Leicester - Freemans Park

Average Rating: 
3.80 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Food: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
86 Aylestone Road
LE2 7LB
01162 854001
Halal: 
Yes
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
Photos submitted by: RYN Admin
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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) )
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Me and my husband have visited Nandos yesterday - we've really enjoyed our visit. We were one of the first customers and have been served very quickly. Food was excellent and very tasty as per usal. All staff are friendly and always happy to help specially Kris who even took a photo for us :) I would recommend this place to anyone.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
25+ minute wait - come on Nando's!
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

Parking was free so its a bonus! But it was so so packed and they said it would be a 5-10 min wait but we waited atleast 30 mins for a table and another 30 mins for the food to arrive! But it was still SO tasty - except the peri chips which were cold but as soon as we told a waiter he brought us new ones asap which was super sweet! Its friendly and the ambience was lovley with music and chatting :)

Pompey Ranger's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 4, 2016
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.63 / 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: 
2.5 (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?: 

Loads of parking next to this store which services a cinema and a bingo hall. When I got in the Patreo was on the phone, he started walking to me, I was expecting him to hand signal me or some other way tell me just a minute. Nope he just ignored me and kept walking around on his phone for 4 or 5 minutes and whilst there were other staff near by none of them were willing to take over and welcome and seat me.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Empty
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.25 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

To say the experience of my visit was appalling does not give it justice.....awful staff, awful manager, mediocre food.
Staff could not care less, we cleared our own table. Took 20 minutes to bring a child's ice lolly, yoghurt machine broken.
Very quiet and so many staff on just chatting to each other and taking absolutely no notice of the customers. We watched two parties walk out after standing & being ignored...

Greig Spencer's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

VERY QUICK TO ORDER AND TO GET MY FOOD! AND AS ALLWAYS FOOD WAS SOO YUMMY

THANKS GUYS

Harry David Tabik's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, August 31, 2014
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: 
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?: 

As far as nando's go this one was wack bang in the middle. Average as they come. Granted it was a match day and they were absolutely Aaron Ramseyed a lot can be forgiven. However a few things really stood out as poor to me.

1. The lack of knives. With 2 to share between 6 it wasn't ideal.
2. The burning of haloumi. Delicious cheese normally but a burnt piece not pleasant.
3. The lack of sauces. I love my dipping sauces and they seemed to be just less than normal.

Marc Joss'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, August 31, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
1.88 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
2 (Quite rude, ignored me as they walked past)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, 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?: 

My first trip to Leicester was set up perfectly for a pre-match Nandventure with Leicester City's King Power Stadium just a short walk away. There was a long queue outside when we arrived which ended up taking around 15 minutes to infiltrate and be seated at a lovely, colourful booth just by the entrance.

Dan Fox'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, August 31, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
2.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
3 (Not bad. Did everything I asked of them)
Speed of Service: 
1 (>25 mins - Asked repeatedly. I need my Nando's)
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?: 

Was so busy due to Leicester FC game at the same time.
Had to take wait 20 mins for table and 45 mins for food
Ample parking, big restaurant, friendly people

Rhona and Brian's picture
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Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

Excellent, as always.
Mango and Lime breast quarters, chips, etc, just as we like them.
Great atmosphere created by great staff who care about what they do.
Thoroughly recommended.

At one point one of the cupboard doors fell off as it was being opened by a member of staff, dealt with immediately with a warning notice put on it straight away.

Rhona and Brian's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, July 7, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
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?: 

Excellent, as always.
Mango and Lime breast quarters, chips, etc, just as we like them.
Great atmosphere created by great staff who care about what they do.
Thoroughly recommended.

Anonymous's picture
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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: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.25 / 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: 
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?: 

Very good service I was realy pleased with it I've heard story's of nandos and they were true it realy is great but it was a shame about the wait time but the waiter called Tom was very helpfully and understanding with my needs looking forward to my next nandos :) thanks

Stacey Kilpatrick's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
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?: 

Absolutely love nandos to eat in or take away!! Take away service is just as good and quick as eating in! Always fresh hot and so tasty! I need a nandos now!!

Rhona and Brian's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Absolutely typical of Freemen's - good food and great staff.

Highly recommended.

Rhona and Brian's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Great as always.

For other info see my previous review.

Rhona and Brian's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Monday, May 20, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

One of the very best Nando's - the other best ones are also in Leicester! It's mainly down to the staff, both the way we get treated by them and how they cook the food. Parking is straight outside the door in a large open car park, as they share the site with a gastro-pub and a large multi-screen cinema.

It can get busy when the crowds are eating en route to the cinema, otherwise fine.

Rhona and Brian's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Superb - as always at Freeman's Park.

Rhona and Brian's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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: 
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?: 

Great for parking as we need one of the disabled parking places that is straight outside the door. The staff are exceptionally good and treat us almost as old friends.

LawVS'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: 
Thursday, September 6, 2012
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: 
3.5 (Average but with lots of 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?: 

The frozen yogurt machine, which for me is an essential at Nando's, was broken after only 1 trip. The staff did the best they could though which was a plus sign.

We were in a big group and so therefore relegated to the high stools which for some were not comfortable and resulted in some discomfort whilst partaking of their peri-peri fix; would've been nice to have some proper tables.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.63 / 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: 
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?: 

Very nice restaurant, nice staff, food was great!

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

The staff were amazing. My sister had a baby that may have needed to be breastfed so we specified for a booth and the staff were very understanding. We had to wait a few minutes for one to become available but they made us feel comfortable whilst we waited. The food came super quickly and was perfect as usual. The chicken was nice and juicy, the perfect temperature. The chips were crispy and fluffy and the mash was super creamy, just how we love it!

Ryan'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: 
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.25 / 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: 
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?: 

Came to this Nando's for Sunday lunch and it was very nice indeed.

It's located on the Freeman's Lesire Park which has an Odeon on it too - and certainly on this Sunday, the parking was free and had hundreds of spaces right outside. Just FYI, although all websites say Freemans - all the signposts say Freemens.