Milton Keynes - Xscape

Average Rating: 
3.29 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
602 Marlborough Gate
MK9 3XS
01908 609503
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Milton Keynes Central train station is about 1.5 miles away. Within the Xscape centre itself there is a Hollywood Bowl, a Cineworld, a SnoZone, Airkix and rock climbing and a few late night bars (such as SnoBar and Revolution). There's a further Odeon cinema a few minutes walk from the Xscape and also a Tenpin bowling alley by the train station.
Parking: 
There is reasonably priced parking throughout Milton Keynes - but the rates do vary between car parks. The parking at Xscape is split into red and blue. Blue is 30p/hour and red is 80p/hour, all car parks seem to charge from 7am-6pm Mon-Sun.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

I had a Fino Pitta, with a side of Peri Chips and a Perinaise. The staff were very welcoming and recognised me and sat me down at my usual table that I always sit at, his name Conner. At the till I was asked if I would like to try the gravy, and my friend opted to, and we were offered straws or any extra water glasses that we would need. They let me know about my child balance and then we sat down, I had only just gotten cutlery and my food had come straight away.

Marc RYN'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: 
Monday, January 11, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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)
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A trip back to London from the West Bromwich Albion training ground before rush hour gave me an outstanding chance to tick off an unvisited Nando's and split up the journey home. I went for Milton Keynes Xscape Nando's, having already visited two of the other Nando's in central MK. There is ample parking at this Nando's in the form of an outdoor car park, although it will set you back 20p per 15 minutes.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 25, 2015
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) )
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Legendary staff, proper cheeky

BaronSamedi1980's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
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: 
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 is the rate your Nandos review that I knew that I have needed to write for a long time but I have been dreading and so kept putting it off. You see I have eaten at this Nandos once a week for the last 18 months. Yes I visit this Nandos weekly every Tuesday at 5pm with four or five of my work friends for some Nandos before going to to watch a film in the cineworld cinema which is also located in the Xscape centre.

Gerry Louis'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: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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It was about 3pm, not sure it that's dinner or like an early dinner.
Dates on my own are so swell, went to watch a movie then came down for a meal! Luckily the Nando's is right at the front of Xscape if you're coming from MK central, there's plenty of parking outside but it's not free, especially with all the other places around. It's a swell place to go as there's also fake rock climbing and a snow ski slope type thing, its a real day out.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
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?: 

1/4 chicken, Liver with 2 Portuguese rolls and Sangria.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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 store is based at the xscape indoor ski centre in Milton Keynes, the parking is quite expensive but is free after 6pm and there is a large car park around the centre. This was the second Nandos store I ever went to so it was quite nice to be able to come back at last and review it. Quite an ageing store though lots of art with central booths and additional seating half way up the stairs and the toilets at the top of the stairs.

Kiran Robert John Thomson's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, May 9, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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)
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Its was a great place to eat on the weekend. I would say go around near 12-2 before it gets stupidly busy. Out of all the nandos in Milton Keynes i would say this one is the best, they take more care in the cooking and when i asked for spicy hot i got spicy hot big time. If you want to have somewhere cosy to sit, they do have a few booths to sit in, but there usually full.

Lynn Doe's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Looking for a tasty treat with the family then Nandos in the Xscape building Milton Keynes is a must. Set right in the heart of Milton keynes and with lots of excellent fun entertainment nearby its the perfect place to take the family.

Gym Monkey's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, September 23, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Manager forgot my order for desert, asked twice. Busy, one till open when 10 minute que.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
4.5 (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 Nando's is located on the Xscape section in Milton Keynes. It means it's very well sign-posted by road from quite a distance out but also means it's within the town centre and so near to everything. Milton Keynes Central train station is about 1.5 miles away, so a brisk 20 minute walk.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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The food served was good, the service however, was horrendous. After ordering we waited 15 mins or hummus, I eventually asked for it which was met by a rude response. We were brought one serving when we had ordered two, the response was equally as rude.

Archive'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, December 11, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
1.63 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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As an avid member of the ‘I love Nando’s’ club I thought I was my duty to bring my last experience to the attention of fans.

DO NOT VISIT THE NANDO"S EXSCAPE BRANCH

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, December 5, 2010
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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?: 

We parked up for free outside on a busy Sun day night, and as expected we had a 30-odd minute wait for a table in the pretty small, yet brightly decorated restaurant.

We decided to watch half of a film in the nearby cinema before heading back to Nando's, but eventually in Nando's 25 at Xscape, Milton Keynes.