Bath - James Street

Average Rating: 
3.71 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
5-10 James Street West
BA1 2BX
01225 789901
Nearby: 
Parking: 
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Full Reviews:
James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.63 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This Nandos could definitely do with a refurb - it is in the old style, and still has the classic sticky wooden tables which have gone from most of the London branches nowadays!

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The 97th Nando’s to open in the UK lead me to Bath, a city I had never before visited, but had always been curious about. On a sunny Saturday morning, nine of us in total travelled to Bath from different locations, myself by car from Wales. Bath now have two Nando’s restaurants, this first one being in the town centre, about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the station on James Street (the newer Nando’s is pretty much in the station itself).

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Arrived all well, waitress took our vouchers she miss counted so we had to pay extra when my husband realised we couldn't change it! ordered waitress gave us the wrong drinks! Ordered pudding waitress didn't give us the dishes!! The was the same waitress!!! Not good!

PHISHYPENGUIN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This is a great place to go to before an evening out in town or a movie at the cinema. It's easy to access via bus or you can park in the nearby Sainsbury's car park. The restaurant is fairly large and rarely too busy so it's always easy to get a seat without a wait. The time it takes for food to come out is a little longer than expected given how quiet it normally is, however the food always tastes great - 5 chicken wings and spicy rice!

Marc RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

James Street Nando's is in the heart of Bath in the same building as an Odeon cinema (£9 normal adult ticket), some other eateries and a pub. As you go in, you can see a Nando's menu on the ground floor which tempts you to make your way up to the top floor where Nando's is located. I arrived with SVC after the drive over from London and we embarked on our mission to conquer Bath Nando's over 3 days.

SVC's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I really enjoyed my visit to James Street Nando's. Parking was easy, it was easy to purchase a copy of OK magazine nearby and by the time I returned from the shop, my food was already on the table. The staff were very polite and pleased to see my dining partner. The restaurant itself is very nice with a large, glass window, cool art and nice music played. I liked it!

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 25, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

There is probably Parking much closer But I parked up where the sat nav took me which was not where the nandos was. This gave me free parking after six pm and a walk in the rain.

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: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This Nando's is located above a Wetherspoon pub and housed within the same complex as an Odeon cinema - and, judging from this Tuesday evening, is certainly the place of choice for all cinema-goers.

It's in the City Centre, so follow the signs to this and Southgate parking an you'll be fine. If you arrive after 6pm, as I did, you'll pay £1.50 up to 8pm, when the parking is then free right up to 8am - so very reasonable. Southgate is a five minute walk away.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 15, 2010
Rating: 
4.88 / 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: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

My favourite place to eat by far.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, February 5, 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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

It was 10pm and I needed my daily dose of sweet, sweet chicken. Nando's was happy to oblige.