Bradford - Centenary Square

Average Rating: 
3.39 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Centenary Square
Aldermanbury
BD1 1SD
01274 307 441
Halal: 
Yes
Nearby: 
This Nando's is located on Centenary Square which is within City Park which is home to a Thai eatery, a Lloyds Bar and a couple of galleries - along with the Mirror Pool, the UK's biggest man-made water feature. City Park is just a stone's throw from the National Media Museum and the Alhambra Theatre and less than half a mile from The Leisure Exchange (Cineworld, Hollywood Bowl and Grosvenor Casino). Both Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Sqaure train stations are less than half a mile walk away too.
Parking: 
The Leisure Exchange is also than half a mile walk away and is priced at £2.20/2hrs, £3/4hrs, with 24hrs/£4 (Mon-Sat) and Sunday a £3 flat fee (and has 1000+ spaces). Just next to this is also George Street car park and this is only £2.50 for 24hrs. There are a number of reserved spaces Mon-Fri between 7am-9pm at George Street however, so this may get busier during the week.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Elliott
Photos submitted by: Elliott
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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I ordered £51.81 worth of food for myself and two friends, we all got the same meal. Customer service was great, everything was fine until we got our food.
We ordered the betterfly burger x3, x1 large garlic bread, x2 reg garlic bread, x3 chips, X1 halloumi side, perinaise & x3 bottomless drinks.
The chicken was dry, the chips were cold, the bread bun was quite stale and the burger just completely fell apart.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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My wrap was falling apart, also heard some of the staff behind the tills swearing and shouting. However your waitresses was very kind and made me feel very comfortable expressing my concerns. Didnt catch her name she was tanned with blonde and brown hair, she had very long eyalashes aswell! Excellent costumer service despiste the ladies cooking launge!

Sarah Kippax'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, November 19, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Awful experience. Took over an hour for food!
As we walked in, my boyfriend and I told a member of staff that we'd come to collect a takeaway. (We we told it would take 20 minutes from ordering on the phone so got to the restaurant 15 minutes after ordering.)

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: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016
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: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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I parked in the car park off of Vicar lane which was a short walk between both Bradford nandos and was free after 6pm.

Bradford seemed to be hosting a homeless convention as they were in abundance across the whole city with their shrill Scottish accents and in great numbers in centenary square where someone had brought them bags of clothing for them to try on so it was unusual to see a tramps fashion show going on whilst walking to the store.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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1/2 chicken HOT with peri chips and creamy mash and bottomless soft drink. Ordered a chocolate cheesecake later. Food very average - mash was lumpy and chicken was dry.

Jo Corrado's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Popped into Nandos at Bradford Centenary Square. The Centenary Square branch of Nando's is becoming a regular stop off for me and my friends before the theatre. It is conveniently located in Cenenary Squre overlooking the picturesque fountain and a 2 minute stroll from the Alhambra Theatre so full marks for location.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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I entered the Bradford - Centenary square outlet, and was immediately greeted by a Nandoca, who showed me to a table. The outlet is quite long, and it appears thin as half of the right hand side as you enter takes up the grill and tills, but once you get towards the back, it opens up with more tables on the right hand side, which lead to the toilets. There are a mixture of booths along the middle, and normal tables against the left hand side overlooking the square.

Charles Mahonde's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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I ate the new butterfly experience. I was happy that it was boneless however upon it's arrival, I was in great dismay. The butterfly experience was incredibly small and not 'fit for a king' though the price of such a meagre piece of chicken was extremely high. My friend got half chicken and it was dry however it was much more plentiful than the butterfly, costing ten Pence more. It was at least ten times bigger!

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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I ate the 1/2 chicken , which i have eaten countless times upon arrival we were greatest politely and enthusiastically by a young waitress ( she allowed us to choose where we may of liked to sit) which is a favourite of mine iv noticed other stores in the area don't. Once seating at the booth I felt instantly relaxed as the room was well conditioned and plenty of light we let in.

Ryan's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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The night before a half marathon and what better way to fuel up than a trusty Nando's?? :-)

This Nando's is located on Centenary Square which is within City Park (which is most definitely not an actual park as shown on Google Maps). City Park is also home to a Thai eatery, a Lloyds Bar and a couple of galleries - along with the Mirror Pool, the UK's biggest man-made water feature! Just a stone's throw from the National Media Museum too.

riley_caveman's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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: 
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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Took the Parents to my favourite restaurant, Bradford Centenary Square, they have been before but they didnt quite make the most of the Nandos Menu. Newbies!!! But dont worry i gave them a lesson in how to be a Nandos Customer, A Nandite if you will. Safe to say they thoroughly enjoyed it and will be going back. Even better was the fact i had earnt a free half chicken with my Nandos loyalty card. There is only one thing better than Nandos, and thats free Nandos.

riley_caveman's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Having just got back after a rather drunken night at the Rugby League Grandfinal in Manchester, i really needed some tasty, spicy chicken to help cut through the effects of the night before. As per usual the service was great at my favourite Bradford Centenery Square branch. The food was as good as always but there was something lacking, I couldnt quite put my finger on it. Then i realised. I was Hungover and i needed more spice.

riley_caveman's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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It was my Birthday, what a brithday meal, i had everything, Starter, main and dessert. Plus a whole bucket full of drinks. Amazing. I will make Nandos my regular birthday hangout. And the staff really joined in with the banter. Good times all round.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 27, 2002
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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There are only two Nandos in Bradford, both are Halal and as a Christian and an animal lover I am deeply disappointed and offended that I am expected to travel over 7 miles to find a Nandos that serves non halal. I didn't find out until I was in the restaurant and therefore my evening out was spoiled. I love Nandos but feel that you have been a little unfair to the non Muslims in Bradford by not allowing us a choice of halal or non halal.