Braintree

Average Rating: 
4.00 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Freeport Village
Braintree
CM77 8YH
01376 327777
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
There is a Cineworld on the complex. "Freeport" also has its own train station and Nando's is a few minutes walk from that.
Parking: 
There are thousands of free parking spaces dotted around all the car parks. Just head for the one signposted "Freeport Outlet Village" and you'll see Nando's and be closer to it.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
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?: 

Went to Braintree to watch Mamma Mia 2 and had some time to spare so grabbed a cheeky nandos with the squad. Food took a while to come but we didn’t care because there was a lot of banter going on at the table. The food was beaut as always and made our Abba rave sesh in the cinema even better as we didn’t have to buy any food when we went to the cinema after.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

When I entered nandos on the 8th of august at precisely 7.43, I had no idea how much I would hate Josh. My squad and I had a delightful meal, and were about to leave when Josh came to take our plates. He asked very politely if everything was okay, to which I responded "yes everything was great thank you" he then asked if there was anything extra I could add.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

When I entered nandos on the 8th of august at precisely 7.43, I had no idea how much I would hate Josh. My squad and I had a delightful meal, and were about to leave when Josh came to take our plates. He asked very politely if everything was okay, to which I responded "yes everything was great thank you" he then asked if there was anything extra I could add.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

Carlos was very friendly and helpful when serving us!

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 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 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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 food was great hot and tasty, my friend have told me the garlic bread is rock hard but mine was cooked to perfection. The staff were nice to us but you could tell they were rushed off their feet as they seemed very understaffed!! Was a great visit all in all but maybe need a few more team members.

Pompey Ranger's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
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?: 

There was a big traffic jam in getting to this store with it being a popular location, Parking was free with lots of it, but again a bit of a fight to get a spot. The store is close by to a Cineworld cinema, a bowling complex and the Braintree swimming centre. There are also many other restaurants in the vicinity. The store's front windows open up to allow the outside in to the store. In the middle of the ceiling is a round indent from which hang many lampshades.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

We were sat by a girl with short hair and glasses and she was lovely and friendly and found us a table big enough to have the buggy nearby. We went to the till to order and a man with a curly Argo type hair and a girl with shoulder brown length hair were serving already but I qued and it only lasted a few minutes as they wizzed through the que.

Marc RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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?: 

As this was the closest Nando's to Stansted airport that the team was yet to visit, we headed there as soon as I landed from rainy Seville!

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
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 having run the Colchester Half, what better way to re-fuel than with some chicken and chips?? :-D Stopped off at Braintree Nando's on the way back at about 1:30pm on a Sunday and surprisingly it was only half full, so no time to queue and the food came in just under 10 minutes.

Will Bone's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
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?: 

Standard Nando's evening with a good friend of mine (although we had both been plenty of times, this was our first together), we got a nice window table to watch all the passers-by go to the Cinema, a nice table that could sit four instead of 2 as well which made it much more comfortable and less stressful.

Will Bone's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

Popped in for a nice evening meal with the family, the staff (who are always friendly) gave us a choice of where to sit in the restaurant (restaurant was half full at best) so we saw on a nice booth that could probably fit six, very comfy.

Ordered the food, again the staff were friendly, however the wait was about 15-20 minutes as everybody began to eat at the same time in the restaurant so the orders seemed to be very busy.

Will Bone's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 27, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
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?: 

Well, I popped in for a takeaway on the first payday of 2012. Firstly I did a telephone order prior to collection and the lady taking the order was very polite & friendly, after a 5 minute drive I arrived to the restaurant to collect and was greeted by the staff as I came into the restaurant and at the till whilst I paid (staff were very friendly & polite).

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 2, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
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 come here alot and i am alwayys blown away by the friendliness of the staff and how well they work together they always have smiles on their faces! and as for the food just one word and that's WOW!! nothing more to be said.

Will Bone's picture
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No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

After months and months of anticipation today was the grand opening of the new Braintree restaurant. Amongst my excitement for the new restaurant I had to be there at the opening of the restaurant at 11.00am (brunch?).

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where is the food? Might have asked a staff member)
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?: 

Thought i would check out this new store, and afraid i was a bit disppointed, waited a while for our food, got our order wrong, staff bit confused, and not the best. Very flat visit....