Carlisle

Average Rating: 
3.94 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
2 - 4 Warwick Road
CA1 1QN
01228 409 452
Halal: 
No
Photos submitted by: Ryan
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Margaret Scott's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 4, 2016
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Staff were really nice & friendly but it was disappointing to have to wait in a big queue while phone orders were being taken.
Food was good but if the plates had been warmed my chips would have been hot when they reached me. In fairness I was offered more chips but couldn't have eaten any more! (I ate them first before they were stone cold!)

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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

Amanda was lovely very friendly and polite enjoyed my butterfly chicken and the perinaise is to die for

Anonymous's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

Brilliant all around! I love Nando's!!!!!

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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 have eaten at nandos numerous times and is my favourite place to eat out at!
I love the new chicken thighs exceptionally great
The service is always great
Will be back soon

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Carlisle Nando's was an obvious draw on my trip up North because of how it sits isolated in the far North West of England. According to the manager, it is currently part of the North East region, despite being at least an hour away from any of the restaurants there. How would Nando's fare in such a location? It was time to find out.

Jesse Gray's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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?: 

Delicious! Couldn't fault it.. Just wish i could take my leftovers home for later

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
1.88 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Fire alarm kept going off (7X!!!!)! No Cutlery, upon asking manager he just brought knives, not plates, serviettes, forks in main area. Shoddy Nandos, Management running round as they had to shutdown cooking due to burnt food setting off alarms.

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 12, 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: 
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: 
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 young man in charge James lorimer who was exceptional and inspiration to younger members of his staff. Please pass on our kind regards to them all but especially this hard working exceptional young man who nandos management should recognise has a ' leader. Wish I was young again and able to work under him. Reward him please. Michael Haworth.

Eduardo Suarez's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 24, 2012
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: 
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?: 

my 96th unique Nando's... Thanks to the Nando's blog it was pointed out that there was a Nando's in the lake district, a place in the UK we were heading... IT IS NOT ON nandos.co.uk!! Very odd..
Anyway, only 50miles or so north of our Lakes destination it was an enjoyable nando's having missed the major rush for potential free meals.
Staff were good, but there weren't that many chips.. Otherwise I'd have given it a higher food mark.
Nice place!

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
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?: 

When collecting my daughter from Uni for the summer break we decided we needed a Nandos' fix on the way to the ferry, I used the Nandos' iPhone app to find this branch.

The branch is on the corner of a couple of busy streets with limited parking that we could find (1st time in Carlisle so locals would no doubt know better), we found a car park off a side street which as luck would have it was just through an alleyway to branch.

Ryan's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
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?: 

Well... finally reached the 100 mark!!

Pompey Ranger's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.63 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more 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?: 

1 hour free parking on road round corner from this city centre store just opporsite the citadel. Nice historic curved buildings knocked through still with parquet flooring and brickwalls. Nice decoration though the large wardrobe by front door is neither african nor portuguese so did wonder its placing. No booth!!!!! and lots of those metal chairs i don't like.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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?: 

Amaizing food, lovely staff, reccomended!

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
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?: 

Overall impression for my third visit to this store were that I knew what the store was like. It is pretty small compared to some Nando's restaraunts I have been into but it's nice. It's all on one floor and is easily accesable for wheelchair users and parents with children in prams as well.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 26, 2011
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Overall impression is it was brand new and my visit was only the stores third day of being open. I was impressed by how great it looked on the inside and the music and layout really showed it was a great and friendly store.