Manchester - Arndale

Average Rating: 
3.63 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 2.8 (4 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)
Food: 
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)
Manchester Arndale
Lancashire
M4 3AQ
0161 834 3073
Halal: 
No
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Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Marc RYN
Photos submitted by: Marc RYN
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Hayley Massey's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Garlic bread was undercooked and cold. My sweet potato wedges were burnt and greasy. We sent them back replacement was worse. Finally got a refund for them. Usually visit Nando's in Chester or Cheshire Oaks and never have a problem. Would not visit this one again.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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I had the new sweet potatoe and coleslaw with seeds at side I thought it tasted amazing a very healthy choice and would defo have it again, foods always greats and the staff are fantastic in manchester Arndale, I've been lots of times and I'm never disappointed with the standard of staff there, always great u with a smile and that's what I like most about nandos, it's not just about the food as I can get great food in lots of places it's about the staff!!!!

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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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Quality of food - It wasn't dripping in sauce, wouldn't want it like that.

Could you please ask the staff not to refer to us as 'guys'? If they wish to refer to us personally, couldn't they try 'gentlemen' or 'gents'?

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, March 25, 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: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
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?: 

Nando's quest continues, with Manchester - Arndale as today's lunch location.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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2nd Nando's of the day and I had planned to have something small to make way for the third which is to follow after this review...

Managed to drag along three of the guys from the reviewer dinner, Elliott, Pompey and Eduardo who it was really nice to meet, although Pompey was already heading this way we made it a group thing. Got there quarter to three and were seated straight away but the restaurant was very busy, people also being seated upstairs.

Pompey Ranger's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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This store is in the Arndale a large shopping centre in the heart of Manchester, the parking nearby was very expensive costing £12.50 for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.

The store is over two levels, with much of the lower level being out into the shopping precinct, I'm not keen on stores in shopping centres which lack walls.

The staff were very friendly and the food took an average time but was very tasty on its arrival with excellent chicken.

Tony McAleavey's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 2, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

My first visit to a Nando,s restaurant
It had everything that I could want
A very attentive work force
Explained the degrees of the the bottled hot sauce
The meals we had were second to none
I will be going back for a re-run

oliviarosemh's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
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 visited the Nando's in Manchester's Arndale Centre before going to a concert at the MEN. It was really busy, and the staff were really good at making sure we were seated as soon as possible. Our food arrived pretty quickly, was piping hot and delicious as always. My mum hadn't been to Nando's before and she was very impressed - I think I've recruited another Nando's fan!

Shaunna9's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 31, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

nandos in manchester is a great restraunt! The food is delicious and always mouthwatering because it is always hot! the staff are always friendly and make you feel comfortable:) the place is clean all the time and their is plenty of space! it is in a shopping arcade which is very easy to get to! I would recommend visiting here

Sammie Kay's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 20, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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)
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this one is in a shopping mall so expect LONG waits....

we managed to get a table in a corner but i did notice that a lot of the tables are in regimented rows (a bit like the school dinner hall) so if you dont want to eat your dinner with the people on the table next to you earwigging your conversation, then this perhaps isnt the place for you!

Marc RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 9, 2013
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 was delighted to win the Nando's super fan competition run by Arndale Nando's on their Facebook page earlier in the year and finally made the trip up to Manchester the day before the United Arsenal match and went in for dinner with three friends at around 18:45 to claim my prize.

Anna Duncan'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: 
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

The word to describe my ex'periperi'ence at Manchester Arndale would have to be FEAST- I don't think I'd eaten as much as I did that night- feeling stuffed to the brim was definitely worth it.

Marc RYN'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, September 23, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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?: 

When taking a look at the Arsenal fixtures at the start of the season, City Arsenal in late September caught my eye especially as I knew I'd be moving to France soon after. I therefore spoke to reliable fellow Arsenal and Nando's fans Mark and Sam and within hours, everything was sorted. The question was: which Nando's to visit?

Eduardo Suarez's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
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?: 

Most of the staff were training (presumption) and it was only the first girl who seated us (after the other guy seated us incorrectly) who was overall polite. The girl behind the till was decent too..
The lack of plates for bones was very strange... people kept asking for them and the staff had to get them.. you think a central collection point would be ideal.

riley_caveman's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
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?: 

Not a huge fan of this Branch, food is still amazing tho. Probably because it was raining and freezing cold and i was miserable and fed up. Still the food did put a smile upon my face.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 8, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
Rating: 
4.88 / 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: 
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 amazing. The staff welcome you, very homely.
It was easy to find a car space and everything. Loved every little bit of it.

Ryan's picture
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No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.63 / 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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

As a colleague and I were around the Manchester area for a few days, this was the fourth of four new Nando's for us!

It is located within the Arndale Shopping Centre (in The Triangle) and so parking is at a premium. I am sure locals would just hop on the tram but as we were out of towners, we drove in and even though I amused to parking in Brum City Centre, I found the parking here to be very expensive (£7+ for a few hours).

BradleySinger's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 11, 2009
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?: 

Located in Central Manchester near Old Trafford. Ideal for United matches.

Adam9154'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, March 18, 2009
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
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 was a while ago, from what I remember it was quite a big branch, it had two floors, me and my friend got seated on the upper floor on a huge table for about six tucked away in a corner, even though there was just two of us. This was awesome as we had so much room and comfort, however the till was quite a walk from our table, we had to go downstairs to order the food! The staff were nice and polite and dealt with us as you would expect.