Edinburgh - Lothian Road

Average Rating: 
3.58 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
71-73 Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9AZ
0131 221 9260
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
One mile walk from Edinburgh station or half a mile walk from Haymarket station. A short walk to the Castle.
Parking: 
Free on street parking on Sundays otherwise you might need a permit or a fair bit of cash! Avoid driving if possible.

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Alice Venning's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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 had the chicken wrap mango and lime spice with sides of creamy mash and spicy rice they was so nice

Angela Scott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017
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?: 

Spent a Girlie night out and ended up at Nandos for a bite
The food and atmosphere was just about right
Time for a natter and chatter
The food was delish
Just as we would wish
Chicken thighs .mash and spicy rice
with Nando sauce was really nice

Value for money counts a lot
And given the Peri Peri sauce was extra hot
This was indeed a tasty meal
and gets my Approval Seal

Anonymous's picture
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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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?: 

It was as good and friendly as it normally is, my partner and I have special dietary requirements and as usual the staff made us great meals to suit us.

I did want to say thank you to the staff, they put a candle on our table and gave us both roses. We're both transgender, and often find it difficult to feel accepted on public spaces both individually and as a couple. It made us feel very welcome and as special as every other couple there tonight.

Anonymous's picture
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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
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 had bandits spicy wings,coleslaw and sweet corn. I never get bored of the food,especially the yummy sauces

traceywilson's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 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 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

Great restaurant for everyone, especially for families with children.

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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

My fiance and I had just moved back to Edinburgh after a year abroad. My fiance's offices are conveniently located right across from Nandos on Lothian Road. He'd told me that it had just installed a new patio area for eating! Obviously being very excited about this, we decided to go for lunch on a sunny weekday!

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: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

The staff member who served us was exceptionally friendly and helpfull and the restaurant was clean and welcoming

Ryan's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.25 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts 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?: 

In Edinburgh for a night out (I can definitely recommend Usher's of Edinburgh and The Bow Bar for some awesome ales), so what better way to line the stomach than with a tasty peri-peri treat? I chose Lothian Road and was on the train so walked the mile from Edinburgh station... only to realise that Haymarket station is only half a mile away :-) From times in Edinburgh before, I would forget trying to drive and park, especially during the day and stick with public transport if you can.

Marc RYN'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: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
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 was fantastic! After a disappointing discovery that Omni Centre Nando's closed at 10pm and had run out of all standard chicken orders by 9.45pm anyway, my girlfriend and I jumped in a cab to discover a different Edinburgh Nando's and ended up on Lothian Road, away from the hustle and bustle of the Fringe.

This is quite a big restaurant with plenty of natural light, different seating and a spacious till area in the middle.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.25 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Okay, so chicken is great, which instantly puts nandos high in my rankings for restaurant choice! But on a fairly quiet Sunday evening, our party was dissapointed. After seating ourselves, with no one in sight, we know how this works after all, we waited an age while one poor nando-ee served on tills. We love the whole order individually system, it makes splitting bills easy! But when ordering one after another, to the same table we expect our food together!

riley_caveman's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
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?: 

On a trip up to Edinburgh we thought we would call into the Lothian Road branch of Nandos for our first ever visit. It was packed on what was a freezing cold sunday evening. The restaurant itself was very well decorated and looked really nice very pleasant. Got a table extremely fast and before we knew we were ordering. The staff were extremly nice, couldnt do enough, and minutes after returning to our table the food arrived. Brilliant.

Pompey Ranger's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts 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 store in the Heart of Edinburgh has quite a large frontage on quite a big site, parking obviously is an issue in a city centre and you should read the parking restrictions carefully, though some of the side streets offer free parking after 6:30 which is ideal for evening visitors.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where is the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts 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?: 

Was disappointed - chicken had a strange taste and the halloumu cheese was almost charcoal. Not impressed.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 14, 2011
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Near city centre. Great friendly staff. Walk from Edinburgh Haymarket Train Station, also accessible via Edinburgh Waverley. Right on the door to Lyceum Theatre and Usher Hall, nearby pubs all around!

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts 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?: 

No door staff, chicken lacking flavour and chips looked like they were swimming in fat with a few crumbs of peri-peri salt on them

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, March 29, 2010
Rating: 
2.13 / 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: 
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?: 

Filmhouse across the road.

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

It was pretty nice. I LOVED the deco. Rustic central. Food was good. The clotted cream was crazy. But I enjoyed it. Although kinda expensive for what it was.