Manchester - Printworks

Average Rating: 
3.52 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
The Printworks
27 Withy Grove
M4 2BS
0161 320 884
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Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
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How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

Fabulous Nando's and great staff especially Ashley who is a credit to the company. We were treated like royalty and nothing was too much trouble. Although we didn't have kids with us she went out of her way to make the ones that were there feel special.

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

A particular member of staff stood out named randi/randy. Made the whole experience exceptional, bent over backwards to accomodate us. Hard working and very friendly, stood out from the rest. Really is a credit to the team. THIS WOMAN NEEDS A PAY RISE! Top class customer service.

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 11, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

My final Nando's in Manchester city centre which I have to review, so took an opportunity having missed the train, to endulge in a pitty-felt Nando's in my second city.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 1.5 (8 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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?: 

As I walk through the door into Printwork, I thought I entered into film set. The whole building was decorated like one of the scene at Universal studio with dark, narrow cobble street and shops on both sides.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Nearly forgot to do this review, but my phone stopped working when I took a picture so I can bearly remember the meal.

Why can't Nando's have no tables near the doors? So cold every time someone came in, and there was a group of eight Japanese people, you can imagine what that was like.

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How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
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 is a nice Nandos' - its quite large but the service is usually always pretty good. I spend a fair amount of time in Manchester for work and this is one I would definitely go back to. There is a multi-storey car park relatively nearby and Cinema's etc which is quite convenient.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 15, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.75 / 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 (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?: 

Staff Was very helpful as we had 3 young children with us.

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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: 
Saturday, June 15, 2013
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: 
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?: 

This store is part of the Printworks entertainment complex opened in 2000 in the husk of the former local newspaper printers which had laid dormant for many years. It also has a Tiger Tiger nightclub and a Odeon cinema complete with the largest Imax 360 cinema outside of London. Close by is the national football museum along with Arndale shopping centre and a NCP car park which I didn't use so can't ascertain to its affordability.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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?: 

Having recently moved to university and with Bolton Nandos not being in a very accessible this visit broke a three week Nandos abstinence and was well worth the wait. It took them a while to find us a table (which was understandable considering there was 7 of us) it was well worth the wait. Our food was ready in minutes and was cooked to perfection. Will definitely eat there again.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.63 / 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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

We have regular trips to the Printworks and although there are many other restaurants to eat we always end up in Nandos! There is a cinema opposite and also a wetherspoons, which means very cheap drinks. There is plenty of security around at all times so you always feel safe and secure. If you want to work off your Nandos, there is also a gym withing the Printowrks!

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 23, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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?: 

Its not only chicken lovers that can enjoy a Nandos! Nothing better than a get together at Nandos just before Christmas for a medium beanie pitta and a trip to the Cinema right next door. Add to that the fact that the food was perfect, quickly delivered and partly free (thank you nandos card)and you are on to a definite winner.

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How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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)
Comments - Stand out in our monthly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

On a busy Saturday night after a trip up north to see a disastrous Arsenal match, a trip to Nando's was in store and this was set to be an eventful one.

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How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
5 / 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: 
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?: 

ohhhh my mouth is on fireee... ohhh ohhh the chickens not expired... ohhhh the peri is the opposite on direeee!! (in tune to sex on fire)

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Rating: 
1.5 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts 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?: 

Nando's 29 was Manchester Printworks, where I've been twice before, and where we've attempted to go several other times, only to be told to wait 15-30 minutes for a table.

Very crowded this time too, we were eventually kinda' shown to a table (by means of pointing).

The list of things wrong with this visit is rather large.

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
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?: 

As a colleague and I were around the Manchester area for a few days, this was the second of four new Nando's for us - and, it was a disappointment.

It is located within the Printworks complex (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 am used to parking in Brum City Centre, I found the parking here to be very expensive (£7+ for a few hours).

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How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

There is a cinema nearby as well as clubs, bars, shops, train station. Pretty much everything you need. Even the Manchester wheel is within walking distance.