Orpington

Average Rating: 
4.06 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Speed: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Nugent Shopping Park
Cray Avenue
BR5 3RP
01689 891467
Halal: 
No
Nearby: 
Palace Superbowl is in the town centre but the nearest cinema is in Bromley. St Mary Cray train station is half a mile walk away.
Parking: 
There is free parking on Nugent Shopping Park with some 400 spaces.
Photos submitted by: Marc Joss
Photos submitted by: Ryan
Full Reviews:
Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
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?: 

Good team in Nandoes tonight especially the guy serving guy serving table 30. He was really friendly and conscientious to our table if 5. Will def be back.

Gerry Louis's picture
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 12, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
4 / 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: 
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?: 

Less than 10 minute walk from St Mary Cray station, we took the scenic route via the houses after following a guy who said it was easy to get there. The only restaurant in a retail park, I suppose it's a niche market for the locals who find it easy to get there than into town for other places to eat. Lucky we got there when we did as the queue built up just afterwards with people waiting up to twenty minutes or more.

jackie molyneux's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, August 12, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
3 (Standard Nando's, nothing bad, nothing exceptional)
Comments - Stand out in our weekly competition! What did you eat? Unique aspects? Parking/transport tips?: 

It was quite a trek from home to here – by public transport, and it’s situated on a retail park, so not the most picturesque location. It’s stuck right on the corner & I couldn’t see any other food outlets apart from Costa, so I would imagine it may get extremely busy during peak hours. Apparently, there is a MacDonalds close by, but I couldn’t see any evidence, so it must be hiding.

Emily Dyster's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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?: 

Parked easily, can be hard to park in the retail estate. Seated quickly and food was super fast. Had a butterfly chicken burger with peri chips and spicy rice, and a double chicken wrap with peri chips. Orpington has reignited our love of nandos after a not pleasant visit to the Holborn branch back in 2014.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.88 / 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: 
4.5 (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?: 

CHEEKY NANDOS I LOVE, A BIT OF CLUCK CLUCK CHICKEN AND SPICY PERI PERI SAUCE AND OUR FAMILY IS HAPPY AS A PIG IN MUCK !

Marc Joss'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: 
Friday, November 13, 2015
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: 
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?: 

Nando's 198 was a memorable visit for a few reasons! The walk down from St Mary Cray station was simple enough and unbelievably there was a direct train there from Mill Hill Broadway station which was great news.

Karenkaza's picture
How Helpful?: 
No votes yet
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.13 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
Quality of Food: 
1.5 (Very disappointing - cold, flavourless, 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?: 

I ate chicken breast fillet burger medium with cheese. The bun was really cold and pale, the actual burger was warm, not hot. The garlic bread was cold and the chips portion was tiny, I could count on my hands the amount I had. Was so hungry I didn't want to send it back so grinned and bared it. Was really disappointed as I'm used to normal portions and hot food. Will definitely be sticking to my usual local branch.

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: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.63 / 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: 
4.5 (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?: 

With a long drive from Folkestone to Lowestoft - what better way to break up the drive than a tasty Nando's??

This Nando's is located on Nugent Shopping Park, which is a shopping based retail park(Next, M&S, Debenhams etc). There is free parking onsite with some 400 spaces.

Palace Superbowl is in the town centre but your nearest cinema is in Bromley. St Mary Cray train station is half a mile walk away.

Anonymous's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
Rating: 
2.38 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
1 (Rude. Where is the Nando's spirit?)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

We arrived at nando's in Orpington - the usual nandos that we visit. We was greeted well and was give a good table however our meal experience started to go down in our expectations of our usual visits.

jadebythesea's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Nandos in the Nugent centre is just perfect.
You are first greeted with huge tall windows that allow you to see outside, and when it's sunny and warm, outside seating is provided. It is a new building with lots of modern seating, and artwork. Always exceptionally clean though, the loos are always very clean too! I've never had smeared glasses or cutlery here either.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
50+
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

As per usual the moment I walk in to my local Nando’s store I am treated with respect and the unusual feeling of being a VIP, I am swiftly placed at a nearby clean table and the waiter knows there's no reason to ask if I’ve been to Nando’s before, so as she does so, she looks towards my guests.
The Orpington branch being based in the Nugent retail park allows great ease of parking and a great layout to of seating really helps to have a great relaxed time with no stress and bother.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, October 30, 2011
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?: 

This branch always makes me feel like i am home everybodys always smiling and is happy too be working,this is my main nandos as i only live 5mins away so i really enjoy the customer service 10/10.

Archive's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
5-10
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, June 24, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or Late Evening
Rating: 
4 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
3 (10 - 15 mins - Nando's average)
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?: 

In the Nugent which has several shops in it so there are things to do as well. The food was excellent and the sauce added great flavor. Top restaurant.