Sunderland

Average Rating: 
3.66 / 5

Staff: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Speed: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Decoration: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Food: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
118 High Street West
SR1 1TX
0191 565 5542
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Photos submitted by: Elliott
Photos submitted by: Elliott
Photos submitted by: Pompey Ranger
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Damien's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 5
Friendliness of Staff: 
4 (Good stuff. Very polite)
Speed of Service: 
4 (5 - 10 mins - Some conversation had begun)
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?: 

Nando’s 93 was all the way back up North in Sunderland. Being a Saturday afternoon in December, I expected the city centre to be heaving, but when we arrived by car at about 4PM, we stepped in to what can only be described as a windy ghost town. The Nando’s is less than a minute’s walk from the multistorey car park, a giant illuminated Comic Sans sign pointing the way past the cinema and Frankie & Benny’s.

Anonymous's picture
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Number of Visits: 
2-5
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Me and my friends were served by Jarit. for being a trainee member of staff he was great and a credit to your team. Food was amazing as always.

Elliott's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
2.5 / 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: 
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?: 

The final North East Nando's to visit, and Sunderland took the title.

Anonymous's picture
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Author: 
Anonymous (not verified)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Staff took paticular attention to my young daughters happy birthday badge! At least 3 members of staff wished her happy birthday.... fantastic! :)

Marc Joss's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
Rating: 
3.38 / 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: 
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?: 

A mammoth journey from London to Sunderland came to a close once we found this standard city-centre Nando's in a busy area with a cinema, lots of bars and other restaurants nearby. Some key local knowledge helped us get free parking in the multi-story car park just up the road after validating our parking ticket in Nando's. Otherwise it was 90p an hour if my memory serves me right.

Dan Fox'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: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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: 
3 (Average - just as you would expect)
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 decorations, a number of booths, nice lay out
Friendly staff, good food, fairly convenient parking available, they stamp your parking ticket so its free

Harry David Tabik's picture
How Helpful?: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Half Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time of Day: 
Weekend Lunch
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?: 

Having driven almost 5 hours the arrival at Sunderland Nando's was a welcomed relief. There was a bit of a queue to get in but that was all because the grand master was working on getting us a table for 10. Unfortunately this was not possible due to a real communication breakdown and the booth that should've been our was given away. Anyway we split up into groups and began the feast.

Adam Brannigan's picture
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No votes yet
Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, May 31, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
4.5 / 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: 
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?: 

friendly staff, nice food

Pompey Ranger's picture
How Helpful?: 
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Author: 
Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Up to 10 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Time of Day: 
Weekday Lunch
Rating: 
3 / 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: 
5 (Nando's fit for a King - The very best (Please tell us why)!
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 store located on the edge of the town centre takes up 2 store fronts but has a number of businesses that have gone under surrounding it. It is quite a small store and is only on one level though there is a large enough space for a mezzanine storey but this has been used for a large wooden arch reminiscent of a railway arch. The toilets are at the back and to the right, the service area is to the left and there is a number of booths along the right.

LawVS's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
Almost Full
Date of Last Visit: 
Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Day: 
Weekend Dinner (Inc Friday)
Rating: 
3.75 / 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: 
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 had some of the best decor I had ever seen in a Nando's. The tall ceilings and the chandeliers really evoked a feeling of the Med which truly made the evening a delight.

The drinks/frozen yogurt area could've done with being moved to a place where you won't have to keep moving due to people going to and from the cashier. Definitely worth a look!

Ryan's picture
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Number of Visits: 
This was my first visit
How Busy?: 
10 - 25 minute wait
Date of Last Visit: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time of Day: 
Weekday Dinner
Rating: 
3.5 / 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: 
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?: 

Arrived at this branch around 7:45pm on a Wednesday night - and it was packed! It's located on Sunniside Leisure complex and also houses a Tenpin and an Empire with other restaurants too, so seems like the place to go in Sunderland!

After 6pm (or maybe it was 5:30pm), parking at Sunniside multi-storey was only 50p per hour, so really great value.

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
10-50
How Busy?: 
A few tables occupied
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time of Day: 
Mid-afternoon or late evening
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?: 

Got seated straight away, staff at the till were very helpful and friendly. Had a short wait and my meal certainly sorted out my sunday afternoon hangover. Only negative was I couldn't finish it! :(

Archive's picture
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Number of Visits: 
5-10
Date of Last Visit: 
Sunday, September 20, 2009
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?: 

Nando's Sunderland is situated in the Sunniside Leisure Complex (www.sunnisideleisure.com) which there is a cinema, various restaurants, bowling alley and a casino and its own FREE mulitstory car park! It is indeed quite good. Nandos in Sunderland is very spacious (unlike the likes of the MetroCentre or The Gate Newcastle) and you never feel on top of each other.