Birmingham - The Fort

Average Rating: 
3.89 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
20 Fort Parkway
B24 9FP
0121 350 7194
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Parking: 
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Full Reviews:
Ricky Marshall's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

A great pre-football Nandos. Quick, easy and reliable. A nice hot plate with no complaints.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 2, 2016
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: 
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Staff were very welcoming and friendly and I and my boyfriend were seen to and taken to a table immediately. The speed of service and the quality of the food was exceptional and everyone looked like they were working hard. Would also like to compliment the tall lad who grilled our chicken as it was presented very well and was delicious. Thank you fort nandos

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

Despite being very busy I was very impressed with the speed and quality of my order. I would like to compliment the griller on his outstanding food. Didn't catch his name but he was the tall lad with tattoos.

Phil Hudson's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The only time I've left a half chicken minus one bite, it tasted off and my wife left most of hers Salad with a monstrous amount of black seeds hiding all of the other salad items. Chips and coleslaw were fine. The only time I've ever left a restaurant needing to go looking for somewhere else to eat. A total cost for 2 people was 35.15. Have I used Nando's before? Yes but never have I had such a disgusting experience at any other Nandos. Has it put me off using Nandos again?

denise63221's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 11, 2015
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

We ordered the whole chicken, rice, mash and coleslaw - it was delicious. We love the sauces and we picked the hot. The chicken was amazing, crispy skin and plump and juicy - def a 10-10. We dont live far away so came on foot.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The staff here really work hard to please and are a happy and friendly bunch!!
Love going to this place..... never let down by quality or service

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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?: 

I visit Nando's (Birmingham Fort) with my family on a regular basis. The reason why is due to the food and friendly staff. Although always busy, I find that the Staff, Especially Marcel to be extremely attentive an always makes the children feel welcome. He was aware of the waiting time and check in with us to ensure we were not forgotten. The children always request to eat at the fort because of their pleasant experience. Than Marcel and staff.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

I thought it was amazing and quick service. You can always try new foods there is always something that you will like there ,so the next time you go to nandos you must write a review about it .Also there is a man called Marcel he is so helpful and kind he always makes us so delightful and want to come back again. Review from Kaylah Pedro - Ward 10 and Georgia Hamilton 13

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
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?: 

This store in the Fort complex is amoungst some big retail shops and has a play complex above it, there is plenty of free parking though obviously the spaces closest to Nandos fill up quick.

The store looked good inside. with mixture of booth seating and tables and was bright and clean. Staff were off and on with a wide range of service attitudes and lack of checking after service. Food was a bit of a wait. Chip portion was very good but the chicken was charred more than my liking.

Marc Joss'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, September 20, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

A big away day at Villa Park was preceded by a meal at a nearby Nando's which I had never previously visited. Given the horrendous traffic on the M1 and M6, this visit ended up being a take-away, smash and grab affair as time was not on our side!

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 14, 2014
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

My Mum and I came in for dinner after shopping at about 6:30pm, the restaurant was busy but we were greeted by really friendly staff and were seated straight away - a young lady called Jess was really lovely and helpful.
We got to a till pretty quickly and were served by a young man called Brad (Bradley?) who was also really friendly - these 2 made our visit stand out :)

mxd869's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, February 17, 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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

A rather tantalising, exotic type of Nandos - loved it

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Great parking as it is at a shopping centre so always somewhere to park near Nandos which is great! Can enjoy looking around the shops before you eat or even after depending upon the time of day you eat, there are always coffee places open for a drink near by which is a treat for after your meal. Great located Nandos if you have a car and can get access to the Fort shopping centre, really nice staff, and if there is a wait it is always worth it!

olim911's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 2, 2013
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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

Always welcoming! Friendly staff, free parking or better if you work there

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 10, 2010
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

In a retail park with a good selection of shops. We went at night after the shops had closed so it was quiet. Got seated right away and served within about 5 minutes. Good food, nice amount of sauce and relaxe atmosphere. Decor was decent enough. A pleasant experience overall and definitely a Nando's I would seek to return to. Free parking is another pull given the shocking prices in nearby town centre car parks!

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: 
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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 weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Have only been to this Nando's once as it's a bit further on the outskirts of Birmingham compared to others - but would happily go again if I were passing.

A massive numbers of free parking spaces together with loads of other shops and restaurants makes for a nice place for a browse and a bite to eat.

I stopped by here on my way back from the East and it was sign posted very well and easy to find.