Edinburgh - Fountain Park

Average Rating: 
3.83 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Dundee Street
Fountain Bridge
EH11 1AF
01312 211861
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
There is a Genting Casino, a Tenpin bowling alley and a Cineworld all onsite, as well as a Virgin Active and other eateries. It's half a mile walk from Haymarket train station.
Parking: 
You can get free parking in the underground garage for up to four hours - so long as you get your parking ticket validated inside Nando's! Otherwise it's £3.50 for four hours.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
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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: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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It was my first visit to Fountain Park but I am a regular at Livingstons' Nandos. To be honest I am a regular as I have teenage daughters who won't go anywhere elseso I have been converted. I usually have the Mediterranean salad with Mangi & Lime Chicken and it has yet to disappoint.

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 24, 2017
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) )
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Enjoyed my meal at this Nando's and the staff were particularly friendly in comparison to other Nando's I have visited, I believe our host was called Cara and she was very welcoming and friendly. Food was good and fairly quick, overall was a good customer service and would definitely come again

Ryan's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 27, 2015
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: 
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)
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Onto my second Nando's of the day and visited Fountain Park. Got to this one at about 4:30pm and it was almost empty when I arrived, but nearly full by the time I left! It's located on the Fountain Park "Entertainment Centre", which means there is also a Genting Casino, a Tenpin bowling alley and a Cineworld all onsite, as well as a Virgin Active and other eateries.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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?: 

I went there with my teenage son,it's his fave restaurant! And the only place I can get him to go,to spend some quality time with me! He lovely spicy wings,and sweet corn. I especially love the sauces :),and have competitions wIt my son to see who can taste the hotter sauce.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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 visit completed the Edinburgh Nando's set and was up there with the best. Although this was the first Nando's to open in Edinburgh, you wouldn't know from the decor. It looks great with high ceilings, swirly effects and some lovely booths and high tables with comfortable leather stools.

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Since there were so many people in Nandos the staff told us that our meal might take a bit longer so they kindly gave us a free starter that was served within 5 minutes. Great bonus, and the food still didn't take long to get to the table. We were very happy when we left.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The third Nando's in Edinburgh for me to visit, this one is a little away from the city centre, and as such isn't permanently busy so you can enjoy a nice meal in comfort.

I was shown to a table, number 20, which is close to the door and does get a little draught when the door is open. After a short ponder of the menu, I went to place my order. I was served by a very helpful and friendly Nandoca, who was very good and most certainly deserved to be graduated from a trainee!

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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, December 22, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Staff seemed more interested on chatting amongst themselves than actually working, this wouldn't be the first time I have been in this restaurant and there have been at least 4 staff members sitting at a table chatting and drinking the juice rather than doing anything. Are you hiring Nandos ? As it appears to be money for nothing at least in Fountain Park. Will stick to Chambers street from now on.

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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, August 8, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
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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Rude is not the correct term I would use, "lack of professionalism" and not all the staff members were like this
With the prices, I expected more from the food
This was the first and I can guarantee it will be the last time I spend my money in a Nandos' establishment. Did not feel welcome at all.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, June 14, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Very friendly staff, made us feel welcome and even had some good banter. The food was well cooked and came quickly. We didn't feel pestered by the staff; they asked if everything was ok with the meal and if we needed anything else. Staff were considerate and asked if the table (high table with stools) was suitable for us before seating. Clean tables and good music. Left happy and full!

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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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Parked outside, great meal for a large group. Absolutely no complaints.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 10, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

This was the only branch in Edinburgh that I hadn’t been to, mostly because it’s not actually in the city centre like the other two, it’s quite a walk from the centre in a leisure park with a Cinema, Casino, Bowling Alley and some grabber machines which I spent £10 on trying to win a Papa Smurf.

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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: 
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of 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?: 

This store is situated on a new development close to the city centre and benefits from having under ground parking which makes the most of its environs and means there is parking immediately outside without effecting the view. The store is placed between a casino and a bowlplex and is a few doors down from a cinema making it a one stop destination for leisure.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

What better way to warm youself up and after spending the morning shopping in the freezing scottish air than go for a piping hot Nandos. Just waht the doctor ordered! Never been to a Nandos outside the England before but i was very impressed, the service and food is as good if not better than all the other Nandos i have ever eaten in. Very good standards throughout.

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 23, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

The staff were all very nice and it was like they actually wanted you there and appreciated the fact you were the ones who actually fund their wages. The only thing bad I really can say about it is that their system for waiting on tables is a bit flawed. You get in and they say 10 minute wait so we were fine, but we didn't get a table for half an hour, which was pretty rubbish. Got over it quickly though, just cos the food is awesome.

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, September 18, 2008
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Train quite far - cinema not too close but its in the middle of a shopping complex!