Norwich - Riverside

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4.05 / 5

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Riverside
NR1 1WX
01603 663930
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Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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?: 

Went to Nando's riverside late February but completely forgot to review it, but I needed to add a comment about a lovely young for that served me and my family. She had long blonde hair and short, she made us feel very comfortable she spoke to my kids and made them feel happy. Been to Nando's a lot but this was one of the best experiences. Shame I didn't get her name.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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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There's nothing quite like your first time. The excitement, the nerves and of course, blindly choosing the spice level. So this was my first Nando's experience and despite being Portuguese I had never visited the restaurant famous for its African-Portuguese cuisine. My friend was an expert and knew what do and where to go. Gladly, the staff were helpful in taking us to a table and answering my questions about the menu.

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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.75 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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We rang beforehand to book because it was a birthday meal for the nine year old son of my partner. We told them we were bringing 9-10 people. They said just arrive at 1130-1215 as it's usually quiet at that time.

We duly arrived at 12. It was jam-packed. We informed them of the advice. We were warned it would be about 25 minutes until we would be seated.

45 minutes later we were seated and offered free soft drinks (I'd gone to a nearby Costa to get drinks while we waited).

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more 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?: 

This is a general message regarding nandos and I feel very upset that nandos has no interest in the chickens welfare

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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: 
Wednesday, July 8, 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?: 

Flame grilled chicken was nice

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

A pre-match Nando's was on the cards after a 2 hour drive over from London. Parking in the multi-storey car park is free for up to 4 hours if you get your ticket validated at the cinema which is what we managed to do.

There are many other eateries in the vicinity of this pedestrianised city centre which is just a couple of minutes away from Norwich train station and Carrow Road stadium.

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How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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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We arrived in Norwich by train on a Sunday morning for Nando's #62. The Riverside restaurant was about a 5 minute walk from the station, and nearby a bowling alley, Wetherspoons, and the array of other chain restaurants that tend to populate these areas. Despite arriving just after opening , the place was almost entirely full. This was due to a local home football match about to take place. A group of footie fans that entered just before us were told that the wait will be 45 minutes.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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?: 

We were the first in there, banging down the door at 11:30 and we were not disappointed.
Fowl is a misnomer as this sumptuous meal hit the spot better than 9 out of 10 Portuguese themed & South African owned, chicken restaurants.

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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, October 3, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
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) )
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Me and my 11 children attended this restaurant for mine and my husbands 25th anniversary. Our cultural differences were taken into account and we were not treated differently, we were respected and understood by the helpful and polite young staff. We had 3 tables pulled together as we are a very large indian family! we were greeted and served very warmly, we felt special and recognised. the atmosphere and food was great. see you soon!

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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) )
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Nandos Riverside is lovely, the staff were polite, friendly and helpful. Even though the restaraunt was busy, the staff were always prepared to take a second to make me and my young family feel special. The kids were handed crayons and colouring in to keep them amused, they were delivered their food first which helped us feel relaxed when waiting for mine. The decorations were warm and created a lovely ambience, along with the music at the correct volume.

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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
4 (Very clean, newly furnished, impressive artwork and lighting)
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Second Nando's of the night took me to the Norwich Riverside. As I'd already parked at the Castle Mall, I walked from here - especially as it was less than a 10 minute walk. I wish I'd driven now though as I was sweating buckets in the humidity after I got there! :-)

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Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

The staff here looked upon me and my chum with bewilderment and gleeful acceptance when we ordered a full platter between us, asking 'Did you guys not know what you were ordering?!?' Also, they happily cleaned up my unlimited re-spill.

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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
5 (
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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Right near train station and cinema.