Covent Garden, London
66-68 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HG
- Charing Cross Tube Station (0.2 km)
- Charing Cross Station (0.2 km)
- Charing Cross Railway Station (0.2 km)
- Contact us:
020 7836 4719
- Opening hours:
Mon - Thu, Sun: 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat: 11:30 - 23:30
7 Central St Giles Piazza, London WC2H 8AD
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8 reviews of Nando's in English
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Meals here can vary but in general it is a good place to go with friends, cheap and cheerful food and you each pay for your own when ordering. The best meal I've had there was before the evening rush, the food was fresher, hotter and there was a larger portion!
I try not to eat in Nandos and tonight I am reminded why.
A nice day at the theatre and a few drinks in town were ruined by poor service, ignorant staff and lack of organisation.
I cannot believe we waited 30 minutes for food. All the plates came at different times and worst of all the waiters didn't know our table numbers.
How can a busy West End restaurant not know how many tables they have or where their tables are?
When the food arrived it was cold and some how two orders arrived on the wrong table.
The service calamity lasted long after we had finished when a waiter asked if we were waiting for food!
I didn't see the appeal of Nando's before and now I am even less inclined to use it.
A joke. Avoid Nando's. Especially in Covent Garden. A joke.
This branch is way busier than it looks…beware if you walk into the bar upstairs, which can look like a haven of tranquility compared to the rest of the area on a busy evening…you will be escorted down into the chaotic underbelly where 2 cashiers try and cope with a never ending queue of hungry punters. Once my food was ordered mind you, it wasn’t long before I was digging in.
After a recent post meal painful mouth experiences at Nandos I tried the medium instead of my usual hot or even extra hot choices. It was ok, but not as nice as usual. I guess I equate pain with love as I will most certainly be back on the hot stuff next time
Fairly good meal quality, in particular excellent chicken, at a low price. Compared to other Nando's I found this one quite noisy though. It was difficult to have a conversation on the table. This might partially because of the large room which, when full, naturally provides a lot of background noise, but I also found that the background music was louder than usual.
Because of its central location between Covent Garden and Trafalgar square, it gets crowded in the evening, and this can cause long queuing times for placing the order at the counter. Here too, one more employee at the counter would improve the situation considerably.
As the reviewer before said- average Nando's really. But that's not to say that an average Nando's insn't pretty great in the grand scheme of large chain mid-price restaurants.
This centrally-located one offers a medium sized basement with lots of quirky booth areas for small groups and a couple of other tables on the ground floor where an additional serving area is situated.
They also do lots of take away, with an average waiting time of 10mins for those who'd prefer to take back to their desk or munch in a nearby park on a summer's day.
I just went for lunch now and had a particularly delectible beanie burger in a pitta with extra halloumi and it was delicious (all washed down with the South African Merlot, which, at less than £4 for a 250ml glass can't be bad...).
Don't forget to order a pot of the Peri-naise - the final touch on those great Nando's chips!
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