Walthamstow

Average Rating: 
3.21 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (9 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4 (5 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
Food: 
Average: 3.5 (4 votes)
The Scene
261 High Street
E17 7FD
020 8521 6458
Halal: 
Yes
Nearby: 
Walthamstow Central train and underground station are both a couple minutes walk away.
Parking: 
Parking is available in The Mall which is a few minutes walk away. This closes at 10pm, so be sure to leave before then! It's priced at £1/1hr, £2/2hrs, £3/4hrs, £5/8hrs and £10/8+hrs.
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Pompey Ranger's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3 / 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 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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?: 

This store close to the public transport heart of Walthamstow on the high street but can see the bus depot. It's in a new build of flats and looks new from outside with its own patio area of brightly coloured seating and chilli glass frontage to keep back the winds, though I'd never want to sit in the high street.

Inside an interesting wooden ceiling and long elongated L shape layout. The toilets were well decorated but suffered from toilet paper scattered across the floor.

Magdahasiak's picture
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
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 order a pita with chicken. Im very dissapointed cuz even that i order mild one i receive very spicy and when i return It to stuff and ask for another one cuz this one i wasnt able to eat i receive even more spicy than the previous one. Im not going to be back in this shop. Very poor customer service. I spend 15£ and for shure it wasnt worth even 1

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, 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?: 

My 10 wings came burnt and not as tasty. But staff made sure to ask me if i was happy with everything. I told them about my wings and they were very apologetic and within 5 mins was back with full set of wings with a smile aswell! This is only the second time i've had a problem at this branch but on both occasions it was sorted straight away and staff are sooo happy to help aswell as apologetic. Will happily continue to dine here. So happy with the consistant great service here!

Blaynos's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Very easy branch to get to, especially by public transport. It's on the pedestrianised high street about 5mins from Walthamstow Central station (Victoria, Overground) and you walk through the bus station to get there. It's right by a cinema too.

Anonymous's picture
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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 6, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
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 very surprised to see Walthamstow in the top 10 WORST branches in London in the Standard Article sourcing this site. I came here to say it's far from the worst. One of the best even, at least out of the branches I've been to. I have been to Ilford, Stratford, Mile End, Whitechapel, Star City (in Birmingham), and others I can't quiet remember at the moment. Probably less than your typical Nando's head, but it's still quite a few branches.

Rhona and Brian's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

It is a very typical Nando's. Greeted and treated very well by the staff. Food was good. My wife and I took her parents there for their first ever Nando's. They rather liked it. We will have little or no difficulty getting them to return.

Made a change going to one that wasn't our usual ones around Leicester.

Gabrielle Vincent's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
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) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Medium chicken burger
Fries

IanS'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: 
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.5 / 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 (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?: 

Don't park in the Mall, it closes at 10pm! Food was good and staff extremely friendly.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 4, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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 was only in Walthamstow for a couple of days but visited Nandos for dinner one night. I have to say I was very impressed with the decor and atmosphere in the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and our food was served quickly. It was pretty quiet when we went in but by the time we were leaving it was really filling up. The food was good and I enjoyed it. Good restaurant with really nice staff.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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 my first time staff was very good and food came on time and hot!, I needed to order takeaway staff was very helpfully he came with card machine to my table his name was Mohammad I think.

jackie molyneux's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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 on Saturday afternoon. hadn't had chance to do my normal map printing, so relied on the map outside Walthamstow Central Station (Victoria Line). not such a brilliant idea, we ended up asking a local for directions. very large branch & I am reliably informed by my genius friend, Gerry, that it's not been open for long. loads of outside seating, but we decided on an inside table. even though we are in July, it actually feels like November.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

Due to the Games in Olympic Park the trip to Stratford Westfield Nando's was diverted to Walthamstow. One of only four Nando's in London I haven't been to yet, I wanted to visit a former top ten branch. Of course Walthamstow has a few famous sites of its own we'd see what we could find after a late lunch at the branch.

Ryan's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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?: 

Was travelling from Bury St Edmunds to Hayes - and seeing as though I was passing Walthamstow, it would have been rude not to pop in! I parked at The Mall which is just a few minutes walk away. This closes at 10pm, so be sure to leave before then! It's priced at £1/1hr, £2/2hrs, £3/4hrs, £5/8hrs and £10/8+hrs. Walthamstow Central train and underground station are both a couple minutes walk away.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 5, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.25 / 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: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
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 recently went to the new Nando which just opened in Walthamstow. The waitress was very nice however she was not well trained. When I first entered in I noticed 2 queues. I asked the waitress which one one should I queue in to order. She pointed out that I should queue on the right hand side. When I went to queue there, other customers started bypassing me and the cashier who saw what just happened did not say anything. I tried to catch her attention but in vain.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
1 / 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: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Worst nandos.
Won't attend.
Host was rude, and they charged me a bottle instead of a glass.
Didn't get my side order had to wait extra for my starter.

Won't attend again.
Nowhere near good.

James RYN'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, November 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

A new Nando's in North East London? Nice and easy for a week night after work. Though unfortunately the visit was rather average.

First parking, which was very easy in one of the residential roads behind the Nando's. Free after 6pm, though looks considerably more difficult in working hours.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (3 votes)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, November 24, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Went there around 7 and got my table! However the staff wore AMAZING! They helped out and made me feel welcomed.
Really busy! People lined up outside !

Well done!

Zahid Khokhar's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
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?: 

Parking is a nightmare.
Surrounding area covered with permit parking till 9.30pm on mon-sat
Can park in shopping mall car park for a small charge but think that closes at 10pm. You would have to move the car after 9.30 but before 10 and park where you want