Stevenage

Average Rating: 
3.59 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Stevenage Leisure Park
Kings Way
SG1 2UA
01438 742209
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Very close to the A1(M) and a few minutes walk from Stevenage Train Station. Cineworld and Hollywood Bowl are on the Leisure Park. Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, Stevenage Museum and the town centre are all a 5 minute walk away just on the other side of the railway tracks.
Parking: 
There are hundreds and hundreds of free parking spaces on the Leisure Park.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
2 (15 - 25 mins - Where's the food? Might have asked a staff member)
Quality of Food: 
2.5 (Average but needs more 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?: 

Wow what a busy place!
It was packed to the rafters!
So I ordered two quarter meals (both for me..shhh!),

Then waited, and waited, and patiently waited.
Good fresh food takes time to cook and as a chef I completely understand this and was happy to wait for my meal in a people watching setting.
So after like 15 mins I wander over to the hot stand where the to go is sat..
Then the most sincere and beautiful smiling face greeted me, Claudeen is her name.

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: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016
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: 
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?: 

Our 6 year old fell over some paving slaps in the complex car park and cut his arm quiet badly. We asked the lady who was front of house for a plaster and she said she didn't have one big enough, a lovely young lad named callum overheard and quickly got a sterile wipe and bandage and sat my son down calmed him right down and really reassured him he wouldn't hurt him with the wipe etc and dressed his wound for him.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016
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?: 

at nandos I ate chicken butterfly, spicy rice and corn on the cob (as I was healthy). I have to say it was very tasty and yummy and troooooolyscrumptious I also had a good old diet coke which was the best so far it tasted amazing I love diet coke omg so good.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

The Nando's in Stevenage is in a great location, with lots of different activities around it (ie, cinemas, bowling etc.). One of the reason we choose go to this branch of Nando's is because there is free parking and it's within easy reach of where we live. Cambridge is about the same distance but you have to pay to park. The quality of food and the service that we receive when we visit is fantastic. It's a great place to go with the family.

Elliott'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: 
Sunday, July 5, 2015
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?: 

Entered the outlet, via a small portico containing a large chandelier, to be greeted with a massive smile and open arms by the Nandoca.

I went to order, and was served fairly quickly and efficiently. The staff here seemed really happy and as if their job was just one big party. Created a great atmosphere!

BaronSamedi1980's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
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: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Stevenage Nandos is extremely easy to travel to via train and this is exactly what I did. The main Stevenage train station (Kings Cross to Peterborough line) is right next to Stevenage Leisure Park where the is a cineworld, a Hollywood bowl and a whole range of restaurants - importantly including a Nandos.

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 14, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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 Nando's is located on Stevenage Leisure Park which is easily found just off the A1(M) and just a few minutes walk from Stevenage Train Station. There are hundreds and hundreds of free parking spaces on the Leisure Park too. A Cineworld and Hollywood Bowl are also here - and Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, Stevenage Museum and the town centre are all a 5 minute walk away just on the other side of the railway tracks.

Rob MacIntosh's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

A very nice Nandos in a busy retail park! Very close to other restaurants, a cinema, a bowling alley and a couple of clubs. Plenty of parking. I ate half a chicken with chips and mash. The perfect fuel before a Stevenage FC game!!

Nicosarts's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

Ample free parking, also good overground rail connection via stevenage railway station being very close by. Stacks of entertainment available in the surrounding vicinity such as Cineworld cinema, Hollywood bowl bowling ally & arcade, plus a number of good bars and clubs.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
1.75 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
1 (Very dirty, nothing on walls, I wanted to leave!)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Quite disappointing approx 10 members of staff mainly chatting to each other. Many of the girls had long hair swishing around in the food prep area. Floor dirty. Tables dirty. Beer warm. Food sat on the hot plate for approx 7-10 mins before it was bought to our table hence luke warm food. No one asked how our meal was the chicken remained on our table throughout the meal. Chef licking his fingers, coughing on hands and not washing his hands before handling food.

Pompey Ranger'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: 
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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 located in a leisure complex a short distance from the A1 and has fierce competition with McDonalds, Frankie and bennys, Ask, Pizza hut and Chiquitos. It does however benefit from a massive free car park, Cinema, Bowling centre and a Gym to draw people in. the store is quite stand alone which is a benefit on the parking front.

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2 - 5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
5 (Wow, I feel incredibly welcome! Recognised if a frequent visitor)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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?: 

Stevenage: Excitement quickly turned to disappointment as this previously high performing branch failed to live up to expectations.

Having previously been to this branch in the summer and being very impressed, I expected similar on this Nando's + cinema trip.
The branch wasn't quite as busy as I thought it would be, and I suspect this was because it was bonfire night. As a result, we were seated straight away, and there was no queue to order.

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: 
Saturday, August 13, 2011
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?: 

The Rate Your Nando's team decided to visit this branch as it was a new one for us both and we felt like it needed checking out. The drive up the A1 from North London was very easy and took around half an hour. Parking is completely free and right outside in the leisure park which is a bonus. You can find a cinema, David Lloyd and other chain restaurants such as Frankie and Benny's in the surrounding area so the common cinema plus Nando's combination is possible here!

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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 a complex with cinema and clubs etc next to the station, 100's of parking spaces.