Harlow

Average Rating: 
3.88 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
The Water Gardens
CM20 1HL
01279 639509
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
It's a retail outlet, so the nearest cinema is 1.5 miles away - with the nearest train station (Harlow Town) being 1.5 miles walk away.
Parking: 
Parking is at The Water Gardens complex and can be claimed back for up to two hours for anyone using Asda or Matalan - otherwise it is priced at 50p for the evening (8pm-6am) and all day Sunday - or Monday-Friday daytime at 90p/2hrs, £1/3hrs, £3/4hrs and upwards from there and a little dearer than that on Saturdays.
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Full Reviews:
jackie molyneux's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This branch is a bit of a trek for us, we needed to use the car then the tube and finally the train that runs to Stansted from 7 Sisters.
It's 15 minutes’ walk from the station, there may be a bus but we didn’t bother checking. We used a phone app, well one of us did, me and Gerry just followed instructions!
it's situated on the edge of retail park , facing out over a water feature and a massive car park.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I was at Nandos (Harlow) last week. Few people were working around the cashier desk...they kept talking on another language till I paid for my dinner.And they didnt pay much attention as they were so busy with their own conversation. It was annoying as I felt might they were talking about me or costume.

Amanda Neale's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Tonight I have had my favourite Nando's peri tamer butterfly chicken with chips & corn as the amount of chicken that you get is fanonminal & the chips are my treat at the end of the week! The staff were so helpful & friendly as they always are, with great service. Parking is made easy as there is a big supermarket/shopping centre very close by with lots of space which makes access easy too.

Amanda Neale's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016
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?: 

Lovely hot & fresh chicken with two sides, tasty & enjoyed more by friendly & helpful staff all at great value in a welcoming & entising atmosphere.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, September 2, 2016
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?: 

Everything was amazing service amazing
Food amazing
Kristina was amazing
Emma amazing
Lucy amazing
Patryk amazing
Chris amazing
Cole amazing
Paddy amazing
Just amazing

Beckie Annabell's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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?: 

Me and my partner took a quick bite to eat at the Harlow NANDOS, we like to have a good bit of chicken before our gym session at the gym next door, the restaurant is always busy but all staff are always on board and ready to help! #CHICKENISLIFE #NANDOSLOVE We are obsessed with Nandos! 5* for the teams effort to handle chicken lovers!

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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 live nando's food but don't go as often as I used too the potions size has got a lot smaller. The price has gone up,not worth the money any more.sorry as do love the food. Other restaurants are better value for money with a young family.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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?: 

I came into Nando's a few weeks back with my daughter and partner and was greeted at the door by a lovely girl with pink hair. I didn't catch her name but she really made the entire experience for us. After visiting in the past we had terrible food and service! The store has since had a makeover and it seems it's gotten itself together. Our chicken was cooked lovely however I didn't finish it as I found out that hot is too hot for me! Next time I'll have the medium.

cmunday89's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
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?: 

Parking near by is easy, unless the town is busy. This restaurant is one of the best I have been to, this is because its clean, staff are friendly and helpful and the food is usually very good. On this occasion the food took longer than expected but It was a Saturday afternoon and very busy so I could understand why.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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?: 

This Nando's is located on the Water Gardens complex, which is well sign-posted by road. Parking is can be claimed back for up to two hours for anyone using Asda or Matalan - otherwise it is priced at 50p for the evening (8pm-6am) and all day Sunday - or Monday-Friday 90p/2hrs, £1/3hrs, £3/4hrs and upwards from there and a little dearer than that on Saturdays.

nmunday94's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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 Harlow Nandos is my local branch even though it's 9 miles away and I usually eat there around 4-5 times a month. Unfortunately I'm away at University now and there isn't a Nandos near me as I'm studying in Eastbourne (if there was a Nandos here it would be very popular among the students!)

Will Bone's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4 / 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 (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?: 

Popped in on a Wednesday afternoon. Restaurant was probably about half full. Luckily we got given a table that could sit four (there was two of us) which gave us a bit more room as we find the 2 seated tables a bit tight for space, especially in this branch.

Will Bone's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 13, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

Now before I begin my review I have to say that I have visited this Nando's probably more than any other Nando's in the UK. This was my first visit in a good year due to not visiting the area as much as I once did and have had very mixed experiences in previous years with both the service, friendliness of staff & the overall experience in the restaurant.

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, September 3, 2009
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?: 

A pleasant Nando's with outside dining available. Next to a huge Asda with ample parking day or night. The staff were mostly very friendly and happy to help, while the food arrived quickly and to an above average standard. Nicely furnished and close to many high street shops in the usually bustling town centre. Station was quite far from the town centre so expect a decent walk if coming by train. Overall a good Nando's.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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 was free in the complex. Good visit overall at a time when the team began its mission to rate every UK Nando's!