heart of the city, close to Leadenhall Market, Bank of England, the walkie talkie building and the Gerkin meaning a high likelihood of bankers and traders so keep your hand on you wallet. The upstairs is quint and old worldly and is merely a entrance and till / waiting area for takeaway. If you request to eat in you are taken subterranean following the host either by grey concrete stairs or by lift.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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I could easily give the decoration for this branch a 4.5/5, but given that rating doesn't exist, I feel I have to award a 4 so they have something to aspire to next time. Given that there was no ice in the ice machine or napkins in sight, perhaps this 4 is actually well warranted. Sort that out, and if I return I'll offer a 5/5 next time so the 4.5/5 average is obtained.

Marc Joss'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: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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It had been a while since my last visit to a new Nando's and this 2 month old branch served as a reminder as to exactly how big the differences between branches can be!

sophiechow1'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, September 12, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
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?: 

I loved the deco in this Nando's. Really varied, striking walls, cool mosaic patterns in toilets and rustic wooden theme throughout. liked that the Nando's had it's own takeaway section and display of Nando's sauces. Shame that the toilets were down a lot of stairs. With regards to food, I went for a mediterranean salad and half medium chicken. Skin could've been a bit crispier but overall nice and juicy and tender. First time i'd had the salad and was overall quite impressed.

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How Helpful?: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Found myself on a fleeting visit to London, so what better way than to stop off at the most recently opened Nando's - Lime Street??

As with most London branches, I would rate this as N/A for parking. The Banl tube station is a few minutes walk away so easy to get to. I happened to be at the Barbican, which itself was only 10/15 minutes walk away.