Guildford

Average Rating: 
3.71 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
11-12 Friary Street
GU1 4EN
01483 568083
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
About half a mile from Guildford train station. An Odeon is 1/4 mile round the corner and also about a mile away is the Guildford Spectrum (brown sign-posted as "Leisure Centre") which has an ice rink and bowling alley.
Parking: 
Numerous well sign-posted car parks (such as Bedford Road Car Park and Castle Car Park), all offer a £1 evening rate after 6pm and a tariff of about £3 for 6 hours during the day.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
John Edwards's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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?: 

The staff weren't quite on the ball like usual however the food and atmosphere made up for it.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Nandos 149, the penultimate one before the big 150 and it was great!!

Damien'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: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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?: 

By pure chance, it’s been tradition over the last few years for the next Nando’s on my list between Christmas and New Year to be just outside London. This year we were visiting Nando’s 84 in Guildford, which is less than an hour away from Waterloo. The four of us arrived in Guildford just after midday, and had a quick drink before crossing the excessive roads to the shopping area which housed the Nando’s. We arrived to find a queue out of the door.

Sharon Brison's picture
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No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Guildford Nando's is our local restauraunt. It is somewhere we frequent often due to good food, good service & good staff. We had our usual roast chicken and chips with salad on the side. You know when you step foot inside Nando's what you are getting, and to date we have not left disappointed, however, I feel if there was a problem the staff are approacable and I know I would be able to voice my concern.

Rachel Hills's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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?: 

Really impressed with the friendly and quick service considering it was very very busy. Particularly impressed with the service by the trainee called Sara.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
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?: 

Initial welcome was great - however when the food arrived the chicken breast was extremely veiny.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
1.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
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: 
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?: 

Awful, my first visit to Nando's didn't know what to do, it was a special family treat. Long wait to be seated. Long que to order food, table was sticky and not clean, was seated by the takeaway/order counter, which was so busy we had peoples backsides in our face, not pleasant. Will not be visiting again. My children were so disappointed. Food cold. Awful dining experience. Will not be back.

Ryan's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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?: 

This Nando's is in the town centre, so is easily found. My hotel was only a mile and a half away, so I walked it, but this branch is less than half a mile from Guildford train station and also has numerous well sign-posted car parks (such as Bedford Road Car Park and Castle Car Park), all of which seem to offer £1 evening rate after 6pm and a very cheap tariff of about £3 for 6 hours during the day anyway.

LawVS's picture
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No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 20, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

Normal service as this is my local Nando's. Nothing to complain about upon my latest visit!

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: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Parking in the car park on the small stretch of the High street west of the river is quite cheap in the evening and was only about a quid, Plus no height barrier means we could park the minibus and its a short walk over the pedestrian bridge and up the road.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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 is an ideal place if you're coming out of a film or after plodding around Guildford High Street.

The service is great and the frozen yogurt machine is the most reliable of any Nando's I've been to up to now. Despite there not being any X sauce available on display, the staff were willing to get some for me regardless.

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

The chicken: Succulent, flavoursome and delicious
The waitresses: Succulent, flavoursome and delicious

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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?: 

I love Nandos so much! it is very similar to authentic Portuguese peri peri chicken as there is not another Portuguese restaurant like it in the Uk, the peri peri sauce is very flavorsome.There could be a better selection of deserts and maybe some traditional Portuguese deserts. Very unique restaurant I love the feel it has a very good atmosphere, staff are very friendly, although service can be a little slow especially when it is busy.

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Great Nando's. Good Friendly service and excellent quality of food. Happy as it's my local when at uni.

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Parking is a bit of an issue, it's 80p an hour in most car parks in Guildford, and the restaurant is quite far away from it. Also, (and this is just a personal thing) but whenever me and my girlfriend go there, we are never offered a eat upstairs. Not a big thing, it's just something that's puzzled us.

James RYN's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 6, 2009
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: 
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?: 

Good furnishings over two floors. Staff were friendly and food tasty. Parking and finding the restaurant were the biggest issues since it was our first time in Guildford. Trying to park during the day on a weekday was a lot of hassle.