Basildon - Mayflower

Average Rating: 
4.50 / 5

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Mayflower Shopping Centre
14 Gardiners Lane
SS14 3HZ
01268 285 240
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
This Nando's is easily found as the Mayflower is signposted off the A127, but you can only get to it heading Westbound - and it's the same turn off you'd use for Festival Leisure (where another Nando's is) - one to get to by car. On the retail park are your standard large chain shops and eateries such as Sports Direct, Next Homebase, KFC, McDonald's etc...
Parking: 
Hundreds of free parking spaces for up to a three hour stay.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Photos submitted by: Gerry Louis
Photos submitted by: Gerry Louis
Full Reviews:
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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 8, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
4.5 (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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Flight delayed so thought I'd take my chances stopping at a new Nandos on the way to Southend airport. Luckily it was still early so the Friday restaurant rush hour hadn't started yet, and we were seated straight away and served in what may have been record time!

No sooner was I back with the cutlery, than the food was presented in piping hot glory. We wolfed it down, and were back in the car on our way to the airport with time to spare!

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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) )
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A very relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant was comfortable, spotless and the ladies toilets were very posh! The food was tasty, hot and plentiful and the staff were very polite and helpful. This is the nicest Nandos i have visited. Well done all!

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

A brief job at the West Ham training ground that finished by 1pm left me in a decent position to tick off a nearby Nando's that I hadn't previously visited, and Basildon's newest Nando's certainly met the criteria. A lovely drive with the roof down on a sunny spring day concluded with a parking space right outside this swanky new Nando's and things just got better and better.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 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 (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?: 

Stopped into this Nando's on my way back home. It's easily found as the Mayflower is signposted off the A127, but you can only get to it heading Westbound - and it's the same turn off you'd use for Festival Leisure (where another Nando's is) - one to get to by car. On the retail park are your standard large chain shops and eateries such as Sports Direct, Next Homebase, KFC, McDonald's etc... Hundreds of free parking spaces for a 3 hour max stay.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This branch was the 5th Essex Nando's in two days and you know all of the staff I've met were so nice and genuine. The atmosphere inside was really great, the staff seem to still be learning but they have great camaraderie which was nice to see.