Watford - Met Quarter

Average Rating: 
3.05 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 4 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Decoration: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
136a High Street
Watford
WD17 2EN
01923 249 912
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
A few minutes walk from Watford High Street tube stop and railway station.
Parking: 
There is ample parking around Watford and all car parks are well signposted. Follow signs for the Kings, Queens, Palace or Church car parks and you'll be no more than a five minute walk from either Watford Nando's. The prices are generally the same too - £1/1hr, £2/2hrs, £2.50/3hrs, £3/4hrs and upwards from there. Opening Times vary between each car park so check when you enter.
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: Marc Joss
Full Reviews:
Pompey Ranger'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: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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 store just outside the Intu centre in Watford where I parked and is bright and colourful and the staff were friendly.

Good decor and colourful, but this was let down by the toilets being flooded from the urinals in a unhygenic way meaning pull up your trouser hem or your going to get a soaking.

Gerry Louis'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: 
Friday, August 1, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
2.5 / 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 (Average - just as you would expect)
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?: 

It's only fair that seeing as I logged this branch as the high street, I have to log this one as the met quarter but they're both as bad as each other. The place was fairly packed but as I was alone I was able to get "lucky" table 13! Which proved unlucky because I didn't get a chilli for this meal and had to wait nearly half an hour for the food despite how small it was.

Lauren_es's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
2.38 / 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: 
2.5 (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?: 

I had my usual, half chicken extra hot with salad and chips and bottomless drink. It took around 8 minutes to get served at the till as there was just one person on them, then around 20 minutes to get my meal once I ordered it. It arrived the chicken was dry and the chips were soggy. Not happy! The salad was nice though. May give that Nandos a miss from now on!

Ryan's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 24, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
4.5 (Great - Very tender, piping hot, not at all burnt, dripping in sauce)
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?: 

This Nando's is located on the High Street just a couple minutes walk from the other Nando's. It means it's just a few minutes walk from Watford High Street tube stop and railway station. There is ample parking around Watford as well, all well signposted - just head for the Kings, Queens, Palace or Church car parks and you'll be no more than a five minute walk from either Nando's. The prices are generally the same too - £1/1hr, £2/2hrs, £2.50/3hrs, £3/4hrs and upwards from there.

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: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of peri-spice)
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?: 

Watford has lots to offer to keen shoppers and Nando's fans alike as there are two Nando's just outside the Harlequin centre, this one being the newer, more modern version. I popped in for lunch with Ricky and we decided to go for an outside table on a fine spring afternoon. This didn't stop us from sampling the décor of this spiffing new Nando's! Greens and purples dominated the inside and the bottle lighting is particularly impressive.

Adam9154'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: 
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.25 / 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: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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?: 

This was my first visit to this branch, I expected it to be busy at 3pm on a Saturday, and it was, it was absolutely packed inside and we had a 10 minute wait for a table, even though the table we eventually got seated at seemed to be empty when we first arrived. It was easy to find, just a short walk up the road from Watford High Street tube station, though I nearly walked right by it!

James RYN's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, January 25, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
Quality of Food: 
2 (Quite disappointing - seems rushed, may have some parts burnt)
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 most baffling thing about this new Nando's is why it was needed just a five minute walk away from the 'High Street' branch (I won't bring up the fact that this branch is clearly on the High Street as well). It seems Watford is attempting to reinvent the lower High Street area into the 'Met Quarter' - an area of restaurants, which are presumably to be visited while out shopping, or before venturing up the road for a night out.