Bristol - Cribbs Venue

Average Rating: 
3.55 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 2.5 (4 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
Food: 
Average: 2.5 (4 votes)
The Venue at Cribbs Causeway
Merlin Road
BS10 7SR
01179 593 490
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
A Vue, a Hollywood Bowl, an Anytime Fitness gym and other eateries are at The Venue. Patchway is the nearest train station over two miles away.
Parking: 
There are thousands of free parking spaces around Cribbs Causeway, including hundreds around The Venue.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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 visited nandos today with my 2 year old daughter. The man that served me was so polite and helpful. He even came over while I was sat at the table and refilled our drinks and got my daughter ice cream. Such a pleasant surprise when many places don't seem to welcome toddlers!

Matt Sudol's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, January 4, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
1.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
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: 
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?: 

I really hate doing bad reviews. But this place deserves it, if you enjoy Nando's and expect that high quality of service that the brand is known for do not for any reason go here (Bristol- Cribbs Causeway is the other side of the car park a much better restaurant) So t'was the first Monday of the new year and I thought I would check out a Nando's that I have been meaning to go to for a while a cold very wet dark night.

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

Arriving at 3pm on a weekday afternoon, this Nando's was as empty as I expected. I was of course sat immediately, and service was very quick, though the tills were not manned when I went up to order, and it took a Nandoca about a minute to notice me.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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?: 

Ordered the 10 Wings Platter, there were 2 chicken wings that looked liked the dog had attacked them first, it was placed at the bottom of the plate with the other 8 wings hiding these hideous looking wings, these 2 wings should never have been served. The 10 wings had a funny soft texture, almost liked they were boiled to death. Had the 2 horrible looking wings replaced, not impressed with the quality control, won't be going back here in a hurry.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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 Nando's is at The Venue at Cribbs which is an additional leisure park to The Mall. There's a Vue, a Hollywood Bowl, an Anytime Fitness gym and other eateries. As with the rest of Cribbs Causeway, there are thousands of free parking spaces and it's just off J17 of the M5, so best gotten to by car.

I arrived here at about 10:15pm and other than one table of four I was the only customer in the there, so it was pretty quiet - and the food took just under 15 minutes to come.

ExcitableBoy's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
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: 
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?: 

New Nando's at Cribbs. Busy the night we went but staff were very attentive keeping things moving. Despite the number in the restaurant the food came within 10 minutes and was perfectly cooked. No problem redeeming vouchers like at Cabot Circus.

Our new favourite!

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 16, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Opening Day!! This store is close to the existing Cribbs Causeway Mall store but so much better being an actual store as opposed to a gap in a food court. It is part of the Cribbs Causeway Venue leisure complex along with Vue cinema and a Hollywood Bowl in addition to kfc, pizza express and other eatery competition. Parking is easy due to the massive free car park that surrounds the stores and access is easy being just off the M5 motorway.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 16, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.25 / 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 (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?: 

Opening day. Arrived and was very welcomed, door was opened for us, everyone we passed spoke. Lovely place, expected to be very clean as brand new. The normal nandos speil when came to the menu. Offered a bottle of wine as a gift, but not everyone was given this. Ordered main, came out very quickly and was hot. Then went down hill. A lot of staff doing not much except sitting at the back eatting and drinking along with talking to their friends.