Ipswich - Cardinal Leisure

Average Rating: 
3.43 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Cardinal Leisure Park
19 Grafton Way
IP1 1AX
01473 211668
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Anonymous's picture
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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: 
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Nice food. Nice atmosphere. One massive grudge though tables very close together allowing staff meetings to be held very close to customers trying to enjoy our meal. Really disappointing to be hearing discussions of job interviews that had just taken place. Seriously breaking data protection!! One waitress stood very close to our table discussing a previous customer complaint which I can only imagine it was with the manager.

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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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: 
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) )
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Takeaway was bagged for me quickly when I collected

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Three of us travelled to Ipswich from London on a Wednesday afternoon. To be fair, getting there on train was pretty expensive, even with a group saver discount involved. Still, it was neither the most expensive trip I've taken to a Nando’s, nor the furthest. After just oven an hour on the train, we were in Ipswich for Nando’s 95. The route from the station to the restaurant isn't exactly a pretty one.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
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?: 

Stock more veggie burgers, 3 disappointed customers with nothing to eat but sub-standard over priced salads. You clearly need to catch up with the growing demand for vegan and vegetarian products, you are over stocking chicken and having to throw it away or give it to Food - Recycling networks, people are starting to wake up and become ethical consumers. the don't want your animal carcasses anymore the want real, wholesome, ethical food.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

How does a restaurant known for chicken run out of chicken?? A complete joke. Yes, I understand its Easter Monday...but the manager should of ordered extra of everything knowing this. We only had 2 sides to chose from. No ketchup all for chips either.
Brought friends from out of town and were completely embarrassed after praising about Nando's.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Ipswich Nando's is found on a Leisure Park that is also home to a Cinema and other eateries - and is also only a 5 minute stroll from Rileys and also Ipswich Town FC, so especially of an evening, it is busy (or at least was when I was there!). There is also free parking within the complex and from what I remember, quite a few spaces. I think the complex may have been built on a brownfields site as there did seem to be quite a bit of wasteland around the area.