Birmingham - Bullring

Average Rating: 
3.70 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3.2 (5 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3.3 (4 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 3 (4 votes)
Food: 
Average: 3.3 (4 votes)
44 Bullring Shopping Centre
West Midlands
B5 4BU
0121 643 5123
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Pompey Ranger's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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 store is on the edge of the Bullring shopping centre in between a Pizza hut and a Burgerking. There are many stores around it including Selfridges and many high street brands Bullring open air market is also close by. It benefits from car parking at the centre and is very close to Birmingham New Street and Moor Street railway stations.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Millie was the best! She let us try the secret Nando's BBQ sauce and it was awesome! Super sweet girl! Keep her!

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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.75 / 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 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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?: 

Myself and 5 friends arrived for a meal approx 8pm. They did explain that food may be a half hour wait. The food arrived quicker than anticipated. However my friend had paid extra for halloumi cheese with her meal and it was not present. We informed a waitress. 10mins later nothing. We informed another waitress, 10mins later nothing.

BaronSamedi1980's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
1.88 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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 was visiting Birmingham for an evening conference event at the International Conference Centre which is just off Broad Street. However I had arrived a few hours early and after checking into my nearby hotel I decided to take a look at Birmingham Bull Ring shopping centre, and enjoy a chicken based dinner with added peri-peri goodness.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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: 
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I entered the outlet, and was immediately greeted by an incredibly friendly Nandoca, who asked me if I had been to Nando's before. I replied 'Not this one!' to which I recorded the response 'Welcome to Bull Ring Nando's my friend, let me show you to a table', and he took me to a table (23) with such a huge smile. This was the start of something special.

Gerry Louis'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: 
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Does no one work or go to school in this city? It was one pm and this place was packed. Though I suppose in saying that I'm always at work on a friday. A large queue and fifteen minute wait is what greeted me so i was dreading the food waiting time. The nicely coiffured young man wanted to lead me to a table round the back but i hi- jacked table 22 right by the utensils area and funnily enough next to table 42?

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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

10 wing platter, Churrasco thigh burger, Large Peri Chips, Coca Cola, Mango Quencher, Another Coke and Sprite. And it really lowered my expectations but I don't blame you it was my first time. But I was extremely disappointed with the waiting time it took them a ridiculous 35 minutes! Please make your food quicker. It's really hard to say if I would come again.

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This was the first time i had visited the Nandos in the Bullring, had always been put off on the queues outside but craving a chicken decided to brave it and wait. Although the queue was large we were told it was a twenty minute wait which I didn't consider long to wait for food (was extremely hungry). The queue moved relatively fast and before we knew it we were at the front. The seating in this restaurant is very spread out but still can fit large numbers of people.

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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013
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: 
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Adam at the bullring was fantastic my friend and I had suitcases and he carried them to our table and got a a bigger table because of extra baggage. Fab service and the people at the till were very friendly and helpful !

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Fantastic staff and some of the best chicken I've had. Will deffo be back soon. Probably within a week

Sammi-Jade Bennett's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Easy to access and nice to visit after a day of shopping

cjd_madcow's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 7, 2012
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

First visit since it has been renovated and extended? (seemed they have removed tables and extended the kitchen, as well as creating anoutside area)

Waited 10 mins for a table, was a bit awkward as i had my newborn in the pram and we struggled to get round to our table with her. Aisles are less than one person wide, and i was almost sitting on my neighbours lap..

Siân Brown's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This was quite a while ago but dayummmmm, I just saw a picture of the Nando's that I ate that day and oh my life, my mouth is watering for sure. Pure deliciousness, I had the usual 1/2 chicken and 2 sides, mmmmmmmmmm.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 5, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

It was basically empty when we went in but we went literally the second it opened so that would explain it. I'm not from Birmingham or overly near it but I was visiting the area and decided to go to Nando's because well, it's the best place ever.

joel.kara's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2 - 5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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 truly wonderful Nandos. The decor was very warm and homely, the staff (especially the hostess/manager) were very friendly. The food, as always in Nandos, was good.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 2, 2011
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

I frequently visit this nandoes and the service is quite good. Rarely do we have to wait. The chicken is not always the freshest and tender and the chickens need to be marinated rather than just put on during cooking. Yet the food is always the best as nandoes is the best.

The staff were very friendly despite I accidentally knocked all the sauces over during a past visit. lol. To end the quite clean but too packed. The tables are too close.

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Sometimes a quarter chicken leaves a little to be desired, but not this time. It looked like the chicken had been working out before getting smothered in that beautiful sauce - a really large portion, good stuff! This Nando's is always very busy at the weekend and this visit was no exception, but they dealt with the queue really well and the wait wasn't too long in the end.

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 28, 2011
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: 
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Parking in the Bullring is £2 an hour.

We were able to get a table for 10 on a relatively busy Friday evening without too long a wait but this Nando's is almost always busy so think about other branches in central Birmingham at peak hours.

Ryan's picture
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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 21, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This is one of three Birmingham Nando's that I have visited too many times and it's the one I keep going back to.

Although it's not the biggest and certainly not the most decorated, there's always a buzz about the place that makes it enjoyable to eat in!

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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?: 

Slap bang in the middle of the busiest shopping centre, the Bullring, you would expect the staff to be so busy, they wouldnt have time for you. Complete opposite, despite it being busy they were welcoming, kept the place clean and the food was AMAZING!

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, September 13, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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?: 

This was my very first time at Nando's. I had just arrived in Birmingham and I was incredibly hungry. I went to one of the few open restaurants in the area and ordered a mediterranean salad and a veggie wrap (after a flight I don't feel like eating meat...). It was great! It was the first of a long series of dinners at Nando's...

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
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 visit took place during a Saturday afternoon and was VERY busy. After a fairly lengthy wait for a table and queue at the till the food took a fair amount of time to arrive but was of a good standard.

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

A good Nando's in the heart of the lower floor at the Bullring. Make sure to allow queuing time in busy periods. There is an outside area that is nice during the summer months. Service is generally decent and food of a high quality. Bustling atmosphere.

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Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 28, 2002
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

The service was really quickly as we were really hungry we got our food really fast!! So happy about the service!! :)