Croydon - Colonnades

Average Rating: 
2.05 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (4 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4 (3 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 3.6 (5 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4.4 (5 votes)
The Colonnades
Purley Way
CR0 4RQ
020 3370 2975
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Waddon and South Croydon train stations are nearest both about 1 mile walk away.
Parking: 
This Nando's is on the Colonnades retail park which offers 4 hours free parking.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019
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?: 

I attended for my birthday the staff were absolutely fantastic fast polite happy my food came it was perfect and delicious I had 10 guests they all left happy I am so grateful for the way we were treated the service really was a cut above the rest tonight 5 star rating from me the best nando's I have ever visited I stopped going to valley park due to poor service so it's nice to have this new restaurant in this location.

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
1.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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?: 

Absolutely disgraceful place, rude staff, cold food, complete CRAP!!!
Avoid this Nando’s at ALL COSTS!!!!

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
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?: 

The food was alright although it took more than 20 minutes to get ready, but it is understandable as the restaurant was busy.The staff members seemed quite disorganised and the communication between them was bad.Yhe restaurant has a lot to improve.However me and my wife enjoyed how your staff member Alfreda approached us smiling and ready to assist us by preparing the corn herself as the corn was burnt twice by the people in the kitchen and she also made sure we were good.

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
1.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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?: 

Absolutely shocking service. Rude staff, waited over 40 mins for a meal. Disgraceful

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 26, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
1.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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?: 

The worst Nandos in the UK without any question. Rude staff, food cold and undercooked, corn burnt, portions miniscule. No sign of any visible manager. Duty supervisor (Sara) rude and unprofessional. Staff in kitchen were fighting with each other, kitchen floor filthy, food arrived stone cold and servers were even ruder. Truly a branch that needs an unannounced visit from a regional manager.

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 12, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
1.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
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?: 

Waited 25 mins at the till as only one person serving and she really wasn’t sure what she was doing. Finally got to the front of the queue and the lady walked away with one of the cooks. After 30 mins I get to order only to be told they had no chicken breast. Gave up and walked out.

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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: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This Nando's is on the Colonnades retail park which offers 4 hours free parking. Waddon and South Croydon train stations are nearest both about 1 mile walk away.