Merthyr Tydfil

Average Rating: 
3.87 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)
Rhydycar Complex
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1UT
01685 384995
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Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
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Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
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?: 

Four of us went to Nando’s after some shopping to get a takeaway. The restaurant was busy as it was 6pm on a Friday. The girl at reception was friendly and efficient. The queue was a little long but went down quickly. Nathan the manager took our order at the till. He was helpful and friendly and explained it would take up to 30 min to get our food. We asked for the sauces and when we saw there were not many in the basket he arranged for one of his team to get us more.

Marie Powell's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016
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?: 

Nandos is roughly 10 minute car ride from me.
Myself and my family (including my two grandchildren aged 7 and 10 joined us ) Parking was easy not far from the door.
On entering the busy restaurant we was given a choice of two tables by a polite young lady who escorted us to our chosen seats handing us our menus and also giving the children there menu. (which I thought was a nice touch)

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: 
Monday, February 15, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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?: 

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Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, December 14, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

visiting from Manchester 2nd time I have eaten there service was ok apart from one mistake which was resolved very quickly by Georgina who was very polite and sorted everything I eat in nandos all the time in Manchester and ashton under Lyne branch where I come from and can honestly say I would recommend the Merthyr branch to anyone also a mention about Damien one of the waiters who was also very nice

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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?: 

My meal was exceptional. The chips were steaming hot just as I like them, the chicken was lovely and tender. BUT the garlic bread however, WAS ROCK HARD. It was covered in grease and was like eating stone. I regularly come to Nandos and nothing like this has happened before, If this doesn't change I will not be eating here again, maybe it was the lousy garlic bread maker, I wanted to send my meal back but I had already eaten most of the steaming chips. Please improve.

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: 
Friday, August 21, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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 visit was a little disappointing and im not just going to blame the weather for it being dreary. I think it was one of the quickest meals I've ever finished and that's because there wasn't much there.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

Food was surprising and thoroughly enjoyed, top job to the cooks will be back

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 14, 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?: 

Every time we go to our local, the staff are very friendly and try and meet your needs. They always accommodate our needs and provide a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, burnt)
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?: 

On Monday the 29th Decemeber My family and i went to Nandos for a family night with my daughter who i only usually get on weekends. We had two excited children as we was going bowling before hand and then to your Nando in nantgarw.

ElliotP's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (5 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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: 
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?: 

After a 1-1 draw in the most drab football match I have ever watched (between Merthyr Town and Wimbourne FC), my friends and I decided we fancied a nando's, as you do.
This was, as many may say, a 'cheeky' nando's. A long walk through the town centre brought us to the welcoming tune of the Merthyr Tydfil nando's. This nando's is situated next to the vue cinemas, which is handy for a post-film meal.

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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: 
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?: 

This store is under the wing of a Vue cinema where it nestles for competition with Harvester, McDonalds and Subway along with a funky looking Chinese restaurant. The leisure complex benefits from a whole host of free parking and is well placed between the A470 and the town centre.
The store was spacious with form benching making a wall around the central seating and table area. Lots of good quality art work decked the walls.

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How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.13 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

During this visit I tried the butterfly burger. This is a big burger and is very filling. I visit Nandos because of the feel when I walk in. It is lovely and cosy not too warm or cold and you get welcomed and shown to your table straight away and they have lovely background music playing which is lovely and relaxing. Just over 5 mins and a waitress took my order. Not long at all, it gave me time to look at the menu and then I was asked what I wanted to eat today.

Peri Peri Paradise's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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?: 

The staff were extremely polite and the food arrived quickly. Toilets were OK but the music is a bit loud. No major complaints from us.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

Nandos' Merthyr is always amazing when my friends and I visit. It's always incredible service and you're barely sitting down when they're bringing the food! The Merthyr branch spoils us so that when we go to a different Nandos's we pick out faults that aren't really problems-just how they differ from the fabulous food and service at Merthyr Nandos!

Huw's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Considering how busy the cinema next door is on a Wednesday night, I was surprised that we were able to get a table straight away (although it would've been a bit of a wait if there'd been more than 3 of us). The staff were friendly enough and our food came out without too much wait. There was a huge amount of variation in the size of the portions. I was lucky that my quarter chicken had a good bit of meaty breast in it.

Ryan'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: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
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?: 

Working in Abergavenny meant my nearest Nando's was about 20 miles away so I knew I'd have to drive to feed my habit - and the nearest place was Merthyr Tydfil.

It's located in the Rhydycar Complex so loads and loads of free parking with a cinema next door - and I think a huge leisure centre as I definitely saw some water slides! Must bring my cozzie next time!