Victoria - Cardinal Place

Average Rating: 
3.76 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
17 Cardinal Walk
Cardinal Place
SW1E 5JE
020 7828 0158
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
5 minute walk from Victoria station.
Parking: 
N/A
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
Elliott'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, May 20, 2016
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?: 

Friday Nando's, and Victoria - Cardinal Place was chosen as the venue. Arrived, and welcomed with a beaming smile. I was told I could sit where I wanted within the outlet, so I chose a table by the window in the corner. After a short ponder of the menu, I went to order. This was fairly easy, returning to the table thereafter.

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: 
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

Wasn't supposed to be here but just like me it's all very last minute. Finally managed to find the place at ten pm with half an hour left for this branch to be open. Initially i was in awe of cardinal place in general as i've never been here before but it started to grate on me after a while.

rosieclarke's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Been here a few times with some coworkers when we're staying late at the office and fancy a treat. Swift service and the food is always super fresh. Excellent alternative to grotty fast food chains. Also a nice, quiet part of Victoria to eat in.

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.88 / 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: 
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'd been to this branch once before but the review for that visit was pretty short so here's a slightly longer one...

Sam I's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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?: 

After having numerous take aways at Cardinal Place Nando's, they have yet again not failed to deal well with substantial orders of take-away food. The quality was delightful.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
3.5 (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?: 

Was in London for a few hours during lunch so decided to have three lunches! This Nando's was my first stop and was here when it opened its doors at 11 and I was the only person in there for the whole time I was there - albeit it was less than 15 minutes...

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Staff were great and service was quick. Only complaint I have is that there could've been a bit more taste/sauce on my burger.

Sam I's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 8, 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?: 

Slap bang in the middle of 4. Me love the chicken. Cardinal Place is turning into a real retail hub, which is great.

Sam I's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Great stuff. I've had successful takeaways from this Nando's many times.

Pompey Ranger'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, June 19, 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: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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?: 

Close to Victoria train station amongst other restaurants in a pedestrianised zone in the heart of the city. Quite a small store, nothing amazing nothing bad really. Glass frontage with bright orange plastic seating out front.
Food was ok, mid range. The toilets were upstairs but they had shut them early to clean them with a barrier of chairs, signs and boards to block the stairs, this led to a bit of a queue to use the downstairs toilet.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
3.5 (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?: 

This was a quick fire Nando's just before half the team had to catch the rather expensive Gatwick Express for his flight back to Madrid and luckily, the branch wasn't too busy on this fine Sunday evening, a queue to be seated would have meant no Nando's.

Adam9154'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, February 1, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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 decided to finally use my Chicken Cheque from the October competition. A lovely free full platter and two drinks, yum. I got a bit lost looking for this branch, It’s in the Cardinal Place shopping area at the back tucked away, I didn’t see it at first when I walked through the shopping area, but eventually I found it, it was pretty empty with only a few tables with people on.

annebla's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 20, 2012
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: 
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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Although the food was quick the portions were smaller than expected. For a small branch though it was nice although we found it quite difficult to find.

Sam I's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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?: 

They were liberal with the peri spices. I loved it!

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
3.5 (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?: 

This Nando's is conveniently located just two minute's walk from Victoria tube station, overground station and coach station. We went at prime time on a Saturday night but were still seated immediately which was impressive, though the restaurant lacked the usual atmosphere associated with a busy Nando's. The lack of people had its plus side though, since the food came very quickly and we were in and out within half an hour.