Bluewater - Water Circus

Average Rating: 
3.66 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Water Circus
Bluewater
DA9 9SG
01322 423871
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
This is next to The Glow Event Venue inside the centre itself, so head for that yellow sign.
Parking: 
There are thousands and thousands of free car park spaces at Bluewater.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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?: 

I was overwhelmed over 1 specific staff namely Servinar, who was brilliant and dedicated to her job. She was keeping all the customers happy with her continued conversation and made sure that all the customers are seated within 10 minutes. She was on the go. I am pleased to say that girl needs a medal. Of course, finally Nando’s are the best.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Lady at till was really friendly, her name was servina and she was was really helpful when describing the new products. Food was excellent

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

Was still full after the last meal and also a nearly supersize frozen yoghurt (Snog) with caramel and marshmallows so my friend and I split a 10 wing platter half mango and lime and I added sweet mash.

The food took about six minutes to arrive and it was hot and nice. I don't normally have wings as it's not enough meat but seeing as it was only two hours since the last one and it was getting late, it was a nice meal.

Sonia Kaur B's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, May 15, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
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?: 

This was the first Nando's I ever went to when I was 10 years old - so it will always hold a special place in my Nando's heart.

Besides the sentimental value to this Nando's - they do get there food on point - just the way I like it.

The atmosphere is quite nice too. Bluewater is great for a bit of shopping, ended with some Nando's :)

Tyron's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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?: 

Despite having a table of 8 we were seated within 20 minutes.

We had a fantastic service, the only let down was our friends who arrived late, making us look like planks for having an 8-person round table for 2 people.

The food was top-notch and fresh, portions were high, sauce was gorgeous, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Will be back for more chicken!

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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 Nando's is located on the enormous Bluewater retail park which has a plethora of other shops, entertainment items and shops/eateries - including thousands and thousands of free car park spaces. This is next to The Glow Event Venue inside the centre itself, so head for that yellow sign on you'll be fine.

Will Bone's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 19, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Hello. It was six days before Christmas and I needed to do my Christmas shopping and as I do every year I left all of it until the last week, location was Bluewater and I didn't plan on this Nando's but because the carpark was a gridlock I needed something to cheer me up and Nando's was the only thing that could do that on a cold & wet Monday night.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 5, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

In a busy shopping mall with either cheap fast food or expensive restaurants, some people (myself) love that in-between feel with a Nandoes! The food is as good as any higher priced restaurant but with the speed and only a little more price than a fast food outlet. Not to mention the Nandoes food is so un
unique! Also good as there is a Cinema nearby

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How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, April 15, 2011
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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I notice on the reviews some people have the two Bluewater Nando's mixed up. I checked my reciept before writing this!

This is the one next to the cinema in the complex (assume the other one is in the complex as well of course).

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
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?: 

Additional comments: Nando's 28 at the Bluewater shopping centre's "Water Circus" is situated at the bottom of a dusty stairwell, and shares its space with GBK, and a few other in-and-out restaurants.
The service was overall slightly slow and shoddy, with just one person serving dispite me being able to count ten staff from where I was standing in the queue.

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How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

Very average and in a food court area of a large shopping mall. Noise volume got louder.
We got there about 20mins before the lunch time rush. As we left there was a queue of about 10 tables. Get there early for quick service. We could have easily had to wait double the time if we arrived any later.