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“Enjoyable” 4 of 5 stars
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Nando's - Lakeside
Lakeside Pavilion, West Thurrock Way, Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock, Grays Thurrock RM20 2ZP, England
01708 891 522
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South Ockendon, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Never had a Nando's before so was a bit worried about it but having been given vouchers I thought i'd give it a go.
The place was very clean, tidy and well laid out.
The service was nice and friendly.
I enjoyed the food even if the portions seemed a little small.
That said I won't return any time soon as it wasn't good enough for me to spend the money on.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Polish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“portions shrinking”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

the restaurant was clean and tidy and the service very good... unfortunately the size of the portions seem to be shrinking and the veggie option that my g/f had was limp and incredibly small.. not going back, you can now eat proper chicken from a proper menu somewhere else for the same money, now a waste of money ... two soft drinks and two wraps with chips for £25 was poor... more meat in an m&s sandwich

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“visit this place if you like chicken”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I enjoyed the concept of this restaurant and particularly the flavors given to the chicken. I was not impressed though with the service and usually I found this restaurant overcrowded which was not helpful. The portions were somehow small but I found the chicken well cooked. If you can either make a reservation or visit the other Nando's in the retail park. I have given an Average review because of these down sides but otherwise I think that there are a few options of choice in the menu so I recommend at least to try once.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Not great, at all.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nandos is Nandos, it's chicken in a peri peri sauce - however, these guys can and do get it wrong. There have been a couple of occasions where myself and the hubby have arrived around an hour before closing time to be directed to the uncomfortable seats when quite clearly there is space to sit elsewhere (comfortable booths), no biggie but not hard to clean a table regardless of where it is. The last time we went our order was 'forgotten' by the chef who seemed to clean the cooking area before making our food - on the plus side, we did get some free hot wings :) however when the food eventually came it wasn't the greatest but like I said, Nandos is chicken in a peri peri sauce and we were hungry. Needless to say, part of the appeal of Nandos is the loyalty cards which are pretty good, just ask for a breast piece of chicken and you won't go away too disappointed. On one occasion the hubby witnessed waitresses slapping the backsides of fellow staff (waitresses) before preceding to serve plates of food! Not the best hygiene I'm sure you'll agree.

Visited May 2013
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Essex, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nando's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

No one does chicken like Nando's, there's always options to choose from and the menu is also updated to stop it becoming mundane. A great friends and family meal.

Visited February 2013
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