Vauxhall Arch - Gerry Louis Review

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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 had initially planned to dine at the euston branch but when the guy at the train station said the nando's was a two minute walk i thought why not have my 72nd nando's there! On exiting the train station i saw Nando's hanging at the side of the bridge and followed the tunnel to the other side. Situated like southwark arches the site incorporates the tunnel.
Got there just after seven pm and there were only a few tables occupied. Within 45 minutes the restaurant was full which goes to show how popular this branch is and that i got there at a good time.
I was greeted by a nice young lady who let me pick a table near the front counter. Again like southwark there are three rows of seating though nothing elaborate in this branch like the bird cage seats along the middle. The other difference is what may be a second counter and kitchen at the further end of the restaurant near the back. There is a separate section to the side but it was cordoned off.
Another nice young lady opened up an extra till pm she could take my order. Half chicken mango and lime, sweet mash and garlic arrived within ten minutes.
Now i forgot to mention the revolving door entrance despite a woman and her friend getting stuck it is as i made my way into the branch so i'll mention in now. i've been to vauxhall five times now and had i known the branch was so close to the station i would have done it long ago. The tiled walls was the only decoration and art work I noticed which is simple but still effective.
The service here was great and the food was nearly there too. Unfortunately half of the chicken was mango and lime and hot but the other half was hot but cold and i don't understand how they hot that wrong. Both sides were still a little pink but i didn't complain as i was hungry. The garlic bread was great and the mash which i like to spread over it like a butter and eat together.

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