Manchester - Parrs Wood

Average Rating: 
3.63 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Parrs Wood Leisure
Didsbury
M20 5PG
0161 4380054
Halal: 
Yes
Parking: 
Ample free parking in the massive car park.
Photos submitted by: Elliott
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Full Reviews:
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, February 14, 2017
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?: 

I had a strange welcoming at this Nando's: the Nandoca at the door told me the tills were broken and it was cash only! As a result, my order was scribbled on a piece of paper by the friendly (and apologetic) manager, and then added up on a calculator! Luckily the tills woke up by the time I left, so I did manage to get a receipt and Nando's card chilli for the visit.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, May 4, 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?: 

I eat hot half chicken with 2 sides being mash and peri salted chips. The food www absolutely delicious! Nandos is the best restaurant in town and serves the best chicken in the world (no joke!) The best thing about Nandos is that they serve to everyone needs. Don't like spicy chicken? That's okay. They offer lemon and herb chicken (which is outstanding!) Love spicy chicken? That's excellent too!

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: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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?: 

This nandos is the very best and the waiters are amazing - shout out to brian and haroon

Tracy Blessed Powell's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, February 19, 2016
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?: 

I really value good customer service and everyone that dealt with me at this restaurant were 10 out of 10. From the person who seated us to the person who cleaned up the drink that my son spilled on the floor to the person (Remi) who served me at the till. All were very polite, extra friendly and made me want to return to the restaurant even though Nando's is a rare treat for us. Thank you for making this treat extra special.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Staff very friendly and food was spot on

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, May 17, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Free parking right outside is always a good start and that was the case here after a 3-hour drive up from London ahead of Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford. This was, of course, my first visit to Parrs Wood Nando's and it was fairly busy on a Sunday afternoon as you might expect.

Chris C's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

As always, the wait time was massively overestimated with us sat down in 5 rather than the stated 20. I think it's a purposeful tactic to keep the queue reasonably manageable, as there's always a large flow of people walking past to and from the cinema next door.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (6 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, January 19, 2015
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I walked up to this outlet, and noticed one thing straight away. The external sign is black, rather than the standard red, and doesn't illuminate. It is on a dark blue background, which makes it quite difficult to see.

Gerry Louis'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: 
Monday, January 19, 2015
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

So, it was whilst we were in Oxford Road we decided that three Nando's would now become four and we added this one in as Elliott has not been here. Jumped on a tram outside the central library, which was amazing to say the least and for £4.00 return we went down to east didsbury. It was only a twenty minute journey but it was great to ride the tram.

Leong's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

It was my best friend’s Birthday, I was invited to join her for something to eat at Nando‘s restaurant in Parrswood entertainment complex, Manchester. She had also invited 4 other friends to join in to make up a party. We went to the restaurant at about 4 o’clock in evening. It was not very busy. The waiter showed us to our table. As soon as we sat down, there was an other group of 4 people came into the restaurant. What a coincident, they were friends of ours.

Pompey Ranger'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: 
Friday, July 11, 2014
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: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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 store is at Parrs wood leisure complex is close by to a Cineworld cinema, casino and several eateries such as Frankie and bennys, Bella Italia and Chiquetos. There is ample free parking in the massive car park though it was quite full on a Friday evening.

kavi's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Always very busy, and quite slow to get food/service.

Chris C's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 29, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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?: 

Plenty of parking at Parrs Wood which also houses a Cineworld Cinema, a Casino, a Bowling Alley, a Virgin Active and multiple other places to eat. Parking is in abundance although it can sometimes reach capacity on Orange Wednesdays (when the cinema and Nandos are both completely full).

Damien's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Parrs Wood Nando's is rare, in that it's one of the only In Manchester I had yet to visit. The quest brought us here to Nando's 45 on a snowy Saturday afternoon.
The Parrs Wood complex itself is one of these cinema/bingo/chain restaurant affairs, so where you'd usually expect to find a Nando's.
We had no trouble parking up, and got greeted and seated on arrival.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
1.75 / 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: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

tables were sticky and always tend to wobble?
also food always doesnt tast as right as the other ones stopped going to this branch now

Eduardo Suarez's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, November 18, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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?: 

my loyalty for this branch stems from simply living nearby... this was the start of my Nando's obsession and the location of the handshake to try to visit each UK Nando's... (update... this is too tough to go into, but currently 86 vs only 30 with my competition).

The staff don't let on as if they recognise me, which I enjoy, but they'd have to have terrible memories to forget how greedy/jolly/stupid I am. They are always friendly and every single one thanks you on the way out.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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?: 

This is my local nandos that i visit frequently, i have never had a bad nandos from here. the staff are amazing and extremely helpful.

even though this place can get very busy they still manage to seat you in a reasonable amount of time and the food continues to be faultless.

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: 
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Popped into this one on my way back from Old Trafford - and was very pleased I did!

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 30, 2009
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 place to be next to the cinema, bowling and lazer quest. i love Nando's!