Lakeside Shopping Centre

Average Rating: 
3.38 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (5 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (5 votes)
Food: 
Average: 5 (5 votes)
Pavilion
West Thurrock Way
RM20 2ZP
01708 891522
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Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
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?: 

The wait time just for a table can be stupid something’s let alone the wait for the food to turn up. Waited over 35 minutes last weekend just for 1 meal with no apologie for the delay

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

We went for collection. Our order was ready for us and Natalie the worker at the lakeside boulevard provided exceptional service. She must be an amazing host for eat in customers!
Date of visit 31.12.18
Time approx 5.30pm

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
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 was surprised that I even went back to lakeside nandos today.. My last visit there I was extremely disappointed to have taken a seat with my four children and then be told there was no chicken on bone, no wedges, no burgers, no wings... Basically anything on the menu I wanted to order had all finished - the time was about 9.30pm and with four hungry kids I was far too tierd to complain on how unacceptable this was...i walked out promising not to ever go back to a nandos again..

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
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?: 

Nando's 200 took place just a few hours after Nando's 199 and involved a short walk in the rain from the shopping centre to the restaurants that line the bank of the lake such as Prezzo, GBK and Wagamama, not that there's much reason to visit any of them!

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014
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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more 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?: 

This store by the Lake at lakeside has got free parking a short walk away which on the day we visited was at full capacity, made worse for us in that we were in 2 minibuses so needed a street level space. The store, as said, is on a broadwalk by the lake and had a large outside seating area with canopys above and something which infuriates me electric heaters in the canopys.

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

Lovely view of the lake if you decide to sit outside (weather permitting of course).

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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?: 

Excellent service all round. Quick food. Very tasty. Made a point of looking after our 6 year old daughter brilliantly.

Aware of Rate YOUR Nando's website and happy to help with everything.

Sold a gift card and did it well

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The Lakeside shopping centre is pretty impressive in itself and with Nando's having a prime patch to be able to sit outside, if it's a nice summer's evening, then there's nothing better than chicken and chips and a Sagres!

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

1st time visit so nothing to compare to. Extra Hot was the right choice despite the reservations of others. Would get the half chicken next time based on my stomach size! Want to try more sides as well. A relative is how I heard about it!

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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?: 

Set on the stunning Alexandra Lake, this Nandos is definitley one for the summer. The staff were certainly not Nandos legends, and the foot was noticeably average, but what is special about this Nandos is the seating area situated just outside the restaurant. On the days when the sun is shining, you just appreciate being outside eating Nandos with a nice cold drink watching the founatin of the lake (topped off nicely with a trip to the Cinema or to the shopping centre).