Earls Court

Average Rating: 
3.58 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
204 Earls Court Road
SW5 9QF
020 7259 2544
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Just a few steps away from Earl's Court tube stop.
Parking: 
There is a Tesco Superstore just a few minutes walk away, which does offer two hours free parking for customers (may be a minimum spend is though).
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Photos submitted by: Marc Joss
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
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Anonymous's picture
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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.5 / 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 (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?: 

2nd time this week that items were left out of bag for take away order. One only discovers this when you get home and it's very frustrating!

App444's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 19, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

In 1992, this was one of the first two Nando's to open in the UK (the other was in Ealing). Twenty three years later, it remains a stalwart of the Earls Court Road, unflinching in the face of more recent openings in the area (Byron, GBK, Wagamama, Zizzi etc) whilst continuing to stare down an ageing KFC on the other side of the road.

Svenja'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: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
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 was my second time at Nando's, but the very first for my friends. I had to make them try it. We were there in the evening on a weekday, but it was very busy. We had to wait for a table, but the staff was nice and after ordering, the food was served pretty quickly. It was delicious and my friends also love it.
Again a very nice experience. :)

Ryan's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts 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?: 

Went onto my second Nando's of the night and this took me to Earl's Court, which was easily found as it's just a hop and a skip from the tube station. There is a Tesco Superstore just a few minutes walk away too, which does offer two hours free parking for customers. Not sure what the minimum spend is though.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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 has to be one of the smallest Nando's right? I mean there's hardly any seats and wherever they put you, you're still kind of at the front door.

Blaynos's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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 easy Nando's to find - just make sure you come out of the main exit at Earl's Court station (and turn left), it's a stone's throw away. My first impression of the branch was that I couldn't believe how small it was! There's two distinct seating areas, one at the front and one at the back with a narrow walkway connecting them - the drinks/sauce station are well placed in this gap. However, when a queue forms at the counter, space constraints make it a bit awkward!

Marc Joss'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: 
Friday, May 10, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

My first visit to the 2nd ever UK Nando's was rather pleasant on a tranquil Friday afternoon. As I walked in, I had the impression there had not been a refurb in a while (or ever) but that was not necessarily a problem as whoever did the original job did a good one in my opinion. Tables line the restaurant on either side with the counter straight ahead on the right and drinks station on the left.

Pompey Ranger's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
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 is one of the older stores in the Nandos chain and its feeling the strain. Its very close to Earls court tube station and Earls court exhibition centre itself is not too far. From the outside it is quite a small store very much decorated in black but it makes the best of the large windows in the seating area around this corner store. The inside did have some good artwork and makes use of bottle decoration a lot.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Well, how should I start, it was in July this summer when I traveled to London with EF and I was lucky getting Marc Joss as a teacher. The first thing he proudly told me on the very first day of my stay, was that he and his friend had founded this website. Of course I had no idea what Nando's was (unfortunately we dont have it in Austria yet.) but I got interested.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
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?: 

This branch totally surprised me, I had no idea what to expect from it, but boy was I surprised and amazed! It’s pretty easy to find if you manage to find your way out of Earls Court Station…. It’s crazy, but if you find the Earls Court Road exit and turn left you should see it. It’s right on the corner of a block of buildings, it’s a tiny branch! Luckily it was pretty empty when we arrived.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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 was in the UK as visitor and the first think I wanted to go was Nando's. I thinnk I have Nandomania! If there is Nando's in any of the cities or countries I visit I have to go! So, my hotel was in chelsea and when I got out of Earl's court station just heading to my hotel I saw it! I could not believe my luck so I just dropped in. the food was excellent grilled and juicy.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Quite a small Nando's.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, August 13, 2009
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?: 

You need to be a permit holder to park in the vicinity otherwise parking is available for a reasonable amount.
The branch itself is quite small and tight for space.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, August 13, 2009
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?: 

You need to be a permit holder to park in the vicinity otherwise parking is available for a reasonable amount.
The branch itself is quite small and tight for space.