Colchester - Head Street

Average Rating: 
4.04 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
11-13 Head Street
CO1 1NX
01206 760344
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James RYN'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: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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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: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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) )
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Served by Thelma and she went over and beyond and made my birthday meal perfect. Very polite, friendly and so welcoming.

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: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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: 
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: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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friendliest staff ever , amazing customer service , brilliant food and great for the price you pay and we were also able to split our bill without hassle. will defiantly be coming back

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: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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?: 

Tall bloke with blonde hair was a geeza

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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 love Nandos
Recently renovated so very clean

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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On a Tuesday night, The Nando’s Quest brought myself and three friends to Colchester for number 82. This was not my first visit to Colchester’s Nando’s, in fact, I’d say this is probably in my top three most visited (due to knowing locals). As it was rather late in the evening, we were able to park up for free on the nearby high street and simply walk over to the restaurant.

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: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
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: 
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)
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Chicken wings, Medium spice, EXTRA HOT Sauce, Garlic sauce, Corn on the Cob, chips.

Chicken wings were AMAZING, OUT OF THIS WORLD! The rest was it's superior Nando's average.

Park at St Mary's car park (I think, not 100% on name) It's the one that has the bridge that goes over the main road and on the other side the old roman wall and mercury theatre is located there.

Jack Coles's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, February 15, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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) )
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I went there with some friends to celebrate victory after a Battle of the Bands. I had an extra hot butterfly chicken with chips, and for some reason it wasn't as hot as I expected (however, many of my friends found it TOO hot).

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: 
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
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 exceptionally well appointed Nandos is at the end of one of the main roads in Historic Colchester a small stones throw from the city walls. Parking is a great issue unless your disabled in which case Colchester has more then ample.
Parked at Vineyard gate car park which has a offer for 50p on sunday afternoons but is a bit of a walk.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
4.5 (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?: 

The Colchester branch is an old favourite of mine, not only because it's my local but because of all the good times I've had there! We've been trying to back for a while now and things keep messing up our plans! So, today, I was looking for the very best of Nando's.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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Put Speed and Quality on average for this visit BECAUSE-- we intended on eating at Nando's today (17-8-11) but when we entered and answered the standard Nando's questions, we were told that they weren't making any grill items (chicken on the bone, etc) because their grill was broken. The staff were very apologetic and friendly despite this, and did not seem annoyed when we decided not to eat. A shame, as I had a free chicken to redeem!

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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) )
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Always top class . Can't wait for my next visit .

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: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Additional comments: The Nando's in Colchester is located just off the High Street - a minute walk from the Odeon cinema and is also close to the heart of the town centre shopping, so anytime of the day you can expect it to be busy. It's also not very big inside at all so expect to wait for a table. I was in a group of four and had a 20 minute wait to be seated - which was fine for me! It was about 7pm, so more than expected really.