Watford - High Street

Average Rating: 
3.56 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
42 The High Parade
Hertfordshire
WD17 2DF
01923 831702
Halal: 
Yes
Nearby: 
Parking: 
Photos submitted by: Damien
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Full Reviews:
Blaynos's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 2.8 (5 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, April 6, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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)
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Had free tickets to the Watford-Boro match on Easter Monday so headed to this branch after. Incidentally, at the game itself, Barci made an appearance, raced (and lost) in a giant egg and spoon race against Harry the Hornet, and was giving out sweets and vouchers for free half chickens (or equivalent) to be used at the Watford Met branch... but only valid from the following day.

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, December 28, 2014
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: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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2nd time visiting his branch this year and everything was much better this time around.

Damien'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: 
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Due to the impending roadblock that is Nando's 85: Middlesbrough, we've taken our merry time to get to 84. Being London(ish), we decided to visit Watford High Street Nando's during an actual Sunday among the gulf of Sunday-like days between Christmas and New Year.

Dave Lawrence's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
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?: 

Despite being a busy matchday in watford, didnt have to wait long. Staff were friendly, but beware of parking outside and popping in to get a takeaway, as someone got a parking ticket doing just that.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, September 26, 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: 
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?: 

I lost my jacket, but later retrieved it - thanks to the staff and the customer who handed it in.

I got chatted up at the counter and the waiter gave me his number - jokes!

Got the train so parking not an issue.

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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)
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This was a particularly spicy Nando's which can be a rarity at times! Portion size was generous even though it's a halal restaurant. Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. It's just a shame it was such a rainy, horrible day!

Gerry Louis's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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I went there on my own for a late night dinner after having a few drinks at my friends house. Although a few tables were occupied I had to pick my own table as no one came to greet me. My food took about 20 minutes to arrive and they had run out of sweet potato mash so I had to settle for creamy mash. I wasn't very happy about the service there to be honest, but the half chicken was okay and it had enough sauce on it.

nim1990's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Haven't done a review in a while but this one meal should get a mention. Standard mid-week trip to Nandos Watford High St. Wanted to go with a healthier option that my typical chicken wrap, peri chips and mash. Was hard to watch others eat my favourite dishes but went with a butterfly chicken with macho peas and corn. Everything else about the Nandos was standard.

Lemon and Herb Roston's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend 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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I'm not sure what happened here but WOW.
Service was excellent. Greeted upon entry. Fantastic banter with Daren at the till-point who recommended Superbock Beer - which was delicious.
Standard Lemon & Herb order, but HUGE portions, steaming food, really tasty and Daren provided more banter at the table and convinced me to order a side of fries. Great salesman.
I'm going to find it hard to beat a better Nando's trip than this one.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
5 (An exceptional Nando's! (Please tell us why) )
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Great service, instantly setaed upon entry to the restuarant (very important) and fast delivery from point of order to serving at table.

BenMelchior's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, September 19, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.88 / 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: 
2.5 (Average but needs more peri spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
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Hot spice on half chicken was satisfactory but not as hot as i had expected for my first taste of HOT

oliveboy26's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, July 29, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
Decoration & Cleanliness: 
2 (An old Nando's, needs some investment)
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A pretty decent performance from Watford Nando's. A group 12 strong of eager door-to-door canvasses headed to Watford to have a Peri-tastic time after finishing a two-week work exPERIence.

Ryan'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: 
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Stopped on in this one on my way back to Brum from London - and met a nice chap called James Colom :-)

If you just head into Watford Town Centre you come onto the Ring Road - and there are clearly labelled signs to a few car parks. I parked in Church Car Park. Only cost me £1 in total, so very reasonable and only a short walk to the branch from here (straight up the High Street).

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, December 24, 2010
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?: 

very clean and modern as well as the chicken burger i ordered being lovel, however the mash i ordered was very average!

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.13 / 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: 
3.5 (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?: 

Just past the bridge in Watford town centre. A very average Nando's, which will give you exactly what you ask for. Ideally located for a meal before a night out.