Cardiff - Old Brewery Quarter

Average Rating: 
3.14 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
St Mary`s Street
CF10 1FG
02920 341263
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nadiaob's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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We had the £19.95 sharing platter with Large peri salted chips and Large spicy rice. We also claimed a free half chicken for the student offer. The cleanliness wasn't the best. We had to wait 15 minutes to get a table which we were fine with. When shown our table, it was dirty with food on the chair and table. When we went to collect cutlery and drinks, I was amazed to discover that there were no forks and only one knife which was covered in something green.

Sue Galway's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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)
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We were travelling back from Pembrokeshire to Oxfordshire and stayed over one night in Cardiff. My partner is Vegan and I'm Vegetarian and so eating out can be 'fraught'. We also have a small dog who comes everywhere with us. The Old Brewery Quarter Nando's had outdoor seating but inside a mall (if you see what I mean). It was a perfect seating area for us and the dog. I went in to order and the staff couldn't have been more helpful when I asked if the vegetarian burger was vegan.

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: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
1.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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I found some free evening parking in the shadow of the millennium stadium on Park street, other than this I would suggest public transport as this is the very city centre. This tired and aging store opens up into the courtyard of the Old Brewery quarter which it shares with neighbouring stores such as Chiquito and La Tasca.

Gerry Louis's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, July 18, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.25 / 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 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Weekend Cardiff I tyried to squeeze in as many Nando's as possible! This is an easier Nando's to find as it's in the middle of the Brewery Quarter with plenty of other restaurants around.
We got there for about half five after a 4hour coach journey down from London, delayed and hot! But the wait to get there was worth it.

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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The Nando's trail left England for the first time, taking us to Cardiff's very first Nando's in the Old Brewery Quarter, slap-bang in the centre of the city. Despite it being midday on Saturday (and St David's Day at that), the place wasn't too busy and our group of four were given a table right away.

Gym Monkey's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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This ones gone down hill since my visit when it first opened. Not as exciting as previously.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Working in Cardiff for a week let me sample the delights of a couple more Nando's - and I was very impressed with this one in the Brewery Quarter!

Locals may know the parking around here better than myself, but I parked in St David's shopping complex (fairly expensive) and had a short walk into the town centre.