Wood Green

Average Rating: 
3.92 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
Food: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Hollywood Green
London
N22 6EJ
020 8889 2936
Halal: 
Yes
Nearby: 
This Nando's is on a small complex which is also home to a Vue cinema. It's just over the road from Wood Green tube station.
Parking: 
Parking is available in the next door complex (The Gym/Mecca Bingo) for £2/hr Mon-Sun. Alternatively free parking is available a half mile walk away down High Road at Morrisons or nearer at just a few minutes walk away down High Road in Wood Green Shopping Centre (The Mall - which offers parking at £1/1hr, £2/3hrs, £3 all day generally Mon-Sun 6am-1:30am).
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Full Reviews:
BaronSamedi1980's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 8, 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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I travelled to RYN22inN22 from Sandy by train, getting the Great Northern train service from Sandy to Finsbury Park and then the Piccadilly line tube service from Finsbury Park to Wood Green which is only 3 stops away. Wood Green Nandos is located just across the street from the tube station and is very easy to find. The restaurant is in the same building as a Vue cinema with its entrance between a McDonald's restaurant and a Sainsbury’s local store.

jackie molyneux's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 8, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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we travelled to Wood Green Tube Station straight from work for the RYN dinner. not particularly inviting or inspiring from the outside. a beggar actually approached us INSIDE the pub next door. really. is this normal? anyway, I digress..........our table was pre selected for us on the mezzanine. felt a bit hemmed in and a major nuisance whenever I needed to leave the table. the ordering process was a bit 'laboured' as the cashier failed to take off the 20% discount until I queried it.

PHISHYPENGUIN'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: 
Monday, June 8, 2015
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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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The location of the restaurant makes it a little difficult to see from the high street, but once you're inside it's well laid out with upstairs and downstairs seating. The staff were polite and even provided some snacks before we got our food which was a nice touch. The service was very fast and having condiments and cutlery upstairs saved you having to walk up and down the stairs, although a drinks machine upstairs would also help. The food itself was to a good standard.

Steven Castellino's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 8, 2015
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?: 

I was quite happy with this choice of Nando's for RYN event. The travel connections are great with the outlet being next to the underground station, across the road from the bus stop and minutes walk away from the car park in the mall. The travel connections are great and the Nando's was really easy to find. When I entered the restaurant I was greeted by a staff member who took me all the way upstairs and was really polite asking me how my day was and recommending what dishes to try.

Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 8, 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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Headed to the Wood Green Nando's for RYN22. A smaller crowd than usual but it a nonetheless enjoyable evening ¡y no solamente porque Equipo James Rodríguez ganó el concurso! Dead easy branch to get to, it's opposite Wood Green station (Piccadilly), although it is slightly obscured at first glance. Happened to arrive at the same time as Patrick and we spotted one of the guys upstairs so headed straight to the table.

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 8, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.25 / 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 (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?: 

The Rate Your Nando’s reviewer meal marked my second visit to Wood Green Nando’s. The first being five or 6 years ago, there was little that I remembered about this place in terms of food or service. I remembered the layout, but totally didn’t remember that there was an upstairs area. Anyway, we were met at the door and lead upstairs by a very friendly member of staff who asked us how our days had been.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 8, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
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: 
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 overate, and it's because of the 20% discount. Another RYN, another reason to pig out, not that I ever need the excuse.

Got to town about 7.15pm went for a cheeky cider or two before the main event. The branch is on the main cross roads of the town centre, and is opposite the exit of Wood Green Station. Walk over all the beggars, cross the street and you're there, hold onto your pockets.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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)
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Not even an hour since my last meal and I'm inside another Nando's. It's too cold to stagger it out so I go inside only to meet with a longer queue than the one in Stroud green. Better organisation however by Monika the host meant that it wasn't such a mess. Around twenty mins or more to get a table the wait was a bit bearable with the heat coming down from the air con, disrupted as the next group of people brought in a blast of the cold to join the already huge queue.

Eagle Standardness's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
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: 
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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Great service from Monika - superbly friendly. She was so friendly I even decided to join the Nando's feedback site and fill this form in while I was in the restaurant. AFTER I had collected my take away! Amazing service!!!

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 6, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
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?: 

This Nando's is on a small complex which is also home to a Vue cinema, with the Nando's being nestled between a McDonald's and a Sam's 99p store... It's just over the road from Wood Green tube station and parking is also available in the next door complex (The Gym/Mecca Bingo) for £2/hr Mon-Sun.

Christopher Poole's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Chicken pitta extra hot
Cheese
Pineapple
1/4 Chicken extra hot
Soft drink
£0 (Raphael paid)

Pompey Ranger'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: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

First things first. Parking! You can park next door in the Mecca bingo for an extortionate £2 an hour, another option if your cheaky is to sneak into the Asda roof top car park near by where you can get 2 hours for free when shopping in store and do your shopping after your meal. It is also close to the Wood green underground station.

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
05-Oct
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 13, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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've reviewed this branch quite a few times so I'll just keep this brief. All the other times I've reviewed it the branch has been empty but this time I went on a friday night when it was extremely busy and we had a 30 minute wait, however when we ordered our food it came in under 5 minutes! I just wanted to say this as it proves to me that this branch is fast during both quiet and busy times, making it deserving as it's place as fastest branch in London!

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
05-Oct
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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?: 

Another fantastic visit to this branch, the food is always amazing here, the staff here are so friendly, The Nandoca who showed me to my table must have misheard me and started explaining how Nando’s works! I quickly told her that I’d been over a hundred times and I knew all that! I got sat on the same table I’ve been sat on 3 times now, which gives you a perfect view of the chicken being cooked and the meal prepared.

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
05-Oct
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
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?: 

I've been to this branch lots of times since I moved to London, This has by far been the best of those visits, It just keeps getting better, I went about 22:45, which is my preferred time to go since it's empty and the service is fast!

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
05-Oct
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
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?: 

I visited this branch two times this week, both were pretty similar so I don’t see the point in writing two reviews. I arrived at 10:30pm as I like to do, I prefer it when it’s empty, and you usually get to choose wherever you want to sit, the only downside is that at this time they’ve started to refill all the sauce bottles and there’s a bit of a hassle of asking for some and getting given a little plastic container to put it in… All very complicated!

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2 - 5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Well I won't say much about the decor since it hasn't really changed since I visited on Friday? Other than a police van parked outside with tape blocking off the mcdonalds, for a second I thought Nando's was closed off! I nearly died! Luckily it was open.

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2 - 5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more 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?: 

Second time to this branch in three days? Obviously I said about the decoration in my previous review so I won't bother... But I thought I should review again because of the differences from last time.

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
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 branch is interesting, it's spread out over four levels the decoration is nice, It has one of the cool giant mirrors and big circly things on the ceiling with the awesome chandeliers. I liked how the place was set out, So the decoration was very nice. It's also really close to the tube station, you just have to walk over the road and look in front of you!

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Interestingly-designed Nando's, with three little levels, and very near the tube station, and while the food was quick, and spicy, the overall quality of the meals wasn't quite up to standard.

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
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?: 

I visited this branch numerous times back in late 2005 and early 2006. The first of these visits was my first ever Nando's! I distinctly remember sitting right on the top level and finding a Lemon & Herb burger very spicy! How things have changed.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Very near a cinema as well as the underground station. In and out in 17 minutes! Lightning service.