Milton Keynes - The Centre

Average Rating: 
3.77 / 5

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Queens Court
Milton Keynes Shopping Centre
MK9 3ES
01908 395 542
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
As this is a few minutes walk from The Hub, it also means Milton Keynes Central train station is a mile away and the Xscape, Hollywood Bowl and Cineworld at the Xscape complex are just a 5 minute walk away too.
Parking: 
The parking around this section of MK Central (and certainly those spaces immediately outside/around The Centre MK) are mostly Premium Rate. This means it's £1.20/hr, Mon-Sun 7am-6pm (free outside these hours).
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Ryan
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Anonymous's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Staff serving were very polite and friendly. Made chat with my young neice and also seemed to give a genuine farewell when we left. The chips seemed dry and not their usual tasety self.

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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)
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Milton Keynes always amazes me whenever I visit - it is so unlike any other town in the UK! Once I managed to navigate the grid system and find 'premium' parking for £2 an hour, I was quickly sat in this mostly empty Nando's.

Given it was only midday when I arrived, ordering was instant, and the food came within 5 minutes. I took the short wait time to take in the decoration, and noticed some interesting lighting, but nothing to make this a 5/5.

BaronSamedi1980's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, April 3, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
3.5 (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?: 

I visited on Good Friday for dinner hoping to try the new Churrasco Thigh Burger but I was disappointed to be told that they had “sold out of thighs” and so it was unavailable when I went to place my order.

Instead ordered a chicken breast burger with the sweet potato wedges with a soft drink.

Hannah29's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
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)
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Ok so went back yet again for a Nandos lunch after promising to buy the boy one if he put up with a days shopping trip. As always it didn't disappoint... Really busy with it being a Saturday lunch and really surprised at how fast the food came out, I'd barely say down from getting our drinks and sauces sorted. We both went for the same, chicken pitta with pineapple, chips and rice. The fella went hot and I stuck to my medium, always a winner.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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) )
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25 mins from MK central station by walk. Went for brunch.
Friendly greeting staff, friendly, chatty, gorgeous counter staff.
10 minute wait for half chicken mango and lime, sweet mash, garlic bread, chips and two halloumi. Halloumi a little dark, chicken was smoking, smothered, saucy, delicious! Plenty of flavours, the mash was amazing! The garlic bread was a bit hard but well done. Couldn't fault anything but the halloumi which was a bit black...

Hannah29's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 18, 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)
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Ok so back again for another Nandos, seem to do this every time we go to the centre... and why not, the food is so good!!

I had butterfly chicken, corn and rice and the fella went with a pitta, chips and rice. My corn came out with hot sauce which I hadn't ordered but I got another within seconds - brilliant service!!

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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I spent a long time driving around trying to find a parking space as whilst MK might have lots of parking it is all full and is mostly along the boulevards which meant lots of driving to find it. Eventually after 15 minutes of driving I found a parking space in a standard area about 10 minutes walk from the store at 40p an hour. The store is in a giant shopping centre with four anchor stores of John Lewis, Marks and Sparks, House of Frazer and Debenhams.

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How Helpful?: 
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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)
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Me and my mate decided to go nandos after we saw the queue outside had died down a bit. it was a lovely day and we had to wait a little bit longer to go outside due to the weather being lovely. After being seated we got our usual order and was served with our big plates after about 10mins wait. Now if you're a big eater like me and my mate are, i wouldnt eat outside. Reason behind that is the table wasnt that big and we had a struggle putting everything onto our plates.

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: 
Wednesday, May 22, 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: 
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: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

I don't know, the more I pass through Milton Keynes, the more I like it. The American grid system is the way to go! Anyway, this restaurant is located in The Centre MK, which is in the Central Shopping area of Milton Keynes - so head for the parking signposts towards Central Shopping.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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) )
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Amazing food, an amazing Nandos the only downside was we did have to wait quite long from our food to arrive, but as i am a frequent visitor i know this is an exception and it is defiantly worth the wait :D

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where is the food? Might have asked a staff member)
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?: 

The nando's branch was not at full capacity but there were plenty of customers. We were greeted and seated very quickly, and the staff were friendly. It took a while to be served at the till as there was just one staff member around. Our food also took over 15 minutes, although was perfect when it arrived. The branch could have done with more staff at this particular time. Luckily we were shopping anyway, otherwise would have visited a neighbouring nando's as parking can be expensive.

Marc Joss'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, April 8, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Parking is £1.20 for one hour or £2.70 for anything over an hour in this extremely modern shopping centre which is home to one of the most spacious Nando's I've seen recently. Vast numbers of shops and restaurants surround this Nando's such as HMW, Waterstones and Marks and Spencer.

oliveboy26's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 18, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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?: 

Very nice outdoor seating area , the sun helped what turned out to be a very nice lunch