Newbury

Average Rating: 
3.78 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3 (3 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
The Kennet Shopping Centre
Newbury
RG14 5EN
01635 524 380
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
There is a Vue cinema next to Nando's. Newbury train station is half a mile walk away.
Parking: 
Parking is available at the Kennet Shopping Centre. You can get your parking validated from a number of retailers inside, but Nando's is not one of them. There are many "free parking evenings", otherwise it is normally reasonably priced.
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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 15, 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: 
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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absolute best wings in newbury, possibly anywhere.

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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Love this nandos. Been to many but best by far!!

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, April 8, 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)
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Not very well signposted but found this Nando's eventually! Staff were nice and polite, and restaurant still feels new and was very clean. Food came in a reasonable time, though maybe slightly on the slow side considering how empty it was. Food itself was noticeably above average, with a nice tender breast in the pitta, and hot, steamy rice. Only slight let down was the pitta was poorly cut, so it broke and sauce fell out.

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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)
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I go there quite a lot the staff are very polite and very welcoming always smiling which makes you want to come back food very good :)

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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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Food was allright, just very small portions, you must order half of chicken minimum otherwise u will leave hungry, very small portion of chips. As I visited Nandos in different country before, I can compare it and I think for hungry adult person is this really small portion of food. Me, my kids and my boyfriend went from Nandos Newbury to kebab shop as we were still hungry! No, we are not fat family :-)

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Author: 
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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Usually service is speedy but tonight was just bad

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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This store is in the Kennet shopping centre in the heart of Newbury, the town best known for Vodaphone, Traffic jams and its Bypass. It seems to be a renovated wing of the shopping centre which features TKMax and Debenhams reduced along with a lot of empty shop fronts, much like this recession hit town. The store is bellow the Vue cinema and has windows facing out of the centre towards the Bus station, unfortunately you have to walk right into the centre to enter the store.

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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)
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Second attempt at Nando's Newbury and alas still not as good as Basingstoke or Reading.

They had the food options we wanted this time ... but was luke warm (not hot) when it arrived. The childs meal of veggie strips(?) and corn on the cob was also very over done (i.e. burnt).

Ryan'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: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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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This Nando's is located in Kennet Shopping Centre with a Vue cinema next to it. The Kennet is very well signposted by road, so easy to find. The evening rate on the day I went was FREE so not sure how much it normally costs. It does look like you can get your parking validated from a number of retailers inside though. I also saw a pedestrian sign for Newbury train station being only half a mile away - so close for that too.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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)
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Very friendly service and great team, who certainly feel as though they try to accommodate you as much as possible! I was impressed that one of the managers came to drop off a letter at my workplace that I had left behind also.
Very good for a new restaurant, with experience and time it will surely become a local favourite!
Well Done!

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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New Nandos, I have visited 3 times now, so far terrible everytime. We waited years to have a Nandos in Newbury so it's a real disappointment!
We were seated quite quickly, placed order, wanted to make an addition to the order and had to wait over 10 minutes to do so, as one man was on the tills and yet there were over 13 members of staff walking around-looking at us, as the line of people grew, still not one person thought they should jump on a till.

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday 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)
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Was really pleased to hear that Nando's had spread it's wings to Newbury BUT ...

Was really disappointed with our first visit. Went with some friends, and when the meal that 3 wanted was not available (no mushrooms), we left went to another establishment in town. It wasn't long after they opened, but whoever is in charge of the stock control wasn't doing a good job (the previous weekend, they'd ran out of chicken according to posts friends made on Facebook!).

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, November 5, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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)
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I haven't been to a Nando's in some years but I was so pleased to have come this evening. I brought along my husband and 3 of my children, it was my youngest 2s first time. It's a shame they wanted to go somewhere else, but they did enjoy it! Myself, my husband and my eldest daughter really enjoyed our meal. Just what you need for a cold November evening! My youngest 2 loved that you can get your own drinks and frozen yogurt and say they'll come again!

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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, November 5, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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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Son's ninth birthday, staff happily brought cake to our table and sung happy birthday to chime. Made him feel special.

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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: 
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
1 (Inedible - Is that blood?! Send it back!)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Want raw chicken? This is your place!

Not my first visit to nandos, but my first visit to this new store so I knew to expect a high standard!
But if you want raw chicken this is your place!!! Take away order of a large amount of chicken and it was ALL raw! Disgusted.
Won't be going to this particular resterant again! Very disappointed nandos!

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012
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?: 

The Staff were brilliant, especially as they were having trouble with there gas cutting out as the fire alarm kept going off, considering this was only day 4 for 90% of the staff they did brilliantly. The food was lush we all had something different and it was all lovely. This new resturante has a lovely atmosphere and was clean and bright !! Well done Nandos Newbury.....Will be a regular visitor and have already used the takeaway service ,which was also brill.....

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No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 29, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Loved the new Newbury nando's. Staff are friendly, great atmosphere and the best nando's I have eaten in yet!!