Manchester - Piccadilly

Average Rating: 
3.98 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Food: 
Average: 5 (4 votes)
27 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 1LU
0161 237 1192
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
The Manchester Piccadilly Gardens metro stop is just a minute's walk from this Nando's. Also less than half a mile walk from The Printworks (Odeon), The Arndale (shopping) and the National Football Museum.
Parking: 
Parking is plentiful but expensive in the City Centre and generally costs £2.50/1hr, £5/2hrs, £7.50/3hrs and upwards from there.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Elliott
Full Reviews:
Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
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?: 

Another overnight stay with work meant another Nando's boneless platter and I headed to the Piccadilly branch before heading off to my hotel in the Trafford Cricket Ground (date again an estimate).

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
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 came to the restaurant on Saturday evening and was served by a Danny with a cockney accent. Very rude, made me and my friends feel very uncomfortable like we were not welcome or priority in the restaurant.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
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 have to say I'm extremely disappointed with my order. I went to nandos straight from work to order 5 spicy chicken wings as takeaway.I ended up waiting for about half and hour for the wings. Finally got home and wanted to eat and the wings were to tiny they should not have cost 6 pounds. As if that wasn't bad enough they were so badly burnt that it was so bitter and I couldn't eat it.

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 13, 2016
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?: 

My first ever visit to Manchester’s newish Piccadilly Gardens Nando’s was off-the-cuff and hangover induced. After traipsing around town for several hours, I headed there to meet friends and have lunch. Considering how busy and rowdy the Piccadilly Gardens area is day-in, day-out, I was surprised to enter the spacious restaurant and find it quite relaxed. I really was expecting something along the lines of the unorganised catastrophe that is Printworks Nando’s.

Matty Dove's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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?: 

Every nandos is a great nandos for me, I seem to be very fortunate that every time i come to this Nandos the food is superb and that's why I keep going back. The restaurant can get busy but there are two floors so its very unlikely you will ever have to wait around for a table. I had a Butterfly chicken breast with chips and garlic bread which were all cooked to perfection and despite the wait were still hot and the staff were very friendly and helpful when serving me and my girlfriend.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
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?: 

After some debate amongst friends over which of the many Nando's to visit, Piccadilly was chosen much to my delight. We entered, and waited around 5 minutes before being shown to a table downstairs. After a little consultation on the menu, I headed off to order my meal. I was served fairly quickly, and efficiently, returning to my table not long after.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (12 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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?: 

Another RateYourNandos dinner, this time Manchester Piccadilly was the location.. The outlet is located on two levels, the main and the basement. The main level contains the till and grill, and three rows of seats extending through to the back of the outlet. We were placed in the basement, which contains the toilets, a small till point, and a small number of nice tables. Plenty of red. After meet and greet, the raffle (which produced some results!), we went to order.

Gerry Louis's picture
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: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Nando's 103 and my second visit to the amazing city of Manchester!
Next time I'm up I'll have to visit Old Trafford again but for these next two days it's gonna be Nando's.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
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?: 

Parking is very expensive in Manchester spending £12.50 for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. The store is right in the heart of the city on Piccadilly square. The building is shared with a Zizzi and a supermarket. Lots of seating out front barricaded off from the pavement by box planters which give a degree of privacy. The inside is fresh and pleasant with lots of wood and decor. We were seated downstairs which had a little more privacy, though no phone signal.

Jorel the Nando's King's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (3 votes)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

This Nando's is quite good, it's convenient and has a decent layout with different types of tables. I prefer upstairs for phone signal mind you ;) I went to Ireland the following day so the requirement was a mountain of Nando's goodness. I had my usual thighs, spicy rice, garlic bread, peri chips, macho peas and a chili wrap. Miniature food baby followed.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Well what better way to round off the fastest England ODI 10 wicket-win than with some peri-peri goodness? As I was at Old Trafford, the short walk to the Metro meant I could easily get to this Nando's. The Manchester Piccadilly Gardens stop is just a minute's walk from this Nando's - and since you are right in the city centre, it means the Nando's is also less than half a mile walk from The Printworks (Odeon), The Arndale and the National Football Museum.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (9 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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: 
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: 
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 decided to visit this Nandos on opening day after seeing the hoardings going up, and eagerly awaiting another location to add to the lunch list.