Bath - Vaults

Average Rating: 
3.30 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
5 Brunel Square
Bath
BA1 1SX
01255 312 256
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Bath Spa train station is a couple minutes walk away from Nando's.
Parking: 
Bath is heavily reliant on tourism and so coaches will pull up on the street blocking the roads which can lead to long traffic queues in/out of Bath. Be prepared to park further away and walk - I.e. Bath Cricket Club and car park is half a mile walk away from Nando's and charged £3.10/2hrs, £4.30/3hr, £5.40/4hrs from 8am-7pm and then £3 flat rate outside these hours. There are other car parks in the centre such as Manvers Street (5 minute walk away and charges from 8am-8pm same as Bath Cricket except £7.40/6hrs and £9.90/8hrs) and SouthGate (a minute walk away and charges 24/7 as Manvers except 6pm-12am is £2 flat rate or 6pm-9:30am is £5).
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

After the somewhat disappoint Nando's at Bath - James Street yesterday, this one was much better fortunately. Not least because it is a much newer branch, and we were able to sit outside in the lovely summer sun.

Food and service were good all round, and luckily there were no issues with the size of the chicken breasts today. I would definitely recommend this as the premier Nando's experience in Bath!

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Rating: 
5 / 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: 
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 monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I had an incredible experience with one of your members of staff, Hannah was lovely to me and very accommodating! My experience was made 10x better just from her customer service.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
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?: 

It was the dawn of the Beast from the East. Snow finally arrived in Bath and as I sat looking out into the cold and white streets I thought: "Do you know what would make this day better? A cheeky Nando's to warm things up!" So, I put on a few layers, grabbed a book and went to Nando's by myself. I think that was the first time I've eaten at a restaurant by myself but it was quite refreshing. I decided to finally try what Nando's is famous for, it's chicken!

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Our waiter (Marco or something like that?) was fantastic and gorgeous. He couldn't do enough and was a very pleasant man. The food was great probably the best Nando's I have ever visited. I will be back in the future to visit Marco as he genuinely made my day with how courteous he was. Big love to Marco and all the other staff.

Pompey Ranger'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: 
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
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?: 

This store is in some old arches next to the Railway station on what was once Brunel square with the typical Bath stone walls and ceilings along with a lot of feature artwork and a small outside seating area at the front. Having the corner unit means half is in the original arches which makes it have more character and also a lot more indoor space.

Marc RYN'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: 
Friday, November 1, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Having visited James Street Nando's two days before, it was time to check out the newer restaurant before heading back to London. This is a very interesting Nando's with lots of unique features but my Friday lunchtime experience was overshadowed by some negligent staff and a first for me at Nando's: drips coming down from the ceiling to interrupt the meal.

SVC's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 1, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
1.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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?: 

I didn't like that none of the Nando's logos were present. I didn't enjoy the waiting time before we were able to enter. I didn't enjoy the cramped table location. I was shocked to find a cascade of smelly water dripping from the ceiling onto my head and food. One ice cold droplet even fell down my back. How could I possibly focus on my newly updated medium chicken status whilst shivering to my core?!

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
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 in the new Bath Vaults re-development and is located within one of the old railway arches. Now, I like my history, so to see Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s original vision restored to reveal the Bath stone structure, is fantastic. Not just in Nando's, but throughout the development, new Bath stone and minimal steel supports seem to have been used to emphasise the original masonry.

Emma Hall's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
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?: 

The decor is fantastic, I love the way they have still kept the bare walls of the vault. Even if its busy you still feel like you have your own space tucked away. Loved it!