Basildon - Eastgate

Average Rating: 
3.33 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Eastgate Shopping Centre
Basildon
SS14 1EB
01268 525797
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Basildon railway station is less than half a mile walk away - and the nearest cinema complex is the Empire by the other Nando's (on Festival Leisure Park) which is about 2 miles away. Be aware of opening hours!! Monday to Saturday Nando's is open 11am-6pm and on a Sunday, it is 11am-4pm.
Parking: 
Parking is plentiful and well sign-posted, be it the multi-storey or one of the surface car parks. Anywhere you park will give you less than a 5 minute walk to Nando's. Most (if not all) car parks here are free on Sundays and will only cost you £1 for up to 3 hours normally. There is free parking For Nando's customers - park in car park number 6 (adjacent to Market Square) and then ensure you spend more than £10 at Nando's.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Easiest and quickest branch to get to of the day. And the first of the day just after 1.30pm. I'll just mention it's a £12.90 off peak return from a London Terminal (Fenchurch St, West Ham, Barking, Upminster) which makes it a cheap outside London Nandos visit.

Anonymous's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I love chicken wings peri peri wih rice salad and unlimited drinks... I used to come back everytwo weeks..near from my place
Freindly staff.. Clean..

James RYN's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 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 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Having already visited Festival Leisure Nando's, it was time to check out Basildon's alternative Nando's experience! Parking was easy in the Eastgate car park, and we quickly found the Nando's in the food court area. The mall itself was a bit depressing (especially the upper floors), but that isn't Nando's fault!

Pompey Ranger'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, May 3, 2014
Rating: 
2.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
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)
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This store in Basildon town centre has a number of car parks around it. Because I was in the minibus I had to spend some time travelling around the town centre before finding a surface level car park which was cheap at only 90p for 2 hours.

Jill Child's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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: 
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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This was my first ever visit to a Nando's - I live in the Netherlands and sadly we don't have any! Very helpful, friendly and professional staff, the food was yummy and appeared very quickly - a welcome treat while shopping!

Ryan'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, March 13, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This Nando's is located in the Eastgate shopping complex, which is pretty large with some big units such as Debenhams and Primark. Parking is plentiful and well sign-posted, be it the multi-storey or one of the surface car parks. Anywhere you park will give you less than a 5 minute walk to Nando's.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This Nando's is a part of the 'food court' in Basildon's Eastgate Shopping Centre and so it doesn't really have the character of a 'normal' Nando's restaurant.