York - Monks Cross

Average Rating: 
4.08 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3.5 (4 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4 (3 votes)
Monks Cross Shopping Centre
Vangarde Way, Huntington
YO32 9AE
01904 621 563
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Within Monks Cross you have the York City Knights ground (Rugby League) and York Waterworld. York City Centre is just 3 miles away - and with Park and Ride within Monks Cross, this is a good option to take.
Parking: 
There are thousands and thousands of free spaces (max stay four hours) dotted across all of the retail parks within Monks Cross. Be aware that following the brown Monks Cross road signs will take you to Sainsbury's/Asda - so use post code YO32 9AE or YO32 9JS (not YO32 9GX) and know that the Vangarde Centre is "behind" Waterworld.
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Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.75 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
4 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

On our first visit we were welcomed by Kim who explained the menu and looked after us very well. We will return.

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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

This was my first visit to Nandos. My wife and I came to celebrate my grandaughters 14th Birthday. Very good staff who made us welcome. We told them that there were 12 of us but no problem. They set up a table for us. I will come again even though we are pensioners in our 70s. Sorry we are not on facebook too old. Our email is [email protected] Thanks.

Elliott's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
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?: 

I have visited this Nando's before so I won't go in to too much detail. Arrived on the number 9 bus from the city centre, and made the short hop across from the bus bay to Nando's in the Vanguard shopping park.

Entered and were seated immediately in the middle of the outlet. Ordered, and returned to the table. The first part of the order arrived almost immediately which was Gelado. The second arrived after 12 minutes (wings) so averages out at a 4.

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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, June 6, 2015
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
4.75 / 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: 
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?: 

With a third Nando's planned later on, a small meal was had at this branch 15 minutes away from the city centre. Accessible by the number 9 bus to monks cross and next to a giraffe, wok to go and an ed's diner.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

This Nandos, which is officially known as York - Vangarde, was at the time of the visit, a brand new Nandos, and as such this was my first visit. A Sunday afternoon would be incomplete without chicken, so the new Nandos in York was chosen as the location.

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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: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.25 / 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 (Above average - noticeably tastier than normal)
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?: 

This is a new store in a new shopping centre, so new in fact that it doesn’t exist on google maps yet or on Nokia’s satnav. The post code takes you to the pre existing Monks cross shopping centre. I can’t really explain how to get to the new Vangarde centre as it just involved me driving around for a long long time till I stumbled on it.

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: 
Monday, July 21, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.38 / 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: 
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?: 

Had a very sunny weekend on the Yorkshire Coast so managed to swing by the new York Monks Cross Nando's on my way back! It's located in the Monks Cross area which is home to a very large set of retail parks. Keep an eye out for the big John Lewis or M&S stores or the Stoneacre Ford garage though and head towards those, as that is where Nando's is located (you should also see a big V sign for Vangarde).

Adam9154's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (5 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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: 
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?: 

I was really excited to visit this branch as it had just opened and I wanted to be the first person to review it! I almost went the day after it had opened (but because this branch shuts so early! 10pm Monday to Saturday and 8pm on Sundays!) I had to wait a few weeks to go there. The shopping park it is in is well signposted as you enter York, just follow the signs to Monks Cross. It also has a park-and-ride right next to it along with every type of shop you could think of.