Croydon - High Street

Average Rating: 
3.44 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 1.5 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 2 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
26 High Street
CR0 1GT
020 8681 3505
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Vue cinema a couple minnutes walk away. Also West Croydon and East Croydon train stations are less than half a mile walk away from the High Street and George Street and Church Street tramstops are just a couple minutes walk away.
Parking: 
The Q-Park (Surrey Street) is a couple minutes walk away and is priced at £1.50/hr up to 6 hours and then £9.90/24hours. There is a secure gated entrance taking you right to the door of the Vue cinema on one of the higher levels (maybe 6).
Photos submitted by: Elliott
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017
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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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After driving to the Leisure Park Nando's and finding out the grills were broken, we headed back to the town centre for this Nando's. It was about as busy as expected, and we had to wait around 30 minutes for a table!

Food came reasonably quickly considering just how busy the restaurant was, and it wasn't bad at all.

The Nando's itself was nothing special, and could do with some investment.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
4.5 (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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This visit is definitely up there in terms of entertainment, definitely top ten. Although it was actually down to the lady sat next to us for our meal who we couldn't stop talking to. The restaurant was full and we waited just over ten minutes for a table but when we finally got one it was worth the wait for the jokes afterwards.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
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The Croydon outlet is fairly good, and one that is easy to reach but also provides an excellent service.

We waited around 10 minutes for a table, in what appeared to be the most disorganised queueing system ever. However, that aside, we were shown to our table and then placed the order. This was quick and efficient, much what I like to see!

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: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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We had been in the branch a couple of weeks before but they had run out of chicken...................
This time they had only run out of ice in the machine, served warm rather than hot food, had obviously got the order wrong on the table next to us but left one meal there to go cold but the highlight of the evening was having to move so the cleaner could sweep around people!

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: 
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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After Arsenal beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, I embarked on a Nandventure which involved a pleasant 2-mile walk into the heart ot Croydon for a new Nando's. This is the older of the 2 Croydon Nando's although it did have a refurb around 3 years ago.

Daniel's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 14, 2014
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) )
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Excellent nandos the staff are lovely and attentive whilst not being annoying. Very clean and quick to get served. Lovely vibrant atmosphere and great food. This is a lovely store

Ryan'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: 
Tuesday, November 12, 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: 
5 (Under 5 mins - I had only just got back with my cutlery and sauce)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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So within 3 minutes of leaving the car park, I had a man start urinating at me in the street - another ask me for my ****ing money (he didn't get it) and also got to see a fight breakout on another street corner... ahhhh, we must be in Croydon proper. On this occasion I was glad I was in a Q-Park (Surrey Street) and was surprised it was reasoanably priced (£1.50/hr up to 6 hours).

Jemma with a J's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, July 5, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
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 was excited to see the newly refurbished Croydon Nando's which did look amazing. My chair wobbled which was a little distressing but otherwise the place itself was awesome and looked after! This Nando's is situated just off the main busy high street near a lot of bar and clubs and the cinema. The main high street for shopping is however only a 2 mintue walk away.

Bulled1991's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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Newly refurbished Croydon-high street nandos

I have currently once been twice since the new refurb, how ever this is my closest and most visited nandos I must have been there over 100+ times by now.

Busyness?
Generally it's a 10 minute wait for a table, I usually do go at peak times in the evenings around 7pm so I find it a reasonable wait no different than any other restaurant.
The new refurb means there is more space and you don't feel cramped

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
1.75 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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Oh dear...
The fifty first Nando's on the quest, on Croydon High Street was easy enough to get to, being near several train, tram and bus links, but it was pretty much a disaster from start to end.

Pompey Ranger'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: 
Saturday, January 7, 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)
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After a over night coach trip and a morning bumming round London I was in need of Nandos and Marc had suggested a visit to Croydon, not being from London I had no idea how far out Croydon is till I started to head there. An hour later after a long tube ride and a tram ride I arrived in the suburb of Croydon with my mate. The Nandos is on the main stretch under a cinema and as seem to be the trend at the moment had a queue heading to the door.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, February 22, 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)
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Five minute walk to East Croydon station, parking available at Fairfield Halls but quite expensive