Leeds - The Light

Average Rating: 
3.74 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
The Light
West Yorkshire
LS1 8BR
0113 242 8908
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Anonymous's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Having waited 45 minutes we had to ask the server how long it will take to receive our food. They explained that it was due to a veggie burger taking long and time of year. However it wasn't even busier than a normal day. The young guy serving us was great he offered us more drinks due to the wait. It was more frustrating seeing the food sat waiting to be taken to tables. Staff would just walk past the waiting food. Overall we love nandos it's amazing food. Just too long to wait.

Freddie Chambers's picture
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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?: 

Great food as always - had a butterfly burger for the first time and was not disappointed! Only negative was after I finished my meal looking at the recipe I realized the lady serving me had added on a £2.50 bottomless drink I specifically said no too! Apart from this though great meal, great staff, great music and great atmosphere!! 9/10

Anonymous's picture
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

This restaurant gets very busy as it's based in Leeds City Centre and near a cinema. Food and service are great but it can be very difficult to get a table on weekend if you go at peak times.

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, June 16, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

After coming into The Light at the wrong entrance (for Nando's anyway), I eventually found the restaurant, and was seated immediately due to it not being very busy.

Elliott's picture
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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?: 

Leeds The Light for the third time, and this time was certainly better than the last time!

Entered and were greeted by an enthusiastic Nandoca who allowed me to pick my own table, number 5. I pondered the menu and placed my order with another Nandoca who was equally happy to be around.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.75 / 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 (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?: 

I would definitely go back to this branch just to see Wolverine again. He didn't come back to get Barcelos from us because he changed shift but he is probably pulling all the ladies here.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, April 10, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

Just wanted to comment how much I appreciated the staff in the Leeds, The Light, Nandos, letting me sit where it was more comfortable for me. They were closing down section by section as it was 10pm on Good Friday when we visited but when my husband said that it was a comfort issue as I have a bad back, they re-opened a section that had bench seating in. The staff were friendly, polite and worked hard. When the food came, it was lovely tender and tasty and not too expensive.

Elliott's picture
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Arrived at the outlet for a sneaky Nando's lunch, and decided to give The Light a go, as despite visiting many years ago, I hadn't managed to slap up a review for this one yet.

Adam9154'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: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Now that I am living permanently in the North-East of England where we have a serious lack of Nando's, it's incredibly rare when I get to visit a new branch. I was surprised when my friend suggested that, as he was off work for the week, we should go for a drive to visit a new branch.

Pompey Ranger's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

This store is one of the older bastions of Nandos and I remember coming here several years back with the university of Portsmouth Tae Kwon Do club long before I became a fanatic and they managed to squeeze us all in on a Saturday night and the duty manageress at the time even gave us some free nuts and olives. In fact I think it was my second or even third ever Nandos.

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Popped into nandos for a quick take away whilst off to an event in Leeds!
With it being hot weather most people chose to sit outside. (In the shopping centre)
Staff were very polite and helpful! Was served very quickly despite a queue.
Ordered my food as usual and waited in the corner specifically set out for takeaway purposes. All condiments etc there for you to help yourself to.

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 9, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

OMG! I love this Nandos so clean and what an amazing looking branch, its like ive died and gone to grilled chicken heaven!!!!!

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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?: 

Quality service right in the middle of Leeds City Centre. Been to plenty other Nandos and they just dont compare to my "local". Only once I had a small complaint that was then fixed quickly with a new meal. Perfect

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4 / 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 (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 visit to Nando's was exceptional. Unlike other restaurants, I had the feeling that the staff cared about our time there and not just 'putting up with customers' - a vibe you can get at other social restaurants.

Ryan's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
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?: 

Located in The Light shopping centre with many other eateries and shops in The Light, but hundreds more just a few minutes walk away around Leeds City Centre (including a Vue cinema in The Light).

The Light has its own car park, but there are quite a number of car parks dotted around only a few minutes away. The rates vary from place to place and also offer cheaper weekend rates, so check before you go. Leeds Station is also only a few minutes walk away too.

Archive's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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?: 

Nando's is genuinely like my second home, the food is very wholesome and always make me feel warm inside. It’s the same feeling I get when I eat my mum’s food (NO LIE). I’m the one you come to when you’re a Nando’s virgin and would like to know what to have; I am the Nando’s queen! (Seriously). Not only is Nando’s special because of its delicious food, but the fact that it’s situated in the city centre where you have access to the cinema nearby is the icing on top of the cake, that is all.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, June 5, 2009
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Set in a modern indoor upmarket shopping complex neighboured with cafe rouge and italian restaurant chain Brio, Nando's in The Light offers a friendly, aesthetic setting with the usual Nando's standard of food. A special recommendation goes to host Neil perry, who offers that little bit extra hospitality as you walk through the door.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Rating: 
4.88 / 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: 
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?: 

There is unique seating which is why it gets a 5 for decoration. Located conveniently in the City Centre.