Edinburgh - Fort Kinnaird

Average Rating: 
3.70 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
Fort Kinnaird Retail Park
Edinburgh
EH15 3RD
0131 657 2625
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Just over half a mile walk from Newcraighall train station. On the Fort Kinnaird retail park is a whole host of shops and other eateries, as well as an Odeon cinema.
Parking: 
Over 2,000 free parking spaces on Fort Kinnaird retail park.
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Photos submitted by: Ryan
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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 store is in a very busy shopping centre to the east of Edinburgh so that we arrived at it on the journey from Newcastle to Edinburgh just off the A1. The store is between a Odeon cinema and a Prezzo but close by are Tk Max, Primark, Marks and Spencer, Pc world and a whole host of other eateries. The site was very busy with school holiday shoppers so finding parking was hard and the road was congested, which made getting out of the centre very very difficult.

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016
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?: 

Louise served me on my last visit and has served me several times before. She is very friendly and always has excellent customer service. She has an approachable manner about her which is always desired by customers in an environment like Nandos. The food is always to a high standard of course, but having a a host like Louise tops of the service.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 27, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Only in Edinburgh for a day, so made sure I ate at the three Nando's I'd yet to visit and Fort Kinnaird was the first. It's located to the South-East of the city and is easily found as it's just off the A1 and there are well over 2,000 free parking spaces. It's also just over half a mile walk from Newcraighall train station. On the Fort Kinnaird retail park is a whole host of shops and other eateries, as well as an Odeon cinema.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
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?: 

Having visited the 3 most accessible Nando's in Edinburgh during my visit for the Fringe in summer 2014, the chance to frequent some new Nando's was slightly tougher when in the same beautiful city in summer 2015! The number 30 bus took my girlfriend and me from the heart of the festival to a lovely new retail park with a plethora of shops, restaurants and entertainment in eastern Edinburgh in just under half an hour.

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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, June 5, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Staff were very rude. Food took over 20 minutes (24 minutes from time of ordering) to arrive and was cold after being left abandoned on the shelf waiting for a waitress to bring food to tables. Cold and tasteless food when it arrived.

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015
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 am becoming a regular at Nando's at Fort Kinnaird. I have always had exceptional service here. The food is always good, quick and hot, the restaurant is always clean and the staff friendly and helpful. A+++

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

I my husband and I had never been to a Nandos before but my two young children had. The waitress, Kat, was very helpful and chatty and helped us understand the menu and her recommendation of the fino coleslaw was appreciated. As we were getting ready to go she came out from the kitchen to ask us if we had enjoyed it and said she hoped to see us again. Such friendly service and excellent food I will certainly come again !

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
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?: 

Great food and great service especially by Melissa. She was very helpful when explaining the menu as it was our first visit and was very chatty and polite. However, it was clear that she was rushing about trying to sit other customers, serve food and clear up while other members of staff were doing very little.

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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: 
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: 
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 was my 4th visit to Nandos at Fort Kinnaird and it's fast becoming my favourite of all the restaurants in Edinburgh.

Our first visit was dreadful (back in January) which I put down to teething problems as this Nandos had just opened a week prior but each time since has just gotten better and better!

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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I did not have a good experience at this nandos. My first visit was ok, didn't have high expectations as it was the first week of opening. My second visit was horrendous. The place was dead and after ordering our meal and girl shouted over the floor to ask if we would move for a bigger group. She moved us over the a booth which we were fine with as the seats are comfy and pleasant to sit in until we realised we were right beside the staff room or kitchen door.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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 was an extremely disappointing visit to Nandos at Fort Kinnaird. There were10 of us on two separate orders. We waited more than 45 minutes for our food. One of our party was served 15 minutes before everyone else. They then brought him another meal with the complete order, of course he could not eat it.
When the food was served it was greasy and luke warm. The chicken wings especially were sloppy, almost cold and undercooked the worst I had ever tasted.